Health  /  Published 22.01.20

Dr Gita Mathai answers your health queries

My son walks on his toes all the time. Is this normal? Children sometimes walk on their toes but this usually corrects itself by the age of three. Habitual toe-walking after this age needs to be evalu...
By Dr. Gita Mathai in

West Bengal  /  Published 18.11.19

Advice for new Kalighat bridge

A bridge that connects Alipore with Kalighat over Tolly’s Nullah has come under the scanner for poor health. Engineers, who conducted a health study of Kalighat bridge, have concluded that replacing...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

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 in

Health  /  Published 25.12.18

Knee story

For the vast majority of patients with debilitating knee pain, joint replacement surgery is considered an “elective” procedure. While it’s true that one’s life doesn’t depend on it, what abo...
By Jane E. Brody in


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