Bengaluru: Microsoft has collaborated with Sankara Eye Hospital, Bengaluru, to launch Maitri, a customised bus that visits remote villages in Karnataka to identify citizens suffering from vision problems and provide comprehensive rehabilitation services.

Bengaluru: Hundreds of people participated in a unique, anti-tobacco walkathon named ‘FAG END’ on Tuesday organised by People Tree Maarga and Bengaluru City police in Yelahanka. Flagging of the Quit Smoking Walkathon, Yelahanka MLA SR Vishwanath said smoking put an enormous burden on public health. “While policy measures to control tobacco use are being applied all over the world, inadequate attention has been given to what healthcare professionals can do in their routine work with patients,” said Vishwanath.

Bengaluru: Karnataka Planning Board deputy chairman CM Ibrahim has been accused of forcefully aborting his daughter’s baby. In a shocking revealation that was played out on Kannada television channel, KPCC vice-president Ibrahim's brother CM Khader alleged that Ibrahim's family forced his daughter-in-law Ifa – daughter of CM Ibrahim – to abort her baby at a private hospital. Ifa was married to Khader's son Faisal and she was four-month-old pregnant.

Bengaluru: A baby's cry after its birth brings enormous joy to parents. But, imagine the plight of parents when their newly born baby refuses to cry!   

Bengaluru: City-based Vasavi Hospital organised a free health camp for farmers at Lalbagh on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, Vasavi Hospital Medical Director Ramesh Makam said, "We need to take care of these farmers who work to feed us. However, they can hardly take care of themselves. So, we decided to conduct this special camp. The response has been good and the farmers are very happy."

Bengaluru: The city hosted an international conference on FETO-MATERNAL CONNECT at Taj Vivanta on Friday. The who's who of medical field across the globe was present to discuss about the latest trends in foetal care.  

Bengaluru: The state assembly has made registration compulsory for Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Naturopathy and Ayush practitioners. 

Bengaluru: The city is all set to host an international conference 'Feto-Maternal Connect' at Taj Vivanta from December 1-4. The who's who of medical field across the globe will be present to discuss about the latest trends in foetal care. 

Bengaluru: Dr. Tulip's Obesity & Diabetes Surgery Centre is organising a free diabetes and anti-obesity camp. During the camp, patients can avail GRBS, serum creatinine, urine routine, BP and doctors' consultation for free. The free camps will be held from Nov 25-30 at its clinic in Koramangala, Bengaluru.  India’s dubious distinction

Bengaluru: A team of doctors led by Regal Hospital CEO Dr V Suriraju has been on a mission to provide free medication to people standing in line outside ATMs to withdraw money. Dr Suriraju's team have been travelling in their vehicles and choosing any random bank or ATMs where the queue is quite long. The doctors offer free treatment for all those in need.  

Bengaluru: STEERLife, creator of cutting edge, proprietary continuous processing technology, and Manipal University on Monday announced a partnership to establish a Centre of Excellence at the Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MCOPS) campus. The centre, which is likely to begin operating from Jan 1, 2017, will combine industrial expertise, academic prowess coupled with collaborative in-depth research to  develop solutions in highly diversified areas of life sciences. 

Bengaluru: Reducing weight always bothered Bharat, who weighed 127 kilograms. He had tried every trick that was mentioned in the book but in vain. However, his meeting with Dr Tulip for bariatric surgery changed his life. Today, Bharat weighs just 72 kilograms.  Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) includes a variety of procedures and recommended for people with obesity. Long-term studies show the procedures cause significant long-term loss of weight, recovery from diabetes, improvement in cardiovascular risk factors, and a reduction in mortality rate. 

Bengaluru: With the winter season approaching, we need to take extra care of our lips. Drinking a good amount of water, shuffling your professional lip balm with remedies like butter or ghee, and keeping your tongue in check are critical elements of lip care, says as expert. Abhishek Raj, facial aesthetic expert, has rolled out a few tips to battle the problems:

Manipal: A team of researchers led by Dr Satish Adiga and Dr. Hanudatta Atreya from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, has identified a way to predict DNA defects in IVF derived early embryos using a noninvasive technology. ‘Scientific Reports’, an esteemed British journal from Nature Group, published this innovative finding on Thursday.

Bengaluru: Patients in private hospitals have been among the hardest hit by the Centre’s demonetisation of Rs500 and Rs1000. None of the private hospitals in the city are accepting the banned notes, leaving many patients in the lurch. Almost all private hospitals and clinics in the city have put up posters that read: “As per the Government order from November 8, we will not accept 500 and 1000 rupee notes. Please co-operate.”


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