Blood disorder may be at root of vampire folklore

Porphyrias, a group of eight known blood disorders, affect the body's molecular machinery for making heme, which is a component of the oxygen-transporting protein, hemoglobin


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Will Artificial Intelligence-based smart devices replace doctors?  

It may not, but AI is already revolutionizing healthcare in India, where there is a severe shortage of doctors. It is certainly the future of medicine

Gunjan Sharma

Monday, September 18, 2017

Attacks on hospitals in warzones have far reaching consequences

Hospitals in conflict zones are not just for treating war-time injuries, but also delivering primary healthcare, combating the spread of infectious diseases

Peter Paul De Groote

Saturday, August 19, 2017

I find it easier to work with celebrities: Nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar

Known for her traditional approach to diets, Diwekar's practices stick to Indian roots by retaining ghee, rice and jaggery in one's meals

Bhavana Akella

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Your clothes can spike chances of UTI

Doctors say that one in five women suffer from UTI at least once in their lifetime. The risk prevails right from birth -- paediatricians often advise parents to look out for their baby girls from contacting UTI

Azera Parveen Rahman

Thursday, August 3, 2017

In Mumbai, TB deaths spark data dispute between BMC, NGO

In its The State of Health of Mumbai report, Praja Foundation assessed that 6,472 Mumbaikars died of TB during 2016-17 -- nearly 18 people every day

Swagata Yadavar and Brenda Marbaniang

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Expecting mothers with hepatitis C have 90 % chance of infecting their babies

Approximately 399,000 people die each year from hepatitis C, mostly from cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma

Rupesh Dutta

Saturday, July 29, 2017

What this Pakistani couple had to say about India before leaving for Pakistan

Pakistani parents Kanwal Siddiq and Anum Siddiq are overjoyed as their toddler old son, Rohaan, recovers from a rare heart condition

HP Correspondent

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Meet the new yoga gurus

International Yoga Day has popularised Yoga like never before, spawning a whole new generation of yoga trainers

HP Correspondent

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Malaika Arora shares her favourite yoga asanas on International Yoga Day

Known for her hourglass figure, Malaika Arora has always been a fitness freak. She says that yoga not only de-stresses, revitalises and rejuvenates her, but also keeps her physically and mentally fit

HP Correspondent

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

It was a race against time when I did my first heart transplant

A surgeon feels most frustrated when he does not have a cure for his ailing patient. I too face it many a time--irreversible conditions where a surgeon feels helpless....

We are reinventing yoga without compromising with its basic principles: Akshar

Akshar, the famous yoga master who has come up with whole new yoga forms such as Aerial yoga and Coconut yoga, talks to Healthpost about his journey as a yoga practitioner....

The world's smallest and cheapest ventilator can help millions of patients  

This pocket sized ventilator is as accurate as any high-end conventional ventilator and costs only Rs 15,000....

Vitamin D deficiency not associated with asthma

Lack of exposure to adequate sunlight has increased the incidence of Vitamin D deficiency among people. Vitamin D deficiency is associated  wit....

Economic Times through the ‘The Economic Times World Heart Week 2017’ presents a conference designed to showcase diverse and current happenings i...