What prohibits women from donating blood?

Doctors have cited low haemoglobin levels as one of the prime reasons that women have been turned away from blood donation camps. According to experts, women should have a minimum haemoglobin count of 12g/dl (grams per decilitre) and must weigh at least 50 kgs

What prohibits women from donating blood?Apurva Jagtap is a 25-year-old professional architect in Mumbai. In spite of having a strong will to donate blood, she hasn’t been able to do it. “I have been trying to donate blood since my college days but I couldn’t do it. Whenever I visited a blood donation camp I was not accepted as a […]

Global hunger has affected 815 million people, says UN

As per United Nations report, global hunger is on the rise again and it has affected 11 per cent of global population that is (815 million people), in the year 2016. The reason behind this is attributed to the proliferation of violent conflicts and climate-related shocks. Through this report, a contradictory picture of malnutrition and the obesity has also come to surface

Global hunger has affected 815 million people, says UNA recent report released by United Nations (UN) has highlighted the harsh reality. According to the report, global hunger is on the rise again and it has affected 11 per cent of global population that is (815 million people), in the year 2016. This is mentioned in the new edition of the annual United Nations report […]

Skipping breakfast? Beware!

The practice of skipping breakfast is pretty common, and this is particularly true for adolescent girls. A cross sectional study done in urban slums of Pune highlighted how adolescent girls are found to be skipping the breakfast in order to cut those extra kilos. Even doctors say that skipping breakfast is not limited to urban slums but a dangerous phenomenon which is prevalent, not only amongst the adolescent girls but a across the strata of society like working and older adults

Skipping breakfast? Beware!Breakfast is quite literally the meal meant to “break the fast” from all the hours you spend sleeping, and skipping it is known to cause a slew of bad chain reactions throughout the body.  Even doctors say that skipping breakfast is not limited to urban slums but a dangerous phenomenon which is prevalent, not only  amongst the adolescent girls […]

Is your child having a worm infection? Here’s what to do

Globally, India bears the highest burden of soil-transmitted helminths (STH), parasitic worms which live in the intestine. These worms consume nutrients which are meant for the human body

Is your child having a worm infection? Here’s what to doWorm infections are rampant among children and they have been adversely affecting their physical as well as mental growth. Worms are a common cause of anaemia and they may also cause intestinal obstruction. The World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the intensity of the threat caused by worm infections in India. In India 22 crore […]

FOGSI launches campaign to highlight iron deficiency anaemia

Anaemia remains a chronic problem in India. It has been termed as the top cause of disability in India. It also affects the productivity of country’s workforce. Normally, it is caused due to the lack of iron in regular diet. In India pregnant women are more prone to anaemia because of lack of iron supplementation

FOGSI launches campaign to highlight iron deficiency anaemiaIron deficiency anaemia is the most common form of anaemia and seen at large in India. Taking this into account, The Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) launched a screening campaign today to identify anaemic patients. The campaign is launched in collaboration with Emcure Pharma Company to raise awareness about eradication of […]