Karnataka

eClinicalWorks expands in Asia with USD 30 million investment

eClinicalWorks expands in Asia with USD 30 million investmentBangalore, Dec 10 - eClinicalWorks, a leader in healthcare IT solutions originating from the United States, headquartered at Westborough, announces a USD 30 million investment to further digital healthcare in Asia, specifically India and additional countries in the region, which will develop talent and cloud-based technology infrastructure in this region.

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Bengaluru: Police create green corridor to successfully transport live heart

Bengaluru: Police create green corridor to successfully transport live heartBengaluru, July 23 - Police created a 23-kilometre-long green corridor and successfully transported a live heart from the Sagar Hospital at Banneraghatta Road to Narayana Hrudayalaya at Hosuru Road in Bengaluru in less than 20 minutes.

During the entire journey, the ambulance had a team of eight technicians and doctors, apart from the driver.

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Two HIV-infected teenagers to compete in International Children's Games

Two HIV-infected teenagers to compete in International Children's GamesBengaluru (Karnataka), June 23 - Two HIV-positive teenagers hailing from Bengaluru will participate in the International Children's Games 2015 to be held between June 24 and 29 at Alkmaar in the Netherlands.

Around 1,500 athletes between the ages of 12 and 15, from about 80 cities worldwide, will compete in athletics, golf, football, tennis, swimming, gymnastics, judo, beach volleyball and volleyball events.

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Indian scientists spot rare plant with potential anti-cancer properties

Indian scientists spot rare plant with potential anti-cancer propertiesBengaluru, May 14 - - A team of plant geneticists have discovered a rare plant in the Western Ghats, which could open up possibilities of treatment of cancer.

The plant with botanical name Miquelia dentate Bedd (Family: Icaciaceae) is a small climbing shrub producing anti-cancer alkaloid - Camptothecine (CPT).It occurs sparsely in Madikery Forests in Kodagu in Karnataka.

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Bone marrow can cure blood disorders

Bone marrow can cure blood disordersBangalore, April 23 - A leading specialty hospital has demonstrated that bone marrow stem cells can cure blood disorders like leukemia, thalassemia and aplastic anemia, a bone marrow failure.

"Bone marrow transplant has emerged as an effective cure for cancerous and genetic blood diseases through transfusion of its stem cells from a healthy donor to an affected patient," Narayana Health City consultant hematologist Sharat Damodar told reporters here Tuesday.

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Asha Kirana - a ray of hope for AIDS victims

Asha Kirana - a ray of hope for AIDS victimsMysore, Nov 30 : Better healthcare and increased awareness have helped control the spread of HIV/AIDS, once feared as an epidemic, according to doctors attending to AIDS victims at the Asha Kirana Hospital here, Karnataka's only specialised hospital for treating the disease that has 6,400 registered cases from the state at present.

The vulnerability of rural masses, however, remains high.

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Titan Eye offers online vision test

Titan Eye offers online vision testBangalore, Oct 11 - Optical major Titan Eye Plus of Titan Industries Ltd Thursday unveiled a free online test facility on its website (www. titaneyeplus. com) to check if users need vision correction.

"As a convenient tool, the user-friendly Vision Check establishes the need for vision correction through a screening test. This innovative offering is customer centric," Titan managing director Bhaskar Bhat told reporters at a preview of the test facility.

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Urban Indians face greater heart disease risk

Urban Indians face greater heart disease riskBangalore, Sep 23 - A sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise and poor eating habits are making millions of urban Indians face a high risk of heart disease, a study by a Mumbai-based consumer products major has revealed.

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First vaccine against kala azar ready for trial

First vaccine against kala azar ready for trialBangalore, Feb 22 - The first ever vaccine to prevent kala azar, or visceral leishmaniasis (VL), the world's second largest parasitic killer after malaria, is entering dual clinical trials in the US and India.

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Sexual minorities fight AIDS with peer group's help

Sexual minorities fight AIDS with peer group's helpBelgaum (Karnataka), Nov 30 - In a dark room in Belgaum district, they sit together looking comfortable. They are in an office and are not even distantly related. But, as is often true of sexual minorities, the homosexuals and transgenders assembled here are as closely knit as biological families.

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