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 ...

Health  /  Published 27.06.20

Reporting suicide is a complex matter

Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide has us all transfixed. He is possibly the most famous celebrity in India to have died by suicide. Any suicide is puzzling but this is more so. It is really incompr...
By J.R. Ram in Una

Calcutta  /  Published 27.06.20

Doctor fee, Covid-19 test and PPE rates capped

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Friday that private hospitals could not charge more than Rs 2,250 for a Covid-19 swab test and no patient could be charged more than Rs 1,000 a day for pers...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

World  /  Published 27.06.20

AstraZeneca vaccine ahead

AstraZeneca’s experimental Covid-19 vaccine is probably the world’s leading candidate and most advanced in terms of development, the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) chief scientist...
By Reuters in Geneva

Health  /  Published 25.02.19

Is neurofeedback the new workout for the brain?

To leap or not “Non-invasive”, “no side-effects” and “no drugs” - these are words patients love. Those who are long-time sufferers of depression or sleep disorders...
By Manashi Sengupta in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 25.12.18

Our pet problems

Many of us have pets — dogs, cats, birds or ornamental fish. Unfortunately, we are neither well-versed in the care of animals nor aware of the dangers they can pose to their human family. We need to...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

India  /  Published 25.11.19

Indian adolescents more active than their peers globally: WHO

Adolescents in India are comparatively more active than their peers globally, according to a WHO study, which says factors such as increased domestic chores among girls and the focus on sports like cr...
By PTI in

Health  /  Published 19.12.18

What not to do when you have acid reflux

We Indians are becoming inactive and fatter by the day. But, instead of all-round obesity, there is a propensity for the fat to settle around our middles. When we walk, the stomach leads from the fron...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 19.12.18

Organic food cuts cancer risk by 25 per cent

People who buy organic food are usually convinced it is better for their health, and they are willing to pay dearly for it. But until now, evidence of the benefits of eating organic has been lacking.N...
By Roni Caryn Rabin / New York Times News Service in

India  /  Published 20.11.19

E-cigarette ban notice to states

The Union home ministry has written to the states and Union Territories asking them to ensure enforcement of the prohibition on e-cigarettes.The ordinance empowers police officers of the rank of sub-i...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Science  /  Published 16.12.18

Malaria parasite in Indian monkeys

Scientists have for the first time detected the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum in India’s rhesus and bonnet monkeys and called for intensive surveillance to determine whether this has any im...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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