One for the heart

For nearly 45 years, medical experts have relied on well-known cardiovascular risk factors to determine how pa...

’Tis The Season

After nearly two years of pandemic living, we are all ready to spend more time with friends and family. And mo...

Raw deal for the unborn

I am four months pregnant. Can I eat sushi? Raw, undercooked fish can be contaminated with bacteria and paras...

Right workout doesn’t kill

Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar suffered a fatal cardiac arrest as he was training in a gym a few weeks ago. Hi...

Who’s next?

For the third time Neena had to take leave for her brother’s Covid-19 vaccination. All three local vacci...

When sugar turns sour

November 14 was World Diabetes Day. On that day, we tried to remember the 63 million adults diagnosed with dia...

Jharkhand  /  Published 09.04.20

Sweepers demand safety kits

Over 300 contract sweepers of Bokaro General Hospital on Thursday expressed concern over their safety after a 75-year-old man died of Covid-19 at the hospital, becoming the state’s first victim of t...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

North East  /  Published 09.04.20

Four buildings for quarantine

The Kamrup (metro) district administration on Thursday requisitioned four buildings, including a hotel and three community units, for being upgraded as quarantine shelters for health officials in Guwa...
By Mohsin Khaiyam in Guwahati

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.04.20

Doctors to CM: Extend lockdown

Extending the lockdown is the only way to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus in Jharkhand where four persons have tested positive so far, the medical fraternity told chief minister Hemant Soren ...
By Vijay Deo Jha in Ranchi

North East  /  Published 08.04.20

Voice of the people combats coronavirus fear

Radio Brahmaputra, a community radio, is working hard to assist people during the lockdown period and check the spread of coronavirus in Assam’s tea gardens and riverine villages by generating aware...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 08.04.20

Policemen bring medicines to doorstep of patients

For Chinton Baruah of Sonari in Upper Assam’s Charaideo district, lockdown days are tough like any other in the neighbourhood. He needed medicines for his ailing father and it was not available in h...
By Abdul Gani in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 08.04.20

At 95, a feisty pension-donor and mask-maker

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others — Audrey HepburnA 95-year-old woman from Mizoram has donated a month’s pension ...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

Health  /  Published 08.04.20

The how and why of infection and immunisation

The present coronavirus pandemic has some mood-elevating statistics. Not every infected person shows symptoms and dies — 25 per cent have no symptoms at all, 80 per cent recover completely without ...
By Dr. Gita Mathai

Calcutta  /  Published 07.04.20

Fever clinics with queue management

Fever clinics will be set up at government hospitals, where patients turning up with Covid-19 symptoms will be identified even before they get to meet a doctor and made to stand in a separate queue....
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

India  /  Published 07.04.20

Test mild respiratory symptoms: Doctors

Patients with mild and moderate respiratory symptoms who are currently not screened for the novel coronavirus infection under the existing testing criteria could spread the virus, public health expert...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 07.04.20

Roster for doctor re-deployment

The state health department is preparing a list of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals across government-run hospitals who can be deployed in the health-care units reserved for Covid-19 pa...
By Sanjay Mandal and Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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