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Respiratory Infections
News  /  Published 23.11.21

'Long Covid': symptoms mild but scars are deeper

The scars of Covid are deeper and new symptoms are emerging even for patients with mild symptoms, doctors said. The new post-Covid ailments are both physical as well as psychological, said physicians...
By Sanjay Mandal

News  /  Published 15.11.21

Fluctuating temperature fuels spurt in cases of fever, cold

The fluctuating Celsius has triggered a spurt in fever cases in the city, said doctors. A large number of Kolkatans have been reporting to doctor’s clinics with fever for the last couple of wee...
By Subhajoy Roy, Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

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 08.07.20

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

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.07.20

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

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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

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


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