Neelambaran A

Neelambaran A is the health reporter and health fact checker at Newsmeter. He worked as a reporter with Newsclick for 5 years from 2019 covering a wide range of issues from Tamil Nadu and Kerala, after serving as a faculty in Electronics and Communication Engineering at engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu for 13 years. He has translated articles from English to Tamil for People's Archive for Rural India.

Neelambaran A

Telangana dengue fever, dengue symptoms, tips for dengue fever
Telangana records 1,054 dengue cases in 2024; Adults, pregnant women more at risk

Dengue is more prevalent in 20-60 years age group as they travel more than the other age groups and expose themselves to mosquito bites

By Neelambaran A  Published on 12 July 2024 2:23 AM GMT


A silent killer:  57% adult women, 42% adult men physically unfit in India, reveals Lancet
A silent killer: 57% adult women, 42% adult men physically unfit in India, reveals Lancet

The primary reasons for obesity include physical inactivity, abnormal food habits, an increase in desk jobs, and higher screen time

By Neelambaran A  Published on 10 July 2024 2:25 AM GMT


Pregnant women need not panic about Zika virus infection; experts urge preventive measures
Pregnant women need not panic about Zika virus infection; experts urge preventive measures

Eight cases have been diagnosed in Pune, Maharashtra of which two are pregnant women, doctors urge preventive measures

By Neelambaran A  Published on 5 July 2024 2:52 AM GMT


Fact Check: Claim of buttermilk with spice mixture healing ulcers in one week is misleading
Fact Check: Claim of buttermilk with spice mixture healing ulcers in one week is misleading

Buttermilk is a coolant with pH value and hence acts as a coating in the stomach line bringing only a temporary relief

By Neelambaran A  Published on 4 July 2024 9:57 AM GMT


Hyderabad: Waking up to rising dengue cases, GHMC rolls out preventive measures; experts cautious
Hyderabad: Waking up to rising dengue cases, GHMC rolls out preventive measures; experts cautious

The action plan directs each entomology worker to visit 3 colonies in 6 days.

By Neelambaran A  Published on 4 July 2024 2:09 AM GMT


Zika case in Pune increase to 5; lack of diagnostic tests hindering detection, say experts
Zika case in Pune increase to 5; lack of diagnostic tests hindering detection, say experts

Like dengue, chikungunya and malaria, Zika is another mosquito-borne virus.

By Neelambaran A  Published on 1 July 2024 12:33 PM GMT


Doctor’s Day: Medical professionals under strain from work stress, fund shortages
Doctor’s Day: Medical professionals under strain from work stress, fund shortages

July 1 is the birth and death anniversary of one of the country's famous physicians, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy.

By Neelambaran A  Published on 1 July 2024 1:00 AM GMT


Indias killing heatwave: 143 people die of heat stroke; pregnant women, elderly, children worst hit
India's killing heatwave: 143 people die of heat stroke; pregnant women, elderly, children worst hit

The summer of 2024 is considered to be the worst in the last 100 years, with the maximum temperature soaring above 50 degree Celsius in Delhi, with...

By Neelambaran A  Published on 29 Jun 2024 4:52 AM GMT


Fact Check: Diabetes diabetes-controlling ability of moringa seeds needs conclusive scientific proof
Fact Check: Diabetes diabetes-controlling ability of moringa seeds needs conclusive scientific proof

A video in instagram has claimed that eating morniga seeds can help control diabetes, in the absence of large scale scientific proof.

By Neelambaran A  Published on 27 Jun 2024 5:21 AM GMT


Monsoon fallout: Telangana reports 882 dengue cases; Andhra too witnessing spike
Monsoon fallout: Telangana reports 882 dengue cases; Andhra too witnessing spike

Dengue, a mosquito-borne viral infection, is a recurring epidemic in India, between July and October every year

By Neelambaran A  Published on 26 Jun 2024 4:45 AM GMT


Public Health Alert: Doctors warn against rise in ‘falsified medicines’ and self-medication
Public Health Alert: Doctors warn against rise in ‘falsified medicines’ and self-medication

The falsified medicines may contain dangerous ingredients, zero ingredients or too much or too little ingredients, making them a threat to public...

By Neelambaran A  Published on 25 Jun 2024 2:09 AM GMT


Fact Check: Claims of daily garlic consumption reducing cholesterol, blood pressure are false
Fact Check: Claims of daily garlic consumption reducing cholesterol, blood pressure are false

In the absence of any large-scale studies on the role of garlic in improving immunity, reducing cholesterol and BP levels and detoxifying heavy...

By Neelambaran A  Published on 24 Jun 2024 5:02 AM GMT


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