Health  /  Published 15.04.20

Answers to your health queries

Nose bleed? Apply iceMy daughter suddenly started bleeding from the nose. I was scared and made her lie down but that made the bleeding worse.A person with a nose bleed should be made to sit up, the n...
By Dr. Gita Mathai

Health  /  Published 12.04.20

A do-anywhere workout

As the coronavirus lockdown continues, it is important for everyone — across age groups — to get enough exercise while remaining indoors because it helps strike a balance between physical, mental ...
By Anwar Wahhab

North East  /  Published 07.04.20

Fitness mantra during lockdown ennui

Health is wealth and no one knows it better than Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga who on Sunday appealed to people to exercise in order to stay fit and make use of the lockdown period. While the nat...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

Health  /  Published 01.10.19

Any time is workout time

Fitness enthusiasts I come across often ask what the best time to work out is. They are also eager to know whether it’s better to schedule an exercise session before breakfast or an hour after the m...
By Sujata Mukherjee

Health  /  Published 21.09.19

Being fit and active is a necessity

If four things are followed — having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work and perseverance — then anything can be achieved.— A.P.J. Abdul KalamSurvival is of the fittest. Being fit and ac...
By Anwar Wahhab


Health  /  Published 30.04.20

Tips to boost your immunity

On the whole our immune system does a great job of defending us against disease-causing microorganisms but sometimes it fails and we get sick when a germ invades successfully. With the ongoing pandemi...
By Smita Tripathi

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 27.02.20

How much is too much?

Exercising is a healthy practice that releases endorphins, or happy hormones, leading to improvements in our body type, the way we look, and our psychological well-being. However, when we exercise mor...
By Prosenjit Biswas

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

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


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