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Back to Basics
By Krishna Raj
Say goodbye to high-tech gyms and hello to isometric exercises that require zero equipment and yet deliver overall fitness
Joy of giving   
When Sadineni Venkateshwara Rao met three-year-old Pranathi for the first time, he tried to take her in his arms. The little girl squirmed and almost let out a cry. After all, Rao was a stranger. But for her parents, Murali Gondu and Chandni, he was a godsend. Born in 2010, Pranathi was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukaemia (ALL) before she turned one. It was Gondu, a lab technician at the...
Hook worms   
What could be the cause of your child’s stunted growth? Recent studies show that in developing countries like India, worm infestation could be one cause apart from a rare syndrome or malnutrition. Worm infestation is one of the seven neglected tropical diseases, including elephantiasis, snail fever and trichuriasis.People tend to ignore the effect of worms on health as it is not very...
Steady state   
Sujay Ghoshal, 53, was a successful entrepreneur, who led a happy, healthy life by playing sports and being a loving husband and a doting father. A few years ago, Ghoshal noticed something wrong when he was out walking with his wife one evening. “I could not swing my right arm and I started dragging my foot as well,” he said. Over the next few months, he noticed his hands shaking, the...
Twists & turns... and triumph   
India has won the battle against polio; a victim recalls the stigma and suffering and how he found comfort in his calling
Diet of colours   03 March, 2014
Look; learn; see   29 October, 2011
Living in fear   03 March, 2014
Back to basics.   01 February, 2014
Bumpy road to recovery   03 March, 2014
Status update.   04 January, 2014
Scrap special education   04 January, 2014
Caught in the web   01 February, 2014
A winner’s will   16 December, 2013
D for deafness   16 December, 2013
Dean of good health   04 January, 2014
Happy-go-healthy   23 October, 2013
Down memory lane.   23 October, 2013
Herbs that heal   23 October, 2013
The Maximum (sick) City   23 September, 2013
The happiness switch   05 November, 2013
Prose not Prozac   23 September, 2013
Up on Down   10 September, 2013
Boon for doggie   10 September, 2013
When TB kills doctors...   26 August, 2013
Handle with care   07 October, 2013
Let’s talk. Period.   27 August, 2013
Eye wish!   26 August, 2013
Mission innovation   06 August, 2013
It is an eye-opener   06 August, 2013
Spreading the smile   23 July, 2013
New light   23 July, 2013
Destiny's child   23 July, 2013
Victory dance   23 July, 2013
Home not alone   23 July, 2013
Acid test   10 July, 2013
Bugging concern   10 July, 2013
Bone of contention   10 July, 2013
For his name's sake   10 July, 2013
Gene kundali   24 June, 2013
Mindfully yours   24 June, 2013
Breath of good health   12 June, 2013
Not so 'Jolie' good   12 June, 2013
More accurate method to predict climate change   27 May, 2013
To be reborn...   29 May, 2013
Joint venture   08 May, 2013
Anyone can be a winner   08 May, 2013
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