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

Health  /  Published 20.10.20

Egg-citing advice

Dietary advice on egg consumption varies from year to year. Eggs were once hailed as an excellent source of essential ingredients. “One egg a day kept the doctor away.” Practically overnig...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 15.04.20

Answers to your health queries

Nose bleed? Apply iceMy daughter suddenly started bleeding from the nose. I was scared and made her lie down but that made the bleeding worse.A person with a nose bleed should be made to sit up, the n...
By Dr. Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 20.10.19

Review raises questions on statin health benefits

The health benefits from statins prescribed to people without coronary heart disease is small, uncertain and could come with potential harms, three health researchers based in Ireland said on Thursday...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 06.04.19

Food: Our frenemy

As we step into another year of celebrating World Health Day, we can be proud of how we have been able to combat diseases such as malaria and polio. However, the issue of conquering lifestyle diseases...
By Shikha Prakash in


Opinion  /  Published 28.03.19

A rash approach to clinical drug trials

Haste makes waste. This adage can serve as a timely warning for the Drug Controller General of India which has notified the final rules — a draft version was issued last year — to guide clinical t...
By The Editorial Board in

Health  /  Published 07.01.20

Lipid profile, decoded

Many people go for “master health check-ups” from which they receive detailed but puzzling results, especially as far as “lipid profile” is concerned. This report shows total cholesterol, trig...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

India  /  Published 07.10.18

Alert on diabetes treatment hurdles

Delayed diagnosis, poor chronic disease management skills and faith in unproven traditional-medicine therapies are barriers to the effective treatment of diabetes in India and other South Asian countr...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 05.12.19

Health recipe: Breakfast to dinner in 10 hours

People who squeeze their breakfast, lunch, dinner and any snacks in between within a 10-hour window could lose weight and improve their blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels, a study rele...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 08.01.19

High lipids? Change diet

q My lipids (cholesterol / triglycerides) are elevated. I have been started on statin. Why can’t I just adjust my diet? You can try adjusting your diet. Eat 1,500 to 2,000 calories per day. Reduce y...
By Dr Gita Mathai in


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