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Health  /  Published 06.10.18

Parent guide: Teen tangles and how to solve them

Of late my daughter, who is in Class VIII, has become a compulsive liar. She lies even about basic things, like what she had for lunch. Is this a psychological condition or a passing phase?When a chil...
By Sangbarta Chattopadhyay and Namita Bhuta

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.10.18

MGM unable to rid premises of rats

MGM Medical College and Hospital in Sakchi, the state-run referral hospital of the Kolhan region, is yet to figure out how to rid its premises of rats, which had nibbled at a body.Hospital superintend...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jamshedpur

Health  /  Published 23.10.18

A real incentive to quit smoking

Smoking kills reads the subtitle whenever a hero or heroine lights up on screen. Cigarette packets too carry dire warnings with explicit pictures. Yet, in the last 20 years, India has gained 35 millio...
By Gita Mathai

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.18

Unhappiness cannot be cured by law

It may not be enough to decriminalize suicide. Although that is one of the major changes wrought by the Mental Health Care Act, 2017 that became functional from July 2018, the roots of suicidal behavi...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 18.06.19

Economists' tips for the Modi government

So is the economists’ model. They want the book to be read by those who find economics boring. So equations, tables and graphs are largely dispensed with. Every chapter is preceded by a short list o...
By Ashok V. Desai

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India  /  Published 11.02.19

Modi vaunts vaccine boost

Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed on Monday that India’s universal immunisation programme had been languishing before he arrived on the scene and transformed it in 2014.“It was not that the imm...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.02.19

Swine flu alert after death in Ranchi

Swine flu is stalking Jharkhand with at least eight persons testing positive for the H1N1 virus and officials claiming one death in Ranchi last month.The health department has issued an advisory to ci...
By Our Special Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 24.03.19

Pneumonia care falters

More than half of children with severe pneumonia in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar do not receive required hospital care, suggests new research that points to treatment gaps in states with the highest childh...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Science  /  Published 05.12.18

Deadly superbug rears head in India

Doctors have documented for the first time in India a rare but exceedingly dangerous strain of bacteria that can cause severe and untreatable infections even in healthy persons — a multi-drug-resist...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 04.12.18

Tricks to manage pain

There is a myth that we use only 10 per cent of our brain, but actually we use most of our brain almost all the time. It functions tirelessly, 24 hours a day, whether we are awake or asleep. It perfor...
By Dr Gita Mathai


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