Check who signed your pathology report—technician or pathologist

Despite the Medical Council of India allowing only a pathologist to sign laboratory reports, many path-labs in the city have technicians signing them. Bangalore, April 09, 2018: Though his laboratory report may say, “Urine test results are in normal range”, Mr. Joseph [name changed] still has cause for worry as his report from the Kanva […]

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Red tape, cash crunch stalls maternal health schemes

The maternal health schemes in the state haven’t been functioning to their full capacity to reap benefits Bangalore, April 9, 2018: Indu waits eagerly for the check- up of her one year old son at Magadi Road Maternity hospital. At 22, she has already given birth to two children, one of whom is already five […]

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Data reveals poor access to Neonatal Healthcare in the state

Only 8.2 per cent of newborn babies in Karnataka have access to healthcare at the neonatal stage reveals NFHS-4 data Bangalore, March 8, 2018: The National Family Health Survey has revealed that in Karnataka only 8.2 per cent children get access to neonatal healthcare. The data has been collected from both the urban and rural areas of the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Transgenders face health complications post SRS

The sex change surgeries that transgenders go through leave them facing complications Bangalore, November 24, 2017: The Sexual Reassignment Surgery (SRS) that transgenders undergo often leads to severe complications in the absence of proper medical care. Souyma, founder of Payana Organization which caters to the needs of the transgender and raises funds for SRS surgeries […]

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A recent research by the IISc has shown how to make HIV -1 virus inactive

A recent research by the IISc has shown how to make HIV -1 virus inactive by increasing the rate of mutation, bringing close, a potential treatment for AIDS. Of the two main types of HIV, HIV-1 is the most common and HIV-2 is relatively uncommon and less infectious. AIDS refers to the set of symptoms […]

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