• Marathon as good for the mind as for the body: Experts

    Worshipers of strength and stamina may find in marathon runners their ideals for veneration, but what they perhaps do not realise is that distance running is also associated with superior mental health. The therapeutic/remedial effects of running extend far beyond physical benefits, say experts."Rec...

  • 80-yr-old writer gets a taste of great Indian bureaucracy

    Submitted by Rashmi on Fri, 2017-03-03 19:55 Bengaluru: In a crude display of insensitivity, the Kannada and Culture Department has asked 80-year-old noted litterateur KT Gatti to produce income certificate to claim his medical reimbursement for Rs 4,260!According to a report in Kannada d...

  • Cervical cancer: Prevention better than cure

    Submitted by Kumuda on Tue, 2017-01-31 19:20 Bengaluru: An estimated one million-plus women worldwide are currently living with cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is a consequence of a long-term infection with human papillomavirus (HPV), and the majority of cervical cancer cases (80�occur i...

  • ‘Dangerous’ pesticides being pushed into India by German multi-national that once produced Endosulfan

    Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2017-01-25 20:02 Bengaluru: After several years of fight, the Supreme Court has banned Endo Sulfan in India. But Bayer AG, a German multinational which earlier produced, supplied and exported the pesticide, is now venturing into promote and push three more pesti...

  • Former minister CM Ibrahim accused of forceful abortion

    Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2017-01-03 17:07 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 Khad...

  • Why Bariatric surgery is boon to obese

    Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-11-21 16:25 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 ju...

  • Cashless patients groan in pain at private hospitals in city

    Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-11-16 11:01 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 ...

  • Karnataka ready with landmark bill to protect good Samaritans

    Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-11-11 19:40 File Photo: Keshava VitlaBengaluru: Karnataka is all set to become the first state in India to come out with guidelines providing protection to good Samaritans who rush to rescue road accident victims.The Karnataka Good Samaritan and Medical P...

  • Impressed with AAP’s ‘mohalla clinics’, state to replicate model in Karnataka

    Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-10-28 10:15 Bengaluru: The state government on Thursday said it would establish health centres in slums and labour colonies across the state on the lines of ‘mohalla clinics’ (community clinics) setup by AAP in Delhi.The move comes following the completion ...

  • When a simple headache could be a sign of something more ominous

    Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-10-26 10:48 Bengaluru: Can a simple headache and vomiting be a pointer to something life-threatening? Ask Binu Narayan, whose life was never the same after he visited a doctor following the headache.Binu seemed to be in the pink of health. He had no major a...

  • Driver from Andaman gets liver, a new lease of life, thanks to Bengaluru family's gesture

    Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-10-20 20:12 Bengaluru: An ambulance driver from Andaman and Nicobar Islands got a new lease of life after a family from Sunkadakatte, located on the city outskirts, donated the liver of a deceased family member.On Monday, Jayalakshmamma had come to see her ...

  • Victoria's new secret: Skin bank to meet a burning challenge

    Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-09-17 16:39 Bengaluru: The newly launched ‘Skin Bank’ in Victoria Hospital has come as a ray of hope for patients with severe burn injuries. And the bank, which became operational in June this year, also has had a good start, with doctors harvesting skins f...