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Health  /  Published 27.11.18

Paan caution to diabetes patients

A panel of physicians has recommended that persons with diabetes should be screened and advised against betel quid chewing, saying the habit long recognised as a risk factor for multiple cancers also ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 14.12.18

What is a trigger point? How do you lose it?

I developed pain on the outer side of my thigh. I ran my hand along the leg and found that there was a very tender lump. There is agonising pain whenever I touch it.This is probably a “trigger point...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Food  /  Published 26.10.19

Mood food: On the effect of diet on depression

The relationship between diet and depression has been studied by multiple experts over the years. But most studies have been focused on specific nutrients such as fatty acids (omega-3) and vitamins B6...
By Kaushik Talukdar in

Opinion  /  Published 25.11.18

Farm policy can help tackle malnutrition

Rude shockSir — The report, “Lamp thugs harass lake tourists at Baranti” (Nov 16), was frightening. I visited the place with my family last month. We used to take strolls along the lakeside in t...
By The Telegraph in

Health  /  Published 27.03.19

Guard from the gut

Many older Indians — nearly 25 per cent of them — suffer from symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease or GERD. They have a plethora of disconcerting symptoms, some of which may seem unrelate...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

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Opinion  /  Published 17.03.19

Plus size, minus comfort

More is not always merry. Finding space can be problematic in a world that is shrinking and amidst a population that is burgeoning. But this crisis is not a novel one for everybody. The ‘plus-sized...
By The Editorial Board in

Science  /  Published 14.03.19

A taste for f-words

Changes in human diet over the centuries gave rise to f-words, says a study that provides the strongest evidence yet for a theory that diet-induced changes in teeth shaped humans’ capacity to make c...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 03.12.19

Lean budgets, thin children

The Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey was recently released by the ministry of health and family welfare. While the progress in reducing stunting (short stature or low height-for-age) is encoura...
By Chandrika Singh in

Health  /  Published 19.12.18

Keep away BP, diabetes the Yanomami way

The reason blood pressure tends to rise with age may be a Western diet and lifestyle, concludes a study of remote tribal communities that has been recently published in the journal, JAMA Cardiology.Hi...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Opinion  /  Published 28.06.19

How AI can save your life

Artificial intelligence is by turns terrifying, overhyped, hard to understand and just plain awesome.For an example of the last, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, were able t...
By David Brooks/New York Times News Service in


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