Health Care
Health  /  Published 08.06.22

Skin problems increase in the monsoon

The writer has a family practice at Vellore and is the author of Staying Healthy in Modern India. If you have any questions on health issues please write to ...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Health  /  Published 01.06.22

It may not be your heart

Pain in the chest at any age, especially if it occurs suddenly on the left side, is frightening. It conjures up visions of heart attacks and sudden death. Although heart attacks typically were believe...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Health  /  Published 25.05.22

No Stigma, Please!

Ratul is driving fast as he suddenly halts in front of a busy signal. The red light is flashing. In his head, red means danger, he starts to shiver. Passersby notice his odd behaviour, some stare. One...
By Dr Debanjan Banerjee

Books  /  Published 25.05.22

Hands could be the key to better mental health

The writer is the author of This Handmade Life ...
By Nandita Iyer

Health  /  Published 18.05.22

Moods: good, bad and monthly

How often do I need to take the flu vaccine? The recommended schedule is once a year, sometime between September and March as that is the flu season. The writer has a family practice at Vellore and ...
By Dr Gita Mathai


Health  /  Published 04.05.22

How to tackle joint pain

The human body is composed of bones of various shapes and sizes, connected by articulating joints and held together by ligaments and muscles. Trauma, injury, infection, wear and tear as well as autoim...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Health  /  Published 13.04.22

Workoutaholic: pros and cons

The first thing to ask yourself if you’re wondering whether you’ve exercised too much is: “Why am I exercising?” says Dr Benjamin Levine, a professor of internal medicine at th...

Health  /  Published 13.04.22

Keep lipid levels in line

The two-year lockdown, work and school from home, and lack of physical activity have resulted in profits for the fast food and snack industry and a deterioration in the general population’s heal...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Health  /  Published 06.04.22

Don’t stop statins stat

My cholesterol and triglycerides are very high. I tried dieting and exercising. Dissatisfied with my efforts, my physician made me start atorvastatin. After a few months, my values came down but I was...
By Dr Gita Mathai

News  /  Published 30.03.22

West Bengal Clinical Establishment Regulatory Commission sends team to probe Fortis invoice

Arogya Maternity and Nursing Home, on Tollygunge Circular Road, was asked to refund Rs 65,000 to a person who had got admitted for Covid treatment. When this newspaper called the landline number ment...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata


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