Health

Every airline must have a doctor on board: Ex-IMA President on in-flight emergency

Dr KK Aggarwal believes that while a doctor being on board a flight does not automatically ensure survival, it does give the person a fighting chance.

Doctors to discuss Bill that allows Ayush practitioners to prescribe allopathic drugs

The Parliamentary Standing Committee has invited doctors from several institutions to discuss this controversial Bill, which sparked widespread protests.

Questions raised over study claiming e-cigarette vapours have toxic metals

Experts have since long argued e-cigarettes' benefits over tobacco cigarette

K’taka medical act draft rules watered down, biased towards private hospitals: Activist

The draft rules are “like a collaboration with the private medical establishments”, said one public health expert.

1.8 million youth across the world developed TB in 2012: Study

Young adults are at risk of TB as they can easily contact the infection through classmates and friends.

Bengaluru’s air hits toxic mark during peak traffic hours, says new study

The study found the particulate pollution levels varied from 70-800 micrograms as compared to the base limit of 60 micrograms.

Woman loses 30 kilos after life-saving bariatric surgery

After a bariatric surgery that lasted six hours, the woman weighed 170 kilos.

Clinical trials of two vaccines find they could prevent tuberculosis

Studies on two vaccines have shown that they were effective in preventing sustained infections in high-risk adolescents.

Postnatal depression has long term impact- Study

Maternal depression impacts childrens' emotional, cognitive and physical development

Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu reported a spike in dengue cases in 2017: Here’s why

Health department officials in the states attribute the spurt in numbers to drought.