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Depression: Dealing with suicide

I’ve been having suicidal thoughts periodically over many years. I no longer go up to my terrace. I feel...

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Don’t panic: it’s not Covid

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Explore the science of pranayama

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Mind matters: Answers to your mental health queries

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Fun way to train muscles without visiting a gym

Now that stay-at-home restrictions are easing, those of us interested in strong, healthy muscles but wearied b...

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Health  /  Published 14.07.20

Covid-19 pandemic: Close encounter

The coronavirus can stay aloft for hours in tiny droplets in stagnant air, infecting people as they inhale, mounting scientific evidence suggests. This risk is highest in crowded indoor spaces with po...
By Apoorva Mandavilli in

Health  /  Published 14.07.20

Depression: Dealing with suicide

I’ve been having suicidal thoughts periodically over many years. I no longer go up to my terrace. I feel overwhelmed pretty much all the time and there’s a feeling of tiredness that won&rs...
By Minu Budhia in

Health  /  Published 07.07.20

Masks: when to change after getting home?

Q. I frequently develop fungal infections. My private parts itch and it is embarrassing. Check if you have diabetes. If so control it adequately. Wear only cotton innerwear and do not wear panties at...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 07.07.20

Fun way to train muscles without visiting a gym

Finally, bear in mind that to our muscles, weight is weight, Walker pointed out, whether it comes in the form of a barbell or a boulder — our biceps, glutes, quads and other muscles will strengt...
By Gretchen Reynolds in

Health  /  Published 07.07.20

Sunshine moment

In the past decade, studies have found that taking Vitamin D can lower the odds of developing respiratory infections, especially among people who have documented deficiencies. Now scientists are tryin...
By Anahad O’Connor in

Health  /  Published 07.07.20

Don’t panic: it’s not Covid

Doctors are seeing a steady stream of patients, mostly young men, arrive clutching their chests, convinced they are going to die of Covid-19, a heart attack or both. They have no risk factors, no life...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 04.07.20

Explore the science of pranayama

Over the years, researchers have found scientific evidence on the health effects of pranayama such as stress relief, cardiovascular and respiratory improvement and enhanced cognition. However, there a...
By Kaushik Talukdar in

Health  /  Published 04.07.20

Mind matters: Answers to your mental health queries

My daughter-in-law had her baby three months ago. She had an easy, normal delivery and is breastfeeding the baby. We also have a dedicated domestic help to help with the baby and the whole family pitc...
By Minu Budhia in

India  /  Published 03.07.20

ICMR aims to launch indigenous Covid vaccine by Aug 15

Aiming to launch an indigenous Covid-19 vaccine by August 15, the Indian Council of Medical Research has written to select medical institutions and hospitals to fast-track clinical trial approvals for...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.07.20

Health ministry revises home isolation guidelines

As a large number of people showing no symptoms being detected for Covid-19, the Union health ministry on Thursday revised the home isolation guidelines to include asymptomatic positive patients in th...
By PTI in New Delhi


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