Bitter truth

People with consistently high levels of blood sugar could get less benefit from exercise than those whose bloo...

Keep your balance

Balance is the ability to stand, sit, walk, run, change positions and bend forwards and backwards without fall...

Sleep reset

The pandemic has had a profound effect on our lives. One thing that has been deeply disturbed is sleep. The la...

Mind matters

How do I find a suitable career for myself? Should I run behind money or passion? Should I do what I love, whi...

A game for losers

The word “diet” conjures images of women counting calories, of slimming clubs and weight loss shak...

Allergic to milk?

Milk is the first food that infants ingest for sustenance. It contains a sugar called lactose which cannot be ...

Jharkhand  /  Published 19.05.20

Kidney care at RIMS on track

The long-awaited nephrology department of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) is likely to get operational within 15-20 days.Nephrologist Dr Pragya Ghosh Pant, who joined the institute on Mo...
By Raj Kumar in Ranchi

Health  /  Published 19.05.20

Get kids to move more

When we asked readers recently what they wanted to know about the coronavirus and exercise, many parents responded with variations of the question how do I get my kids to move more and stop sitting al...
By Gretchen Reynolds in

Health  /  Published 19.05.20

Delay, don’t deny

Faith and fasting have a curious connection. Be it Karwa Chauth, Mahashivratri or Paryushan, Ramzan or Lent, fasting is a constant. Of course, there exist variants. There is intermittent fasting when ...
By Manasi Shah in

India  /  Published 02.10.19

Health glass half full (or empty)

Inactive hospitals and fewer patients’ admissions than expected have vexed a nationwide health scheme launched by the Centre a year ago to provide free hospital treatment to poor and vulnerable fami...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 18.02.20

Should you opt for surgery?

The patient, a man in his 70s, had abdominal pain serious enough to send him to a hospital. Doctors there found the culprit: a gallstone had inflamed his pancreas.Dr Daniel Hall, a surgeon who met wit...
By Paula Span/NYTNS in

Health  /  Published 10.04.19

Insulin: Why and how

Indians have a propensity to develop diabetes. Once they hit 40, seven per cent become diabetic. Then there are those poised on the threshold — the prediabetics, those with gestational diabetes and ...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 09.04.19

Caution against annual mammograms

Annual mammography screening in average-risk women may result in more harm than screening every other year, the American College of Physicians said on Monday, echoing concerns expressed by sections of...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 13.02.20

Firms fear coronavirus hit

A prolonged shutdown of Chinese factories on account of the coronavirus could hit Indian industry as 28 per cent of India’s imports are dependent on supplies from Beijing.Some of the major affected ...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 13.02.20

Lifting weights are good for your heart

How much muscle you have now could indicate how healthy your heart will be later, according to an interesting new study of muscle mass and cardiovascular disease. The study finds that, for men at leas...
By NYTNS in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 12.02.20

Emergency heart care on doorstep

Two paramedics on a motorbike zipped through morning traffic in New Delhi on January 31 and gave an injection to a 52-year-old man experiencing a heart attack, the country’s first instance of life-s...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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