Bitter truth

People with consistently high levels of blood sugar could get less benefit from exercise than those whose bloo...

Keep your balance

Balance is the ability to stand, sit, walk, run, change positions and bend forwards and backwards without fall...

Sleep reset

The pandemic has had a profound effect on our lives. One thing that has been deeply disturbed is sleep. The la...

Mind matters

How do I find a suitable career for myself? Should I run behind money or passion? Should I do what I love, whi...

A game for losers

The word “diet” conjures images of women counting calories, of slimming clubs and weight loss shak...

Allergic to milk?

Milk is the first food that infants ingest for sustenance. It contains a sugar called lactose which cannot be ...

India  /  Published 19.07.20

Covid spread may spike in monsoon, winter: IIT-AIIMS study

A study conducted jointly by researchers at IIT-Bhubaneswar and the AIIMS here has shown that the spread of Covid-19 may pick up pace during peak monsoon and winter with a fall in the mercury. The ra...
By PTI in Bhubaneswar

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

India  /  Published 29.06.20

Covid-19 warning to hospitals

The Karnataka government on Sunday warned private hospitals of legal action if they refused to treat Covid-19 patients, at a time there has been a spike in cases in the state, especially in capital Ba...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 29.06.20

Covid: single-day high, slowdown in states

India on Sunday recorded another highest-ever single-day rise of 19,906 new coronavirus cases amid signals from an epidemiological analysis that the growth in numbers of active patients has slowed dow...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Science  /  Published 28.06.20

Pradyot Kumar Sen Gupta: The birdman of Bengal

At a time when pollution levels have gone down in cities, albeit for all the wrong reasons, it is important to go back to the early 20th century when nature was more or less unspoilt, although big ind...
By Soumitra Das in

West Bengal  /  Published 28.06.20

Stricter rules to rein in virus

The administrations of Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and Malda districts have decided to draw up new regulations to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.In and around Siliguri, where over 250 Covid-19...
By TT Bureau in Siliguri

India  /  Published 28.06.20

Nod to drug for patients with moderate symptoms

India’s health ministry on Saturday approved for the treatment of Covid-19 an inexpensive steroid called dexamethasone, which a UK study has found to reduce the risk of death among patients with...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 28.06.20

500-plus cases for second day in Bengal

Bengal on Saturday reported 521 new Covid-19 cases, taking the total number of infections to 16,711 so far, but the state’s recovery rate of 64.56 per cent is still far ahead of the national rate of...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Food  /  Published 27.06.20

Fibre: The key to health

What you choose to eat has a profound effect on your overall health. Thus, many people argue that food is our best medicine.Latest research in the field of nutrigenomics shows that if we eat healthy f...
By Karan Kakkad in


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