Health  /  Published 03.07.19

Infection: cause & cure

Infections are universal phenomena affecting all ages and sexes. The symptoms are fever, pain, cold, cough, diarrhoea, vomiting and cramps. Infections are caused by external organisms, usually bacteri...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

India  /  Published 28.06.19

Drug price promise ‘falter’

The US-based pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences has not kept its September 2018 promise to lower prices of a drug to treat brain infections in patients with advanced HIV infections, the humanitari...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 17.01.20

Ward off infections more efficiently

The temperature is still good for picnics and parties but one can’t disregard that the combination of chilly winds and low temperatures may lead to croaky throat, runny nose and fever. This being th...
By Hena Nafis in

India  /  Published 29.03.20

Science should drive lockdown

My friend, Ranjan, calls me in the morning. He says that he read an article by Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in The Telegraph on March 21. Is it true that “we will die like flies if the pandemic comes her...
By Partha P. Majumder/Guest Column in

India  /  Published 20.03.20

Centre finally expands testing criteria

Indian Council of Medical Research revised its strategy to fight the spread of the new coronavirus on Saturday, saying all hospitalised patients with severe acute respiratory illness, shortness of bre...
By G.S. Mudur and PTI in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 06.06.20

Lungs need daily care and attention

We all know that so far there is no presence of a magic pill or potion to treat or cure Covid-19. However, we do know that a strong immune system may bail us out but at the same time, we cannot afford...
By Hena Nafis in

Health  /  Published 08.04.20

The how and why of infection and immunisation

The present coronavirus pandemic has some mood-elevating statistics. Not every infected person shows symptoms and dies — 25 per cent have no symptoms at all, 80 per cent recover completely without ...
By Dr. Gita Mathai in

India  /  Published 07.04.20

Test mild respiratory symptoms: Doctors

Patients with mild and moderate respiratory symptoms who are currently not screened for the novel coronavirus infection under the existing testing criteria could spread the virus, public health expert...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 03.04.20

Covid-19 spread by respiratory droplets, not through air: WHO

The virus that causes the Covid-19 disease is primarily transmitted through 'respiratory droplets and close contacts,' and does not seem to stay long in the air, a recent WHO publication said.Respirat...
By PTI in Beijing


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