TN takes precautionary measures to detect, monitor diphtheria cases

With diphtheria cases being detected in neighbouring States, the Department of Public Health (DPH) and Preventive Medicine in Tamilnadu has taken precautionary measures and instructed all paediatricians, ENT surgeons, general practitioners and obstetricians to closely monitor cases that come with conditions like fever and sore throat as these could be possible symptoms of diphtheria. Continue Reading

Ripple effect of misinformation on Internet

If Google is one source, Facebook and YouTube are the other two key providers of misinformation. With the availability of mobile phones and access to Internet, it has become easy for people, who want to propagate the information they get from doctors, to put it out there. Continue Reading

Pvt & govt offices in Chennai are not breastfeeding friendly

Only a handful of IT companies come up with initiatives for the welfare of mothers who wish to continue working. The scenario is the same in government offices, too. Continue Reading

Breastfeeding rooms across Chennai bus termini found locked

Inaugurated with much fanfare around four years ago, public breastfeeding rooms in 39 bus termini across Chennai are now dysfunctional. Despite being located in prominent spaces, the facilities are not functional. Continue Reading

NGO Life with Equality rescues, provides shelter to stray animals

Day or night, Sowmya Sankaran does not worry if she gets a call to rescue stray animals or perform obsequies. Moved by the plight of homeless people and animals, the engineer-turned-writer and a resident of Ram Nagar founded ‘Life with Equality’, a social platform to help the needy, in 2014.  Continue Reading

Stitch Fashion Academy in Chennai specialises in Indo-Western attires

In addition to offering regular courses, Nirmala hosts free workshop for underprivileged women monthly once that teaches aari, zardosi work and painting among others. Continue Reading

Germany to fund cleaning of Adambakkam Lake

The State government has selected several waterbodies in South Chennai, Kovalam stretch and Adambakkam Lake is one among them, for desilting and deepening process. Continue Reading