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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...
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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...

Cough-iquette

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...

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North East  /  Published 27.05.20

Five more test positive in Nagaland

With the detection of five more positive cases on Wednesday, the number of Covid-19 infected persons in Nagaland has shot up to nine.Health and family welfare minister S. Pangnyu Phom said this in his...
By Bhadra Gogoi in Dimapur

Health  /  Published 07.10.19

Suspected carcinogen in Ranitidine

The latest findings are now in from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the presence of a suspected cancer causing carcinogen in the popular antacid drug Zantac and its generic counterparts ...
By in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 19.05.20

Second wave spike hits Assam, count rises

Dispur’s “worry” over the “second wave” appears to have turned into a reality with Assam recording the biggest jump in Covid cases in a single day. With 39 positive cases reported so far in ...
By Pranjal Baruah in Guwahati

World  /  Published 05.06.20

Genes may leave some people more vulnerable

Why do some people infected with the coronavirus suffer only mild symptoms, while others become deathly ill?Geneticists have been scouring our DNA for clues. Now, a study by European scientists is the...
By Carl Zimmer in New York

Calcutta  /  Published 04.06.20

Doctors set terms for return

A section of doctors in Calcutta is demanding OT-like sanitisation, very select patients and higher fees, among other things, for returning to clinics and hospitals.Doctors in many private hospitals a...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

India  /  Published 02.06.20

Delhi braces for a surge in Covid cases

Delhi is preparing for the worst as the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases and deaths increase in the city.The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) is asking all district magistrates to identify...
By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 02.06.20

How to stay motivated

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By Jane E. Brody in

North East  /  Published 26.05.20

Monitoring of home quarantined in Kamrup

Assam police, in collaboration with Pratishruti Cancer and Palliative Trust of Dibrugarh, has started remote monitoring of people in home quarantine in Kamrup (metro).The primary objective is to ensur...
By Avik Chakraborty in Dibrugarh

North East  /  Published 24.05.20

Can treat 5000 Covid-19 patients: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Dispur on Sunday evening said there has been a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in the state over the past week but ruled out community transmission because 90 per cent of the patients were from the quara...
By Our Special Correspondent in Guwahati

Health  /  Published 13.11.18

Over a hundred viruses can cause the common cold

The weather has changed. A chill wind has started blowing and with it has arrived the “cold and flu” season. This is the time when many people begin to sniffle, have leaky noses and develop a coug...
By Dr Gita Mathai in


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