health :: About 230 results

GNRC Hospital organises free health check-up camp

Established in the year 1987, Guwahati Neurological Research Centre (GNRC) is one of the leading hospitals in Guwahati. This pioneer health institution has spread its branches all across Assam. The ...

Article about 4 days ago

The government of Meghalaya induces relaxations

The initial days in the month of September will mark the relaxation of a number of services. The Government in almost all the states is gearing up to open all the schools and educational institutions. ...

Article about 17 days ago

Health and Wellness News Headlines Today

Illinois Governor to order statewide mask mandate and order masks and vaccines for schoolsEU says COVID boosters may have higher legal risks without EMA approvalManipal Hospitals launches Radixact X9 ...

Article about 23 days ago

Immunity boosters, health beverages find more takers now

COVID-19 has changed people's lifestyles, or at least compelled people to opt for immunity boosters and health food to either beat the virus or overcome post-COVID complications.In fact, doctors are ...

Article about 1 month ago

ASHA - a ray of hope bridging the people and doctors

In the health sector, especially in the rural areas, the concept of ASHA is highly popular. ASHA stands for 'Accredited Social Health Activist' which was instituted by the Ministry of Health and ...

Article about 1 month ago

Health and Wellness News Headlines Today

Covaxin under 'active review' of Health CanadaPreference for sons could lead to 4.7 m 'missing' female birthsUrology, kidney transplant OPD in Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital sees four-fold ...

Article about 1 month ago

Child Immunisation vis-à-vis Covid-19 situation

Child Immunisation is an essential component of health services that protects the future generation from Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD). The outbreak of Covid-19 has almost put a halt to child ...

Article about 1 month ago

Anger Management: A Psychotherapeutic Approach

There are several sicknesses that can adversely pull down our health. Our mental health is the most prioritized concern for our overall health. Physical illness can be treated more easily than mental ...

Article about 2 months ago

Health and Wellness News Headlines Today

Bhutan fully vaccinates 90% of eligible adults within a weekNew York Pushes Vaccines With Mandates and $100 Incentives3rd Covid vaccine dose strongly boosts protection against Delta variant: ...

Article about 2 months ago

Maintaining a Positive Mental Health during Pandemic

The ongoing pandemic is a global challenge which has brought us to a point where we are going through tremendous emotional turmoil. In the current scenario, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a ...

Article about 2 months ago

Health and Wellness News Headlines Today

Covid third wave prep underway: AIIMS-Raipur sets up PSA oxygen plantWorld Bank, COVAX unveil plan to speed vaccine supplies to developing countriesChemotherapy can induce mutations that lead to ...

Article about 2 months ago

Health and Wellness News Headlines Today

Experts say COVID-19 vaccines don't necessarily protect people against infection. Rather, they protect against serious illness from the disease.Unvaccinated people account for 96% of new Covid-19 ...

Article about 2 months ago

Health and Wellness News Headlines Today

Indian govt's expert group in talks with Pfizer over COVID vaccine: Health MinisterDouble dose of AstraZeneca, Pfizer vaccines effective against Delta variant, says studyPotentially fatal and ...

Article about 2 months ago

DNA Vaccines to be Manufactured in India soon

The Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has expressed his concern regarding the issues of children's safety during the third wave of Corona Virus. Mandaviya said that as it was seen that the ...

Article about 2 months ago

Assam Budget Lays Priority on Health amid Pandemic

Affected by two waves of COVID-19 and with serious concerns about a possible third wave amid the mutations, it was evident that the Assam Budget 2021-22 would have a "healthier" allocation for ...

Article about 2 months ago

Impact of Covid on Children in Assam

With a majority of the adult population in Assam brought under the ambit of vaccination, with at least the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine administered among them, the most vulnerable population, ...

Article about 2 months ago

Mission Ramdhenu officially launched in Assam

In order to protect the children from 13 diseases including polio, Japanese encephalitis, smallpox, diarrhoea, hepatitis, pneumonia, a new scheme has been included by the health department titled ...

