Aug 02 2013
CHOOSING MATERNITY HOME
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Reshma Krishnamurthy Sharma
How do you select the hospital in which you welcome your baby? What to pack for the hospital stay? What care should be taken?
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Aug 01 2013
DENGUE IN BANGALORE
Chetan Ginigeri
Bangalore has been witnessing variety of fevers this monsoon, some of which are dengue cases. Early detection can reduce the pain and trauma whole family has to endure if a child is affected with dengue.
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Jul 29 2013
REALITY CHECK
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Bosky Khanna
Bangalore has more than 215 ambulances. What is it that stops people in need from getting ambulances in time? How much is an ambulance supposed to charge?
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Jul 25 2013
WAKE UP CLEAN UP BENGALURU
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Nikita Malusare
While bio-medical and sanitary wastes are proposed to be handled separately, recording and monitoring of data on amount of garbage produced is going to help manage waste effectively.
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Jul 22 2013
NO ACTION TODAY, NO CURE TOMORROW
Nikita Malusare
World Health Organisation recently announced a 'global health crisis' of increased antibiotic resistance. The studies done by WHO have marked India as one of the countries to be suffering from the consequence.
Jul 22 2013
VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES
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Vaishnavi Vittal
Despite media reports about the rise in dengue cases in Bangalore, doctors say there is no need to panic. BBMP claims the surveillance has been stepped up and no dengue deaths reported so far in the city this year.
Jul 17 2013
Blog: Off Beat
I had one of the most disturbing experiences of my life yesterday. Got a phone call around 4 pm from Bangalore Traffic Police with one man - speaking fast and furious in Kannada - telling me that a lady I know has been in a road accident and has...
Jul 01 2013
Public sanitation
Kavitha Reddy
In the absence of public restrooms, answering nature's call is a challenge for many. A Bangalorean urges urban planners to include such fundamental human needs in their thinking.
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Jun 23 2013
CHILD SAFETY
Chetan Ginigeri
Children are often involved in accidents that can be prevented. A pediatrician lists important precautions to keep kids safe.
Jun 14 2013
Palliative healthcare
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S Srinivasan
Diseases like cancer affect individuals and their families in multiple ways requiring all round treatment. The city based Karunashraya is an organisation that provides palliative care to such people.
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Jun 14 2013
BRCA1 & BRCA2 GENE TESTING
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Vaishnavi Vittal
Have a family history of cancer? Want to test if you have the gene that could result in breast cancer or ovarian cancer? A guide to BRCA gene testing and which hospital does it in Bengaluru.
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May 24 2013
Column: Eat right
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Sweta Uchil-Purohit
With hot days and rainy nights, check what’s on your plate. And there is a place for leftover rice too!
Mar 27 2013
STORM WATER DRAINS
K Krupa
A Bangalorean requests the High Court of Karnataka to resolve issues with storm water drains in the city.
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Mar 18 2013
Column: Eat right
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Sweta Uchil-Purohit
How many rotis, how much palya and what else? Eating healthy is great but how do you strike the right balance of essential nutrients in your meals? A few simple steps...
Mar 08 2013
Column: Eat right
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Sweta Uchil-Purohit
Nutrient requirements of women vary significantly from men’s; here are the 5 important things that women must have in their diets.
Feb 12 2013
KEEPING HEALTHY
Mukul Saxena
All that you need to understand is what are your risk factors - inherited, life style and your fitness levels, and what can be done to mitigate them.
Feb 05 2013
SURVEY ON INCIDENCE OF CERVICAL CANCER
Shreya Mukherjee
Bangalore women, especially those from low income backgrounds, are prone to cervical cancer. Routine tests can help in timely detection and cure.
Jan 29 2013
Column: Eat right
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Sweta Uchil-Purohit
A few not-so-difficult changes in food habits can lead to not just a leaner and fitter 'you,' but a healthier family altogether. Here's how...
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Jan 21 2013
IT WORKPLACES
B S Iyer
Employees of IT/ITeS firms experience various occupational health hazards. Here is how the government and industry can mitigate them.
Jan 10 2013
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE
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Mukul Saxena
It is worthwhile knowing your diabetes status and taking necessary actions.
Jan 04 2013
Column: Eat right
Sweta Uchil-Purohit
Losing weight is among the most common New Year resolution and probably the most broken. Here's how to stick to your goal...
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Dec 03 2012
AVIAN INFLUENZA BASICS
Tanveer N
Avian influenza or bird flu has scared Bangaloreans. But this infection can be avoided through awareness and precautions.
Oct 16 2012
MEDICAL INNOVATIONS IN BANGALORE
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Anisha Nair
It is not for nothing that Bengaluru is a leading medical tourism destination in the country. A pool of talented specalists doctors in the city’s major hospitals are lining up noteworthy accomplishments at the state and national levels.
Sep 29 2012
Blog: Volunteer Diary
An interesting way to urge four-wheeler users to burn more calories and less fuel. And of course reduce emissions, traffic, noise et al. Evangelical Social Action Forum , a Bangalore based NGO in association with Healthbridge Foundation of Canada...
Sep 24 2012
Blog: Check outs
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Being fit is the new mantra and Yoga is making a comeback. Currently young women in the age group of 20 to 35 are especially taking to Yoga. There are a variety of yoga styles, some modified to suit modern needs are available for all age...
Sep 17 2012
Column: Heal Thyself
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Mukul Saxena
South East Asians, and that includes Indians, are genetically much more predisposed to heart disease than other individuals. What can you do to cut down the risks?
 
 

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