‘Spinal issues must be diagnosed on time’

Apart from its other effects, the Covid-19 pandemic has led to ergonomic issues among a majority of people, including recurrent back pain. A sedentary lifestyle coupled with wrong posture and usage of gadgets all day are some of the factors. On World Spine Day, awareness must be raised on understanding when to see a doctor for back pain and not dismiss it out of fear psychosis. Continue Reading

World failed to achieve 2020 mental health target: WHO

The world missed most of the 2020 mental health targets, and has failed to provide people with the mental health services they need, at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic is highlighting a growing need for mental health support, according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report released on Friday. Continue Reading

Free tractor rental scheme helps TN farmers

Despite the severe distress caused by the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, TAFE said its free tractor rental scheme under its JFarm Services platform, made it possible for thousands of small and marginal farmers of Tamilnadu to continue with their agricultural operations in an uninterrupted manner. Continue Reading

India, Bangladesh to resume flights services

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has resumed flight operation between India and Bangladesh by this week under the air bubble agreement signed last year between the two countries to facilitate the movement of passengers and goods. Continue Reading

‘Coronavirus made people realise value of well-being’

The Covid-19 pandemic has made people realise the importance of ensuring their own as well as their loved ones’ well-being making them understand the value of having a comprehensive health policy, says HDFC ERGO general insurance chief underwriting officer and chief actuary president Anurag Rastogi. Continue Reading

Editorial: Leak, peak

The head of the World Health Organisation acknowledged it was premature to rule out a potential link between the Covid-19 pandemic and a laboratory leak, and he said Thursday he is asking China to be more transparent as scientists search for the origins of the coronavirus. Continue Reading