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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Jun 15 2015
FAST TRACK COURTS IN BENGALURU
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Sharath SR
Experts met to discuss the functioning of special fast track courts in Bengaluru with respect to sexual abuse, and plan the way forward.
May 22 2015
SEEMA RAI PANCREAS TRANSPLANT CONTROVERSY
Pavan Kulkarni
If a surgery is done without informed consent from the patient, the doctor an be held accountable. How?
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.
May 20 2015
ORGAN TRANSPLANT WITHOUT LICENCE
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Pavan Kulkarni
Seema Rai’s case had hit the headlines a few years ago, when she died after an unsuccessful pancreas transplant that was done allegedly without her consent. Now, police have filed a charge sheet against a former official of Fortis Hospital.
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Apr 24 2015
Blog: Peacocks, Palaces and Pavements
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Public urination is common in Bengaluru. However, some people have no qualms about open defecation too. Pic: Ganga Madappa “What happens in the bathroom stays in the bathroom” was the general consensus at my childhood household...
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Mar 23 2015
Column: A Matter of Health
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Govind Nandakumar
The bond of trust between doctors and patients will break if doctors are terrorised upon the breakdown in the system.
Feb 28 2015
A VICTIM OF MALNUTRITION
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Karthik Ranganathan
4-year-old Nawaz passed away from pneumonia. Afflicted with cerebral palsy, he was also severely malnourished. The responsibility for his death could very well fall on the hospital that refused to treat him.
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.?
Dec 02 2014
SAVING HEARTBEATS
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Ganga Madappa
If someone’s heart stopped beating, would you know what to do? A British nurse in Whitefield, with the help of Whitefield Rising, is teaching people what they need to do to provide timely help to victims.
Nov 18 2014
BY THE CHILDREN, FOR THE CHILDREN, OF THE CHILDREN
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News Desk
School students to come together to voice their opinions on child safety, and make recommendations that they would like to see implemented.
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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.
Oct 31 2014
PUSHED TO CHILD LABOUR
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Ganga Madappa
What are the options for a girl child, now the only support for her blind mother? This is the story of one such girl—the breadwinner of her family— a story that will set you thinking about the flowers under your feet.
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 14 2014
Blog: Like a Lake
Another ‘Cycle Day’ was successfully conducted by Yelahanka United Environment Association (YUVA) in partnership with Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT), Urban Development Department, Government of Karnataka and BCOS - in Yelahanka...
Sep 10 2014
DEMENTIA CARE IN BENGALURU
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Christopher Martin Lopaze
Bad news first: Dementia has no cure. Good news is, the conditions could be improved with proper care. Here's your guide to understanding dementia and the facilities for patients 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.
Aug 28 2014
Vibgyor rage-triggered school safety guidelines`
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Arpana H S
Aug 31st was the deadline for schools to install CCTVs and put other safety measures in place. The Education Department had issued their own set of guidelines. What are schools doing?
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Aug 21 2014
CAMP FOR DIFFERENTLY-ABLED
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Karthik Ranganathan
While 120 new applications for disability certificates were processed at the 2 day camp at DJ Halli, several differently-abled persons were turned away as doctors had come ill-prepared, without necessary equipment.
Aug 11 2014
DISABILITY RIGHTS
News Desk
The District Disability Welfare Office is organizing a camp for the differently-abled, to ensure immediate needs of differently-abled people at DJ Halli are met.
Jul 22 2014
DEALING WITH CHILD ABUSE CASES
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News Desk
National Institute of Mental Health And Neuro-Sciences has sent an advisory to schools, parents, police and media to enable them to deal with a case of child sex abuse, in the right way.
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