30% to 60% of lung cancer patients in Bengaluru are non-smokers: Doctors

Posted on August 13th, 2020 by Seshu Narayana

Radha, 54, complained of a sudden hoarseness in her voice and chronic cough only to be diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Her family was devastated and shocked in equal measure. A doctor herself, Radha led a healthy lifestyle and was a non-smoker. A year later, she succumbed to the killer disease. When Karthik, 45, […]

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Jail term for doctors, chemists if they don’t report TB

Posted on July 30th, 2020 by Seshu Narayana

A week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to wipe out tuberculosis (TB) from India by 2025, the government has announced stringent steps including jail terms for doctors, hospital staff and chemists if they fail to report TB cases. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in a notification said clinical establishments (hospitals and clinics […]

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Health checkups for doctors

Posted on July 20th, 2020 by Seshu Narayana

Tackling stress daily is the key to prevent deaths of doctor .. MANGALURU: Dr Rajesh Bhat, 49, an obstetrician and gynaecologist from Bhat’s Nursing Home, collapsed after a suspected cardiac arrest on the badminton court during one of the Mangaluru Premier League matches on Saturday. This incident is a wake up call for doctors who […]

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50-year-old woman suffered a cardiac arrest just before the surgery.When 50-year-old Saraswati Devi from Uttar Pradesh was revived on the operating table, 20 minutes after her heart stopped beating, it was nothing short of a miracle. On August 14, Devi, a resident of Sonebhadra district, was undergoing a bypass surgery at the Fortis Escorts Heart […]

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