Health Care
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 04.12.18

The appendix is not a useless organ

Pity the poor appendix, a 2 to 4-inch-long, wormlike pouch dangling from the head of the caecum, where the large and small intestines meet. For most of its medical history — anatomists have known ab...
By Jane E. Brody/New York Times News Service

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.01.19

March debut for Jamshedpur's new blood bank

A new blood bank with component separator facility is all set to debut at Khasmahal Sadar Hospital, around 5km from the steel city, by March-end.According to East Singhbhum district civil surgeon Dr M...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 03.01.19

Doctors call for sane health care policies

May this new year bring health to India, wealth to its healthcare budget and wisdom to its lawmakers. This is the essence of a charter demanding rational, ethical and universal healthcare for Indians ...
By The Editorial Board

Business  /  Published 24.12.18

KKR backs Radiant for Max Healthcare

By Our Bureau in Mumbai


Books  /  Published 21.12.18

The Great Smog right read for breathless nation

The hazy shade of Indian winters, a manifestation of the toxicity in the air during the cold season, should be reason enough for readers to turn the pages of Siddharth Singh’s book. Here, Singh is n...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

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

Opinion  /  Published 31.05.19

Cow-based cancer cures: Mythology over facts

A leap of faith can save us from botheration. The finance minister had undertaken a foreign trip for medical treatment, which made him miss a coveted function — the presentation of the Union budget....
By Arunabha Sengupta

Opinion  /  Published 04.10.18

Flimflam about flavanol

Sir — A study claims that cocoa is a rich source of vitamin D. Cocoa is used in dark chocolate, which, logically, should be beneficial for health. But the benefits of chocolates can be attributed to...
By The Telegraph

Health  /  Published 02.10.18

Milk causes flatulence, and other health facts

All that gasI am 42 years old, and have abdominal discomfort and gas every day. Gas comes out noisily, at both ends, and I pass motion at least four times a day. Various tests, including endoscopy, we...
By Dr Gita Mathai


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