Health Risk
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

North East  /  Published 23.06.19

Poor health facilities led to deaths: ATTSA

Assam Tea Tribes Students’ Association (ATTSA) on Sunday said poor healthcare was responsible for the death of three tea workers in Bordubi tea estate in Assam’s Tinsukia district on June 13.Three...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma

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 20.11.18

Travelling? Take precautions for traveller's bug

Although the disease is self-limiting and usually subsides on its own, it is essential to prevent complications like dehydration. Fluids, such as correctly reconstituted, commercially available packe...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Opinion  /  Published 30.10.18

Air pollution is a national health crisis

Sir — Air pollution is a matter of great concern in India. In Delhi, pollution reaches dangerous levels as Diwali approaches. The country has a high rate of deaths caused by asthma and other chronic...
By The Telegraph


Opinion  /  Published 11.03.19

Could pollution bring India, Pakistan closer?

It is difficult to spot danger through a haze of poisonous smoke. However, a recent report brought out by the online aggregator of real-time air quality information, IQAir AirVisual, and the non-gover...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 09.03.19

PIL links air pollution to birth defects

A senior paediatric surgeon has filed a public interest plea in the Supreme Court for directives to authorities to frame adequate guidelines that would prevent foetal deaths and abnormalities caused b...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 25.09.18

No such thing as a healthy smoker

Indians don’t just smoke cigarettes but also bidis, chillums and hookahs. Hookah bars are very popular among youngsters who are under the mistaken impression that passing tobacco smoke through water...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Opinion  /  Published 16.10.18

Unexpected danger of food allergies

Over the last couple of weeks, as the conferences of our ruinously divided political parties have played out against the Brexit backdrop and the former foreign secretary and top Europhobe actor, Boris...
By Anabel Loyd


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