Health  /  Published 28.01.20

When Mental Illness Is Severe

There are some crimes that are almost impossible to forget. For me, they include the death in 1999 of Kendra Webdale, an aspiring young journalist who was pushed in front of a New York subway train by...
By Jane E. Brody/NYTNS in New York

Health  /  Published 05.01.19

Edge of reality: Psychosis and neurosis

Mrs Sen was admitted to the hospital due to physical concerns. She was very pleasant and warm and the hospital nurses and staff took a liking to her. She laughed and cracked one-liner jokes. Overall, ...
By Sangbarta Chattopadhyay & Namita Bhuta in

Health  /  Published 31.07.19

Office stress

Workplace stress is rampant in India, it seems. So found a survey conducted by Cigna TTK Health Insurance. It revealed that 95 per cent of Indians in the age group 18-34 (so called millennials) suffer...
By Chandana Chandra in

Health  /  Published 10.05.20

Multiple trials in hunt for Covid cure

Through draws of lots, doctors will this week start offering patients with the new coronavirus disease at the Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, a choice of three medications — a deworming dr...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 09.05.20

OPD to close at CMCH

All outpatient departments at the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital, barring the anti-retroviral therapy clinic and the fever clinic, will shut from Monday as the facility has been turned into a 5...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

India  /  Published 02.05.20

‘Godi’ notice for stickler

An IAS officer’s tweet against the “godi (lapdog) media” for failing to report how Tablighi Jamaat members were donating blood to facilitate plasma therapy for Covid-19 patients has earned him a...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Delhi  /  Published 24.04.20

Plasma trials encouraging: Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that initial results of plasma therapy trials conducted on four Covid-19 patients were encouraging with two of them recovering and likely to be discharged...
By Furquan Ameen in

Health  /  Published 19.06.19

Recapture sleep without sleeping pills

Shakespeare wisely recognised that sleep “knits up the ravell’d sleave of care” and relieves life’s physical and emotional pains. Alas, this “chief nourisher in life’s feast,” as he call...
By Jane E. Brody/ New York Times News Service in

Health  /  Published 22.12.18

The many myths about psychiatric pills

Please check this article out, although I wouldn’t question your expertise” was the one-line WhatsApp message I had received from a concerned father whose son I had seen a few days earlier and had...
By J.R. Ram in

Science  /  Published 03.05.20

Plasma magic

A few days ago, a post on Facebook caught my eye. A relative of a doctor somewhere in New Jersey, US, had urged currently healthy survivors of Covid-19 to help the doctor, who is on a ventilator and f...
By Dr Sanjeet Bagcchi in


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