Health  /  Published 24.02.21

Antivirals for cold sores

I get blisters in the same place at the angle of my mouth 2-3 times a year. They are painful and take more than a week to heal. It looks like you have cold sores. These are infections caused by the H...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Calcutta  /  Published 11.02.21

Robot help in cancer surgeries

A robot controlled by a surgeon has done four cancer surgeries at a hospital near the city over the past week. The use of the “fourth-generation” robot is among the latest advancements in...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 11.02.21

Special benefits of weight loss for women after 50

Losing excess weight is good at any age. But dropping a few kilos after 50 may be especially beneficial because of several reasons, especially for women: 1. Lower risk of dementia Obesity at 50 was ...
By The Telegraph

Calcutta  /  Published 22.01.21

E-bus for cancer hospital

An electric bus service has been started to connect the second campus of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI) to Biswa Bangla Gate crossing. “The superintendent of CNCI met me with a r...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Salt Lake

Health  /  Published 23.12.20

Direct connect between lung cancer & smoking

In India, seven per cent of cancers occur in the lungs. This is really a pity because, unlike other cancers about whose cause and effect we can only speculate, lung cancer shows a direct relationship ...
By Dr Gita Mathai


India  /  Published 11.12.20

Trial nod for homegrown RNA-based vaccine

Two years ago, Sanjay Singh, a biochemist and chief executive officer of a Pune-based biotechnology company producing drugs for cancers and strokes, turned his attention to a new “platform&rdquo...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 10.12.20

Exercising can make you live longer

You may live longer Studies link even 5 to 10 minutes of vigorous exercise or 15 minutes of moderate exercise every day can lower the risk of death from any cause. Enhanced cognitive function Exerc...
By The Telegraph

Health  /  Published 11.11.20

Cancer’s coronavirus cost

In cancer, timely diagnosis is essential. It allows the disease to be identified at a treatable stage and prevents complications. But since the emergence of the coronavirus disease, the diagnosis and ...
By Dr Tanweer Shahid

Calcutta  /  Published 30.10.20

‘Bust breast cancer myth’

The fear of biopsy prevents many from consulting a doctor even if they feel a lump in the breast, said a city oncologist at a webinar to raise awareness on breast cancer. “When early breast can...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

World  /  Published 21.10.20

Jeff suffering from cancer

Jeff Bridges, the actor known for his roles as Bad Blake in Crazy Heart and The Dude in The Big Lebowski, announced on Monday that he has lymphoma. “Although it is a serious disease, I feel for...
By Derrick Bryson Taylor in New York


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