Pune’s EKansh Trust to conduct contest in designing clothing for people with disabilities

Having run contests for students of architecture, Anita Iyer Narayan, founder and managing trustee, EKansh Trust has now announced in designing adaptive clothing for people with disabilities. On the concept, Anita shared, “We had run contests for students of architecture earlier. Design impacts our lives. Everything that is not natural is designed by us, and […]

Green, open public spaces will foster a healthy society

he Raahgiri initiative in Gurugram has been one positive example of claiming streets for people and activity.(Hindustan Times/HT File ) Over the past several months, this column has consistently exhorted people to enjoy the streets and public spaces in the city. I have spoken about improving walkability, public transport, markets and encouraging social interaction for […]

Working fewer hours lowers stress, raises productivity

Working fewer hours makes people more creative and productive, said psychiatrists and economists World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, where they asked industry leaders and employers to consider adopting four-day working weeks for optimal performance. “We have some good experiments showing that if you reduce work hours, people are able to focus their attention more […]

‘Morning persons’ at reduced risk of schizophrenia, depression

People who are genetically programmed to be early risers may have a better mental well-being, and are at lower risk of schizophrenia and depression, a study has found. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, revealed some of the inner workings of the body clock, shedding new light on how it links to mental […]

Obesity prevention and management

In its ‘Obesity prevention and management: Position statement February 2019’, the RACGP Specific Interests Obesity network acknowledges that obesity is one of the most important health issues facing Australia – affecting health, wellbeing and productivity, linking directly and indirectly to many chronic conditions, and causing significant morbidity. The RACGP emphasises the central role that general […]