News  /  Published 16.05.22

Preventive oncology can save lives

Cancer may be a silent disease and its incidence rises with increasing age. New cases of cancer are expected to be around 15.7 lakhs in India and 1.21 lakhs in Bengal by 2025. If both new and old cas...
By Gautam Mukhopadhyay

Opinion  /  Published 22.04.22

Lost voice: Industry & politics

The sixth edition of the Bengal Global Business Summit began with a slew of promises from the titans of Indian industry. Gautam Adani, to cite one example, announced an investment of Rs 10,000 crore t...
By The Editorial Board

News  /  Published 16.03.22

Kolkata witnesses rise in mild infections with Covid symptoms

Covid cases have gone down but many Kolkatans are down with symptoms similar to that of the disease - sore throat, mild fever and cough. Doctors said that in most cases, the illness had been brought ...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

Science Tech  /  Published 07.03.22

Battle of Memories

As people across the world grapple with the prospect of living with the coronavirus for the foreseeable future, one question looms large: how soon before they need yet another shot? Not for many mont...
By Apoorva Mandavilli

India  /  Published 22.02.22

Funds push for India's efforts to develop a broad-acting vaccine

A global vaccine development coalition has agreed to fund an Indian academic-industry research effort to develop a broad-acting vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, and other cl...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


India  /  Published 11.02.22

Odisha: Covid deaths remain a cause of concern

Deaths because of Covid-19 in Odisha remain a cause of concern even though the number of positive cases has come down. In the last seven days, more than 20 people have succumbed to the virus almost d...
By Our Correspondent in Bhubaneswar

Opinion  /  Published 26.01.22

Danger ahead: Superbugs

Public discourse as well as medical attention is currently focused on the coronavirus, and rightly so. With more than 350 million confirmed cases of infection and 5.5 million associated deaths globall...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 06.12.21

Common cold genome seen in omicron

Scientists have identified a unique mutation in the omicron variant’s genome that they say the virus likely picked up from a common cold virus or from segments of the human genome as it replicat...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.12.21

Zika reported from UP, Kerala, Maharashtra

Outbreaks of the Zika virus were reported this year from Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and Maharashtra, with 149, 83 and one cases in these states respectively, as of November 27, Lok Sabha was informed on Fr...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 29.11.21

Ailment reverses mental age of toddler in Kolkata hospital

A two-year-old boy suffering from a rare neurological ailment spent close to a week on life support at a city hospital. When he woke up, his mind had aged in reverse and he started behaving like a tw...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata


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