Science  /  Published 08.02.19

High-tech pill to end injections

Here was the challenge for bioengineers: Find a way to for patients to take drugs — like insulin or monoclonal antibodies used to treat cancers and other diseases — without injections.The medicine...
By Gina Kolata/NYTNS in New York

Health  /  Published 06.02.19

Don’t trust Dr Google

When faced with an actual or potential diagnosis of cancer, most people are inclined to consult Dr Google, often before they see a real live medical expert. Unfortunately, Dr Google doesn’t always k...
By Jane E. Brody in

India  /  Published 18.04.19

Kashmir: Apathy for dying patient on highway with restrictions

A video of Central Reserve Police Force personnel stopping an ambulance carrying a terminally ill cancer patient because of travel curbs on the Jammu-Srinagar highway has triggered outrage, prompting ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Srinagar

India  /  Published 31.03.19

Holes in cancer drug price cap

The 30 per cent cap on profit margins imposed by India’s drug pricing authority on 42 anti-cancer drugs will have a limited impact on patients’ expenses because many of these medicines’ prices r...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 11.05.20

BBCI clinical services suspended for 3 days

The B. Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) authorities on Monday said following the stigma and paranoia among the people for Covid-19, hospital staff residing in various localities of the city and adjoini...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 01.11.18

Cancer treatment boost

A machine that accurately administers radiation to cancer cells, with minimal effect on the surrounding organs, made its city debut recently. More such machines are needed, given the long waiting peri...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Culture  /  Published 27.10.18

In colour therapy, the sky can be pink

For some, it is the very act of painting that helps unwind, others like Anjana look for peace in the interpretations. Many keep coming back for the process. Hari Agarwal says the creative process made...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

India  /  Published 31.10.19

CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta passes away

Veteran CPI leader and former MP Gurudas Dasgupta died in Kolkata on Thursday following a prolonged illness, party sources said.He was 83. Dasgupta is survived by his wife and daughter.West Bengal CPI...
By The Telegraph and PTI in Kolkata

India  /  Published 26.10.19

Friends join cancer battle

A group of students have pooled efforts — across social media platforms, crowd funding websites as well as Hooghly’s famous Jagaddhatri Puja pandals next week — to raise nearly Rs 40 lakh for a ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Chandernagore

Calcutta  /  Published 13.06.20

Teacher braves cancer and Covid

A schoolteacher was about to be operated for breast cancer when she was diagnosed with Covid-19.She recovered from the virus, underwent surgery for her cancer a month later and returned home smiling f...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta


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