16-year-old tuberculosis patient shows signs of recovery after seven weeks on ECMO 

There was a risk of the ventilatory and other support damaging the organs, hence ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) was presented as an alternate option

07 Sep 2021

Efficacies vary but all COVID-19 vaccines effective: Experts

There is no need to check the antibody levels post-taking the vaccine as some vaccines evoke T-cell immunity (long-term memory of the immune response), says Dr. Subrata Das.

06 Sep 2021

After neglecting symptoms during COVID second wave, heart patients now returning to hospitals

Patients withdrew from hospitals and diagnostic services during the pandemic ignoring symptoms of fatigue, burning pain in the chest, upper abdomen pain etc, dismissing it as muscular pain or acidity

06 Sep 2021

Remdesivir reduces mortality when taken within seven days of symptoms: COVID-19 study

The study in Manipal Hospitals, which collected and analysed data among 372 cases, concluded that careful selection of patients for Remdesivir is essential

06 Sep 2021

Active Covid cases come down in Karnataka by 97 per cent in 100 days: Study

However, the festive season in Karnataka is round the corner and 18 thousand active cases indicate that the risk is far from over.

03 Sep 2021

Karnataka: Six months after vaccine, health workers to be tested for Covid antibodies 

Study will provide data on level of immunity, interval between doses, necessity of booster dose 

30 Aug 2021

Third Covid wave in Karnataka by Sept-end, may not be severe if of same variant

Karnataka will see surge 4-6 weeks after Kerala, cannot stop testing till December 

29 Aug 2021

Karnataka districts on Kerala border report 4.96 per cent spike in Covid caseload

Rises from 3.35L to 3.51L in one month; travellers need to furnish negative report

27 Aug 2021

Karnataka hospitals seek manpower from govt for third Covid wave

Docs not ready to work in Covid wards; MBBS students go on leave

25 Aug 2021

Paediatric cases will need more care during third Covid wave: Doctors

Though hospitals are gearing up for a possible surge in paediatric Covid-19 cases during the third wave, more than just infrastructure planning will be needed, feel doctors.

24 Aug 2021

Covid-19 death audits point to late referrals

Pvt hosps blamed for referring patients to Bowring in serious condition leading to their death within hours of admission 

21 Aug 2021

PM Cares fund ventilators were faulty, shows Bowring Hospital death audit

The notes of the death audit conducted between October 5, 2020, and November 3, 2020, listed recommendations made in a meeting.

20 Aug 2021

Past month saw average of eight black fungus cases a day

Bengaluru Urban records 1,207 cases, followed by Dharwad at 342

19 Aug 2021

Door-to-door survey in Bengaluru finds 19k people with ILI/ SARI symptoms

1,909 test Covid+ve; mobile clinic carrying out checks, village & ward task forces formed 

18 Aug 2021

Covid throws up challenges for specially-abled kids

 Surviving the pandemic has been hard for many, but for non-neurotypical children — those with neurodevelopmental disorders, the situation is much worse.

18 Aug 2021