Menstrual hygiene takes beating due to taboos associated with periods

a study carried out by Chennai-based Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation and Support Programme (TNUSSP) in Periyanaickenpalayam and Narasimhanaickenpalayam in Coimbatore revealed that Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) and prevalence of taboos to be noteworthy challenges and were found to be insufficiently acknowledged. Continue Reading

Patronage of K K Nagar rehab institute dwindles due to lack of awareness

Much known for developing ‘Madras foot’, the Government Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, K K Nagar, is now in abeyance due to lack of awareness. Continue Reading

Floor space index rule relaxed; Revision sets off debate

The State Cabinet recently relaxed several restrictions in the newly-proposed FSI (floor space index) rules owing to the flak it had received following the revision. It has to be noted that the maximum FSI area has been increased to 1.75. Continue Reading

Writer Sivan’s book ‘Aindham Vedam’ speaks about Mahabharata

J K Sivan, an octogenarian, has published 35 books in the last four years and has come up with his next book, Aindham Vedam, in Tamil that was released recently. Continue Reading

HIV blood given to pregnant woman in TN; All units under scanner

Following the tragic incident in which a pregnant woman from Virudhunagar was transufed with HIV infected blood, all the blood that has been stored in government and private blood banks in the district will be retested. Continue Reading

Year-ender: A rundown of State Healthcare department’s activities

From dengue deaths to AIIMS establishment in Madurai, in 2018, the State Health Department has been through a roller coaster ride. News Today brings out the highlights of the year. Continue Reading

Plastic countdown: Awareness on ban is woefully limited to groups

With just a few days left for the plastic ban to be enforced, there are people who are still unaware of it though the move has been lauded by environmentalists and sustainability-practitioners. Continue Reading