Counter Attack

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Moods: good, bad and monthly

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If giddiness persists, consult a doctor

Giddiness, dizziness, feeling light-headed or faint, seeing the room swim — all these are symptoms that ...

Smartphones can affect your health

A few years ago, my best friend texted me to confess that she was worried about her texting. Her hands and fin...

How to identify Premenstrual syndrome

From a young age, Sunita had emotional discomfort during her periods. It used to last 3-5 days, sometimes acco...

How to tackle joint pain

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Health  /  Published 16.12.19

Tool for patients with dementia

Neurologists in Europe have proposed a computational tool to predict the survival probability of a person with dementia over three years that they say would help patients and their relatives “discus...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 08.01.19

High lipids? Change diet

q My lipids (cholesterol / triglycerides) are elevated. I have been started on statin. Why can’t I just adjust my diet? You can try adjusting your diet. Eat 1,500 to 2,000 calories per day. Reduce y...
By Dr Gita Mathai

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

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

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


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