Britney Spears before checking into mental health facility

In October of 2018, Britney was announcing the dates of her brand new residency, Domination, on the “Ellen” show. In the video she stands on a table and proclaims, “I’m on the ‘Ellen’ show and I’m getting a little cuckoo. That’s why I’m standing on this table. I have no idea why. Anyway! I’m excited, […]


Where are health reforms? BJP to AAP

After targeting the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government over its performance in the education sector, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday accused it of not fulfilling promises to bring in reforms in the health sector. Leader of opposition in the Delhi assembly Vijendra Gupta Saturday said the Arvind Kejriwal-led government had promised to spend Rs […]

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Is Alkaline water good for health?

With many brands of alkaline water available in the market, experts from the medical community tell us if it is worth buying Verdit : Hype There’s a wide choice of ‘waters’ offered up in restaurants: still water, sparkling water, citrus-infused water, basil-infused water, and many more. Then there’s alkaline water. Brands and companies that hope […]


New Metta World Peace documentary addresses mental health

Ron Artest, the NBA-star-turned-coach from Queens who renamed himself Metta World Peace, has every reason to be less than sane, a new documentary shows. “Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story” premieres on Showtime on May 31 during Mental Health Awareness Month. World Peace has been upfront about his own mental health. Growing up in the […]


Dental health care for the poor launched

The Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences (PCDS) in Thiruvalla has rolled out a series of charity dental health-care schemes as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Pushpagiri Medical Society attached to the Thiruvalla Archdiocese of the Syro- Malankara Church. Principal George Varghese told The Hindu that the Department of Public Health Dentistry, Pedodontics […]


Poll duty takes a toll on health facilities, pre-monsoon checks

Next month’s general elections have brought primary health facilities and pre-monsoon surveillance to control infectious diseases in Mumbai to a near standstill, according to officials. With approximately 40% frontline health workers pulled off duty for election work, officials said it’s affecting patients dependent on primary health facilities and the possibility of more monsoon diseases owing […]


Glaucoma: doctors call for awareness

Glaucoma strikes with no symptoms or signs, and what worries ophthalmologists is the poor awareness levels. This past week, observed as World Glaucoma Week, has seen doctors stressing on the need to improve awareness about glaucoma and timely evaluation of eyes for intraocular pressure. Glaucoma, as Ronnie George, research director of Sankara Nethralaya says, is […]