Living with Lyme Disease in India
Posted 01 May, 2018 | Source: wereview.in

Got Lyme (Disease)? And living in India? Clueless about what you should do next? Read some my first-hand experiences of what you need to do in this battle against lyme. How I got infected with Lyme Disease Remember the last time


You don’t need to pop that pill
Posted 30 Apr, 2018 | Source: DNA India

Irrational and overuse of medicines is becoming a big health hazard. Before popping a pill next time, think if you really need it. Or whether it is the right one for your problem and is being taken in the right proportion. Estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO) state that 50% of medicines consumed are either not necessary, taken incorrectly


Diseases are on the prowl
Posted 30 Apr, 2018 | Source: Deccan Herald

The unexpected downpour, coupled with garbage can unleash a trail of diseases. The combination of rain and garbage, is deadly, warn physicians in the City and say that people must take all precautions to keep away from contracting diseases. They caution that people will now have to be more disciplined when eating out and the thrill of eating street food


City witnesses major rise in Vitamin B-12 deficit patients
Posted 30 Apr, 2018 | Source: DNA Syndication

Bangalore: Increasing number of people are coming in with complaints of weakness and tiredness as symptoms at city based hospitals. It is only when they get examined, that it is found that they have Vitamin B-12 deficiency. This group of people are at the risk of developing several neurological problems, asserts specialists

Malaria still stings, slightly less though
Posted 30 Apr, 2018 | Source: DNA Syndication

Today is World Malaria Day. Drug-resistant variant of the disease still a cause of concern Though the number of malaria cases is on the decline, rising relapse and drug-resistant malaria cases are the major concern for city-based doctors. The State Health and Family Welfare Department is struggling to contain malaria in Mangalore and Udupi where the percentage is as high

Infectious Diseases & Travel Medicine
Posted 30 Apr, 2018 | Source: Free-Press-Release.com Travel medicine : patient information

More people are traveling internationally than ever before. This is acting as a double aged sword. On one hand, it enhances global economy and leaves an individual with pleasant experiences. On the other hand, it could expose an individual to infectious agents, injuries related to transportation and certain activities like diving or high altitude hiking. Fortunately, most travel-related health problems

Teenagers not aware about STDS
Posted 30 Apr, 2018 | Source: The Times Of India, Bangalore

Awareness about HIV-AIDS may have spread fast in the past few years but teenagers still lack appropriate knowledge about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), say doctors here. Every month, 10 to 15 teenagers knock on their doors and seek medication for STDs. Doctors blame this on lack of awareness about STDs and sex education in families as well as in schools

Chickenpox scare at NLSIU
Posted 30 Apr, 2018 | Source: Deccan Herald

The National Law School of India University (NLSIU) has detected three confirmed cases of chickenpox on campus and has declared a ten-day holiday. The students and faculty have been evacuated and the fumigation process is on in full swing. Classes will commence on August 8. According to the health wing of the BBMP, similar cases of chickenpox have been detected

Cover Story : Misuse and Overuse of Antibiotics, Dr Swati Rajagopal
Posted 30 Apr, 2018 | Source: HAFA National Monthly, Dec ’15 Edition

For nearly a century, antibiotics have helped in the killing and control of bacteria that make human beings sick. But, in recent times antibiotics are losing their efficacy against certain types of bacteria. There are various infections caused by certain varieties of bacteria that are unbeatable by the antibiotics available now! The misuse or overuse of antibiotics have led to

Beware, winter’s here and so is the flu
Posted 30 Apr, 2018 | Source: Deccan Chronicle

As the winter progresses, Bengaluru is back in the clutches of the persistent influenza virus. With several cases being brought to the notice of physicians, city-dwellers are being advised to take precautions that will help prevent the virus altogether. At Bowring Hospital, upto 70% of the OPD cases are for this “seasonal flu,” a common infection spread through coughs and