Article about 2 months ago

A Letter to our Esteemed Readers

Dear Readers,It is my absolute pleasure to welcome you all to Fit North East health and wellness news portal.Here at Fit North East we are constantly brainstorming on how we can improve our coverage ...

Article about 3 months ago

Covid-19 Vaccination for Pregnant Women

A guideline has been prepared by the Union Health Ministry to help frontline workers and vaccinators to help pregnant women in counseling and encouraging them to get vaccinated to keep Covid-19 at ...

Article about 3 months ago

4 new cases of Delta varient identified in Mizoram

The National Centre for Disease Control has confirmed the existence of new strains of Delta variants in Mizoram.Mizoram reported four cases of the highly infectious B.1.617.2 virus in 4 male patients ...

Article about 3 months ago

Ever thought about what Public Health is? Read here

When we speak about health, we generally have the habit of talking about it on a personal level. But we should be mindful of the fact that there is something called PUBLIC HEALTH, which makes a ...

Article about 3 months ago

A new study brings relief to children and their parent

Speculations were there that the third wave might affect the children to a large extent. Such kinds of speculations created a sort of tension among the parents of the children.A joint study by the ...

Article about 3 months ago

Covid found to reactivate a dormant bacterial infection

The research was carried out at the Indian Institute of Technology in Guwahati regarding the SARS-CoV-2 virus.As per the result of the research, it was found that the Covid causing virus may have the ...

Article about 3 months ago

Few more cities to get doses of Sputnik V vaccine

Through the official handle of Sputnik V, it was informed that the vaccine would be available in nine more cities across India, including Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Vishakhapatnam, Baddi, Kolhapur, ...

Article about 3 months ago

New Covid updates from Assam

Assam chief minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma today attended the 5th Cabinet Meeting at Janata Bhawan. The meeting started at 11 AM and ended by 1 PM. Five critical decisions were taken in the ...

Article about 3 months ago

New Covid 19 vaccine Covavax soon to arrive in India

The US-based technology company Novavax has tied up with Serum Institute of India to manufacture its Covid 19 vaccine named COVAVAX.The CEO of Novavax, Stanley Erck, said that this vaccine has 90% ...

Article about 3 months ago

Can Covid affect your brain?: Read here

Till now, we all have realized the fact that Covid 19 is extremely dangerous and affects the functioning of various body parts. Recent research shows that Coronavirus has the capacity to create severe ...

Article about 3 months ago

How do Covid effects our hearing capacity?

There are many complications that one might go through during and after Covid. It can be hair falls, respiratory distress or even difficulty in hearing in some situation.According to researchers, ...

Article about 3 months ago

Tax cut on Covid essentials bring relief to people

The Finance Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman, has informed that The Goods and Services Tax Council has lowered the slab on vaccination and other essential items related to Covid-19.This historic ...

Article about 3 months ago

Have you heard of the golden word 'immunity'?

Our immune system is essential for our survival. Without an immune system, our bodies would be open to attack from bacteria, viruses, parasites and more. It is our immune system that keeps us healthy ...

Article about 3 months ago

Medical Advancement In The Field Of Surgery

Renowned surgeon and chief medical director of Swagat Hospital, Dr Subhash Khanna, has bought a new horizon in the field of surgery.Dr Khanna on Friday introduced the 'VERSIUS' Robotic Surgical ...

Article about 3 months ago

Some easy ways to deal with Covid positive patients

It was in the year 2019 when the first case of Covid 19 was detected in China. Since then, it has changed the meanings of human lives. Scientist all around the globe is putting their full efforts to ...

Article about 3 months ago

State Health Minister visits State Cancer Institute

In order to take stock of the ongoing construction, the Health and Family Welfare Minister Keshab Mahanta visited the State Cancer Institute at the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital on June 10.The ...

Article about 3 months ago

Attack on senior doctor in Majuligarh Tea Estate

Amid the Covid pandemic, another news of the attack on the doctor has arrived. This time, the victim is an 81-year-old medical officer, Dr Basanta Kumar Goswami of the Majuligarh tea garden, who was ...

