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Kolkata preschool’s ‘different gift’ for toddlers on Children’s Day

This is the story of Children’s Day Celebration, but in a slightly different way. On Children’s Day 14th November, schools and preschools across India mark the day by hosting cultural functions for their students, screening a motivational film or events like fancy dress competition. Some even donate alms to the needy. However, a kindergarten...

Improving Mental Health through Healthcare CX

By: Katie Wallace, Asst. Vice President, Ugam (Now Merkle) The concept of normal is powerful. It is so powerful that even the idea of a “new normal” is now commonly applied to address big societal shifts. However, in mental health, applying the term normal can be a debilitating notion that isolates and stigmatises. It leads...
Essar Swach Bharat Abhiyan

Are Essar’s water filters at BMC office Mumbai necessary?

In Mumbai's BMC office, Essar installed water filters as part of its CSR programme. How necessary was it? Providing Mumbai citizens with safe drinking water and maintaining the city's cleanliness fall under the purview of the BMC. Nevertheless, it is seen that BMC staff are using water from the water filters that Essar Foundation and...

National Cancer Awareness Day: Why and where to donate your hair for cancer patients

Cancer. The physical pain and mental fear associated with the disease is enough to shatter the self-confidence of any person and make them feel, ‘I am going to die’. To make the situation even worse comes the loss of hair and even baldness which often happens as a side effect of the treatment. Powerful...

World Vegan Day: What you can and cannot eat to be a healthy vegan

Every year ‘World Vegan Day’ is observed on November 1 with the purpose of encouraging more and more people to follow vegan diet and spreading awareness about veganism. For many people, the key factor for turning vegan is to contribute in preventing the exploitation of animals, says The Vegan Society, which was founded in November...

How Digital Health apps are Increasing Accessibility to Enhanced Healthcare in India

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the two most prominent gaps in the Indian healthcare sector - the abysmally low health insurance penetration rate at approximately and the fact that more than [60% of health expenditure is done out-of-pocket.  According to a study conducted by Pristyn Care Data Labs, about 60% of Indians delay treatment...
Menstrual health

Sustaining for perpetuity: How New Age Menstrual Management also Prolongs life and well-being

Menstrual management, through organic products or better, reusable products like pads and cups produces less waste, protects health and also fulfils a purpose of giving back. The impact becomes bigger when new age brands educate, share information and give choice. Periods are as old as humanity itself. We all know the riddle of who came...

Into the life of Dr Dilip Mahalanabis, the ORS pioneer

The foremost handy solution recommended by doctors in cases like vomiting or loose motion is Oral rehydration solution (ORS). Even though ORS has become a part of our life, a lot of us unfortunately do not know about the person who proved its effectiveness in front of the world by saving millions of lives and...
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Does the mental health of parents and caregivers impact early childhood development?

The biological and psychological ties that unite parents and their children have a profound impact on the physical and emotional growth of children, particularly during the early years of a child’s life. Reaching developmental and emotional milestones, picking up positive social skills, and learning how to deal with issues in the family system are...

Global Handwashing Day: How Covid- 19 has changed the picture

Earlier, handwashing was just a habit, which mothers used to teach children at home and teachers used to remind students at school. People, who would wash hands frequently, were often subjects of ridicule by friends, colleagues and relatives. However, the Covid- 19 pandemic, which affected the world in early 2020, changed the picture completely!...

Patients at Pune’s Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital not benefitting from Rs 8 crores CSR fund?

Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital was created by the Aditya Birla Group to serve the needs of all societal groups and as a memorial to the late Aditya Vikram Birla. In the Pune suburb of Pimpri Chinchwad is this opulent multi-super specialty hospital. This hospital is run by the Aditya Birla Group and is set...
Mental Health - Parent of Child with Special Needs

Mental Health of Parents of Children with Special Needs

As the norm goes, the focus is always the "child". It is no different in case of the special needs child as well. Everyone is always concerned about how the child is doing? How is he recovering? Is he walking or talking yet? Nobody ever thinks about the mental health of parents of these...

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