Sports  /  Published 17.09.22

Diabetic at highest level of sport

The fact that Alexander Zverev regularly peers into his tennis bag during breaks has certainly not gone unnoticed. It even led to rumors that he might be illegally receiving coaching tips via social m...
By Jörg Strohschein

Health  /  Published 10.08.22

How to tackle a pain in the back

How should one tackle pain in the lower back? It not only interferes with mobility but also reduces efficiency at home and work. Approximately 60 per cent of adults have low back pain. Backache must ...
By Dr Gita Mathai

India  /  Published 26.07.22

Why diabetics should have dinner by 6pm

Patients with diabetes who eat all their meals within a 10-hour daytime window have better blood sugar levels than those who eat over 14 hours or longer, research findings released on Monday have indi...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 08.04.22

Letters to the Editor: The term, geriatric mother, is offensive and misleading

Age no bar Sir — There is a curious term used by doctors for pregnant women over 35 years of age — geriatric mothers. This deeply offensive term — it is fine for men to have childre...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 04.04.22

Diabetes ‘very high risk’ alert in India

More than half of newly diagnosed diabetes patients in India have additional risk factors that place them under “very high risk” for major atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, a nationw...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


Health  /  Published 23.02.22

Early signs of pancreatic cancer that you must not ignore

Pancreatic cancer is a nasty, stubborn killer that has thus far defied medicine’s best efforts at early diagnosis and curative treatment. In November, it claimed the life of my friend Peter Zimr...
By Jane E. Brody

News  /  Published 03.02.22

Rise in diabetes in kids linked to Covid?

An increasing number of children are being diagnosed with diabetes for the past three or four months, paediatricians have said.  The doctors are not yet drawing a direct relation between the spu...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

Health  /  Published 02.02.22

Mask matters

I read somewhere that masks are of no use in preventing Covid-19. Studies have shown that when a person coughs, particles such as viruses can be propelled in all directions up to four feet. If the pe...
By Dr Gita Mathai

News  /  Published 30.12.21

Duare Sarkar sites to have vaccination facility in Bengal, KMC to assist

Duare Sarkar camps will now have vaccination centres and other health check facilities, the state health department has decided. The move is aimed at vaccinating a part of the reluctant section of th...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

Health  /  Published 29.12.21

Heal your hurting heels

There may be a time when one wakes up and feels a sudden, shooting, excruciating pain in the heel as he or she places the feet on the ground. This may change into a dull ache or disappear altogether a...
By Dr Gita Mathai


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