Self-examine now, don’t regret later

Consumption of oral contraceptives, alcohol, smoking and genetic inheritance are becoming a leading cause of breast cancer in women. Lack of awareness and fewer screening tests are leading to late diagnosis of breast cancer cases in Karnataka. Doctors say that the number of women diagnosed in the metastatic stage has increased. Susheela Sukumar, a 54-year-old […]

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Mental healthcare will burn a hole in your pocket

With high expenses, several parents in Bengaluru shy away from mental healthcare sessions amid the pandemic. Bengaluru: High consultancy fees amidst the pandemic have made mental health counselling options inaccessible for several parents and children in Bengaluru. Archana, a mother of two, approached several psychologists for her son at the beginning of 2021. At least […]

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Third gender waits for identity, health care

The third gender category has not been included in hospital forms, forcing them to choose between male and female. Transgender persons struggle with healthcare in government hospitals, as there is no third-gender category on healthcare papers. They cannot avail of any promised benefits. Jagadamba, a 67-year-old transwoman, said, “A lot of things have got better […]

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Pandemic and Cancer, a double whammy for patients

Cancer patients are finding it difficult to receive medication and treatment during the pandemic which is affecting their mental health too. Kolkata: It was in 2019 when Sunetra started having breathing problems. Not knowing the cause, she consulted several doctors and many blood tests later,  she was diagnosed with leukaemia.   After a bone marrow […]

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No care for Neonates in government hospitals

With no proper facilities in major neonatal care units, most of the patients end up facing trouble during delivery. Astha Oriel The government hospitals in Bangalore are lacking medical facilities for Neonatal Intensive care units. Most of the patients end up waiting long for the treatment.  “According to the guidelines of Newborn Care Operational Guide, […]

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Pregnant women at risk, Lingusugur taluk lacks doctors

Deliveries are being performed in the Lingusugur taluk without a gynecologist Bangalore, Nov. 17, 2018: The government hospital in the Lingsugur taluk has no gynecologist and unqualified doctors are being trained to perform maternity and gynecology related procedures. The absence of the specialist has made things difficult for the people around. Mamta Devi, a 5 […]

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