India  /  Published 05.06.20

Record spike of 9,851 cases in 24 hrs, tally now 2,26,770

Elderly man commits suicide over fear of contracting virusThe fear of contracting Covid-19 infection allegedly led a 65-year-old man to commit suicide in Maharashtra's Beed district, police said on Fr...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 29.01.19

Virat Kohli has made Indians extremely proud

Sir — By being named the Test Cricketer of the Year, ODI Cricketer of the Year and the Cricketer of the Year by the International Cricket Council, the captain of the Indian men’s cricket team, Vir...
By The Telegraph in

Health  /  Published 17.01.19

Go easy on potatoes, not proteins, international panel says

An international panel has released the first scientific targets for healthy diets worldwide through sustainable food production that will require Indians to increase their protein consumption and cur...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Education  /  Published 04.11.19

Scope, stetho

A first-year medical student expresses considerable excitement about a WhatsApp forward about something called the Butterfly iQ. Turns out it is a portable ultrasound device. The text reads thus: It ...
By Upala Sen in

Health  /  Published 08.01.19

Urban Myth

Alpita Das was surprised when a minor accident led to her fracturing her thumb. She was already on Vitamin D supplements, which the doctor had suggested as she was planning to conceive. “Women are g...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

India  /  Published 19.08.19

IMA slams Lancet for editorial on Kashmir

The Indian Medical Association on Monday rubbished a Lancet editorial in which the journal had expressed concerns about the mental health of Kashmiris, saying the journal had no locus standi in the ma...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 29.09.19

Why India can't fix its malnutrition problem

Some burdens are Sisyphean — no amount of endeavour seems to make them any lighter. The burden of malnutrition in India can be counted among these. A report published in The Lancet showed that while...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 29.04.20

Modern art

Sir — One source of anxiety during the lockdown for many families has been keeping children engaged. It helps, of course, that children these days are more interested in playing with electronic devi...
By The Editorial Board in

Science  /  Published 18.08.19

Teen social media harm stems from bullying

Online bullying, sleep disruption and lack of physical activity are likely to drive mental health harms observed among teenagers with very frequent social media use, and girls appear more affected tha...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.10.18

Alert on diabetes treatment hurdles

Delayed diagnosis, poor chronic disease management skills and faith in unproven traditional-medicine therapies are barriers to the effective treatment of diabetes in India and other South Asian countr...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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