No private rooms, pumps or lactation consultants: New moms still face hurdles breastfeeding at work
Offices also have a general lack of communication about resources available to the mothers.
Jayalalithaa launches 352 lactating mothers' rooms, milk banks in Tamil Nadu
Jayalalithaa inaugurated, through video conferencing, 352 rooms ...
Tamil Nadu bus terminals to have rooms for lactating mothers: CM Jayalalithaa
Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa today ordered setting up of separate...
New cancer diagnostic technique developed
Researchers have devised a molecular sensor that can detect levels of lactate in individual cells in real time, paving way for novel cancer therapies.
Ringer Lactate, Enam5 brought under price control
Drug price regulator NPPA has brought two brands-one each of Dr Reddy’s and Nirma-under price control for their price escalation beyond the permitted 10% in 12 months.
New scheme named after Indira Gandhi
Government today announced a new scheme named after Indira Gandhi for expectant and lactating mothers.
Covid-19: Ensure supply of midday meals amid closure, says SC
The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed worries over the impact of Covid-19 on the mid-day meals to children across the country since all education institutions, including anganwadis, have been shut to prevent the spread of the virus.
Covid-19 battle: Govt suggests ‘off label’ use of combo drugs
The revised clinical management guideline for Covid-19 management says that no specific antivirals have been proven to be effective as per currently available data.
COVID-19: Orders for over 10 crore anti-malarial hydroxychloroquine tablets placed by Centre
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recommended the anti-malarial drug for those involved in the care of suspected or confirmed cases of the coronavirus and also, for asymptomatic household contacts of laboratory confirmed cases.
Tripura to provide free ration to 6.19 lakh poor families for one month
As per the Public Distribution System (PDS) records, Tripura has 5.79 lakh 'poor' families including 1.09 lakh Antodaya Annapurna Yojana (AAY) families, 4.70 lakh priority group or BPL families, Nath said.
Global Hunger Index doesn't properly reflect ground situation: Rao Inderjit Singh
“As per Global Hunger Index 2019, in India, just 9.6% of all children between 6 to 23 months are fed a minimum acceptable diet,” the minister said in response to a question. A ‘minimum acceptable diet’ is a standard that combines minimum dietary diversity and minimum meal frequency, with different recommendations for breastfed and non-breastfed children.
Cipla acquires 4 key brands from Wanbury for up to Rs 89 crore
The nutraceutical products, to be sold under the 4 umbrella brands, would address various health needs for conditions arising due to nutritional deficiencies or insufficiencies, Cipla said in a regulatory filing.
Limit your dairy intake: Drinking 1 cup of milk daily can increase risk of breast cancer by 50%
Consuming 2-3 cups of milk per day can increase the breast cancer risk by 70% - 80%.
After Sonia Gandhi, DMK's Kanimozhi raises the issue of delayed and reduced maternity benefits
In states like Tamil Nadu and Odisha, maternity benefits are relatively superior, both in terms of what they offer, and the number of beneficiaries. Tamil Nadu has had a maternity entitlement programme in place since 1987, and as of now, pregnant mothers in the State get Rs 14,000 in cash and a nutritional kit of Rs 4,000 for the first two pregnancies.
Govt to focus on women, children, disadvantaged classes: Sitharaman
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a Rs 35,600-crore outlay for nutrition-related programmes for 2020-21 and an amount of Rs 28,600 crore was allocated for programmes specific to women. The budget proposed to provide Rs 35,600 crore for nutrition-related programmes for 2020-21.
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