Tuesday, Dec 26, 2023


Prof Sameer Khandekar suffered a cardiac arrest while speaking at an alumni meet

IIT Kanpur prof dies of sudden cardiac arrest at 53: Why do we need to detect cholesterol early enough?

December 26, 2023 11:10 IST

Cholesterol, BP and obesity form the three-pillared risk for heart health, says Dr Kumar Kenchappa, Consultant, Interventional Cardiologist, Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru

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Has COVID-19 turned into another winter bug? Lessons to learn from JN.1 spread

December 25, 2023 18:15 IST

With three waves clustered between December and March, experts analyse what this means for severity of infection.

For a long, long time, red wine was associated with winter warmth and an indulgence that was healthy

Why red wine is just as bad as any other alcohol for your heart

December 25, 2023 10:35 IST

The touted advantages of antioxidants present in wine have not been conclusively demonstrated in human trials, says Dr Priyanka Rohatgi, Chief Nutritionist, Apollo Hospitals.

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Why winter heart attacks are easy to prevent: Can a warm shower, a daytime walk and some steam help?

December 23, 2023 19:44 IST

Prof Rajesh Vijayvergiya, Department of Cardiology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, offers some handy fitness tips for cardiovascular and respiratory health

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Can Covid’s JN.1 spread be contained? Your poop in sewers may hold some answers

December 23, 2023 11:26 IST

Dr Vineeta Bal, Professor Emeritus , Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, explains why wastewater surveillance is necessary

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Are doctors protected from criminal prosecution for medical negligence under the new penal code?

December 22, 2023 16:00 IST

Find out how the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS), which is meant to replace the IPC, deals with deaths caused by medical negligence and what it means for you

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Is your contraceptive pill raising your risk of heart attacks and strokes?

December 22, 2023 15:07 IST

Dr Uma Vaidyanathan, senior consultant, obstetrics and gynaecology, Fortis Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi, makes a case for medically supervised use

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New Covid variant JN.1 vigil: How do I know if it’s cold, flu or Covid?

December 26, 2023 12:22 IST

Runny nose? Fever? Dr Rommel Tickoo, Director, Internal Medicine, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi, tells you when to get tested

Dr Swaminathan says that the WHO had just declared the end of a public health emergency but never said it was the end of the pandemic or that we should lower the guard rails. (Express file photo)

Covid-19 JN.1 alert: Do we need travel curbs for the holiday season? Dr Soumya Swaminathan answers FAQs

December 23, 2023 13:36 IST

Former WHO chief scientist talks about precautions to take, waning immunity and why emerging variants are going the way as predicted.

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Can Taylor Swift’s dancing, no-alcohol fitness routine work for you?

December 21, 2023 17:34 IST

Functional medicine expert Vijay Thakkar explains which aspects of her routine could be adapted to your needs.

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COVID-19 JN.1 outbreak: Should you be taking the RT-PCR test?

December 22, 2023 07:39 IST

Dr Lancelot Pinto, senior pulmonologist and epidemiologist at Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital, emphasises testing for rolling out preventive protocols faster among high-risk group

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Covid-19 sub-variant spread: Is JN.1 more infectious?

December 22, 2023 03:49 IST

With WHO classifying it as a ‘variant of interest,’ experts decode what it means and what you need to do

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Can brain strokes happen under 40? Do they always show symptoms?

December 20, 2023 22:51 IST

Dr (Prof) M. V. Padma Srivastava, Chairperson, Neurology, Paras Health, Gurugram, busts prevalent myths around strokes


Diabetes vs diet: Why the low-carb, high-fat, low-cal formula may not work in blood sugar control

December 20, 2023 15:11 IST

Dr Uday Phadke, Director, Head of the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Sahyadri Group of Hospitals, Pune, details the only plan that works

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Covid-19 surge: What should those above 60 and with co-morbidities do?

December 21, 2023 07:40 IST

Dr Kiran G Kulirankal, Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Amrita Hospital, Kochi, talks about preventive protocols

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WHO tags JN.1 strain as ‘variant of interest’ as Covid cases rise

December 20, 2023 09:18 IST

JN.1 was previously classified as a variant of interest as a part of its parent lineage BA.2.86.

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Why lazy workouts in holiday season can help you keep to fitness goals

December 19, 2023 22:44 IST

With a relaxed frame of mind, holidays are the best time to reboot yourself and weave easy workouts around your sightseeing trips, says holistic health expert Dr Mickey Mehta

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Can quick weight loss with a low-calorie diet affect your heart?

December 19, 2023 14:09 IST

Dr Abhay Somani, Consultant Cardiologist, Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune, has seen many patients on crash diets and talks about how extreme measures may not always be suitable for everybody


COVID-19 JN.1 variant: Do you need booster shots to fight surge?

December 19, 2023 17:34 IST

Dr Anurag Agarwal, member of the WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Sars-CoV-2 Virus Evolution, explains if another round of vaccination makes sense or not.

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COVID-19 sub-variant JN.1 surge: Why masking is a good idea in crowded indoors

December 19, 2023 11:06 IST

Experts say no need to panic as there is no increase in hospitalisation

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Govt issues Covid-19 subvariant JN.1 alert to states: What do Health Ministry guidelines mean for Christmas, New Year?

December 19, 2023 07:33 IST

There is no indication of increased severity from JN.1 at this point of time, says note

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Big Bang Theory actor Kate Micucci has lung cancer without smoking: Why are younger non-smokers getting lung cancer?

December 18, 2023 18:54 IST

Dr Rajesh Mistry, Director, Oncology, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, who has been tracking lung cancer cases over decades, says that while 65 per cent of his patients have a history of tobacco and smoking, 35 per cent do not.

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Indian women in their 30s are embracing egg freezing, preserving fertility: What’s the process, cost and success rate?

December 18, 2023 16:38 IST

Experts tell you about the must-knows of egg retrieval and how they help women become mothers without the pressure of career breaks and relationship status

Beetroot, with its vibrant colour and earthy flavour, has long been recognised for its vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Why half a cup of beetroot can help you control post-meal blood sugar

December 18, 2023 07:13 IST

Dr Priyanka Rohatgi, Chief Nutritionist, Apollo Hospitals, explains why this root vegetable impacts insulin sensitivity


Why TB elimination becomes a tougher challenge with disability

December 17, 2023 22:18 IST

Disabilities in TB patients can be caused due to the disease itself or by side-effects of some anti-TB drugs