Health

  • Looking back at the days of practising surgery

    Just Asking |  S K Srivastava
    Having practiced surgery, in public and also in private sector hospitals, I am full of memories - of gratitude, of indifference and threats, dejection and...

  • The breast brouhaha

    Write Corner |  Anubha Bhonsle
    As a woman and of course, it runs true for men too - I am the sum of all my parts. We are all the...

  • Addressing suppressed sexuality

    Common Sense Majority |  Dr Karan Thakur
    The ghastly and brutal gang-rape and murderous assault on a 23-year old by six men in New Delhi last month has shaken the national consciousness...

  • Postpartum depression is a killer

    Mamma Mania |  Shabia Ravi Walia
    Lately I have been reading a number of news articles mentioning women unleashing atrocities on their newborns or new mothers committing suicides or mothers being...

  • A plea for sanity…

    Not Quite Miscellaneous |  Shalini
    "I don't want this bill..." she said, sitting in the garden at the Women's Press Club. "If the health ministry means it when it ...

  • Finding chinks in Dr Binayak Sen's 'chronic famine' theory

    London Diary |  Sanjay Suri
    It's true rather than traitorous to acknowledge that India will not win many medals at the Olympics. In track and field events we are almost...

  • Dealing with a crisis: coping with extreme thoughts

    Mind Check |  Arpita Anand
    A young woman in her early twenties, sat across me in my office a while ago telling me she had no will to go on....

  • Eureka! Skin cells turn into beating heart

    Health-y-Hiatus |  Nikita Mishra
    The heart cells created from patients' skin are at the same stage of development as those of a newborn baby. The study is exciting for...

  • Sushi-licious

    Lights, Camera, Action |  Megha Mamgain
    Weight, inches, flab... these are words bound to be in a girl-to-girl conversation. I can hear them even now. "What's she doing? How did she...

  • Relationships: the big teenage stressors

    Mind Check |  Arpita Anand
    We, as adults, often reminisce about our adolescence with fondness. Those great years with no worry about life and career, the first crush, the first...

  • Failing our children: India's capital shame

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    Delhi's not supposed to be on this list - not on a list of shame, for heaven's sake, when it comes to child mortality and...

  • Mental health challenges in India

    Mind Check |  Arpita Anand
    Working in India in the field of Psychology for over a decade now has been a challenging and fascinating experience. We have come a very...

  • World Mental Health Day

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    It's world mental health day today -something none of us can afford to ignore. First the disturbing stats: The World Health Organisation estimates that ...

  • Limiting the spread of antibiotic resistance in India

    Doc Talk |  Dr Ramanan Laxminarayan
    Earlier this month, a meeting of health ministers representing the member states of the World Health Organization's South-East Asia Region recognized antimicrobial resistance as a...

  • Never too young for a heart attack

    Health-y-Hiatus |  Nikita Mishra
    How different could a 23-year-old Mumbaikar be? So I thought, before I met Pramod, an animator by profession. Stuck in a sort of limbo, a...

  • Medical mockery

    In Sync |  Trupti Rane
    Life is cheap or so they say...if you want proof I think government hospitals are the best bet. The first time I did a ...

  • Life loves the liver of it!

    Chronicles of the Kitchen |  Diya Kohli
    LIVER, n. A large red organ thoughtfully provided by nature to be bilious with. The sentiments and emotions which every literary anatomist now knows to...