India  /  Published 15.09.21

Covid: Endemic in India in 6 months

Covid will start becoming endemic in India in the next six months, a top expert has said, asserting that a new variant can't alone bring a third wave of infections. "This pandemic has defied...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 15.09.21

Brain Patrol

The writer is a consultant geriatric psychiatrist, Calcutta ...
By Dr Debanjan Banerjee

Jharkhand  /  Published 06.09.21

Ailment alert for children

Doctors in Ranchi have sounded an alert over rising cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS) among children following hospitalization of over a dozen kids affected by this auto-immune disease ...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 06.09.21

Kerala runs into fresh Nipah test

The Union health ministry has sent a public health team to Kozhikode district in Kerala where a 12-year-old boy died on Sunday from suspected Nipah virus infection that had claimed 21 lives in the Koz...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

World  /  Published 31.07.21

CDC: Delta contagious as chicken pox

The Delta variant is much more contagious, more likely to break through protections afforded by the vaccines and may cause more severe disease than all other known versions of the virus, according to ...
By Apoorva Mandavilli in New York


Health  /  Published 30.07.21

Delta may spread like chicken pox

The Delta variant of the coronavirus may cause more severe illness than all other known versions of the virus and spread as easily as chickenpox, media reports quoting an internal document from the US...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New York

India  /  Published 30.07.21

Central team to guide Kerala Covid response

A central health team will arrive in Kerala on Friday to guide public health responses to Covid-19 in the state that is reporting a steady rise in daily new infections and accounts for a third of Indi...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 28.07.21

Monsoon stings

The monsoon is now active all across India. But with the rains come other problems, particularly the mosquito menace and dengue — a transmittable disease caused by the dengue virus. As there are...
By Dr Gita Mathai

World  /  Published 22.07.21

US life expectancy dropped in 2020

The coronavirus pandemic was largely responsible for shaving a year and a half from the life expectancy of Americans in 2020, the steepest drop in the US since World War II, according to federal stati...
By Daniel Victor in New York

Opinion  /  Published 16.07.21

Dual challenge for India's healthcare system

Exclusion is not uncommon in India’s healthcare system. Worryingly, this kind of exclusion has been exacerbated by the pandemic. A pertinent example to illustrate this point would be the slowing...
By The Editorial Board


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