After IT jobs, it’s nose jobs for expats in city

What brings expats to the Silicon Valley of India? Not IT jobs. This time, Bangalore has seen a  rise in expats from Iran and Arab for Rhinoplasty surgeries, due to which the cosmetology industry witnessed a dramatic growth in the city. Bangalore, April 12, 2018: Bangalore witnessed a 30 per cent increase in the inflow of […]

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Increase In Gas Cylinder Blast Cases In The City

There has been a drastic increase in gas cylinder blast cases which is leading to burning and  deaths, says our reporter Chaitra BS  There have been six cylinder blasts in the past four days in Bangalore, amidst an increase in cylinder blasts, raising concerns amongst citizens. “We had no clue what had happened. The gas cylinder blast […]

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Check who signed your pathology report—technician or pathologist

Despite the Medical Council of India allowing only a pathologist to sign laboratory reports, many path-labs in the city have technicians signing them. Bangalore, April 09, 2018: Though his laboratory report may say, “Urine test results are in normal range”, Mr. Joseph [name changed] still has cause for worry as his report from the Kanva […]

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Data reveals poor access to Neonatal Healthcare in the state

Only 8.2 per cent of newborn babies in Karnataka have access to healthcare at the neonatal stage reveals National Heath Survey data Bangalore, March 8, 2018: The National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) has revealed that in Karnataka only 8.2 per cent children get access to neonatal healthcare. The data has been collected from both the […]

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Shikaripur villages cry for medical attention

A lack of health facilities and doctors has forced residents of villages in Shikaripur to travel to the taluk headquarters. Begur is one of the villages without a proper medical facility. Residents say ambulances arrive late, forcing people to borrow vehicles to take patients to hospital. Some women in labour gave birth in ambulances that […]

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A Giant Petri Dish

Zoonotic diseases constitute the single biggest threat to human health in the 21st century, writes Saket Tiwari The increasing incidence of bird and swine flu outbreaks around the world have raised public awareness about zoonosis, or naturally transmissible diseases from vertebrate animals to humans. While such transmissions from domestic livestock to humans are becoming better […]

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Women going greener with menstrual cups

Hassle-free usage, cost-effectiveness and concern for the environment are making more women switch to menstrual cups in India. Use of sustainable alternatives to tackle “Aunt Flo” is on the rise as more women bid adieu to disposable sanitary products in India, especially Bangalore. Ashish Malani, co-founder of Shecup, the oldest menstrual cup manufacturer in India […]

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City wakes up to gluten-free food

Restaurants in Bangalore are experiencing higher demand for gluten-free food items. The demand for gluten-free food has increased in Bangalore where bakeries and restaurants selling gluten-free food said that they are experiencing higher demand over the past five years. Sushmita, co-owner of Carrots Restaurant in Kormangala said, “There has been a growing demand. My restaurant […]

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Hotter oceans may deplete commercial fish stock: study

With oceans warming over much larger spatial scale, marine ecosystems are under threat says a study Saiqua Sultan Bangalore, January 18, 2018: Rising sea temperatures could harm commercial fish stocks by adversely affecting their source of food, a new study has found. University of Adelaide scientists have demonstrated how increased temperatures reduce the vital flow of […]

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