Survivors’ tale

This ought to be a week of celebrations, yet it has brought nothing but apprehension to the medical community....

Egg-citing advice

Dietary advice on egg consumption varies from year to year. Eggs were once hailed as an excellent source of es...

Knee is the key

Shaking a leg at soccer after ages? Stay alert! Start easy! Knee injuries are likely when we engage in high-i...


Children’s nursery rhymes have always sounded vaguely sinister. There’s a good reason why horror f...

A fall is dangerous

Q. I am 84 years old. I sleep poorly. When I get up in the night to pass urine, which is at least once, I feel...

Separating fitness myths and facts

Although the pandemic has kept everyone indoors, fitness pro Ranadeep Moitra took his knowledge and skills onl...

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.04.20

Doctors to CM: Extend lockdown

Extending the lockdown is the only way to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus in Jharkhand where four persons have tested positive so far, the medical fraternity told chief minister Hemant Soren ...
By Vijay Deo Jha in Ranchi

North East  /  Published 08.04.20

Voice of the people combats coronavirus fear

Radio Brahmaputra, a community radio, is working hard to assist people during the lockdown period and check the spread of coronavirus in Assam’s tea gardens and riverine villages by generating aware...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 08.04.20

Policemen bring medicines to doorstep of patients

For Chinton Baruah of Sonari in Upper Assam’s Charaideo district, lockdown days are tough like any other in the neighbourhood. He needed medicines for his ailing father and it was not available in h...
By Abdul Gani in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 08.04.20

At 95, a feisty pension-donor and mask-maker

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others — Audrey HepburnA 95-year-old woman from Mizoram has donated a month’s pension ...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

Health  /  Published 08.04.20

The how and why of infection and immunisation

The present coronavirus pandemic has some mood-elevating statistics. Not every infected person shows symptoms and dies — 25 per cent have no symptoms at all, 80 per cent recover completely without ...
By Dr. Gita Mathai in

Calcutta  /  Published 07.04.20

Fever clinics with queue management

Fever clinics will be set up at government hospitals, where patients turning up with Covid-19 symptoms will be identified even before they get to meet a doctor and made to stand in a separate queue....
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

India  /  Published 07.04.20

Test mild respiratory symptoms: Doctors

Patients with mild and moderate respiratory symptoms who are currently not screened for the novel coronavirus infection under the existing testing criteria could spread the virus, public health expert...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 07.04.20

Roster for doctor re-deployment

The state health department is preparing a list of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals across government-run hospitals who can be deployed in the health-care units reserved for Covid-19 pa...
By Sanjay Mandal and Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

India  /  Published 07.04.20

Just grin and bear-hug it, Sir

Thank you for the hugs, Uncle Sam has made an offer that Narendra Modi could not refuse.“If he doesn’t allow it to come out, that would be okay but, of course, there may be retaliation. Why wouldn...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 18.07.19

Before the next dentist visit, read this

An international team of dental researchers on Thursday urged radical reforms in dentistry practices, flagging the lack of adequate evidence for some routinely prescribed treatment protocols and calli...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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