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Your Friday Night Health Capsule

17 June 2021:- Venus remedies wins battle against French pharma firm to revoke Indian patent for intravenous paracetamol.17 June 2021:- Abbott launches a new device in India for treating premature ...

Article about 14 hours 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 14 hours 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 2 days 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 4 days ago

Why is Covid taking more lives this year?

India has been struggling with the deadly Corona Virus since last March. A total of 40,421 cases has been registered in the past 24 hours. With the decrease in the number of cases, several ...

Article about 4 days 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 5 days 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 9 days 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 10 days 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 12 days 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 12 days 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 13 days 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 14 days 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 15 days 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 18 days 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 19 days ago

How dangerous could Covid-19 be?

How everyone takes sicknesses, diseases, viruses, or illness may differ from person to person. Some people are inexplicably conscious about their health. What may happen to these categories of people ...

Article about 20 days ago

Your Friday Night Health Capsule

27 May 2021:- HC allows duty-free import of drug to treat black fungus till Centre decides on the waiver.27 May 2021:- IIT Mandi Study explains C-terminal part of NSP1 Key protein of Covid virus in ...

Article about 21 days ago

What's next after black and white fungus?

In the midst of cases of white and black fungus, which are already rising in the country, the first-ever incident of 'Cream Fungus' has been detected in India.This case is from Jabalpur, where the ...

Article about 21 days 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 25 days ago

Here are some tips for dealing with Covid ennui

Are you an idle person? Or is it the capricious lockdowns caused by the rampant covid-19 virus that made you an idle person? Amidst the everyday battle to break through the Covid-19 pandemic, many ...

Article about 26 days ago

Your Friday Night Health Capsule

13 May 2021:- MoH&FW accepts COVID Working Group's recommendation to increase the gap between two Covishield doses.13 May 2021:- IDMA supports patent waiver for vaccines to ramp up production.13 May ...

Article about 1 month ago

Know how antibodies neutralize Covid-19 infection

US researchers have found how antibodies produced in people who effectively fight off SARS-CoV-2 work to neutralize the part of the virus responsible for causing Covid-19 infection. A team of ...

Article about 1 month ago

Some incredible health benefits of pineapple

Pineapple is a healthy fruit that is famous for its tangy taste. It is scientifically known as the Ananas which is originally from South America, where every European explorer gave it the name due to ...

Article about 2 months ago

Your Friday Night Health Capsule

15 Apr 2021:- Coronavirus: 9 samples of UK mutant strain, 4 double mutant found in Jharkhand.15 Apr 2021:- Processed meats, sugary drinks linked to gut inflammation.13 Apr 2021:- Fourth Covid wave: ...

Article about 2 months ago

The health alarm: Cancer in Northeast

Among all the health ailment, cancer is the one which is increasing at an alarming rate all around the globe.  India's Northeast is also pretty ahead in the race. Dr. M Krishnatreya, Medical ...

Article about 2 months ago

Going through kidney issues: Here are some remedies

Kidney disease takes the lives of more than 90,000 people all around the globe every year, says the National Kidney Foundation, This number is higher than that of both breast and prostate ...

Article about 2 months ago

To do this or to do that?: here comes a solution

It was in March of 2020 when the first case of Covid -19 was detected in India. Since then, it has always been a year. Since the starting of covid 19, various initiatives have been issued by the ...

Article about 3 months ago

How to beat the second wave of Covid-19?

The second wave of Covid-19, if left uncontrolled, could surpass the peak of the first wave, as the experience of other countries shows.The fact that it is raging at a time when new variants of the ...

Article about 3 months ago

Simple tips to fight itchy throat and ears

Bacteria and viruses are a part of the universe. Some bacteria are known to be beneficial for us. In the contrast, there are some viruses and bacteria which cause health problems like the common cold, ...

Article about 3 months ago

Anemia: Know what food should you eat to keep it at bay

Food is an important source of vitamins and minerals. But at times, it fails to compensate our body with all the nutrients our body needs. According to a Guwahati-based hematologist, deficiency of ...

Article about 3 months ago

Risk of heart disease is on the rise in women in India

Generally, it is believed that women whose estrogen hormone levels decrease after menopause is at increased risk of coronary heart disease, but due to the changes in lifestyle in recent times, cases ...

Article about 3 months ago

Your Friday Night Health Capsule

04 Mar 2021:- EMA starts rolling review of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine.04 Mar 2021:- Set guidelines, attribute credit hours for digital CMEs: health experts to med commissions.04 Mar 2021:- ...

Article about 4 months ago

Know how mustard oil benefits your heart

The composition of mustard oil is very good in terms of cardiology, says Dr. Pragya Gupta, director of Mustard Research Promotion Consortium (MRPC), the research and development wing of Puri Oil Mills ...

Article about 4 months ago

Meditation: A way to nurture the mind and soul

In this complex world, every human being undergoes innumerable, many of which seem to be huge, complicated, and hard to solve. At times it feels like that dangerous and scary tiger of the jungle that ...

