Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Health & Environment

City Environment

Whitefielders to file PIL following BBMP’s nonchalance

City Health Tech

MIT scientists inch closer to eradicating malaria

By growing an anti-malarial drug resistant parasite, Plasmodium Vivax, scientists feel new drugs can be created to counter malaria. Bangalore, March 6, 2018: In an advance that might lead to eradication of malaria, a team of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been able to grow and study a dormant form of  malaria […]


Karnataka doctors pull off complicated surgery for the first time

 Patient who received the surgery is able to see for the first time in 12 years. Bangalore, March 1, 2018: Karnataka achieved a milestone after a team of doctors led by Sankara Eye Hospital, Bangalore performed “tooth in the eye” surgery to treat bilateral corneal blindness for the first time. Dr Pallavi Joshi, one of […]

City Health State

Karnataka’s palliative care policy understaffed and underfunded

The palliative care cell opened in Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology is currently running on an ad-hoc budget. Bangalore, March 1, 2018: The palliative care policy of Karnataka which was introduced in August, 2016 is yet to deliver on its promise. Karnataka is third after Maharashtra and Kerala to have a palliative care policy. The […]

City Health

Fewer H1N1 cases in Bangalore this year.

The numbers of deaths due to Swine flu (H1N1) in Bangalore have reduced in the last three months, while Mumbai and other cities have seen a rise. In Mumbai there has been a rise in deaths due to H1N1. One person died in the Victoria Hospital in Bangalore in the last three months. No deaths were reported […]

City Environment

No soil health cards, farmers get no support

With one year left in the Soil Health Card scheme, the scheme is far from its cumulative target. Bangalore, 24 January 2018: The inadequacy of soil testing facilities in the country is the main reason for a slow progress in the distribution of Soil Health Cards (SHCs), a Lok Sabha Standing Committee Report showed. The […]