Go slow up the age bar

Chronological age is one number. Functional age, on the other hand, is the sum of your physiological, psycholo...

Weight on my mind

I want to lose weight drastically in 2022. However, there are so many diets, like keto, Mediterranean and inte...

Problem pills

High blood pressure remains a leading cause of death and disability. There are many reasons for the high rate ...

Healthy New Year

What time of day do you feel your best? For some people, we may feel most energetic during the first few hours...

When the bug hits the gut

In India, around 10 million suspected cases of food poisoning happen every year. All age groups are affected &...

Up all night?

Sleep — both its quantity and its quality — is one of the most frequently discussed health topics....

Health  /  Published 06.11.19

Side effects of steroids

In this age of instant gratification, patients too want instant answers. Not only do they want to know the why, where and how of their diseases, they also want immediate cures, even for chronic proble...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Health  /  Published 05.11.19

Stealth attack

When my Aunt Gert had a heart attack in her mid-70s, the examining doctor told her it was not her first. Tests done to assess the damage to her heart revealed a section of dead muscle from a previous ...
By Jane E. Brody/ NYTNS

Health  /  Published 07.12.18

India foul air toll outstrips tobacco’s: Study

The analysis shows that lower respiratory tract infections, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and ischaemic heart disease — in that order — account for the largest proportions of years lost fr...
By G.S. Mudur

Opinion  /  Published 04.11.19

What I learned when I stabbed myself 52 times

Of all the aphorisms ever inscribed on greeting cards and stitched onto throw pillows, the most frustrating is that ubiquitous snippet of the Serenity Prayer.“God, grant me the serenity to accept th...
By New York Times News Service / Frank Bruni

Health  /  Published 02.11.19

Our secret emotions

Sudip, a 17-year-old, could not understand what the fuss was about. “I only drew a picture, so I cannot understand all the ballyhoo.” But that was vintage Sudip, whom I had known for a few years. ...
By Dr Jai Ranjan Ram

Health  /  Published 29.10.19

Exercise may boost mood for women with depression

For women with serious depression, a single session of exercise can change the body and mind in ways that might help combat depression, according to a new study. Interestingly, though, the beneficial ...
By Gretchen Reynolds / NYTNS

Health  /  Published 26.11.18

On paper, twin weights off school kids’ back

A statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine in 2016, had said that children aged three to five should sleep 10 to 13 hours every day. T...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 11.06.20

Baffling: Proof of silent spread, but no C-word

India’s department of health research on Thursday validated longstanding speculation that the new coronavirus was spreading silently from person to person in the country without anyone knowing it bu...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.06.20

Women's Covid shield missing

The biological advantage that women have over men in surviving coronavirus infections observed in multiple countries appears missing in India, researchers have said in the country’s first study of a...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 06.06.20

Lungs need daily care and attention

We all know that so far there is no presence of a magic pill or potion to treat or cure Covid-19. However, we do know that a strong immune system may bail us out but at the same time, we cannot afford...
By Hena Nafis


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