Health  /  Published 07.03.19

Military stress

Military personnel (like Abhinandan Varthaman) are subjected to severe stress when they go on missions, especially if there is an adverse result. All over the world, many soldiers return with psycholo...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 18.12.19

Weights to keep fit

The term weight training brings up visions of sweaty young men dedicating hours to replicating a body like that of Arnold Schwarzenegger. But sustained weight and strength training not only has myria...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 13.01.19

Want to stop the diabetic epidemic?

By Dr Rahul Thakur 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

Health  /  Published 03.03.20

To stay in shape, exercise and lift weights

To stave off obesity, we might want to both stride and lift, according to an important, large-scale new study of how different types of exercise affect the incidence of obesity. The study, which invol...
By New York Times News Service in

Health  /  Published 01.05.19

Lessons from an akhara

He suffered from acute asthma till the age of 10. Playing with friends was a luxury; most days he couldn’t even make it to school. He remained cloistered at home, with a cylinder of oxygen ready at ...
By Sujata Mukherjee in

Opinion  /  Published 18.04.19

Dietary supplements may be useless – or worse

Sir — Leading a healthy life is important. But popping vitamin pills incessantly will not help. Researchers at the Tufts University have revealed that taking dietary supplements does not ensure a lo...
By The Telegraph in

Health  /  Published 24.09.19

Bone up on calcium

Our bones are a sturdy inner framework on which our muscles and skin are firmly attached. If we did not have bones, we would be reduced to quivering masses of jelly-like protoplasm. Bones are dynamic....
By Dr. Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 26.02.20

Battle of the bulge

I have tried all kinds of exercise to lose weight but to no avail.Maintaining correct weight is important. Excess weight and obesity eventually lead to a plethora of medical problems such as type 2 di...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 13.03.19

Depression decoded

Everyone — children, teenagers , adults and older people — is prone to negative thoughts and feelings of sadness. If these last consistently for two weeks or more, it is likely to be depression. C...
By Dr Gita Mathai in


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