Health

Bengaluru: In a huge relief to lakhs of patients, the Centre issued the notification for fixing the ceiling price of coronary stents. Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilisers and Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar said the ceiling prices of Bare Metal Stents (BMS), having 10% market share, had been capped at Rs7,260 and Drug Eluting stents (DES), having 90% market share, at Rs. 29,600. 

Bengaluru: The Organization for Rare Diseases India (ORDI), a non-profit organization committed to addressing the challenges of the rare disease community in the country, on Thursday announced the launch of 2017 Race for 7.  Launched in 2016, Race for 7 is a 7000-metre run/walk to raise awareness for the 7000 documented rare diseases and the intent is to target 7000 participants, each to represent one of the seven thousand rare diseases. The event will be held on February 26 to commemorate Rare Disease Day.

Bengaluru: Sankara Eye Hospital, Bengaluru, in association with Manashanti Trust is organising a two-day free consultation for senior citizens at the hospital on February 18th and 19th, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday). All citizens above 45 years of age can avail this opportunity. The comprehensive health checkup will include free consultation on eye care, ECG & blood pressure, dental, bone density, speech and hearing tests. 

Bengaluru: Narayana Health City in Bengaluru on Wednesday launched a nation-wide awareness campaign to observe ‘Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Week’. 

Bengaluru: Often parents and teachers are faced with challenges and concerns with children's development or emotional and behavioural issues. To address these issues, People Tree Maarga (a super specialty psychiatric hospital in Yelahanka New Town) held a unique seminar and awareness programme on children's developmental and mental health to parents and teachers.

Bengaluru: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is expected to visit Bengaluru to get his high blood sugar treated, an official said on Sunday. The Delhi government official said Kejriwal's sugar level is "quite high", and he will be visiting Bengaluru for treatment on February 7. The Chief Minister is expected to return to the national capital after 10-12 days, the official said, adding that Kejriwal, who was vrelentlessly campaigning in Punjab over the last one month, has been on three doses of insulin a day. 

Bengaluru: Menstruation is a natural part of the reproductive cycle. However, in most parts of the world, it remains a taboo and is rarely talked about. Cultural practices and taboos around menstruation negatively impact the lives of women and girls, and reinforce gender inequities and exclusion. Awareness at the right age can make a big difference in the betterment of their health and hygiene.

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 in low- and middle-income countries. Cervical cancer is a cancer from the neck of the womb (cervix). 

Bengaluru: Orident, an oral care solution provider, in association with “The Society for People Health” (TSPH), an NGO, conducted a “Dental Screening Camp” at 13 different places in the city on Saturday. Around 2000 students along with teachers from government schools in Kaval Byrasandra, Gandhinagar, DJ Halli, NS Line, Venkateshpuram, Lingarajapuram and Murphy Town took part in the camp. The students were made aware about dental health and hygiene. A team of around 20 dentists and paramedical staff from Orident conducted this camp.

Bengaluru: The Institute of Robotic Surgery in Bengaluru, using the Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, has successfully completed over 100 robotic surgeries in just five months.

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 pesticides throughout India which could put people’s lives in danger.

Bengaluru: The Heart Centre – an initiative of Dr Mohammed Rehan Sayeed – was was inaugurated by Malayalam actor Mammootty in Bengaluru on Monday. The state-of-the-art centre is the first comprehensive centre of excellence for minimal access cardiac surgery in Karnataka and South India. Speaking on the occasion, Mammootty said he was proud to be part of the inauguration as he was at the Bengaluru's first true stand-alone boutique minimal access cardiac surgical centre.

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.

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