Plenty of fish in the sea, but polluted

Heavy metal bioaccumulation has been found in marine fish samples from the Visakhapatnam fishing harbour and the Bheemili area. If you are an avid fish eater from Visakhapatnam, you need to be more cautious about your health. Experts have said that consumption of marine fish from Visakhapatnam is hazardous to one’s health, as heavy metal […]

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Rotavirus Vaccine: Take one for the team

Doctors say the vaccine might not necessarily be beneficial on an individual level but taken across a community it helps to reduce overall mortality. In Karnataka, there was a drastic fall in the number of children being vaccinated for the  second and third doses of the Rotavirus vaccine (RVV). The diarrhoea causing virus is a […]

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Spectre of TB is back to haunt Karnataka

World Health Organization fears that India’s ‘disease burden’ would increase significantly in 2022. Bengaluru: Public health officials and doctors fear that disruptions in the healthcare system, caused by the pandemic, have prevented the detection and treatment of Tuberculosis (TB) patients in the last one and half years. Dr. Nischit, the World Health Organization (WHO) medical […]

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Government snips protocols for barbers

Epidemiologist says we cannot solely depend on the vaccine, Covid protocols are also highly effective in managing the spread of the disease.   Barber shops in rural areas fail to follow basic Covid safety measures as the government becomes lenient. Experts say Covid protocols are the way forward. Niranjan owner of the barber shop, Magic […]

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No PrEP for HIV susceptible people in India

WHO in its guidelines to eradicate AIDS by 2030 had recommended PrEP as a preventive medicine but India remains amongst those who didn’t adopt it. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a medicine that prevents Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection remains inaccessible to Indians who are susceptible to it. WHO says PrEP can reduce the risk of infection […]

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Social media: a saviour during the pandemic

As thousands of people battle the second wave of Covid-19 across India, social media comes to the rescue of people who are unable to find quick medical assistance.  Bengaluru: On April 12 this year, Shoba Mary’s world turned upside down when she found out her 58-year-old brother, with comorbidities, tested positive. Shoba, a resident of […]

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India records over 3.29 lakh Covid-19 cases and 3,800 deaths in 24 hours

Around 3 Indians are dying every minute due Covid-19 in the country. Bangalore: India on Tuesday recorded over 3.29 lakh cases, which was the lowest count of daily Covid-19 cases in fourteen days, as per the data updated by the Union health ministry. Karnataka moves to the top with the highest number of cases recorded […]

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Lack of food inspectors in Hyderabad upsets hygiene

Hyderabad, the “Creative City of Gastronomy” might have to deal with adulteration and contamination. Written by Akhil Jagirdar | Hyderabad | Updated: October 15, 2020 Hyderabad: Lack of food inspectors in Hyderabad could lead to sanitation issues in restaurants across the city. “The lack of surveillance causes the adulteration and contamination in the street food to go […]

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