Article about 3 months ago

Assam gets a new Covid Care Hospital

The Assam Chief Minister, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, in the presence of other dignitaries, today inaugurated a Covid Care Hospital at Surusajai.This hospital is built in association with DRDO, Government ...

Article about 3 months ago

Ashadeep organises a vaccination camp for PwDs

A Covid -19 vaccination programme was organised by Ashadeep in association with LEHS/WISH foundation and Saksham. The vaccination program was successful in collaboration with the State Health and ...

Article about 3 months ago

Old Age: Sickness and Health care

Old age is one of the most tender stages in humans' life. Having surpassed the strength of their health at this stage, people after the age of sixty years often succumb to untold health ...

Article about 3 months ago

Know how aerosols can damage our lungs

It is remarkably vital for all of us to keep our nose covered all the time as we know that infections, germs and bacteria travel through the air. A good mask provides protection to some extent.As per ...

Article about 3 months ago

Fix prices of vaccinations announced

Regarding the prices of vaccines, the Government has set the maximum price that can be charged by private hospitals while providing the vaccination.The per-dose price of Covishield has been fixed at ...

Article about 3 months ago

World Brain Tumour Day and Covid-19

In the year 2000, the German Brain Tumor Association announced World Brain Tumor Day on June 8. Since then, every year, this day is observed to make people aware of brain tumour.Being a health and ...

Article about 3 months ago

Let us learn how important is sleep for us

Sleep is the paramount substance for the body, which is the primary requirement of a human body to work. A busy schedule and engagement in late-night activities can amount to slack in the health for ...

Article about 3 months ago

In-home isolation? These are the rules for you

We all have been hearing about Covid since it has emerged, but we personally feel the alarm ringing when any of us suffer. After realizing that one has tested positive, the first question is to go to ...

Article about 3 months ago

Vaccination relief for certain groups of people

The Health Department has issued a new SOP to create "NEAR-TO-HOME COVID VACCINATION CENTRES" to ensure vaccination of people of old age and those who are different or specially abled. All ...

Article about 3 months ago

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the nation through a televised speech.During the speech, he mentioned that from June 21, the central government would provide free Covid 19 vaccines to all ...

Article about 3 months ago

Vaccination trials for children finally flagged off

After receiving permission from Drug Controller General in India to vaccinate children from the age groups from 2-18, the All India Institute of Medical Science started with a screening programme ...

Article about 3 months ago

Effects on a child brought up in a dysfunctional family

We often come across the phrase, "Children are the pillars of tomorrow" or "Keeping a healthy future for the upcoming generation will be seen as a legacy of the past civilization".These statements ...

Article about 3 months ago

Leading medical college in Assam gets equipped.

In context with the health scenario in Assam, the health care facilities have witnessed an exceptional upliftment within a remarkably brief period of time since its attack by Covid -19 in the last ...

Article about 3 months ago

Coronavirus and lockdown updates

As per a report from the central government, the coronavirus cases on today's date figures to 3,46,759. The country witnessed 2,677 today. Till 8 AM today, India recorded over 1.14 lakh cases in the ...

Article about 3 months ago

Know the most potent tool to defeat the pandemic

Covid 19 has somewhere cause disturbances in all our lives. Even though we all know and realize what is to be done, we nevertheless, at times, miss out on some things. That is because more than our ...

Article about 3 months ago

Chief Minister meets medical officials

In order to discuss several issues relating to doctor's security and welfare, a delegation of the Assam State Branch of Indian Medical Association met Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma at his ...

Article about 4 months ago

Assam Police registers fresh case of assault on a doctor.

Within less than a week of the barbaric attack on Dr Seuj Kumar Senapati, another such news arrives.This time it is from the SK Roy Civil Hospital at Hailakandi, which on May 20, 2020, was transformed ...

Article about 4 months ago

How does the Sputnik V works?

Dr Reddy's laboratory in Hyderabad, India, has sought the approval from Drug Controller General to use Sputnik V in India for emergency use.The Russian Direct Investment Fund partnered with Dr ...

Article about 4 months ago

How to manage pregnancy and breastfeeding during Covid?

