Category Archives: Health & Hospitals

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Karnataka has the highest number of MBBS seats in the country

According to the Medical Council of India (MCI), the state has 8,750 seats followed by Maharashtra (7,120) and Tamil Nadu (6,660). Director of medical education Dr S Sacchidanand told TOI: “Karnataka has the highest number of MBBS seats in the country and 350 additional seats will be available from this academic year. We have asked […]

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Malyasia’s Parkway Group to acquire Bengaluru’s Vikram Hospital

Malaysia’s IHH Healthcare, which owns Parkway Hospital Group, is close to finalising a Rs 600 crore deal to acquire Vikram Hospital, the Bengaluru-based multiple speciality hospital chain, which will help it to strengthen its presence in India, people familiar with the development said. Parkway has a presence in Bengaluru, with its acquisitionof BGS Hospital last […]

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Did you know? Bengaluru is the most fitness conscious city!

Bangalore could become the fitness capital of our country, or so it seems. It has emerged as the most fitness conscious city in India followed by Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai, e-commerce portal Snapdeal findings revealed recently. The report highlights how healthy living and fitness has become a top priority for Indian urban consumers. Believe […]

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Bengaluru’s Narayana Hrudalaya is now a Billion $ hospital company

Healthcare services firm Narayana Hrudayalaya shares debuted smartly on bourses with a premium of over 16 per cent against its issue price of Rs 250. The stock of healthcare services firm listed at Rs 291 on Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE) both and gained as much as Rs 344.20, up 37.68 […]

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Fortis launches La Femme, boutique hospital for women in Bengaluru

Fortis Healthcare has launched La Femme, a boutique hospital for women offering a holistic range of medical services, at Richmond Road, in Bengaluru on October 1, 2015. A company release, Fortis La Femme has been conceptualised keeping in mind contemporary women and the multiple roles they play. This facility is the second of its kind in […]

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Bengaluru’s Jayadeva hospital gets national quality tag and a pat from President Obama

A U.S. citizen, who received treatment for a nominal fee of Rs. 92 at the Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research (SJICR) in 2009, had written to U.S. President Barack Obama about the hospital’s low-cost healthcare model. President Obama then wrote to the hospital gushing over its good work. Now, the public heart […]

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Bengaluru to host Indian medical expo

In a bid to attract investment and discover business opportunities in the Indian pharmaceutical and medical devices industries, the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, in association with FICCI, will host the maiden Indian Pharma 2016 and the Indian Medical Expo 2016 in Bengaluru, during January 7-9, 2016. Aimed at a Make in India […]

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After crocodile, now anaconda scaring people on Bangalore streets

Just when a crocodile on Bengaluru streets was not enough to scare people and get their attention towards civic issues in the city, the Namma Bengaluru Foundation (NBF), a group working for the betterment of the city,  planted an anaconda into a pothole. The huge and scary anaconda can be seen slithering up a water-filled […]

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How Much Alcohol Is Too Much? A New Study Has Answers

Alcohol, at least in moderation, can help the heart, but too much can be toxic. The latest study tells you where to draw the line For decades, there’s been a steady line of literature welcomed by anyone who enjoys a regular drink or two: that moderate drinking can actually protect you from having a heart […]

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Bengaluru World 10K run saw quality, enthusiasm and sheer numbers

Over 25,000 people hit the streets on Sunday the 17th May, for TCS World 10K, soaking the city in their enthusiasm. The Sree Kanteerava Stadium, where the races began, saw a riot of colour. The event drew runners of various abilities and saw participation from a cross section of society. “I have been training quite […]

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City Couple Spin Yoga Wear to Cash in on Growing Global Fitness Fad

Yoga is considered the biggest export from India besides IT services. Yoga wear, however, comes from multinational sportswear labels. A Bengalurean couple is taking a shot at the growing international yoga wear market with a homespun label. Two years ago, Dave Banerjee and Malika Baruah, over a cup of tea on the terrace of their […]

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What 5 Days of Junk Food Does to Your Metabolism

There’s far more than weight gain to worry about It takes surprisingly few days of a mac-and-cheese-rich diet to do some really bad things to your metabolism. Just five days on a diet full of processed food was enough to alter a body’s healthy response to food, finds a small new study published in the […]

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Bengaluru bike ambulance service to start from 15th April

The much-awaited two-wheeler ambulances will hit the streets in the State from Wednesday, the 15th April, 2015. Health Minister U.T. Khader, who launched 30 first responder bike ambulances in the city on Tuesday, said his department was working at introducing air ambulances in the State by year end. Two companies have evinced interest in taking […]

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Dr.B.Ramana Rao – Runs World’s Largest Free Clinic Near City

Consulting physician and cardiologist Dr B Ramana Rao is the man behind the health maintenance of city’s chief ministers, bureaucrats and prominent celebrities. The late Maharaja Jayachamaraja Wadiyar, actor Amitabh Bachchan and the late Dr Rajkumar have been his patients. Given Dr Rao’s elite patient catalogue, one may assume that his weekends are spent on […]

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Mandatory Yoga Soon for Cops, Paramilitary

The lazy, pot-bellied policemen may soon become extinct as the Centre plans to make practising yoga compulsory for policemen, paramilitary personnel and defence staff across the country. Sripad Yesso Naik, minister of state with independent charge of AYUSH (ayurveda, yoga& naturopathy, unani , siddha and homoeopathy), said the government in January launched an ambitious exercise […]

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AB Ventures to start luxury hospital chain in India

Advet Bhambhani Ventures (ABV), a Dubai based healthcare service provider plans to set up luxury hospital chain in India. The group, which runs a network of medical centres, day surgery hospitals and a dedicated doctor-on-call service in West Asia, will set up all-suite hospitals in the metros and a few other cities. ABV runs its […]

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Bengaluru is buzzing with healthy food providers

The increased demand for health food among working professionals in the IT city has seen several service providers mushroom in Bengaluru Working professionals spend their days labouring behind their desks. With many hours spent in the office, very little time to exercise and several tempting snacking options, obesity is fast becoming an epidemic in the […]

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Biocon founder is India’s fourth-richest woman

When Bengaluru’s Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw decided to brew beer in the late 1970s, she met hostility from a male-dominated industry. So India’s first female brewmaster took her skills elsewhere — she started her own biotech company. “I leveraged fermentation science and fermentation technology to everything I am doing today,” she says. The business she founded, Biocon, is […]

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Three to five cups of coffee a day may prevent heart attacks, says study

People who drink three to five cups of coffee a day are less likely to develop clogged arteries that could lead to heart attacks, a study has found. An international team of researchers, led by the Kangbuk Samsung hospital in Seoul, South Korea, found that people who consume a moderate amount of coffee had the […]

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Bengaluru-based company inks deal to provide first air ambulance service in country

The first of its kind in India, it is expected to be operational by last quarter of 2015 City-headquartered Aviators India Limited (AIL), which is planning to start air ambulance services in the country, has signed an agreement with GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute (GVKEMRI), the provider of 108 ambulance services. As per the […]

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