Posts by: Barkha Mathur

Barkha Mathur

COVID-19 Is Causing Disruption To Critical Mental Health Services: World Health Organisation

COVID-19 Is Causing Disruption To Critical Mental Health Services: World Health Organisation
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Ahead of World Mental Health Day (October 10), the World Health Organisation has highlighted the urgent need of revamping critical mental health services in 93 per cent of the world’s countries which are facing disruptions due to COVID-19
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COVID Warriors: ‘Bikers For Good’, A Community Of Bike Riders Fights COVID-19 By Generating Awareness About Handwashing

COVID Warriors: ‘Bikers For Good’, A Community Of Bike Riders Fights COVID-19 By Generating Awareness About Handwashing
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'Bikers for Good' is a community of bike riders who drive solely for social causes and have been helping in raising awareness on handwashing as a preventive measure to fight the coronavirus crisis
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Adolescent Sexual Health: Parents, Teachers Need To Break The Cycle Of Silence Around Sex And Sexuality, Say Experts

Adolescent Sexual Health: Parents, Teachers Need To Break The Cycle Of Silence Around Sex And Sexuality, Say Experts
When it comes to sexuality and sexual health, teenagers should be made equipped with information they need to navigate through the most natural aspect of human life, say experts
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First 1,000 Days Of Life: Importance Of Maternal And Child Nutrition During Pregnancy And Up To Two Years Of Age

First 1,000 Days Of Life: Importance Of Maternal And Child Nutrition During Pregnancy And Up To Two Years Of Age
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The ‘First 1,000 days’ for a child is a crucial time because it is the period of the rapid growth of body and brain and so a woman’s nutrition during pregnancy and breastfeeding and baby’s nutrition in the first two years is extremely important for a healthy future
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Celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna Turns Hero To Masses, Provides Over 40 Million Meals To The Poor During COVID-19 Pandemic

Celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna Turns Hero To Masses, Provides Over 40 Million Meals To The Poor During COVID-19 Pandemic
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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Michelin-star chef Vikas Khanna has been inspiring others through his philanthropic efforts that include feeding millions of vulnerable people, providing essential items, donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits among others
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Coronavirus Pandemic Roundup: 60 Per Cent Of COVID-19 Cases Are In The Top Five States Worst Affected By The Pandemic

Coronavirus Pandemic Roundup: 60 Per Cent Of COVID-19 Cases Are In The Top Five States Worst Affected By The Pandemic
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh are the worst hit by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
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Expert View: Five Reasons Why You Should Care About Biodiversity Loss

Expert View: Five Reasons Why You Should Care About Biodiversity Loss
Biodiversity is the variety of life and is fundamental to human existence; however, the planet is facing a loss in biodiversity. Experts highlight five things that should bother you about biodiversity loss
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Increasing Caseload Among The Young, Makes Punjab's Fight Against The COVID-19 Pandemic Tough

Increasing Caseload Among The Young, Makes Punjab's Fight Against The COVID-19 Pandemic Tough
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According to the Department of Health and Family Welfare of Punjab, about 74 per cent of COVID-19 cases are among the people below 50 years of age and this is majorly because there is a lack of adherence to preventive measures like wearing masks and following social distancing among the people
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Both Frontline Warriors, This Couple Miss Spending Time With Daughter As They Battle With COVID-19 Pandemic

Both Frontline Warriors, This Couple Miss Spending Time With Daughter As They Battle With COVID-19 Pandemic
Mintu Kalita, a staff nurse at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital along with her husband Mridul Deka, a pharmacist at COVID Super Specialty Hospital, Guwahati, has been fighting COVID-19 pandemic from the frontline since March
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POSHAN Maah 2020: Food Safety Regulator Bans Selling Of Junk Food To Schoolchildren To Inculcate The Habit Of Healthy Eating

POSHAN Maah 2020: Food Safety Regulator Bans Selling Of Junk Food To Schoolchildren To Inculcate The Habit Of Healthy Eating
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According to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s new regulations, food items that are high in saturated fat or trans-fat or added sugar or sodium like chips, burgers, soft drinks cannot be sold in canteens and within 50 metres of the premises schools and other educational institutions
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COVID Fighters: Soon After Recovering From Coronavirus, This 40-Year-Old Sanitation Worker In Guwahati Resumes COVID Duty

COVID Fighters: Soon After Recovering From Coronavirus, This 40-Year-Old Sanitation Worker In Guwahati Resumes COVID Duty
40-year-old Bichhaya Angat Ramna who has been working as a hospital cleaner at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Assam for the 13 years contracted COVID-19 but decided to resume duty as soon as he recovered
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POSHAN Maah: Nutri-Gardens Adopted To Improve Dietary Diversity And Nutritional Status Of Undernourished Children In Udaipur

POSHAN Maah: Nutri-Gardens Adopted To Improve Dietary Diversity And Nutritional Status Of Undernourished Children In Udaipur
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National Nutrition Month 2020: With an aim to address malnutrition among children and to encourage consumption of a variety of vegetables and fruits among families in rural areas, the district administration of Udaipur has set up over 1,000 ‘nutri gardens’ already and another 2,000 to be made soon
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Coronavirus Vaccine Updates: What Is A Human Challenge Trial And Can It Speed Up COVID-19 Vaccine Development?

Coronavirus Vaccine Updates: What Is A Human Challenge Trial And Can It Speed Up COVID-19 Vaccine Development?
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Human Challenge Trial is regarded by some as a faster way to develop a vaccine but, according to experts, in case of a contagious disease such as COVID-19, this method comes with big risks as it involves deliberately infecting younger and healthier volunteers
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Food Rich In Protein, Micronutrients And Hydration Are Key In COVID-19 Recovery, Say Experts

Food Rich In Protein, Micronutrients And Hydration Are Key In COVID-19 Recovery, Say Experts
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According to experts, a protein-rich diet can help repair the damaged body tissues and muscle loss due to the COVID-19 infection
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