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Respiratory Infections
West Bengal  /  Published 28.07.20

Death precedes Covid report, labs overflow with samples

An 85-year-old man died early on Monday in Burdwan town without confirmation of his Covid-19 status, as the reports of his and 12 other relatives were delayed. In the evening, reports showed the dece...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Burdwan

Health  /  Published 07.07.20

Sunshine moment

In the past decade, studies have found that taking Vitamin D can lower the odds of developing respiratory infections, especially among people who have documented deficiencies. Now scientists are tryin...
By Anahad O’Connor in

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.07.20

Unwell? You can work from home

Government employees suffering from diabetes, cardiovascular ailments and respiratory disorders have been allowed to work from home till July 31 across Jharkhand in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, ...
By Our Correspondent in

Science  /  Published 07.06.20

Breathe easy

A few days ago, one of my friends sent me a video of a man, around 40, sitting on a hospital bed. He was extolling the virtues of a corporate hospital in Calcutta to which he had been admitted a coupl...
By Sanjeet Bagcchi in

India  /  Published 01.04.20

Anti-malaria drug in revised guidelines

India’s health ministry has revised the national treatment guidelines for severely or critically ill coronavirus patients, introducing a combination of the anti-malarial hydroxychloroquine and the a...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.05.20

Questions on Covid data

Over 44 per cent of the 40,000-plus Covid-19 patients detected during the first two months of the epidemic’s growth in India have no documented history of exposure to the infection, suggesting poor ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.10.19

70% Indians sick with infections in 2018 had ‘viral fever’

Acute respiratory infections — what some people might vaguely call “viral fevers” — accounted for nearly 70 per cent of illnesses from communicable diseases in India in 2018, but pneumonia was...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.03.20

Centre finally expands testing criteria

Indian Council of Medical Research revised its strategy to fight the spread of the new coronavirus on Saturday, saying all hospitalised patients with severe acute respiratory illness, shortness of bre...
By G.S. Mudur and PTI in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 06.06.20

Lungs need daily care and attention

We all know that so far there is no presence of a magic pill or potion to treat or cure Covid-19. However, we do know that a strong immune system may bail us out but at the same time, we cannot afford...
By Hena Nafis in

India  /  Published 07.04.20

Test mild respiratory symptoms: Doctors

Patients with mild and moderate respiratory symptoms who are currently not screened for the novel coronavirus infection under the existing testing criteria could spread the virus, public health expert...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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