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Dengue cases double; state in second spot 19.10.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
All-out efforts by the state government to prevent dengue outbreak have gone in vain.The cases of the virulent fever has doubled since last year, earning Karnataka the second spot for highest number of dengue cases nationwide.  Around 13,500 dengue cases have been registered across the state from January till October this year, which is more than double the number of cases (6,083) recorded in 2016, according to the directory of National Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme (NVBDCP). The state has also been witnessing a steady increase in the number of dengue cases reported since 2011. Howe
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Doctor, cook, yoga guru on board HDK's swanky election bus 19.10.2017
JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy Kumaraswamy, who will revive his village stay/'grama vastavya' programme from mid-November, will have a yoga instructor, a physician and a cook on call during his election tour. The trio will travel with him to north Karnataka villages in the brand new hi-tech caravan, specially designed to meet his requirements. The 57-year-old leader recently underwent a heart surgery and has been advised rest for the next few weeks. That is why he has pushed the village stay initiative to mid-November. Kumaraswamy said the health scare has made him realise that he needs to take better care of his health. "I have always neglected my health, especially during my tours. At times, I have had my first meal in the wee hours of the day. The erratic eating and sleeping habits have taken a toll on my health. Hence, these elaborate measures," he said. "The doctors have advised me not to stay overnight at villagers' homes as I am susceptible to infections. I am too apprehensive after the second heart ...
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Yeddyurappa discharged from hospital 19.10.2017
Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, who was admitted to a private hospital following fever and blood pressure fluctuation, was discharged on Thursday.

Yeddyurappa was admitted to Apollo Hospital on Bannerghatta Road on Wednesday evening as he was running a high temperature. When Yeddyurappa informed the doctors that he was embarking on a 75-day state-wide yatra from November 2, they advised him a thorough medical check-up.

The tests were conducted on Thursday morning and he was discharged later in the day after his fever subsided, sources said.
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City's rising pollution contributing to heart attacks, say doctors 19.10.2017
Air pollution is a significant contributor to increasing cases of heart attack in the city. According to Dr C N Manjunath, director and head of cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, around 20% of the heart attack cases admitted to the ICU at the institute are caused due to air pollution. "Most of the patients with heart attacks caused due to air pollution are drivers," he added. The prevalence of heart attacks among drivers has led the institute to pursue a study that will involve 500 autorickshaw drivers and traffic policemen. He added that certain particulate matter present in the patients' blood vessels could damage them. "Toxic gases such as sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, lead, ozone among others are present in the air. This is mainly due to vehicle exhaust," said Dr Adil Sadiq, head of cardiothoracic surgery and senior consultant cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon, Sakra World Hospital. Dr Bhagirath Raghuraman, senior consultant, ...
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Deepavali turns painful for some 19.10.2017
The festival of lights turned painful for some with sparks from firecrackers falling into their eyes.

Minto Eye Hospital registered five cases of eye injuries of which four were admitted as inpatients. Victoria Hospital has received one person with burns caused by crackers.

Doctors expect more cases to be reported in the coming days as celebrations are yet to start in the city.

"We usually get around 20 cases of eye injuries due to crackers after Diwali celebrations," said Dr Ravi Dorairaj, medical director, Agarwal's Eye Clinic.

He added that the hospital also receives a sizeable amount of cases with eye injuries following Diwali.

Dr Ramesh K T, plastic surgeon, Victoria Hospital also said that minor burn cases increase during Diwali.
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SHRC notice on bribe for ambulance 19.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission has filed a suo motu compliant on a report published in DH on September 27 under the caption 'Dead boy's dad says ambulance, hospital demanded money'.

