Public Health
Mar 07 2017
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
Radio Active 90.4MHz
How to treat the cases of Tuberculosis among HIV-affected people? Here's some insight.
May 06 2016
HEALTH OF SLUM DWELLERS IN BANGALORE
Rifa
From disruption of lake settlements which slumdwellers depend for livelihood to pollution and lack of sanitation, everything takes a toll on their health. Read more.
Apr 25 2016
DATA ON HEALTH NONEXISTANT IN BENGALURU
Navya P K
Little data is available on what ails Bengalureans. But the available data on cancer, shows increased lung cancer due to air pollution. Nobody knows what other factors are affecting the health of Bengalureans.
Oct 16 2015
PROTEST FOR RIGHT TO BREATHE
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Akshatha M
Upset over the pollution caused by KCDC compost plant, residents of HSR Layout and Somasundarapalya have planned for a protest yet again. This time, they will place two options before the authorities - close the plant or fix the problem.
Oct 14 2015
CUSTOMER PROTECTION IN PURCHASING MEDICINES
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Niveadha Nanjundeswaran
Ever bought medicines from a pharmacy, only to find the bottle empty or the package tampered with? Here’s what you can do, should you find yourself in a similar situation.
Oct 01 2015
REALITY BEHIND DENGUE NUMBERS IN BENGALURU
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Akshatha M
Every other person in Bengaluru complains of dengue. However the official dengue figure is projected at 1249 cases this year so far. What is the reality? An in-depth article.
Sep 22 2015
TRACKING DENGUE IN BENGALURU
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News Desk
Citizen Matters is trying to understand Dengue incidence and how serious the epidemic is, in Bengaluru. Please take the survey.
Sep 01 2015
FIRST RESPONDERS IN BENGALURU
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Holly Thorpe
Bike ambulances were introduced in Bengaluru to ensure that victims of accidents or other emergencies got timely medical help. Since April, these ambulances have responded to over 700 calls in the city.
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Jun 15 2015
WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY 2015
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Jayeeta Bose
This June 15th, unite to stop the abuse of senior citizens. Here's a guide on how you can recognise elder abuse, and extend help.
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May 20 2015
BELLANDUR SNOW IN BANGALORE
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Sanchayan Nath
You have probably read reports of the 'snow' on Bellandur Lake. Some of you may have seen it even. Sanchayan Nath photo-documents it as it floats on the lake, flows on to the road and becomes a plaything for young children.
Feb 25 2015
WHEN LAB REPORTS GO WRONG
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Pavan Kulkarni
Brand name of a hospital cannot assure you accuracy of the report, as this case shows. You need to be aware of the procedures and take care.
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Feb 24 2015
SWINE FLU GUIDE FOR BENGALUREANS
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Akshatha M
Swine flu cases are on the rise in Bengaluru. What precautions should be taken? What is an affected person supposed to do? Where to get help?
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Jan 30 2015
Column: A Matter of Health
Govind Nandakumar
Informed consent before medical procedures is a tricky thing. Sometimes it can delay the treatment or abandon it, while sometimes it can save lives. What should a patient do?
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Jan 27 2015
Blog: Deepa's jottings
When trash seems to be strewn everywhere in our public spaces, it was heartening to see this sight at the Bannerghatta Zoo. Long may such initiatives last! Zoo, 18th January, 2015.
Jan 05 2015
Column: A Matter of Health
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Govind Nandakumar
How can the doctor become the captain of a health care team, including the patient, the doctor, the nurse, the pharmacist, etc.?
Nov 14 2014
RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT DIABETES
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News Desk
BMTC's new awareness campaign on diabetes prevention, detection and management to target 35,000 bus drivers and conductors across Bengaluru.
Sep 23 2014
Blog: Connected Lives
Our good friend Avinash is a relieved man these days. His elderly father is just back home from hospital, after a debilitating bout of dengue fever. Avinash's dad is lucky to be recovering, because in AECS Layout near Whitefield where he lives...
Sep 23 2014
FIGHTING DENGUE TERROR
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Nikita Malusare
People in Bangalore want to stop mosquitoes from breeding. Out of the many solutions discussed, Ovitrap is also one. How does it work, will it work in Bangalore?
Sep 02 2014
INFORMATION ON EBOLA
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Nikita Malusare
Ebola scare has hit the world, after World Health Organisation declared it as an outbreak. What care should be taken by you, the citizen of Bengaluru? Read on.
Mar 24 2014
OF FLAMES AND FUMES
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Arathi Manay Yajaman
Come summer, you see garbage or leaves burning on the streets of Bangalore. What is the risk? How to deal with this?
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Mar 20 2014
Blog: Deepa's jottings
I first visited Dr H Suresh's clinic in 4th T Bl ock in Jayanagar, in 1979, when my daughter was 6 months old. She'd been having severe diarrhoea for two weeks, and I was at my wits' end as I was staying with some friends and desperately worried about...
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Feb 27 2014
CAG REPORT - FEBRUARY 2014
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Nikita Malusare
CAG audit exposes the reasons behind continued inefficiency of government health care institutions in providing quality services to citizens.
Feb 19 2014
DRIVING CHANGE
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Ganga Madappa
The petition asks for scientific studies on health hazards, policy to regulate mobile tower radiation and relocation of towers from populated areas.
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Jan 13 2014
MEDICAL CRIME
Shweta nair
This "doctor" in Bengaluru filed a writ against police for "harassing" him. When asked to prove the authenticity of his qualification, he retracted.
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Dec 07 2013
RS 36,000 FOR A DOSE
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Prajeet Nair
Private hospitals sell this drug, for Rs 36,000 a dose. Poor HIV-affected can no way afford this.
Sep 29 2013
Blog: Volunteer Diary
Annually, many countries observe International Car Free Day on 22nd September to encourage people to leave their cars or reduce their use. Since 2011, ESAF , a city based non-profit that works on making Bangalore more inclusive, has been reminding...
 
 

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