West Bengal  /  Published 12.12.21

1 dead, village blames tube well

One person died on Friday and 20 others fell ill from a suspected case of bacterial contamination in a local tube well in Kamalapushparni village in Murshidabad district. The doctor at the nearby Azi...
By Alamgir Hossain in Behrampore

Health  /  Published 28.04.21

Chest pain from GERD

I get chest pain frequently, especially at night. I had it evaluated as I thought it was due to heart disease. The doctors said it is due to GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease). They have given me...
By Dr Gita Mathai

North East  /  Published 17.03.20

Villages lack potable water

A large number of residents of Karimganj South Assembly constituency in Assam’s Karimganj district are suffering from diarrhoea for the past two to three weeks.Karimganj South constituency, one of t...
By Swapnaneel Bhattacharjee in Silchar

West Bengal  /  Published 15.12.19

Treated water in diarrhoea zone

A pocket of Baghajatin that depends on groundwater and witnessed diarrhoea outbreaks twice since 2018 will get potable water treated at the Dhapa waterworks, a Calcutta Municipal Corporation official ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.05.19

Avoid sun to escape season’s ailments

The onset of summer brings with it a battery of diseases. Most such diseases are food and water-borne. With thirsty people drinking unfiltered water or fruit juice prepared with unfiltered water or cu...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 20.11.18

Travelling? Take precautions for traveller's bug

Although the disease is self-limiting and usually subsides on its own, it is essential to prevent complications like dehydration. Fluids, such as correctly reconstituted, commercially available packe...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Health  /  Published 13.02.19

Can’t digest milk?

There is a genetic difference between Europeans, Hispanics and Asians. Unlike Europeans, the other races may not be able to tolerate milk as they grow older. About 20 per cent Indians are lactose into...
By Dr Gita Mathai


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