Cold And Flu
Calcutta  /  Published 13.07.21

Flu surge pushes up Covid tests

Fever is almost at every home in Calcutta as the seasonal flu has struck in the middle of the Covid season. Hospital outpatient departments and clinics are swamped with people running high temperature...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 26.05.21

Covid or Flu: Know your virus variety

We are in a pandemic caused by the coronavirus. Around 2-3 per cent of the people who get the infection die. These are usually the infirm, elderly and people with co-morbidities. The rest recover with...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Health  /  Published 03.03.21

Malady one, cures myriad

Asthma may be a disease with one name. But experts say unbeknown to most people who have it, it is not just one disease, nor is there a “one-size-fits-all” treatment. As detailed in a new ...
By Jane E. Brody

Health  /  Published 24.11.20

Period pain? Get an ultrasound done

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....
By Dr Gita Mathai

Health  /  Published 27.08.19

Sore throat, decoded

The weather has changed all over India with the rains and resultant flooding. It has also ushered in the “sore throat” season, with frequent complaints of discomfort in the throat — a scratchy f...
By Dr. Gita Mathai

Health  /  Published 13.11.18

Over a hundred viruses can cause the common cold

The weather has changed. A chill wind has started blowing and with it has arrived the “cold and flu” season. This is the time when many people begin to sniffle, have leaky noses and develop a coug...
By Dr Gita Mathai


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