Health Experts
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

India  /  Published 14.05.22

Doctors oppose health stars on packaged food

Five authoritative public health experts have urged the Prime Minister’s Office to intervene and prevent India’s apex food regulatory authority from introducing health stars on packaged fo...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.02.22

Health token hike belies Covid-era calculations

The Centre has proposed a 0.2 per cent increase in its budget outlay for health and medical research for 2022-23, disappointing sections of health experts who had hoped the extra spending momentum dur...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.01.22

Covid: Diligent audit raises Kerala death toll

A paradoxical rise in Kerala’s Covid-19 mortality rate despite a shrinking epidemic ahead of omicron’s emergence reflects diligent death auditing under political pressure, public demand an...
By G.S. Mudur, K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore, New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.01.22

Omicron status poses query on foreign visitors

Omicron is in community circulation in India and has become the dominant Covid-19 variant in multiple metros, a government research body has said, prompting some health experts to question the continu...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


India  /  Published 19.01.22

Covid: 3 reasons for fall in count

A mix of narrower targeted Covid-19 testing, home-based self-testing kits and large cities approaching epidemic peaks might explain falling counts of daily new infections nationwide, doctors and healt...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 31.12.21

Rising Covid cases mark early signs of 3rd wave

Steady and simultaneous increases in daily new Covid-19 cases in 13 states across India over the past four weeks mark early signs of the third wave, health experts said on Thursday. “There shou...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.12.21

Omicron silent swell signs seen

Early signs of omicron circulating in the community unnoticed have emerged in India, medical experts said on Thursday, flagging the need for augmented community-level testing with genomic surveillance...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 11.08.21

The jab in my shoulder

I can’t raise my arm above my head. It gets stuck halfway and is excruciatingly painful. Combing my hair has become almost impossible. My doctor suggested an injection into the joint. Stiff and...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Opinion  /  Published 09.08.21

The Age of Agony: Public health

“A thoroughly unpleasant period to exist,” Guy R. Williams wrote in the context of health and living in the 18th century in The Age of Agony, an age of puerile States and embryonic pu...
By Arunabha Sengupta


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