Article about 4 months ago

Your Friday Night Health Capsule

18 Feb 2021:- Software tool to diagnose Covid-19 lung infection.18 Feb 2021:- India third on the list of countries with highest cumulative vaccination numbers: Health Ministry.18 Feb 2021:- FIND and ...

Article about 4 months ago

Your Friday Night Health Capsule

11 Feb 2021:- Centre mulls introducing 4-day working week in India?11 Feb 2021:- Virus testing M&A fails smell test.11 Feb 2021:- Over 70 lakh vaccinated in India.11 Feb 2021:- Maharashtra gets US FDA ...

Article about 4 months ago

Band it for better flexibility and strength

A resistance band or the thera band is basically used in physical therapy to recover from injuries. These bands are used for a wide range of exercises, like for instance in exercises undertaken to ...

Article about 4 months ago

Your Friday Night Health Capsule

04 Feb 2021:- China bat caves need exploring in search for Covid origins, WHO team member says.03 Feb 2021:- AstraZeneca says vaccine 76% effective for 90 days after single dose.03 Feb 2021:- A ...

Article about 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 months ago

Vaccination and wellness rules this week

Vaccination is the flavor of conversations and buzzword of speculation and analysis in India at the moment. As the world's biggest vaccination drive is rolling out in our country, people of the ...

Article about 5 months ago

The simple MAT has many benefits in physiotherapy

Mat activities/exercises are one of the most important parts of physiotherapy rehabilitation programmes. Mat exercises are given to facilitate balance, promote stability, mobilize and strengthen the ...

Article about 5 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 5 months ago

Your Friday Night Health Capsule

07 Jan 2021:- 4,400 adverse events reported in US after receiving Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.07 Jan 2021:- Be prepared to receive first supply of Covid-19 vaccine likely to be sent shortly: Centre to ...

Article about 5 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 6 months ago

Is your workplace safe enough?

Well people have gone back to their work places months ago now. 'Work from home' that was the blanket norm across the country during and immediately after lockdowns is not being followed today by a ...

Article about 6 months ago

Indian desserts after a Christmas meal anyone?

Food is an integral part of life and festivals are incomplete without good food. For this upcoming Christmas let us try to include food items that go beyond the staple/conventional Christmas meal. ...

Article about 6 months ago

Make your Christmas merrier by giving a little more

Christmas is not all about presents, dinners and warm bonfires or Santa Claus. While it is indeed a festival replete with all these elements, the true meaning of Christmas is embedded in the love and ...

Article about 6 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 6 months ago

SMIT student sets record by completing 267 courses

While the world is reeling under the dark shadow of the ongoing pandemic, many people have risen above this adversity and set an inspiring example for others. Shivam Kashyap who has recently completed ...

Article about 6 months ago

All about paraffin wax bath in physiotherapy

Paraffin wax bath therapy is an application of molten wax on a body part. It's main function is to increase mobility by expanding the connective tissue. It is used to heal joint pains, muscle pain ...

Article about 6 months ago

Quarantine versus isolation in COVID 19

Knowing when and how to isolate or quarantine can help stop the spread of COVID 19. However, isolation and quarantine are not the same thing. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

Article about 6 months ago

Breathe easy and insulate yourself from COVID 19 too

The process that moves air in and out of our lungs is called breathing or pulmonary ventilation. Breathing exercises and ventilatory training are the fundamental interventions for the prevention of ...

Article about 7 months ago

COVAX may curb COVID 19 vaccine hoarding

COVID-19 is a novel virus that emerged from Wuhan City of China in December 2019 and subsequently devastated the global population by posing unprecedented challenges for primary care workers whose ...

Article about 7 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 7 months ago

All about the benefits of Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping (KT) is defined as a rehabilitation technique, which is designed to help/assist the natural healing process of the body. This technique is essentially used by physiotherapists to move ...

Article about 7 months ago

Non cancerous brain tumours can be lethal too

Where there is will there is a woman. A brave Sikkimese woman from a village near Ravangla in South Sikkim and her will to survive has reiterated this. At 69 years, all that this elderly woman (a ...

Article about 7 months ago

Vaccine will be a green signal for business enterprises

Arunachal Pradesh, the 14th largest state of India, despite being a treasure trove of nature was known for a long time as 'non industrial state' owing to its dismal industrial growth.The State ...

Article about 7 months ago

Have a hobby? Why not join a hobby group?

Hobbies are one way of exploring and discovering our God gifted talents and helping ourselves in choosing the right career path for our future life. Generally we choose our hobbies at a young age and ...

Article about 7 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 7 months ago

Men do cry and should as much as women

Society conditions men and boys not to cry. However, it has been established that this is unhealthy as men are entitled to vent their emotions as much as women. 'Men do not cry' or 'Crying is for ...

