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

Health  /  Published 24.11.21

When sugar turns sour

November 14 was World Diabetes Day. On that day, we tried to remember the 63 million adults diagnosed with diabetes and the 230 million who do not know they have the disease. Almost 73 million diabeti...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Opinion  /  Published 14.11.21

Letters to the Editor: Goodwill of citizens not enough to run a zoo

Pet of the month Sir — Having an adopted tiger is a boast that few can make. But a recent tweak in the policies of the Alipore zoo can make this possible. People can now adopt a wild animal for...
By The Telegraph

Health  /  Published 10.11.21

Fast unto health

I am diabetic and on medication. I want to start fasting on alternate days. Can I skip my tablets on those days? It depends on how high your fasting sugars and your overall health are. Check your blo...
By Dr Gita Mathai


Health  /  Published 27.10.21

Weight Watchers’ Guide

An interesting new review of the relationships between fitness, weight, heart health and longevity, which analysed the results of hundreds of previous studies of weight loss and workouts in men and wo...
By Gretchen Reynolds

News  /  Published 08.10.21

Bengal ahead in lifestyle diseases

The prevalence of non-communicable diseases in Bengal is higher than the national average, a study has revealed. The findings of the study, conducted by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Indust...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 30.09.21

European study spoils joy of precious cow milk

Research released on Wednesday suggests that drinking two or more glasses of cow milk daily during childhood can increase the risk of type-1 diabetes that is insulin-dependent and can strike the young...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.08.21

Remission hope for diabetics

People with type-2 diabetes who sustain normal blood sugar for three months or longer without medicines should be considered “in remission”, four international medical societies said on Mo...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 22.08.21

Watch blood sugar during pregnancy

Dr Aruna Tantia is director and consultant surgeon (gynaecology and obstetrics) at ILS Hospitals ...
By Dr Aruna Tantia


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