Health  /  Published 15.09.21

The infinity elixir

People are always looking for a magical pill, a single tablet that will keep them healthy and disease-free so that they live actively to a ripe old age. However, the secret to this is not medication b...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Health  /  Published 04.08.21

Good shock

• ECT is NOT ‘shock therapy’ • It does not affect speech, intelligence and personality • It does not cause brain damage • It is a form of treatment and not punishmen...
By Dr Debanjan Banerjee

Jharkhand  /  Published 19.05.21

Tata Main Hospital stops plasma therapy

Tata Main Hospital (TMH) has stopped plasma therapy for the treatment of Covid-19 patients in the wake of fresh guidelines issued by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) -- the Centre’s...
By Pinaki Majumdar in Jamshdepur

India  /  Published 12.05.21

Covid: plasma therapy alarm

By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 11.05.21

Guidelines on use of plasma therapy

The Bengal health department on Monday issued guidelines for the transfusion of convalescent plasma in treatment of Covid patients to prevent “inadvertent use of Covid-19 Convalescent Plasma (CC...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 10.05.21

Robin Hoods on plasma mission

Crusaders waging a war against hunger have now joined the fight against Covid-19. The Robin Hood Army (RHA), a volunteer-based organisation which collects excess food from restaurants and distributes...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 25.04.21

Tendulkar decides to donate plasma

Former India captain Sachin Tendulkar said he has fully recovered from Covid-19 and will donate plasma when he is eligible.  Tendulkar, who turned 48 on Saturday, tested positive for the virus o...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 13.01.21

The Upside of Stress

For many of us, 2020 was an exceptionally stressful year, dominated by fears about the coronavirus pandemic. Even with the vaccine on the horizon, we’re likely to need some stress management str...

India  /  Published 17.12.20

Covid: plasma therapy promising

A further double-blind study in Argentina funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation of 160 elderly subjects over the age of 64 found that administration of high-antibody convalescent plasma agai...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

India  /  Published 20.11.20

ICMR: plasma therapy rules

India’s health research agency has cautioned against “inappropriate” use of convalescent plasma therapy on coronavirus patients, setting rules for who should be donors and recipients...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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