Managing director of Britannia biscuits promotes her product without disclosing conflict of interest – Sad

OPINION » LEAD July 23, 2016 Updated: July 23, 2016 00:17 IST We need a Nutrition Mission    India must convert its young population to a competitive advantage, and nutrition and health are foundational to that outcome. The “Global Nutrition Report 2016” once again demonstrates India’s slow overall progress in addressing chronic malnutrition, manifest in stunting (low…

Proper diet for children should include eggs to provide good quality proteins

Proper diet for children should include eggs to provide good quality proteins Latha Jishnu    @ljishnu | Wednesday 31 December 2014 Veena Shatrugna has campaigned vigorously against brahmanical influence on the ‘balanced diet’. She explains the politics of food that has left a legacy of abiding malnutrition  The majority in India eats meat yet why are the…

Corporate provision of Spirulina supplements for children with malnutrition in anganwadis in Karnataka –a critique

Corporate provision of Spirulina supplements for children with malnutrition in anganwadis in Karnataka – a critique June 2016 Background of the ICDS program The Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme was started in Karnataka on the 2nd of October 1975 as a pilot project in T. Narsapura, Mysore district, with around 100 anganwadis. Since then…

Merit of ‘Vision’ groups and ‘Knowledge’ commissions in Karnataka

Merit of ‘Vision’ groups and ‘Knowledge’ commissions in Karnataka – Random thoughts  Published on 02 June 2016 http://roundtableindia.co.in Dr. Sylvia Karpagam and Sridhar Gowda In an unequal society, the fittest will always be on top and their survival is almost certainly guaranteed. How is fitness determined and survival ensured? At the level of schools, colleges and workplaces,…

2,258 unwarranted hysterectomies in 30 months in Kalaburagi city: report

T.V. SIVANANDAN Briefing:District convener of the Karnataka Janarogya ChaluvaliTina Xavier speaking after releasing the report on unwarranted hysterectomies, in Kalaburagi city on Wednesday.— Photo: Arul Kulkarni The expert committee appointed by the State government to probe the unwarranted hysterectomies performed in private hospitals in Kalaburagi city has come out with shocking revelations. The panel, headed…

No beds, medicines our hospitals in ICU

on December 26, 2013 DC | Joyeeta Chakravorty | 25th Dec 2013 Bangalore: It’s not easy being a patient at the century-old Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital. People need to visit pharmacies outside even for essential medicines like Carvedilol  used to treat heart failure and hypertension (high blood pressure). In fact , the stock board…