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Jugaadathon – Improving Healthcare for the Urban Poor

Healthcare hackathon "arun shanbhag" Manipal MU

We just concluded this fabulous event. Thank you to all the attendees for making this a memorable event.

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Fighting Cervical Cancer with Vinegar

In developed countries, pap smears are used to detect cervical cancers, but these tests are not available for poor women in developing countries. Brushing the cervix with household vinegar turns cancerous and precancerous lesions pale white within a few minutes. The lesions can then be immediately frozen using metal rod cooled by a tank of […]

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Embrace Infant Incubators

A global partnership for children, including the WHO and UNICEF, report that annually, 4 million babies die within the first 30 days of birth. Why are 4 million babies dying? Concise 2 and 1/2 page article. The common causes are infection, birth asphyxia and premature (including low birth weight) births. Premature and low-weight babies are […]

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Face of Swine Flu in Mumbai

No, he was not trying to hijack the BEST bus in Mumbai; he was terrified about the nasty virus causing swine flu! But that makeshift mask in a crowded bus surely got me panicky. Should I be around Mumbai using public transportation, where the buses and trains are stuffed tighter than, … than, … mumbaikars […]

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Reading: Wide Angle Lens

A few interesting things. Lets start with wine! An eco-smart alternative to the wine bottle. Slideshow: “Making French Rabbit’s New Eco-Smart Wine Bottle,” Fast Company. Seeing this feature in Fast Company, I tried French Rabbit’s Cabernet Sauvignon. Fantastic and it goes superbly well with my grilled salmon. Importantly, a tetra pack has 1 L wine […]