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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Next time you grab that over the counter pill for an ache or just because you have not been feeling yourself for a couple of weeks, pause and think. While over the counter (OTC) drugs comprise a huge portion...
In India, breast cancer is the new cervical cancer. Late pregnancies, lack of awareness and a non-starter of a national screening programme have made breast cancer the most common female cancer in India - a position earlier held by...
Generic versions of branded drugs cost less and companies usually bank on volume. Natco Pharma’s announcement on Monday that it is ready with a generic version of a Hepatitis B drug was yet another reminder about the high incidence of...
It is the party season and much as one would love to hog and make merry, in this day and age of ubiquitous packed foods, there is need to exercise caution. Pregnant women in particular need to be careful...
It is not usual for a young boy and a fit one to have a heart attack The curious case of a 17-year-old footballer who landed at Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital last week with chest pain, later diagnosed as a heart...
Delhi for now is gasping for breath. While pollution is hogging headlines and mindspace, time may be running out for that flu shot in preparation for Delhi’s harsh winter. India introduced Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib) vaccine into the...
The death of the "mermaid baby" in Kolkata was only the second known case of Sironomelia in India In all the years when you fantasised over The Little Mermaid in your favourite fairy tale book, you may never have imagined...
The death of yesteryear Bollywood charmer Shashi Kapoor a couple of days ago was a grim reminder of how a large number of Indians are falling prey to kidney diseases. Kapoor had been on dialysis for several years. The 2016...
By Dr O P ChoudhuryA new global malaria report has sounded warning bells about possible massive under-reporting of malaria in India - to the tune of more than 90%. This after years of malaria having been given the status...
Days before she lands in India as head of a US business delegation, Ivanka Trump, daughter of and senior advisor to US President Donald Trump talked about postpartum depression in a television show. She is not the first celebrity...

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