A 17-year-old student G Vishwas had drowned at Ravugodlu. The SHRC directed the district health and family welfare officer Bengaluru Urban District to file a report on the incident in six weeks.
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Columbia Asia keen to partner startups 19.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Business
Healthcare company Columbia Asia Hospitals is looking at collaboration with healthcare startups. Dr Nandakumar Jairam, CEO, Chairman and Group Medical Director, Columbia Asia Hospitals, said they are open to a symbiotic association which will help them create a niche in the industry. "However, we are yet to embark on a serious journey with someone as passionate about healthcare," he added. The Columbia Asia Group is owned by more than 150 private equity companies, fund management organisations and individual investors. Its first hospital in the country started in 2005 in Hebbal, Bengaluru, and it is all set to open sixth one in Karnataka. "We will be opening our new hospital, located at the Iblur junction, soon. We are awaiting a few approvals, post which we will be open to the neighbourhood and also for people coming from other states and countries," Jairam said. The Sarjapur Road hospital is said to be the biggest hospital within the Columbia Asia group. "It has 206 in-patient beds and a covered space ...
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Karnataka makes a global pitch for millets 19.10.2017 BusinessLine - Agri Business
State to organise meet in January to attract global interest
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When these women asked for their salary dues, they got sexual abuses in return 19.10.2017 Karnataka
Harassment The contractor also beat up a worker and dragged her to the police station, the workers allege. Pourakarmika stock photo final.jpg A group of women who have been keeping Bengaluru clean haven’t been paid their dues for three months now. When pourakarmikas (civic workers) of Bengaluru’s KR Puram area demanded their outstanding salaries, the contractor who is supposed to pay them decided to not just brazen it out - he went on to sexually harass them, abused them with casteist slurs, and even took his pants off in front of the workers. In fact, when asked for the salaries, the contractor was so disgusting, he said, “It’s in my pants, come and get it,” alleges Vinay Srinivasa, a member of the BBMP Gutteige Pourakarmika Sangha. He also hurled casteist abuses at them and threatened to rape them, Vinay said. “Is this the kind of contractors BBMP engages?” he asked. Soon after the incident occurred, the civic workers got in touch with their union members who filed a complaint with the BBMP Sexual ...
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This Deepavali, let’s do away with whataboutery on crackers 18.10.2017 Citizen Matters
Sale of crackers has declined this year in Bengaluru. What could be the reason? How do crackers affect people and environment, and why people advocate against crackers? »
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CBI files FIR against Jalappa for corruption 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Anti-Corruption Branch of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed an FIR against R L Jalappa, Congress leader and chairman of Sri Devaraj Urs Academy for Higher Education and Research (SDUAHER), and college secretary G H Nagaraj for bribing to officials of Medical Council of India to increase the intake for various courses in his college. The CBI also filed an FIR against four MCI officials, S Ajai Kumar, Deputy Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Dr G Narendra Reddy, Professor at Kurnool Medical College, Dr SR Wakode, Professor, and Dr Shankar Rao Chavan, government medical college, Nanded, who were booked for receiving the bribe. The accused, allegedly accepted cash and gifts to "illegally consider alloting more seats to Sri Devaraj Educational Trust for backward lasses, in Kolar to courses such as MBBS, MD and MS conducted by the said college", CBI sources said. The CBI stated in the FIR that Sri Devaraj Urs Education Trust has submitted a ...
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Several of those injured are on road to recovery, but some need weeks of care 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Several of those injured in the building collapse at Eijipura seem to be recovering while others will take weeks of recovery before they can be discharged from the hospital. Three-year-old Sanjana, who sustained severe burns and lost her parents in the tragedy, has been admitted to Victoria Hospital. Dr Ramesh K T, the head of plastic surgery at the hospital, said: "She has deep burns which are more than 60%. She has been given painkillers. It will take close to a month for her to recover." Janaki (31) has around 20% burns while 18-year-old Dilip sustained around 30% burns and fractured the thigh. It will take sometime before they can go home. They are able to talk and are better than the previous day, Dr Ramesh added. Dr Yogishwarappa C N, the head of plastic surgery at Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital, said two of the three injured people were discharged after they asked for it. "One of them had minor abrasions. The 32-year-old man who had around 20% burns and a fractured pelvic bone was discharged as ...
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A little care can ensure a safe Deepavali, say doctors 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Experts say that celebrating Diwali with care can prevent accidents such as visual impairment, hearing loss, breathing problems among others. "The spark from fireworks can damage eyelids and eyebrows. The eye may also lose its moisture due to the smoke emitted by crackers," said Dr Shashidhar, ophthalmologist, Minto Eye Hospital. He added that an eye specialist should be consulted whenever there is an injury instead of attempting self-medication. "Children under the age of 15 years should not be allowed to play with crackers that may cause injuries," he added. Dr Ravi Dorairaj, medical director of Agarwals' Eye Hospital said that every year during Diwali, the hospital receives an average of at least 22 cases of eye injuries a day due to crackers, that are both minor and major. Some may even need surgeries, he added. He also said children must be prevented from firing crackers like rockets and bombs. According to doctors, these may cause damage to the cornea, bleeding inside the eye, detachment of the ...
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3D printing technology resurrects techie's looks after facial fractures 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A 26-year-old civil engineer from Kolar was treated for fractures and multiple abrasions on his face with 3D printing technology.

According to the doctors who treated him, Kishore's case was the rarest, with injuries on bones that form the eye socket, causing his eyes to drop.

"The 3D CT scan of the patient was 3D printed to obtain the exact replica of Kishore's skull," said Dr Aditya Moorthy, consultant maxillofacial surgeon, Vasavi hospital, who is one among the doctors who performed the surgery.

Such procedure is permanent and only in rarest of cases a patient has chances of infections, he added.

"I thought my face will never be normal again. It was painful a experience initially. But now I have regained my previous looks post-surgery," added Kishore.
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A little care goes a long way 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Deepavali' is the time to splurge on just anything that excites you and makes you happy. The celebrations are never complete without new clothes, mouthwatering food and of course firecrackers. Here are a few tips that can help you stay safe and celebrate in style. Watch what you eat The festive season means a lot of sweets and goodie boxes. Sweets are hard to resist but make sure that you don't eat too much oily food and fried stuff because an overdose of these can leave you feeling sick. Don't eat or gift perishable sweets because they are made long before the festival. Stay hydrated In order to prevent the after festival health problems, drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. Sip juice and water at regular intervals. Staying hydrated will also help you manage your hunger pangs. Use chemical-free colours You can always use edible things such as rice, semolina, flour mixed with edible colours. Hand and feet care Always wash your hands and feet well after lighting the crackers as the firework material ...
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Wipro Q2 profit up 5.6% to Rs 2,189 cr, beats estimates 17.10.2017 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
The US business grew 0.5% over the previous quarter, while Wipro saw revenue from Europe grow 5.8% and Asia Pacific at 7.4%
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Wipro Limited Announces Results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 under IFRS 17.10.2017 New Kerala: Business India
East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States and Bangalore : Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) today announced financial results under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for its quarter ended September 30, 2017.
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Dow cracks 23,000 mark for the first time 17.10.2017 homepage
At 1511 GMT, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 40.93 points, or 0.18%, at 22,997.89
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Silence evades silence zones in India 17.10.2017 BusinessLine - Science
The neighbourhoods of hospitals are declared as silence zones so that patients receiving treatment are not disturbed. So are areas around schools, colleges, courts and other such places that need to ...
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The change agent 17.10.2017 Hindu: S & T
Machines are learning to think like human beings, and that’s making all the difference
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