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Opinion  /  Published 12.04.21

Head first: Mental healthcare in India

The health of human beings is influenced by both mental and physiological well-being. And yet, this crucial tenet is often ignored in the larger public discourse. The weightage accorded to treating ph...
By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 06.10.20

Mentally ill left in Covid lurch

Services for mentally ill and substance abuse patients have been disrupted worldwide during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the disease is expected to cause further distress for many, the World Health Orga...
By Reuters in Geneva

World  /  Published 06.10.20

Nobel for identifying hepatitis C virus

While effective antiviral treatments are now available, a course of tablets can cost $30,000 in the US. Flexibility on pricing for poorer countries will be vital to put WHO’s eradication goal wi...
By Reuters in Berlin, Stockholm

World  /  Published 03.10.20

Madrid to go back into lockdown

The measures widen a confinement already in place in poorer parts of the city with high infection rates. People who do not comply will face fines. Other busy European cities have tightened measures ...
By Reuters in Madrid

Health  /  Published 23.09.20

The C-trap: India’s breast cancer research

The first documented evidence of breast cancer was found in an Egyptian papyrus dating back to 3000 BC. American dealer Edwin Smith found it in Luxor in 1862. The papyrus was deciphered in 1920 16t...
By Upala Sen in


Opinion  /  Published 15.09.20

Covid healthcare: Find the source of the pain

Last week, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation invited paramedics and doctors to join its Covid care centres. Offer: a short-term contract with good remuneration. Nagpur is not the only district desperat...
By Jaideep Hardikar in

Opinion  /  Published 24.07.20

A compassionate partnership with Africa

The global outbreak of Covid-19 has sent the world into a state of panic. Nations are battling a pandemic that is disrupting world markets, stalling global trade, challenging emergency healthcare prep...
By Aparajita Biswas in

Jharkhand  /  Published 23.07.20

Maternal deaths dip in Jharkhand

Jharkhand recorded the lowest maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in eastern India and the fifth lowest in the country, according to a special bulletin released by the office of the Registrar General of In...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 09.07.20

New normal: Coexisting with the virus

Is a virus immortal? The question has been brought to light on account of the fact that medical science, the World Health Organization says, is yet to find a cure for the 200 or so pathogens that have...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 28.06.20

No filters needed

Sir — One down, several more to go. According to news reports,, a leading matrimonial website in India has removed its skin colour filter after facing backlash from users. There are too m...
By The Telegraph in


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