Cycling is the new gymming!

While some have been cycling to keep fit, others have been doing so to commute while avoiding public transport...

Take it to heart

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death on this planet and claims 17.9 million lives eac...

Cope with hope

It was a rude shock. May be it shouldn’t have been, but it was. Even after all the precautions, safety m...

The C-trap: India’s breast cancer research

In times such as these it seems sacrilegious to write about any disease that is not Covid-19. There is a gener...

Natural remedies for allergy

Q. My 5-year-old son suffers constantly from allergies. He itches all over, sneezes and wheezes. He is on anti...

Screen eye-rony

The pandemic has obviously changed the way we live. We are spending our lives in the virtual world — wor...

Health  /  Published 17.01.20

Ward off infections more efficiently

The temperature is still good for picnics and parties but one can’t disregard that the combination of chilly winds and low temperatures may lead to croaky throat, runny nose and fever. This being th...
By Hena Nafis in

Health  /  Published 20.02.19

'It is now cool to stay fit': Rujuta Diwekar

Rujuta Diwekar is a nutritionist with a difference. No fancy fads interest her and she champions local produce and eating a full meal without counting calories. The lady behind Kareena Kapoor Khan’s...
By Shrestha Saha in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 20.02.19

Fat free

Would you like to turn your body into a fat-burning machine? Then even if you did put on a little weight, it would melt right off you. And no, you don’t have to follow any extreme diet or exercise r...
By Sujata Mukherjee in

West Bengal  /  Published 19.02.19

Surgeon’s tips to boost transplant

Relatives of brain dead patients should be counselled on cadaver organ donation by trained professionals appointed by the government, a transplant surgeon from Chicago said.John J. Fung, chief transpl...
By Rith Basu in Calcutta

India  /  Published 18.02.19

4.6 lakh children ‘inhalant addicts’

An estimated 4.6 lakh children are addicted to inhalant drugs and need help, the first nationwide survey commissioned by the Union government on the extent of substance abuse has found.The study — M...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 15.02.19

Diet drinks linked to stroke

Post-menopausal women who drink two or more diet beverages containing artificial sweetners a day appear to be at higher risk of strokes and heart disease compared with women who have less than one dri...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 11.01.20

A more idle year

New year resolutions are made knowing they would be forgotten by the first fortnight of January. This time though I am pretty serious. I have resolved to become lazier and am planning to do more of ...
By Jai Ranjan Ram in

Health  /  Published 13.02.19

Can’t digest milk?

There is a genetic difference between Europeans, Hispanics and Asians. Unlike Europeans, the other races may not be able to tolerate milk as they grow older. About 20 per cent Indians are lactose into...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 09.01.20

Not so fast: Do diet fads work?

By Smita Tripathi in

Health  /  Published 06.02.19

Don’t trust Dr Google

When faced with an actual or potential diagnosis of cancer, most people are inclined to consult Dr Google, often before they see a real live medical expert. Unfortunately, Dr Google doesn’t always k...
By Jane E. Brody in


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