Covid has bought an unprecedented time in our livelihood. It has affected people of every age groups, including pregnant women. In India, it has seized more than 18 lakh people, out of which 5% of ...

Article about 4 months ago

Assam Health Minister holds press meet.

The health minister of Assam, Keshav Mahanta today, summoned a press meet at the Janata Bhavan in Secretariat Complex.Addressing the meeting, he spoke regarding the Covid situation in the state and ...

Article about 4 months ago

AIIMS starts Covaxin trials on children

As per a report by Prasar Bharati, the clinical trial of Covaxin has started at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Patna.Bharat Biotech International Limited has developed the vaccine in ...

Article about 4 months ago

KITCHEN GARDEN: ORGANIC LIVING AND HEALTH

Gardening has a tremendous impact on both economic life and healthy living. Many people often depend on the vegetables available in the market, unaware of the adverse effect it inflicts on our health. ...

Article about 4 months ago

Hair loss after Covid: There is nothing to worry

Hairfall is a somewhat common problem which almost all of us face in our day to day lives.Some of the significant causes of hair loss are mainly physical and emotional stress. Doctors say that a ...

Article about 4 months ago

TOBACCO CONSUMPTION AND ITS ILL EFFECTS ON PREGNANT WOMEN

Tobacco is consumed across the globe to a great extend. The high consumption rate of the same is viewed as a serious concern.It can be in the form of smoking or chewing. The scariest scenario is that ...

Article about 4 months ago

Walk-in vaccination programme for media persons

In order to control the spread of the deadly Coronavirus, the Delhi government has started a walk-in-vaccination drive for the media persons. Along with the media persons, their family members will ...

Article about 4 months ago

Relief Riders: a unique initiative

To protect the environment and establish cycling as a mode of recreation, The Guwahati Cycling Community was formed a couple of years ago.On 17th May this year, this particular community ...

Article about 4 months ago

The importance of post-vaccination care

The rapid increase of Covid-19 cases in India has been a principal cause of concern for everyone. People from every sector, coupled with the government, are putting their complete efforts into getting ...

Article about 4 months ago

Covid-19 vaccination programme at Guwahati Central Jail

The Marwari Yuva Mancha, in association with the Health Department, conducted a Covid-19 vaccination drive in the Guwahati Central Jail at Lokhra on Wednesday.The main motive was to vaccinate every ...

Article about 4 months ago

Black Fungus brings more worries for Tripura

Tripura has reported its first case of Black Fungus infection on Friday, adding more worries to the health authorities while the state is already battling with the massive spike in Covid 2.0.Tripura ...

Article about 4 months ago

Covid-19 catastrophe: Tripura records good recovery rate

While the Tripura government has laid emphasis on vaccination of a maximum number of people at the shortest possible time, the entry of Double Mutant (Indian variant), UK and South African strains ...

Article about 4 months ago

Vaccination for frontline workers

We all are familiar with the fact that media is the fourth pillar of democracy. As we acknowledge their contribution to society, it is also important to view that how hard every media person works to ...

Article about 4 months ago

Daily Covid-19 positive cases drop by 26% in Sikkim

Sikkim is in the midst of a runaway second wave of Covid-19  infections and the effects of the partial lockdown in slowing down transmission will still take some more days to reflect in the ...

Article about 4 months ago

COVID-19 surge in Arunachal due to complacency

The BJP government at the Centre took the killer virus for granted and allowed Kumbha Mela and engaged in massive campaigns assembly election-bound states.While 9.1 million pilgrims had taken a holy ...

Article about 5 months ago

Radhika Apte opens up about mental health

Actor Radhika Apte has opened up about her most intense roles, dealing with their ''emotional hangover'', mental health and more in an Instagram Live session.The live session with clinical ...

Article about 5 months ago

Good news for Avocado lovers in Northeast

Avocado is a fruit that is native to South-Central Mexico. It took thousands of years to become a global trend.India was no exception to adapt the plantation of this non-commercial fruit, which ...

Article about 5 months ago

World Health Day: A day dedicated to better health care

The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organisation, as well as other related organizations.In 1948, the WHO ...

