Research Study
Health  /  Published 02.01.20

Vaccine dose tweak hope in TB care

A higher dose and a new injection route may dramatically improve the protective power of a century-old and still the only commercial tuberculosis vaccine, scientists said on Wednesday.The researchers ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 26.12.19

Dark truth about mental health

There is always more to human health than meets the eye. This is particularly important in the Indian cultural and political context, where the outward appearance of physical well-being is often consi...
By The Editorial Board

Science  /  Published 14.03.19

A taste for f-words

Changes in human diet over the centuries gave rise to f-words, says a study that provides the strongest evidence yet for a theory that diet-induced changes in teeth shaped humans’ capacity to make c...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 17.12.19

Fast food safe? Take it with pinch of salt

Many packaged snacks and fast food products sold across the country have salt and fat levels higher than thresholds proposed by India’s food safety regulator, the non-government Centre for Science a...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.04.20

Government misquotes ICMR study

An Indian health ministry official on Tuesday misrepresented an American biologist’s illustrative example of how social distancing can help curb the spread of Covid-19 as a study by the Indian Counc...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


World  /  Published 10.05.20

Zinc hope in coronavirus fight

Doctors have reported that adding zinc sulfate, a dietary supplement, to hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin may benefit patients with coronavirus disease, adding a twist to the controversy over the r...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Science  /  Published 30.09.19

Studies clash on fish oil-heart risk link

People who regularly take omega-3 fish oil supplements appear to face lower risks of coronary heart disease and heart attacks, researchers said on Monday, presenting evidence that contradicts a review...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 09.04.20

Covid-19 outbreak: How NOT to wear a mask

Almost overnight, masks in a variety of colours, styles and materials have appeared on the faces of people around us. While it’s good news that many people are doing their part to slow the spread of...
By Tara Parker-Pope/New York Times News Service in New York

Health  /  Published 31.03.20

Babel of govt advisories on masks

A top Indian government science office on Tuesday urged all people to wear homemade masks to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, diverging from a Union health ministry advisory that says masks d...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.03.20

Nuclear war fallout: starvation

Even a limited nuclear war between India and Pakistan could produce unprecedented global food shortages and starvation for over a decade, a 19-member international research team said in a study on Mon...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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