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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Empty vaccine warehouses a dilemma for state

Tetanus still prevalent in Karnataka with rising cases and empty vaccine warehouses By Surbhi Shah Bengaluru: Tetanus cases are on the rise as Karnataka is low on vaccine stocks. There is a 60.71 per cent increase of tetanus cases as against last year in the state as per the National Health Profile 2019 report. “There […]

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Sex Selection

A recent study suggests that a large number of Indians travel abroad to perform sex-selective procedures. By Ajay Ramanathan Bengaluru, April 9, 2019. A 2016 report noted that ‘reproductive tourism’ was on the rise in India, for the purpose of sex selection through in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other technologies like pre-implantation diagnosis(PGD), pre-implantation genetic […]

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Universal Health Coverage – Everyone, Everywhere

Less than half the population in the world have access to basic health care facilities By Saloni Arora Bengaluru, April 8, 2019 April 7 was celebrated as World Health Day, with a focus on universal health coverage, as millions of people still don’t have access to health care. The World Health Organisation link here this […]

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Construction Workers Vulnerable To Respiratory Diseases

Silicosis and other respiratory diseases increased by 25 percent among construction workers. By Manasi Pawar Bengaluru, March 19, 2019 According to the National Human Rights Organization, Karnataka is one of the most affected states in India for silicosis. Sidhappa, a construction worker, works on contract basis and struggle every day. Now he is working in […]

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Youth Prone to Mental Illness

According to a World Health Organization report, the state of mental health in youth is at risk Bangalore, Oct. 22, 2018 By Jignasa Sinha Some 20 percent of youth in India are likely to experience mental disorders like depression, substance abuse, eating disorder, or schizophrenia. Substance abuse and depression are the two most prevalent disorders […]

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