Article about 7 months ago

Shift to organic farming is the healthy need of the hour

The most unique feature of Mother Earth is existence of life and the most extraordinary feature of life is it's diversity, which is termed as biodiversity. Sikkim is a small hilly mountainous state ...

Article about 7 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 7 months ago

Cannot move one side of your face?

The temporary weakness or paralysis of facial muscles is known as Bell'sPalsy. The first symptoms often appear when a person wakes up and finds that one side of his/her face does not move. The person ...

Article about 7 months ago

A fit and agile body is possible at every age

A grandmother of three, 82 year old Dukmit Lepcha has just become the oldest paraglider in Sikkim. The oldest paraglider registered by Sikkim Paragliding Association before Dukmit Lepcha was a 68 year ...

Article about 7 months ago

Tribal tattoo art is a career choice too

Tattooing one's body, especially the face, has been an ancient practice of most Naga tribes living in Nagaland and across different parts of India. Essentially a tattoo signifies valor, bravery and ...

Article about 7 months ago

Get moving in your extra four minutes

The next time you are sitting around wondering if you have enough time for a workout, ask yourself if you have 4 seconds. After the start of the pandemic, as people across the globe find themselves ...

Article about 8 months ago

Improve your sleep hygiene with these simple tips

Many a time we find it challenging to do what really is the simplest activity for any living being: fall asleep. Though a common problem, difficulties in falling asleep can manifest into serious ...

Article about 8 months ago

Importance of sports in health and mental well being

The life and daily routines of many a world renowned sportsman are studied by fans and health organisations with a view to educate people about how careers in sports have a lasting impact on physical ...

Article about 8 months ago

Start working on your frozen shoulder now

Pain in the shoulder joint, stiffness and loss of range of motion is a medical condition known as frozen shoulder. It usually begins with a dull ache in one shoulder that leads to joint stiffness that ...

Article about 8 months ago

Want to visit your favourite restaurant?

The restaurant dining experience as we once knew is now gone.For in the age of COVID-19, it has been replaced with six foot spacing between tables, pumps of hand sanitizers, disposable menus and masks ...

Article about 8 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 8 months ago

Do your workouts a lot more responsibly

Delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS), also known as muscle fever is the pain and stiffness felt in muscles several hours or days after unaccustomed or strenuous exercise. It is commonly noticed in ...

Article about 8 months ago

It is time for school once again ...

Schools in the state shall start functioning physically from November 2. But how safe really is it to reopen schools considering repeated warnings from WHO about the winter surge of the virus. Well ...

Article about 8 months ago

Virus tests in Meghalaya are now getting expensive

Nothing is free in Meghalaya. At a time when states like Karnataka, Haryana, Orissa and Gujarat (beside others) have slashed rates for RTPCR testing; the Meghalaya Government has put a cap of Rs 3,200 ...

Article about 8 months ago

The sunshine vitamin for good health

Little do we reflect on the fact that there is a vitamin that lights up every cell of our bodies with the help of natural light. Yes of course that's Vitamin D. Unlike other vitamins, Vitamin D ...

Article about 8 months ago

The rich and vanishing music of the Northeast

Music connects people. Through its chords, it often creates meaningful relationships among strangers. Music is also the healing and guiding light for many a battered and lost soul. After all through ...

Article about 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 months ago

Is intoxication a cure to uncertainty?

While the alleged Bollywood drug nexus is making headlines, mainstream media is overlooking a very pertinent angle. Drug and alcohol abuse in our country has increased during the ongoing pandemic. ...

Article about 9 months ago

How Positive Thinking can Boost Your immunity

There is no greater feeling than being alive and well. Being alive is a gift, but being able to live till a hundred years, requires skills and knowledge. Our minds can be our greatest enemies or best ...

Article about 9 months ago

What ails Tripura more than COVID?

There is a steep climb in the number of COVID-19 patients in Tripura. As of today, atleast another 644 people have tested positive for the virus which pushes the state's overall tally to 20,699. This ...

Article about 9 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 9 months 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 9 months ago

COVID really needs to be flushed out ...but alas!

A recent study on COVID 19 by Chinese researchers has found that the virus spreads fastest among people who use common toilets. According to the findings, particles of COVID 19 can rise upto two feet ...

Article about 10 months ago

Covid versus festivals...to be or not to be?

Needless to say, the pandemic has unleashed an unprecedented situation across the globe concerning all aspects of human life. Never in the history of civilization did the human race come across a ...

Article about 10 months 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 10 months ago

Mushrooms too can keep the doctors away

Why do you think mushroom cultivation makes sense in the context of North East?  Well in the developed countries mushroom cultivation entails skilled and expensive labor and hence they want the ...

Article about 10 months ago

COVID 19 claims 145 lives in Assam so far

COVID-19 has claimed 141 lives in Assam so far. Assam has witnessed a total number of 58,837 confirmed cases, out of which 42,325 have been discharged and about 16,500 are active cases. The recent ...

Article about 10 months ago