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Cycling is the new gymming!

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The C-trap: India’s breast cancer research

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Natural remedies for allergy

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Health  /  Published 15.05.19

Should you eat eggs?

Once more, Humpty Dumpty took a great fall last month when a new study linked egg consumption to cardiovascular disease. What follows may — or may not — put Humpty back together again, especially ...
By Jane E. Brody/ NYTNS in

World  /  Published 04.03.20

Riyadh suspends Umrah pilgrimage

Saudi Arabia suspended Umrah pilgrimages to the two holy cities of Mecca and Medina for Saudi citizens and the kingdom’s other residents due to coronavirus concerns, state news agency SPA reported o...
By Reuters in Dubai

Business  /  Published 03.03.20

Cover for coronavirus

Health insurance will be available to coronovirus patients provided they do not have the disease at the time of the purchase of a policy, industry representatives said. “As of now it is not part of ...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 03.09.19

Knees: Problems and solutions

From the time we start to walk, we balance our body weight on two legs. The bones that make up the knee joint — femur, tibia, fibula and patella — together bear the brunt of this. Together, they ...
By Dr. Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 03.09.19

How to take care of your elderly parents

With growing life expectancy across the world, people are living into their 70s and well beyond. According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Health and Aging Report, the number of peop...
By Chandana Chandra in

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.05.20

Lab technicians protest at RIMS

Around 50 laboratory technicians of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), who perform a crucial role in pathological examinations in the fight against Covid-19, remained off duty and staged a...
By Raj Kumar in Ranchi

Calcutta  /  Published 01.05.20

What to do when a patient tests positive for Covid-19

Panic sets in at healthcare facilities every time a patient admitted for some other disease tests positive for Covid-19.The Union health ministry’s guidelines on what to do are clear, though.The gui...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 20.10.18

Guard against hay fever as the season changes

Has a runny or stuffed nose with watery eyes become your identity? Do you often have itchiness in your eyes, nose and mouth? If so, you might be suffering from allergic rhinitis (AR). With the change ...
By Shikha Prakash in

India  /  Published 28.04.20

Caution on plasma therapy

Convalescent plasma therapy for Covid-19 is an unproven and experimental treatment and should be used only as part of research, the Union health ministry said amid signs of enthusiasm for the therapy ...
By TT Bureau in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 28.04.20

Covid-19 claims Barpeta son

A 55-year-old sub-inspector of CRPF’s 31 Battalion, hailing from Assam’s Barpeta district and posted at the CRPF’s Mayur Vihar camp, died of Covid-19 at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi.Accordin...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati


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