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Breathing Problem
Health  /  Published 15.06.21

Breathe in life

We breathe to stay alive. The rate of breathing can be up to 60 times a minute at birth. This then falls to 12-16 times during adolescence and remains that through life. In the process of breathing, w...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Calcutta  /  Published 30.11.20

Deceptive Covid condition emerges

An increasing number of Covid-19 patients are suffering from what is being called “happy hypoxia” — a condition in which a patient feels no shortness of breath even when the oxygen s...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 02.11.20

Covid: breathlessness in survivors

A sizable number of people who have recovered from Covid-19 are suffering from breathlessness, which mental health experts said was resulting from anxiety and fear of contracting the coronavirus again...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Science  /  Published 07.06.20

Breathe easy

A few days ago, one of my friends sent me a video of a man, around 40, sitting on a hospital bed. He was extolling the virtues of a corporate hospital in Calcutta to which he had been admitted a coupl...
By Sanjeet Bagcchi

West Bengal  /  Published 25.07.19

When greenery is harmful: Parthenium a breath hazard

The empty plots of New Town are getting encroached. Not by outsiders but by certain bushes growing at break-neck speed, harming the plants and people living around it: parthenium. “For my morning w...
By Brinda Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 12.11.19

Lata Mangeshkar ‘improving’ in hospital

Lata Mangeshkar, who has been hospitalised after complaining of difficulty in breathing, is “slowly improving”, hospital sources said. “She is critical but her condition has slowly improved,” ...
By PTI in Mumbai

Health  /  Published 06.06.20

Lungs need daily care and attention

We all know that so far there is no presence of a magic pill or potion to treat or cure Covid-19. However, we do know that a strong immune system may bail us out but at the same time, we cannot afford...
By Hena Nafis


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