NEW DELHI: In the wake of Maggi controversy, Department of Pharmaceuticals is mulling to bring a proposal to ban sale of baby food products and other supplements at pharmacies. The department said only pharmaceutical items like medicines and syrups must be allowed for sale in such shops. "People purchase baby food products and supplements from chemist shops under the impression that these are good for health...what happened in the Maggi case we all know...it is mostly consumed by children. So these should not be sold at chemist shops," Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Hansraj Gangaram Ahir told PTI. The Minister further said: "I am of the view that baby food products like Nestle's Cerelac and Nestum; Johnson and Johnson's baby soap and oil; and other companies' products also...these should not be sold at chemist shops." Besides, other items such as nutrient supplements used for body building should not be allowed to be sold at chemist shops. "Only pharmaceutical … [Read more...] about Pharma Department mulls ban on sale of baby food items at pharmacies
Meena Pandey, a 54-year-old homemaker in north Delhi, had built a small gold jewellery reserve for her daughter’s wedding. Some of the gold was from her own marriage and the rest was bought from the “family jeweller” over the past 30 years. One day, ahead of her daughter’s wedding, Pandey pulled the jewellery out of the bank locker and took them to a hallmarked jewellery shop that was promising no value deduction if one exchanged old gold for new. “Even our family jeweller would have deducted 4-5%, so trying a hallmarked shop seemed like a good idea,” says Pandey. However, when the gold items were tested on a caratometer in the shop, their purity was found to be of 18 carats, not the 22 carats Pandey had paid for. In one swoop, her gold jewellery items had lost a major part of their current market value. Failing the test India has more than 300,000 jewellers and most of the gold jewellery they sell is believed to have a purity of 22 carats (22 … [Read more...] about From January 2021, jewellers across India can only sell hallmarked gold items. But are retailers and buyers ready?
In partnership with the Heart Foundation News Corp earlier this year campaigned for and won a series of major government policy changes to help end the devastating toll from heart disease. The campaign which badged heart disease as Australia’s Worst Serial Killer and asked political leaders and the public to #showsometicker won Mumbrella’s Media Campaign of the Year award. . Heart disease kills 51 people every day and costs a staggering $6.7 billion a year which combines the $2 billion hit to the health budget and lost productivity in the workforce. As a result of the campaign more than one million individuals visited the Heart Foundation’s website and 525,000 checked their heart age, an indicator of whether they have a heart health problem. For 10 years the Heart Foundation had been asking the Federal Government to fund a heart health check under Medicare. Millions of Australians are at risk of having a heart attack in the next five years but most didn’t know … [Read more...] about News Corp’s heart disease campaign wins award
Opposition leader Bill Shorten’s father suffered a fatal heart attack; the brother of his health spokeswoman Catherine King is currently recovering from a heart attack; and Health Minister Greg Hunt’s uncle was also stricken by the condition. MORE: New health check could save your life MORE: Majority of Australians at risk of heart attack Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s father suffered a fatal heart attack. Picture: Kym SmithSource:News Corp Australia Ms King — whose father needed a triple bypass at age 59 — says she recently completed the Heart Foundation’s Heart Age Calculator and found that her heart age was slightly older than her actual age. “You don’t think these things are going to happen to you but when you see the statistics you see how many people are affected by heart disease,” she said. “Heart health is one area that is most underfunded, we need to fund prevention.” Her brother Michael, a 62-year-old … [Read more...] about National heart disease screening program unites both sides of politics
Email By Bridget Judd and Catherine Taylor Posted December 07, 2019 05:00:20 Photo: What do we do if smoke haze becomes the new norm? (AAP: Dean Lewins) Related Story: This graph shows how bad Sydney's smoke has been Related Story: Sydney smoke here to stay, authorities warn Related Story: Even if you don't live near a bushfire, your health could be at risk Map: Australia While towns along the east coast battle the blazes threatening to devour their homes, Sydney is fighting a different enemy: the pall of smoke that's choking the city.The air quality is already three times worse than at any moment in the past five years — and it's not showing signs of slowing down.Cue the familiar jibes about something not being taken seriously until it reaches Sydney. But fire ecologist Professor David Bowman says the city's woes are a sign of the state's bigger problem."The classic disaster narrative is disaster, [and then] disaster ends," he says."But this [fires] is not … [Read more...] about Smoke and bushfires are the new norm, so how do we beat the ‘airpocalypse’?