Article about 5 months ago

Right to equal health care facilities for all

Health equality means ensuring that everyone has the chance to be as healthy as possible. It includes ensuring that every person has the opportunity to achieve their best health. Unfortunately, ...

Article about 6 months ago

Essense of the east: Health benefits of bamboo shoots

Assam is the land of many indigenous plants, which is the main ingredient in many dishes. Bamboo shoots or bamboo sprouts are edible shoots of many bamboo spices including Bambusa Vulgaris and ...

Article about 6 months ago

Sikkim: The land of organic harvest in India.

India's 100 per cent organic state- Sikkim has won the "Oscar for best policies" which was conferred by the Food and Agriculture Organisation for the world's best policies promoting agroecological ...

Article about 6 months ago

Food delivery platform Swiggy launches Health Hub

Online food delivery player Swiggy on Tuesday announced the launch of Health Hub here where customers can order healthy food.According to Swiggy, customers can order healthy food options on the Swiggy ...

Article about 6 months ago

Importance of sexual health in communities in India

Rapid bodily changes take place during the adolescent period. At this stage, emotions run high and society suddenly views you as an adult! Curiosity, excitement and urge for independence take control ...

Article about 6 months ago

Tempting Naga cuisine as a treat to food lovers

The Nagas are an indigenous community consisting of more than 40 tribes residing in parts of Northeast India and Myanmar. There are 14 major Naga tribes residing in Nagaland along with different other ...

Article about 6 months ago

Spring: A season of beauty and love

Spring is one of the best seasons as it signifies the youthful days of our lives and the future that lays ahead for all of us. After the end of the autumn season, comes spring and with it, new leaves ...

Article about 6 months ago

Hai na hamara Bharat mahan?

India has sufficient stockpile of COVID 19 vaccines to inoculate priority groups, namely healthcare workers and frontline workers in the first phase, NITI Aayog member V.K. Paul had stated in ...

Article about 8 months ago

Women in Sikkim are smiling …and not without reason

Sikkim, a small and beautiful state situated in the Himalayan region shares international borders with Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal in the north east, south east and west (respectively) and with the ...

Article about 8 months ago

Astonishing health benefits of drinking jeera water

Every spice has unique health benefits. One very potent spice in terms of physical wellness is the ubiquitous cumin seeds or jeera. It is packed with nutrients. Moreover it is scientifically proven ...

Article about 8 months ago

Humanity has indeed triumphed against COVID 19

Yes the year has begun with a greater fervor in prayers and hope. People are pronouncing their gratitude to the Almighty (and very rightly so) for lending us the grit and intellect to devise a vaccine ...

Article about 8 months ago

Health and wellness goals of people in this new decade

Largely speaking the year 2020 had been an ugly and disastrous year for everyone. Almost everyone had been affected directly or indirectly by the COVID 19 Pandemic.Everyone has started this year that ...

Article about 8 months ago

Vaccination in Sikkim at a glance

Like in the rest of the country, the vaccination programme that kick started in Sikkim on Saturday was supported by the CoWIN app that facilitates online entry of the beneficiaries, individualized ...

Article about 8 months ago

Four simple and easy exercises to lose weight at home

Weight gain or obesity is one of the biggest health problems in the world. However, if we make exercise a mandatory part of our daily activities, we can prevent this problem. Exercise plays an ...

Article about 8 months ago

Second COVID19 wave is worsening the situation

Large parts of Europe are in a second lockdown as a new wave of infection sweeps through the continent. The new variant of COVID 19 first detected in November has driven a spike in cases in the UK. ...

Article about 8 months ago

Crosscheck covid information on the net

During the COVID 19 outbreak, the internet has been a reliable and for some of us the only way to connect with others and stay informed. However, it is also been the way through which most ...

Article about 8 months ago

So what's in store this week?

We (as a human race) have entered 2021 after beating and triumphing against a slew of odds unleashed by the pandemic in 2020. Therefore the week starts with an article that celebrates this collective ...

