Health  /  Published 27.06.22

Covid patients at higher risk of neurodegenerative disorders

COVID-19 positive outpatients are at a far increased risk of neurodegenerative disorders compared with those who tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to a study. The researchers found ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in London

West Bengal  /  Published 15.06.22

Telemedicine hope for stroke patients

A telemedicine facility for stroke patients will be launched at the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) in Siliguri  in association with MR Bangur Hospital of Calcutta. Sources in ...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

Health  /  Published 08.06.22

A stroke is a stroke

On a recent afternoon in Bastrop, Texas, US, Janet Splawn was walking her dog, Petunia, a Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix. She said something to her grandson, who lives with her and had accompanied her on th...
By Paula Span

News  /  Published 08.05.22

Key to stroke recovery: quick action

• Elderly homemaker Madhumita Dey who suffered a stroke after waking up in the morning can now climb stairs again • Rizwanur Kareem Akhand, a 55-year-old businessman who had developed slurr...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

India  /  Published 09.02.22

12-month heart alert for those who have had Covid

“The risk and the one-year burden of cardiovascular diseases among those who survive the acute phase of Covid-19 are substantial,” Ziyad Al-Aly, director of the clinical epidemiology centr...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


Health  /  Published 07.07.21

If stroke strikes

A stroke is usually a catastrophic event that occurs when a part of the brain is deprived of blood supply. It may be due to a block in a particular area or bleeding into the brain. This can be unheral...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Health  /  Published 24.02.21

Antivirals for cold sores

I get blisters in the same place at the angle of my mouth 2-3 times a year. They are painful and take more than a week to heal. It looks like you have cold sores. These are infections caused by the H...
By Dr Gita Mathai

India  /  Published 15.11.20

Polypill ‘reduces’ stroke risk by 30%

By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.11.20

Covid: link to stroke risk

By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 10.09.19

E-cigarettes are bad for you

Electronic cigarettes are popular with my friends who say they are safer than cancer-causing regular ones. Is it true?Vaping (using electronic cigarettes) was initially thought to be safer than smokin...
By Dr. Gita Mathai


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