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Weight on my mind

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Problem pills

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Healthy New Year

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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....

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

India  /  Published 07.04.20

Just grin and bear-hug it, Sir

Thank you for the hugs, Uncle Sam has made an offer that Narendra Modi could not refuse.“If he doesn’t allow it to come out, that would be okay but, of course, there may be retaliation. Why wouldn...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 18.07.19

Before the next dentist visit, read this

An international team of dental researchers on Thursday urged radical reforms in dentistry practices, flagging the lack of adequate evidence for some routinely prescribed treatment protocols and calli...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 07.04.20

Lawyers mull funds for needy advocates

The prevailing lockdown across the country has taken a toll on junior advocates of Gauhati High Court, prompting the Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim to propose a ...
By Hiranya Barman in Guwahati

Jharkhand  /  Published 07.04.20

Ranchi's Hindpiri under Section 144

The district administration has clamped prohibitory orders under Section 144 and sealed off totally the Hindpiri locality here, where two confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus have been found.Heavy...
By Vijay Deo Jha in Ranchi


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