Article about 8 months ago

Let's ink the first chapters of a healthier year

At the outset let me begin by wishing all of you a happy and healthy 2021. This is incidentally the first year of a fresh decade too; hopefully a decade where there is greater awareness and ...

Article about 9 months ago

Webinar on mental health of frontline health workers

Sikkim Manipal College of Nursing (SMCON) has recently conducted a national level webinar focusing on impacts of stress during COVID times. One of the most under rated and under discussed aspects ...

Article about 9 months ago

COVID 19 is more dangerous for cancer patients

The COVID 19, an infectious illness caused by a new type of coronavirus, that emerged from Wuhan city of China in December 2019 and declared by the World Health Organization as pandemic on March 11, ...

Article about 9 months ago

Instead of getting confused, wait and watch!

The COVID 19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus (CoV) called severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was first detected in late December 2019 in Wuhan city of ...

Article about 9 months ago

Telehealth is the way now and forward

COVID 19 has undoubtedly disrupted economic activity across the globe. However, Information Technology (IT) has been a silver lining in this regard. IT is essentially a system based on storage and ...

Article about 9 months ago

The changing paradigm of health communication

Health communication is of relevance in every aspect of today's health environment, be it disease prevention or treatment. A noticeable paradigm shift in health communication has been the impact of ...

Article about 10 months ago

Let's go with the flow

The upcoming chapters of India's healthcare ecosystem are laced in uncertainty. While on one hand the Prime Minister is taking stock of the preparedness in terms of vaccine roll out on the other hand ...

Article about 10 months ago

RBD testing before harvesting plasma is vital

With physicians finding receptor binding domain (RBD) plasma highly effective in the viremic phase (first 8 to 10 days) of COVID infection, the demand for strong anti viral therapy has steadily been ...

Article about 10 months ago

Dance for a healthier, happier and younger looking You!

A 25 year old Bangalore techie, Arushi Jain had taken up contemporary dance classes right after her father's demise. Arushi was always a fan of dancing for the sheer impact it had on her overall ...

Article about 10 months ago

Cooperative run hospitals are boosting health services

The most important basic human needs are roti (food), kapda (clothes) aur makan (housing). However, the ills of modernization have widened the necessities for every civilized society to include ...

Article about 10 months ago

India is the largest provider of generic drugs globally

India enjoys a vital position in the global pharmaceuticals sector. The country also has a large pool of scientists and engineers with a potential to steer the industry ahead to greater heights. ...

Article about 10 months ago

There is always a lot more to health

The definition and parameters of good health are constantly expanding and evolving. So what are the things that facilitate good health? We at Fit Northeast believe in going beyond the straitjacketed ...

Article about 10 months ago

EHRs are a springboard for a nation's healthier future

Digital technology has brought radical transformation into the present world with smart phones, tablets and web-enabled devices becoming the veritable mode of communication in day-today life. ...

Article about 11 months ago

It is definitely wise to invest in good health

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise: taking cues from this timeless adage the health conscious and healthcare providers and experts have indeed reflected and ...

Article about 11 months ago

Arunachal Pradesh: Primary healthcare at a glance

The health delivery system of Arunachal Pradesh, which is geographically the largest state of North-East India, is yet to reach desired levels. In Arunachal Pradesh, there are a total of 582 ...

Article about 11 months ago

Meghalaya is ready for the first vaccine shots

The Union Health Ministry has asked all states to submit a list of the people who shall be accorded priority while administering the COVID-19 vaccine (when it is ready) by October end. This was stated ...

Article about 11 months ago

There is room for more change in medical education

Lack of quality healthcare services is a key concern for a majority of Indians. This is triggered by insufficient number of doctors catering to public health needs and the poor state of healthcare ...

Article about 11 months ago

We turn onto another page of wellness... again

The week that passed by had a clear high for Fit NorthEast  as our readership grew almost geometrically. We had some exclusive articles: one that explored the multiple dynamics in the domain of ...

Article about 11 months ago

The state of ongoing vaccine trials

Throughout history, nothing has killed more human beings than the viruses, bacteria and parasites that cause diseases. Not natural disasters, like earthquakes or volcanoes, not event war but the novel ...

