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...

West Bengal  /  Published 13.12.19

Bengal’s dengue report to HC

The state government on Friday filed a report in the high court on the status of dengue in Bengal but did not specify the number of deaths or those affected by the disease.The report spoke of the mone...
By Our legal reporter in Calcutta

India  /  Published 12.12.19

Funds for Parsi health project

A decade-old effort to search for novel biological markers for specific diseases and cancers using blood samples from Parsi community members is expected to receive a boost through a financial grant f...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 12.12.19

Pill-at-will hurts, say doctors

The habit of several Calcuttans to buy over-the-counter medicines without consulting a doctor when they suffer from a digestive ailment causes the disease to aggravate, said doctors attending the annu...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.12.19

CMC hospitals for vector diseases

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation will build two hospitals to treat patients suffering from vector-borne diseases like dengue, mayor Firhad Hakim said.Hakim said on Tuesday the two hospitals would se...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.12.19

Dhanbad misses trauma care

Dhanbad district, which reportedly witnesses 200 fatal road mishaps every year, doesn’t have a trauma centre despite the Centre granting Rs 80 lakh for the purpose way back in 2016. According to a r...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Health  /  Published 01.01.19

Obesity? No, Syndrome X

Indians these days are becoming obese and developing lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. What is worse, some are embarking on this downward spiral at a young age. They can lay the bl...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 29.12.18

A balanced diet helps keep anaemia at bay

Do you feel sluggish and weak and struggle to get through the day? If the answer is yes, chances are that you might be suffering from anaemia, a condition in which your blood has a decreased haemoglob...
By Shikha Prakash in

Opinion  /  Published 02.12.19

A cancer patient's right to know

The bliss that is ignorance — reputedly — does not suit everybody. Two recent studies, one Indian and one Australian, on whether those suffering from cancer wish to know the details of their illne...
By The Editorial Board in

Health  /  Published 30.11.19

Minu Budhia answers your mental health queries

I’m a 20-year-old girl who has, due to a mental illness, become both mentally and physically weak. My mother neither understands me, nor comforts me. Every day, we have fights and she shouts at me, ...
By Minu Budhia in

Health  /  Published 25.12.18

Accepting Alzheimer’s, one lost memory at a time

With a slow moving disease like Alzheimer’s, there’s still time for doubt. Perhaps the diagnosis is wrong and the memory holes and struggle for words are just normal ageing. Deep in your psyche, t...
By New York Times News Service in


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