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

Opinion  /  Published 20.01.19

Men are the weaker sex, according to science

Funny how bias turns reality upside down. Without the firm belief that women are the weaker sex, for example, the convenient-for all-who-matter arrangement of the world might go haywire. The image of ...
By The Editorial Board

Health  /  Published 03.09.19

Knees: Problems and solutions

From the time we start to walk, we balance our body weight on two legs. The bones that make up the knee joint — femur, tibia, fibula and patella — together bear the brunt of this. Together, they ...
By Dr. Gita Mathai


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