Health News


The milk of kindness

The pandemic has made breast milk a highly sought-after commodity; difficult to source, despite its widespread natural prevalence
 

published : 13 Jun 2021

A well-oiled anatomy

Coconut oil is a tropical climate kitchen favourite, especially for Indian curries down south. Cold-pressed versions retain the nutrient value better.

published : 13 Jun 2021

Product review- A pick-me-up for summer skin 

With heat and humidity, my skin tends to get dry and itchy. The toners that had been helping till now, suddenly stopped performing well.

published : 13 Jun 2021

E-bikes: Put the pedal to the metal

There has been a sudden surge in the demand for electric bicycles worldwide. In India, stagnant sales grew by over two-fold in the last year.

published : 13 Jun 2021

Antibody cocktail for Covid emerges as ray of hope, but cost makes it prohibitive for most

Akanksha Chawala, a critical care pulmonologist at Apollo hospital in Delhi, said she had used the therapy in just two patients but the results had been extraordinary.

published : 12 Jun 2021

Tenosynovitis: Here is what you need to know to protect your joints

Tenosynovitis is overuse of joints or pressure put on them. It generally occurs in the wrist, below the knee, or the toes.

published : 12 Jun 2021

No link between genetic risk factor and severe COVID-19 among South Asians: Study

The finding concluded that the genetic variants responsible for COVID-19 severity among Europeans may not play a role in disease susceptibility among South Asians.

published : 11 Jun 2021

IICT, Suven Pharma tie up to produce Covid-19 drugs 

Molnupiravir was initially developed for the treatment of influenza and has now been repurposed to suppress Coronavirus transmission within 24 hours.

published : 11 Jun 2021

Covishield vaccine linked with small risk of low blood platelets: Study

A low number of platelets -- blood cells that help prevent blood loss when vessels are damaged -- can result in no symptoms.

published : 10 Jun 2021

Making room for Menstruators

It’s no news that a woman’s bleeding uterus, despite being a universal concept, continues to be taboo.

published : 10 Jun 2021

Let’s talk to distance the distress

For the past year, we have been inundated with medical advice by healthcare professionals, the government, the media, and even questionable WhatsApp forwards.

published : 10 Jun 2021

Physiotherapy and post-Covid recovery

Patients with Covid could benefit from physiotherapy care, which could help in returning to a pre-Covid state faster  Pramod Ravindra

published : 10 Jun 2021

Period and pandemic

 The ongoing  covid-19 scenario has affected arange of organs and systems in the body, including menstruation in women

published : 10 Jun 2021

Final phase 3 trials data on Covaxin in July, says Bharat Biotech; experts question delay

"It is unusual to have such a delay, particularly when the second analysis was so close to the sample size of 130 symptomatic cases," said a top virologist who did not wish to be named.

published : 09 Jun 2021

No health worries for children born to mothers given seasonal flu vaccine in pregnancy: Study

Although pregnant people are not more susceptible to acquiring influenza infection, they are at an increased risk of severe illness and complications if they get the flu during pregnancy.

published : 09 Jun 2021