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Health  /  Published 24.11.20

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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....
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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 in

Health  /  Published 28.10.20

Blood pressure: New normal

So you think your blood pressure is normal? Think again. The latest iteration of an “ideal” blood pressure — a level of 120 millimetres of mercury for systolic pressure, the top numb...
By Jane E. Brody in

Technology  /  Published 05.07.20

Keep your blood pressure in check

Gadget: Dr Trust automatic BP monitor Tech specs: An advanced fuzzy algorithm, a new pumping technology to prevent over pumping and making measurement a comfortable process   Price: Rs 1,800 ...
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Opinion  /  Published 27.01.19

Love conquers all — or at least icy water

Sometimes research results are truly unnerving. A recent study, undertaken by researchers from the University of Arizona, published in the journal with the intimidating name of Psychophysiology, has c...
By The Editorial Board in

Health  /  Published 20.11.18

How to really read your heart rate

Perching nervously on the edge of my sofa, I clutch my smartphone in my left hand and press my right forefinger over the camera. The device begins beeping, while numbers flash on the screen. I know no...
By Rosa Silverman / The Daily Telegraph in

Health  /  Published 19.12.18

Keep away BP, diabetes the Yanomami way

The reason blood pressure tends to rise with age may be a Western diet and lifestyle, concludes a study of remote tribal communities that has been recently published in the journal, JAMA Cardiology.Hi...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Health  /  Published 11.03.20

Similar symptoms, different fears

Is it the flu, a cold or the new coronavirus? Patients and doctors alike are parsing signs of illness to figure out who needs what tests or care and how worried they should be.'You have three differen...
By AP in

Health  /  Published 15.04.19

Measure BP at least thrice, say researchers

Medical researchers have cautioned physicians and patients not to start treatment for blood pressure after a single measurement, stressing the need for a minimum three measurements for reliable readin...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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