Abortion kits sold illegally in city

A doctor’s prescription is required by law to purchase an abortion kit. Bangalore, April 13, 2018:  Abortion kits are being sold illegally without a doctor’s prescription in many pharmacies across the city risking improper usage and related health complications. For instance, the unwanted-kit, which is used for abortion by women who are eight weeks pregnant […]

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Hepatitis B still a major cause of worry in the state

Research has shown that the inability to render vaccinations at birth leads to the death of many who suffer from the viral disease. Bangalore, April 12, 2018: The National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) data has revealed that only 58.9 per cent children between the ages of 12 to 23 months receive three doses of Hepatitis […]

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After IT Jobs, it’s nose jobs for expats in city

What brings expats to the Silicon Valley of India? Not IT jobs. This time, Bangalore has seen a  rise in expats from Iran and Arab for Rhinoplasty surgeries, due to which the cosmetology industry witnessed a dramatic growth in the city. Bangalore, April 12, 2018: Bangalore witnessed a 30 per cent increase in the inflow […]

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Homeopathy users soar in K’Taka

Karnataka homeopathy board supremo says that the use of homeopathy has increased in the state. Bangalore, 11th April 2018: The use of classical Homeopathy as an alternative to the more widely recognised allopathic medicine is on a rise in India, says Dr  B T Rudresh, head of Karnataka Homeopathy Board. The Karnataka Homeopathy Board, a […]

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White Ribbon Alliance launches “What Women Want”

The campaign aims to improve maternal health and make positive change for women and girls. Bangalore, April 11, 2018: The White Ribbon Alliance (WRA) has launched the ‘What Women Want’ campaign today on International Maternal Health and Rights Day. It has launched today. The organisation is expected to take suggestions from one million women and […]

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Expanding e-pharma sector worries health experts

The sub-sector that was born in 2015 is picking up pace and is currently estimated at $165 million. Bangalore, April 11, 2018: With over 50 start-ups in the country including MyraMed, Pharmeasy, 1mg, Netmeds and MedPlus, the rapidly growing online pharmacy sector is becoming a cause of worry for experts. E-pharma startups—given the potential of […]

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City expected to see a rise in H1N1 cases this year

Swine flu and influenza cases expected to increase after summer say city doctors Bangalore, April 11, 2018: Doctors of city hospitals are expecting to see an increase in the number of H1N1 cases after the summer season. According to a report published by the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare Services, 3,260 cases of H1N1 were reported […]

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‘Parkinson’s can be maintained’

Doctors and a theatre group hold awareness drives in the city to educate people on World Parkinson’s Day Bangalore, April 11, 2018: A theatre group has been conducting street plays across the city today to raise awareness about the Parkinson’s disease today in the city on World Parkinson’s Day. Vinay Shastry, founder of the VASP theatre […]

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November convention to promote autologous gene therapy

Autologous gene therapy uses a patient’s own stem cells to cure diseases like cancer, HIV, cardiovascular diseases and even eye infections. Bangalore, April 11, 2018: The National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) will hold a convention in November this year to promote autologous gene therapy for commercialization where 12 countries are likely to participate. Autologous […]

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IISc develops improved cancer treatment method

The improved method can be incorporated into existing therapy procedures. Bangalore, March 12, 2018: Researchers at IISc, Bangalore have developed improved “magnetic nanomotors”—a technology used in cancer treatment—which could play a key role in advancing cancer treatment. Nanomotors are molecular devices at the nanoscale (one to 100 hundred nanometers). When coated with a layer of iron […]

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