Health  /  Published 02.06.20

Covid-19 and surgery

Covid-19 and surgeryPatients undergoing surgery after contracting the coronavirus are at a greatly increased risk of postoperative death, a global study published in The Lancet reveals. Researchers fo...
By The Telegraph in

Science  /  Published 28.12.18

Explained: how exercise burns belly fat

Medical scientists have pinpointed a piece of the molecular mechanism that explains how exercise reduces belly fat, saying a molecule called interleukin6 (IL6) translates burnt calories into fat shed....
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 16.01.19

Beg your pardon?

The earsplitting sound of ambulance sirens in New York City is surely hastening the day when I, and many others repeatedly subjected to such noise, will be forced to get hearing aids. I just hope this...
By New York Times News Service in

Health  /  Published 17.09.19

Spice of life: Masalas have health benefits

Think of your favourite dish and chances are the first thing you remember is its smell. The nose-tingling smell of pepper wrapped around aloo marich (potatoes in pepper), the mellow flavour of ginger ...
By Paromita Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 02.12.19

The unending indignities of Alzheimer’s

There’s a home movie — an old one, on actual film — that I like to watch around the holidays. It features my two siblings and me in front of our childhood home after a huge snowstorm. We’re to...
By Jeneen Interlandi / New York Times News Service in

Health  /  Published 23.10.18

Pollution also causes strokes, fertility issues

Exposure to air pollution could increase our risk of developing dementia, according to a recent British study. But dementia is not the only illness that has been revealed to be triggered or worsened b...
By Rosie Taylor, The Daily Telegraph in

Health  /  Published 15.12.18

How to spot mental decline in the elderly

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI)Mild cognitive impairment is the stage where the cognitive decline is greater than what is seen in normal ageing but less than what is seen in dementia. It can involve p...
By Sangbarta Chattopadhyay and Namita Bhuta in

Health  /  Published 16.12.19

Tool for patients with dementia

Neurologists in Europe have proposed a computational tool to predict the survival probability of a person with dementia over three years that they say would help patients and their relatives “discus...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 01.04.20

Alzheimer’s, dementia patients hit hard

The day-care centre of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI) in Survey Park has been closed from March 17 because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.The inmates of the day-care c...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta


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