Patients await first government-run dementia centre in India

India has 4 million dementia patients but no government run dementia centres. Bangalore: India has no cost-effective, government run dementia care centre. Dementia is more common in people over the age of sixty-five. And those suffering from it are either abandoned or sent to old-age homes. This can increase their suffering due to the lack […]

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Palike clinics got no TB cases during the lockdown

Bengaluru: A few BBMP clinics haven’t received a single tuberculosis patient since a national lockdown was imposed on March 24, 2020. Dr Bhanu Prakash, a doctor at a BBMP clinic near Rajajinagar, informed The Observer: “After the national lockdown was imposed on March 24 because of Covid-19, BBMP health clinics have had no patience for […]

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BCG and plasma therapy—New weapons in the fight against COVID-19

Maharashtra seeking for approvals from Center and  Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to use BCG and plasma therapy for COVID-19 treatment. By Surbhi Shah Mumbai: The mounting number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra has led the Chief Minister to seek possible treatment to normalise the situation in the economic capital as early as possible. […]

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Smoking Contributes To Air Pollution

If you smoke a cigarette in a public place, you add to air pollution, experts say. “Cigarette smoke has toxic elements including carcinogens and globally classified air pollutants like nitric oxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, benzene, hydrogen cyanide and formaldehyde that harm the environment,” Nagappa B, a senior scientific officer at the Karnataka State Pollution […]

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