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Wednesday, May 18, 2022



One in three people are infected with Toxoplasma parasite – and the clue could be in our eyes

May 13, 2022 3:50 pm

Toxoplasma gondii is probably the most successful parasite in the world today. This microscopic creature is capable of infecting any mammal or bird, and people across all continents are infected.

Combating heatwave: ‘Drink water but don’t overdo it. It can overload kidneys. Track urine output instead’

May 15, 2022 10:23 pm

With temperatures crossing 40°C in several parts of the country, and states such as Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra experiencing a heat wave, complaints of heat exhaustion are rising. Those staying outdoors during the hottest hours of the day are also at risk of a heat stroke.

Why holding back your urge to poop can wreak havoc on your insides: A gastroenterologist explains

May 13, 2022 11:37 am

Habitually putting off the urge to poo and slowing the bowel “transit time” may be associated with a higher risk of problems such as bowel cancer, diverticulosis (small pouches of the bowel lining protruding through the bowel wall), haemorrhoids and anal tears, and prolapse.

Zydus Lifesciences launches drug for treating bad cholesterol

May 13, 2022 12:54 pm

"With Bemdac we are happy to introduce a first-in-India therapy to address the unmet medical need of people suffering from uncontrolled LDL-c," Zydus Lifesciences Managing Director Sharvil Patel said.

Cutting Edge: An innovative breast conservation surgery is helping patients lead better lives

May 13, 2022 11:43 am

“The advantage of oncoplastic surgery is that it exterminates cancer safely and provides a cosmetically excellent outcome to a patient of breast cancer.”

Mother's Day: Seven ways to keep your mother’s health and ensure her well-being

May 08, 2022 3:02 pm

A mother's health often takes a back seat when juggling parenting, job life, and social commitments, presenting as a variety of physical disorders. Mothers are the foundation of our families and generations

What is toe jam? From harmless gunk to a feast for bugs

May 02, 2022 11:46 am

Toe jam can have the consistency of soft cheese or cake crumbs. It can smell or be odourless. And its colour can range from white to grey-brown.

World Malaria Day: 'Data-driven decision making and tailored approaches crucial now in all efforts to eliminate malaria'

April 29, 2022 11:46 am

Dr Corine Karema, a senior Malaria expert and the former Director of the Rwanda National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), in an interview with The Indian Express group talks about eliminating malaria, the impact of Covid-19 on such programmes and the way forward.

Paracetamol: Myths vs facts

April 27, 2022 12:27 pm

Paracetamol can help relieve symptoms like high fever, moderate body pain, cold and flu

Time to tackle malaria: From grassroots action to holistic policy interventions and effective delivery of services

April 27, 2022 10:40 am

For a malaria-free India, future elimination roadmaps will also need to factor in contemporary challenges, including climate change and rapid urbanisation.


Fasting for Ramadan? Here's what you should eat and avoid

April 23, 2020 4:36 pm

Know what your sehri and iftar diet should look like by scrolling down.

From reducing asthma attacks to controlling diabetes: 10 surprising health benefits of pumpkin

November 11, 2017 2:13 pm

Not just during Halloween as Jack-o’-lanterns, pumpkins have a lot of use in our day-to-day life as well.

5 ways to shape up your belly

April 06, 2016 12:28 pm

If you have some tires on your belly, get rid of them by making a few changes in your diet and lifestyle, says an expert.

Ten Dietary tips to ward off cancer

May 25, 2015 12:22 pm

The food we eat, the air we breathe and the choices we make — be it to smoke, drink alcohol or not exercise regularly — are more linked to our chances of getting cancer than luck. (Text: Ishi Khosla)

Why we should think twice before indulging in that chocolate cake

February 17, 2015 2:36 pm

Sugar can be addictive, but its excessive consumption can cause health problems. So, as much as you can, avoid a sugar glut!

Seven tips for a glowing skin

January 07, 2015 1:56 pm

If you've resolved to take care of your skin in 2015, adapt some easy-to-follow tips for achieving wonders.

8 ways: How to give a healthy twist to your diet in 2015

December 18, 2014 6:44 pm

Celebrity chef and cookbook author Nita Mehta suggests tips to make your daily meals tastier and healthier. (As told to Parmita Uniyal)

Top 6: Foods to soothe your stomach

December 05, 2014 11:01 am

If you are feeling the side-effects of overeating, try a few foods that can soothe your stomach and make digestion easier.

World AIDS Day: The battle against the pandemic still on

December 01, 2014 4:42 pm

The AIDS pandemic began more than 30 years ago and has killed up to 40 million people worldwide. On World AIDS Day, here's showcasing some inspiring pictures from across the globe that fill us with hope.

Get fit before Christmas: Follow these 9 tips

November 25, 2014 3:47 pm

From taking a walk every 20 minutes to skipping for ten minutes daily are some practices that can be followed to ensure a perfect look for the Christmas season. (Text: IANS)


Implant files: How medical devices that are recalled in the US are still in use in India

June 22, 2020 6:09 pm

The Indian Express-ICIJ investigation finds that at least 57 medical devices, many used in critical care, were being sold in India when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clamped down on them for a range of faults over the last two years.

Kerala floods: Fixing the house during the day, back to relief camp at night

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

Inside a relief camp: Rebuilding from the scratch is not just a financial problem. For some, old age and health issues make it a herculean task. See more:

'Surprised' Salman plans body-building competition after visiting 'BodyPower Expo 2016'

January 11, 2016 3:08 pm

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Bollywood actor Salman Khan visited India's largest health and fitness show, BodyPower Expo 2016, in Mumbai. The actor said he was surprised to see a show organised for body builders at such a big scale and that it encouraged him to do a show of his own.Salman, who will be seen playing the role of a wrestler in his upcoming film Sultan, looked quite impressed with the participants and the craze people have for body building.The three days expo started on January 8 and concluded on January 10.