Opinion  /  Published 16.05.22

Ancient chill

“Like one with quartan fever’s chill so near.” Dante Alighieri wrote this about a malaria patient’s trepidation before the paroxysmal fevers. He himself died in the Roman marsh...
By Arunabha Sengupta

Opinion  /  Published 20.02.22

Beddy byes

The magic of a cosily curtained bed with boxed in steps does not belong to story-books alone. Earlier, carved and curtained beds were symbols of prosperous comfort, creating a room within a room, a sp...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 21.01.22

Covid fight: Bonda tribe shows the way

Till a decade ago, the vulnerable and primitive Bonda tribe used to lose a large number of members to malaria every year because its traditions ruled out the use of mosquito nets or modern medicines. ...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

News  /  Published 10.12.21

High body temperature triggers tests galore for Salt Lake residents

“A colleague of mine is always on the edge. He’s got Covid once and now he’s getting tested almost every 15 days on the pretext of a sneeze or even if he’s feeling low,” ...
By Brinda Sarkar

Health  /  Published 01.12.21

Raw deal for the unborn

I am four months pregnant. Can I eat sushi? Raw, undercooked fish can be contaminated with bacteria and parasites. Tuna can contain mercury. Both can cause abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhoea. It ...
By Dr Gita Mathai


Opinion  /  Published 13.10.21

Letters to the editor: Tatas take over Air India

Take flight Sir — The takeover of the habitually loss-making airline, Air India, by the Tatas is one of their boldest steps, especially considering the overall gloom pervading the aviation sect...
By The Telegraph

World  /  Published 07.10.21

First ever malaria jab approved by WHO

The World Health Organisation on Wednesday endorsed the first ever vaccine to prevent malaria, debuting a tool that could save the lives of tens of thousands of children in Africa each year. Malaria ...
By Apoorva Mandavilli in New York

Jharkhand  /  Published 15.09.21

Malaria: fever vigil in 15 districts

Jharkhand will conduct a fever survey in villages across 15 malaria-affected districts from September 15 to 30 in a bid to identify cases of infection among rural residents, health officials said on W...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.09.21

Dengue, malaria cases drop

Cases of vector-borne diseases have dropped significantly in Jharkhand since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the state in March 2020, officials from the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBD...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Calcutta  /  Published 19.08.21

Malaria: cases on the rise in Calcutta

A number of malaria cases have been reported from several parts of Calcutta since July, doctors of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation said. The doctors are worried because many of the cases reported ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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