School girls to participate in Mumbai Marathon, demand tax-free sanitary pads

Sanitary napkin which is the necessity of every woman is currently in the 12% GST slab. Women’s organisations across the country have protested against the decision of the government. Now, four schoolgoing girls from the rural areas will participate in the Mumbai Marathon by demanding to make the sanitary pads available at an affordable price. Thus, stressing on maintaining the menstrual hygiene as well

School girls to participate in Mumbai Marathon, demand tax-free sanitary padsOn the issue of tax-free sanitary napkins, Supriya Sule, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP is ready to take on the Modi government. She tweeted, “Women’s health, cleanliness and the facilities should not be the government’s medium of generating revenue. Tax-free sanitary pad is every woman’s right. We will put forward these demands amongst the people.”#NoGSTForSanitaryPads […]

A hygienic start: Teach your kids the basics of personal hygiene  

Poor personal hygiene makes your children vulnerable to infection. You can keep your kid away from bacteria causing disease by teaching them personal hygiene habits. It’s quite rewarding if your children already practice good hygiene. If not, now is a right time to teach them

A hygienic start: Teach your kids the basics of personal hygiene  Children are remarkably good at getting soiled and messy, either while playing in the muck, or by using their sauce-smeared dirty hands to scratch themselves or wipe their nose without a tissue. Childhood is the perfect time for you to start training your kid about healthy hygiene regimes. Teaching good hygienic habits is much more […]

Know how to use a public washroom safely

Using a public washroom can be uncomfortable, as people are hesitant to enter it, due to the fear of contracting germs and bacteria. Here, experts give you tips to use a public washroom in most hygienic way

Know how to use a public washroom safelyPublic restrooms are not always the cleanest places to visit. Even a clean public restroom can harbour many germs just by the fact that so many people use the same facility all day long. Owing to which, experts advise to follow a proper hygiene. Dr Niranjan Chavan, Professor, Gynaecology Department at LTMG (Sion) Hospital said, “One […]

Here’s why the Indian method of cleaning ourselves is better than the western way

Dry toilet paper can leave behind faeces or cause someone to excessively wipe. Over wiping can create anal fissures or irritate haemorrhoids in the rectum. Celebrities abroad such as  will.i.am, Will Smith and Terrence Howard have spoken about using baby wipes instead. Bidets in toilets are popular in Spain, Italy and Greece but aren't found as often in the United States or other developing countries in the world

Here’s why the Indian method of cleaning ourselves is better than the western wayExperts believe we would be better off ditching toilet paper completely. While countries such as Japan, Italy and Greece use bidets as a way to clean their behinds, countries such as Britain, the US and Australia mainly rely on a bit of trusty loo roll to do the job. But, doctors say wiping could be […]

6 easy ways to keep urinary tract infection at bay

Chances of women getting a urinary tract infection are fairly high. Some experts rank a woman’s lifetime risk of suffering from this as high as 1 in 2, with number of women having repeat infections that last longer

6 easy ways to keep urinary tract infection at bayA urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract. Most UTIs are ascending infections of bacteria that colonise the vaginal wall and eventually, the urethra. From the urethra, the bacteria can travel upwards and infect the bladder (lower tract infection) or continue from the bladder up the ureters and […]

October heat: Personal hygiene tips for women

The infamous October heat is already making Mumbaikars hot under their collars. People are carrying umbrellas and covering their heads to avoid the sun. In this haunting heat, women find it difficult to maintain their personal hygiene. Doctors offer some useful tips for better personal care. As, a good personal hygiene is the first step to good health

October heat: Personal hygiene tips for womenThe October heat is here, with maximum temperatures in Mumbai on the rise. Personal hygiene goes for a toss owing to heat and humidity. Keeping your body clean is an important. As it helps you feel good and keep you free from viruses, bacteria, allergies, infections and diseases. Dr Uday Rane, a Mumbai-based Gynaecologist said, “Urinary […]

CHFC to monitor cleanliness in KEM premises

In order to ensure cleanliness in the hospital premises, the KEM Hospital has constituted a Committee on Food, Hygiene, and Cleanliness (CFHC). The committee will keep a close watch on clean water supply and hygiene of food in canteens

CHFC to monitor cleanliness in KEM premisesThe King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital in Mumbai has constituted a Committee on Food, Hygiene, and Cleanliness (CFHC) to ensure the cleanliness of the hospital premises. This committee will also keep a close watch on the clean water supply and hygiene of food in canteens. The committee has been conferred with the powers to take […]

Warning: Tooth extraction can be harmful for children

A child’s decayed tooth is removed at a young age. This leads to formation of gap, in between the teeth. But when their new adult teeth come in, they do not coming in straight. Therefore, a lot of emphasis is given on saving the tooth. Therefore, dental camps organized in rural areas provide parents with information about oral hygiene

Warning: Tooth extraction can be harmful for childrenTooth ache in children can be as distressing for the parent as it is for the child. A persistent toothache in a child usually indicates a problem that requires professional care. And generally after examination, the decayed tooth is extracted by the dentist. But if the tooth is extracted at a younger age, it leaves a […]

FDA raids 4 Panipuri manufacturing units in Mumbai

During raids, officials found that the puris were made on the floors which were in the extremely unhygienic state.The action was taken by the administration after receiving complaints about the hygienic condition at units in Mankhurd and Govandi

FDA raids 4 Panipuri manufacturing units in MumbaiThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Maharashtra today raided four pani puri manufacturing units in Mankhurd and Govandi. The action was taken by the administration after receiving complaints about the hygienic condition at the units. FDA was also alerted that the puris manufactured in these units were also not edible. FDA officers started raiding […]

Unsafe drinking water a cause of concern: WHO 

Poor sanitation and contaminated water are linked to transmission of diseases such as cholera, dysentery, hepatitis A, and typhoid, claimed the report. 3, 61, 000 children under five years of age die due to diarrhoea, the WHO report stated.

Unsafe drinking water a cause of concern: WHO According to a study done by World Health Organization (WHO) last week, 2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home. This roughly means that 3 out of 10 people worldwide lack safe drinking water and 6 out of 10 don’t have good sanitation facilities according to a new report by WHO and UNICEF. Poor […]