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Blood Pressure
Health  /  Published 23.02.22

You don’t need to join a gym to be healthy

I cannot afford gym fees. Also, the gym is far from my house. I want to make a habit of exercising regularly. It is not essential to join a gym to be healthy, though the companionship and motivation ...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Health  /  Published 12.01.22

Problem Pills: Common medications can raise your blood pressure

Things that might interfere with treatment for hypertension • Antidepressants • Oral steroids such as cortisone • Substances like nicotine, alcohol and cocaine • Herbal supplem...
By Jane E. Brody

Health  /  Published 08.12.21

Pulse of the pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a silent, asymptomatic killer that creeps up unknown to people. It is often discovered by accident during a routine medical check-up. The first signs may be de...
By Dr Gita Mathai

India  /  Published 26.08.21

WHO revises BP guidelines

“The upper number (130) alone may be used for the treatment decision,” Reddy said. For other individuals without such underlying risk factors, the new guidelines recommend treatment for co...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 10.06.21

Kamtapur leader Atul Roy dies at 62

Atul Roy, the vice-chairman of Kamtapur Bhasha Academy and the president of the Kamtapur Progressive Party (KPP), died at a private nursing home in Matigara, on the outskirts of Siliguri, on Wednesday...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

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Entertainment  /  Published 25.12.20

Rajinikanth admitted to hospital

Superstar-turned-politician  Rajinikanth was on Friday admitted to Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad as he was suffering from severe blood pressure fluctuations, the hospital said in a statement. He...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Hyderabad

Calcutta  /  Published 18.12.20

Forum holds health camps

The New Town Residents’ Welfare Forum has started a Sunday camp to be held over the next two months to bring doctors and pathology labs closer to residents across the township. The first camp to...
By A Staff Reporter in New Town

Health  /  Published 24.11.20

Period pain? Get an ultrasound done

I am worried I might get the flu. Since it has the same symptoms as Covid-19, I am really scared. Flu is very contagious, especially during the rainy, cold season when people tend to huddle together....
By Dr Gita Mathai

India  /  Published 15.11.20

Polypill ‘reduces’ stroke risk by 30%

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By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 10.11.20

The why and how of blood pressure

As long as Indians lived a non-industrialised life —  sleeping early and working hard physically — they had normal blood pressure well into their seventies. Now, with a sedentary, ind...
By Dr Gita Mathai


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