Article about 11 months ago

Healthcare reporting is now a sacred responsibility

The world is now at the cusp of a monumental change, owing to the pandemic. Everything about human life and all that is revolving around it shall be directly or indirectly connected to health. The way ...

Article about 11 months ago

World Walking Day honoured

Sikkim Manipal College of Physiotherapy, (SMCPT) had celebrated the occasion of World Walking Day on 4th October at its premises by adhering to all social distancing protocols. The event was supported ...

Article about 12 months ago

Golden era ahead of insurance players

Insurance, which finds mention in Manusmriti and Yajnavalkya of Manu and Kautilya's Arthashastra as pooling of resources for redistribution after fire, floods, epidemics and famine, is a legal ...

Article about 12 months ago

Shades that make the white coats

House of Doctors, a book authored by Dr Tripti Sharan a senior gynaecologist based in New Delhi is a riveting account of the various dynamics which characterize the academic years that precede the ...

Review about 12 months ago

Let us seriously get talking on health now

In my editorial capacity, I hope that our selection of stories last week ranging from an in-depth feature on suicide rates in the north eastern region, an expert analysis on the changing faces of ...

Article about 12 months ago

Digitized medicine to diagnose future India

India is the second-most populous (1,352,642,280) country in the world. Area-wise (3,287,263 sqkm) it is the 7th largest country in the world, sharing land borders with Pakistan, China, Nepal and ...

Article about 12 months ago

Wake up Tripura and North East, too many suicides!

A report published by the National Crime Reports Bureau (NCRB) reveals that Sikkim and Tripura had the highest suicide rates in North-East India in 2019 which exceeded the national (average) level ...

Article about 12 months ago

Recovered from COVID? How near can you get to people?

When is it safe again to be near someone who has had COVID-19? This is a question that is on everyone's mind today. Like other infectious diseases, recovery time can vary from person to person. ...

Article about 12 months ago

Changing tides of healthcare

Arunachal Pradesh was established as the North-East Frontier Tract (NEFT) in 1951 by the British Indian Government with five tracts of frontier lands through agreements with the indigenous people of ...

Article about 12 months ago

Mind your mask

Facemasks are a mandatory accessory today in terms of the precautionary measures against coronavirus. Medical experts say that face masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by providing a barrier to ...

Article about 12 months ago

Editor's Note

Last week had a diverse array of articles that directly and indirectly raised concerns and questions on the existing state of affairs within healthcare. From Tripura's High Court inquiry into the ...

Article about 12 months ago

Preventive healthcare is not about popping pills

In the bygone era, there was a pronounced sense of complacency as far as age related diseases were concerned. To many, death was seen as a just and a natural phenomenon where man has no control. Today ...

Article about 1 year ago

From Yoga to telemedicine

'Health is Wealth' is an age old adage very frequently used by one and all. Even in the olden days, people used to practice healthy lifestyles. Moreover, saints used to practice yoga, a pre-vedic ...

Article about 1 year ago

Can you trust your health news on the Internet?

The 21st century is an era of all pervading technology and the internet. The internet is used for almost everything. Incidentally, the percentage of people watching online news is greater than the ...

Article about 1 year ago

Who gets the first vaccine shots?

With three vaccine candidates in the advanced trail stages, India is hoping that the ongoing pandemic will meet its end soon. However, people have also been speculating about the affordability and ...

Article about 1 year ago

An Independence Day breather for Assam

Independence Day brought a respite to the ongoing practice of weekend lockdowns in Assam. Today, movement of individuals had been allowed from 6am to 5pm subject to the mandatory adherence of COVID ...

Article about 1 year ago

The costly side of lockdowns

After the State Health Ministry had announced a two-week lockdown in Guwahati on the 26th of June the prices of fruits and vegetables had catapulted to illogical highs. On 27th  and 28th - ...

Article about 1 year ago

Assam Government tweaks staff quarantine rules

The first half of July saw the Assam Health Department undertaking a slew of revisions in its official guidelines concerning the containment and management of the pandemic. One such revision was the ...

Article about 1 year ago