India  /  Published 21.09.18

Alcohol-use disorders double

India’s prevalence of alcohol-use disorders has doubled in men over a six-year period but per capita alcohol consumption among drinkers declined in men and women, according to a World Health Organis...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 06.07.19

Calcutta police start refusal probe

Lalbazar has started a probe into the alleged refusal by officers of at least two police stations to respond to a man’s call for help after an alleged incident of road rage early on Friday. Accordin...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

India  /  Published 24.03.20

Booze is tougher than coronavirus to fight in Kerala

Liquor, which earns the Kerala government hefty revenues, is proving to be an Achilles’ heel in the state’s fight against the coronavirus.While stringent measures have been put in place in Kerala ...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Health  /  Published 29.05.19

How much is too much?

Q I feel my husband drinks too much, but he feels it is “all under control”.Your husband is drinking too much if:He craves a drink and then finds excuses to have a fewHe is drinking more than he u...
By The Telegraph

Health  /  Published 06.04.19

Food: Our frenemy

As we step into another year of celebrating World Health Day, we can be proud of how we have been able to combat diseases such as malaria and polio. However, the issue of conquering lifestyle diseases...
By Shikha Prakash


India  /  Published 28.03.19

Sharaab? Then it’s OK to slur your speech

If a schoolboy had made the same error, a stern schoolmaster might well have handed him this punishment: “Recite ‘she sells seashells by the seashore’ 50 times after school.”Prime minister Nar...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Health  /  Published 27.03.19

To eat or not to eat

It is a common belief that the level of uric acid in the blood depends on the kind of vegetables and proteins we consume in our daily life. And higher levels of it lead to aches and pains. So when you...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

Health  /  Published 13.03.19

Depression decoded

Everyone — children, teenagers , adults and older people — is prone to negative thoughts and feelings of sadness. If these last consistently for two weeks or more, it is likely to be depression. C...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Books  /  Published 06.12.18

Humour steeped in tipple

A reader with an abstemious bent of mind must pick Mark Forsyth’s latest book with caution. A Short History of Drunkenness is, by all means, a book of excesses. As a serious academic discipline, his...
By Sumit Chakrabarti

Health  /  Published 02.11.19

Rescuing your liver

Fatty liver, as the name suggests, is a condition of the second-largest organ in the body. The liver processes nutrients from food and drinks and filters harmful substances from the blood. Too much fa...
By Shikha Prakash


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