Free Press Journal
  • Health, back pain, backache,treatment on backache, backache causes, weekend, weekend reads

    Persistent pain in the back? Here’s why you must not ignore it

    For some patients, persistent back pain may be an early symptom of a tumour in the spinal column, which if not treated on time may lead to cancer, writes Shillpi A Singh A normal pain in the back is what most of us suffer quite often and tend to ignore it on most occasions thinking…

    Continue Reading ...
  • Dealing with early menopause: Causes and cures

     Menopause hits women between their mid-40s and 50s. But four in every 100 women between 29-34 years have started been experiencing early menopause. Shillpi A Singh finds more on the same  When Manjari Desphpande, 34, started having night sweats, hot flashes, mood swings, and sleeplessness, off and on, she casually went to see a physician,…

    Continue Reading ...
  • Is preserving cord blood and tissue really worth that money?

    Lack of proper information has led lakhs of parents to believe that the cord is the Holy Grail which will help protect their child from diseases. While many pay through their noses, Shillpi A Singh questions the adequacy of the practice The cord blood and tissue, which was once discarded as waste at the time of…

    Continue Reading ...
  • The sound of science 

    In a first of its kind, music composer Ashutosh Singh starts a web-based platform to tell stories related to oft-known and sometimes unknown topics of science, writes Shillpi A Singh Do you know what makes the Sun glow? Or for that matter when you are sitting under the shade of a tree, what protects you…

    Continue Reading ...
  • Chhath 2017: Rise of digital wave in festive milieu

    Gone are the days of stereos and radios that used to play Chhath songs. Today these songs are just a click away on YouTube channels and can be played on smartphones too. Shillpi A Singh takes look at the rise of the digital wave in the festive milieu Till a few years ago, legendary folk singer…

    Continue Reading ...
  • What happened when six dialysis patients went biking

    Six dialysis patients with a will find a way to go biking, and Shillpi A Singh shares their insight to help us clear many misconceptions In the run-up to the second edition of world’s only Dialysis Olympiad, a first-ever bike expedition by patients on dialysis was flagged off from Ludhiana this month. The rally culminated with…

    Continue Reading ...
  • This Diwali, send a smile, online!

    Why stand in the queue to buy a gift, asks Shillpi A Singh. Just choose any of these gifting options, click to pay and send it to the person and say Happy Diwali The season of celebration is here, and so are the reasons for gifting. But this year around, chuck the mundane gifting options…

    Continue Reading ...
  • Exploring the unseen faces of protests

    Filmmaker Samarth Mahajan of Kahaani Wale explores the human faces behind the culture of agitation in the country through a social media campaign, writes Shillpi A Singh  Kahaani Wale, an artist collective based in New Delhi, paid a befitting tribute to the man who had led many successful non-violent protests that eventually helped India achieve Independence…

    Continue Reading ...
  • India in ardent need of midwives: Dr Leila Caleb Varkey

    With 72.2 % of India’s total population being rural and more than 60% domiciliary deliveries in these areas, the situation calls for the adoption of skilled midwifery system, writes Shillpi A Sinha The significance of midwives is existential from the pages of history. However, women playing an integral role in maternal healthcare have seen a…

    Continue Reading ...
  • Swap that extra stuff with things you’re vying for!

    Got a closet full of once or hardly worn clothes or unused accessories, bags, footwear… Now is your chance to exchange them for free or even sell them off, writes Shillpi a Singh ‘I have nothing to wear…’ Yes, we all know this statement. Despite a cupboard teeming with clothes and accessories, there’s hardly a…

    Continue Reading ...
  • Prison inmates get lessons on fashion

    Presidency Correctional Centre in Kolkata produces designer Abhishek Dutta’s pret collection, Shillpi A Singh reports   In a first of its kind, Kolkata-based fashion designer Abhishek Dutta, whose labels are sold at posh stores across the country, chose the Presidency Correctional Centre in Old Alipore, Kolkata, to play host to his fashion show last month. The…

    Continue Reading ...