Health  /  Published 29.12.21

Heal your hurting heels

There may be a time when one wakes up and feels a sudden, shooting, excruciating pain in the heel as he or she places the feet on the ground. This may change into a dull ache or disappear altogether a...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Health  /  Published 10.11.21

Fast unto health

I am diabetic and on medication. I want to start fasting on alternate days. Can I skip my tablets on those days? It depends on how high your fasting sugars and your overall health are. Check your blo...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Health  /  Published 28.09.21

Acupuncture can heal musculoskeletal ailments

Pritee Ganatra is a certified medical practitioner specialising in alternative medicine. She is the founder and principal practitioner, Sarojini Sujok Clinic. Email:, Instagram...
By Pritee Ganatra

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

Health  /  Published 31.07.19

A total pain in the neck

Q. The back of my neck hurts every day in the evening. It is all right by morning.People tend to spend long hours at their desks working on papers or staring at a laptop or computer screen. This ofte...
By Dr Gita Mathai


Health  /  Published 04.12.18

Tricks to manage pain

There is a myth that we use only 10 per cent of our brain, but actually we use most of our brain almost all the time. It functions tirelessly, 24 hours a day, whether we are awake or asleep. It perfor...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Technology  /  Published 25.08.19

Wearable therapy could help ease period pain

A team led by a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering has developed the world’s thinnest wearable hot water bottle to relieve menstrual pain in ...
By Liz Do in Toronto

Health  /  Published 14.03.19

Team sent to Kerala to probe West Nile virus

The Union health ministry has sent a disease surveillance team to Kerala to investigate a case of West Nile fever, a mosquito-borne viral infection rare in India but documented earlier in several stat...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Technology  /  Published 03.11.19

Pain, coded

An unpleasant sensory or emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage — that is the scientific definition of pain. It was coined by the...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in Calcutta

Science  /  Published 29.03.19

Why Jo Cameron feels no pain

In recent decades, scientists have identified dozens of other people who process pain in unusual ways. But when Dr. James Cox, a senior lecturer with that group and another author of the new paper, in...
By Heather Murphy/The New York Times in New York


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