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Quota seats filled on first day


All MBBS seats earmarked for “special categories” were filled on Thursday, the first day of the allotment of MBBS and BDS seats in government colleges for this academic year.

Counselling for the regu

Post-menopause women at greater risk of heart attacks

Menopause could be the riskiest phase in a woman’s life, according to recent research.

Women who attain menopause before the age of 46 are twice as likely to suffer heart attacks, a study by the Univ

2 adopted sons abandon mother


Evelyn Joseph was a well-loved English teacher in her day. She taught in three different private schools in Chennai and was in demand for tuition classes.

Today at 62, Evelyn sleeps under a staircas

Cryotherapy to end joint pains?

Do you have pain in your joints that don’t go away? Or do you toss and turn in bed all night, unable to sleep? Maybe you should just chill, quite literally.

A city hospital has introduced ‘whole bod

Learn to live with diabetes: Oldtimers


Diabetes may be a scary condition, fraught with innumerable complications — but it is not a death knell. With proper care and a disciplined lifestyle, a diabetic person can live a long and healthy lif

SRU seeks solutions to health problems

Sri Ramachandra University on Friday launched the second phase of the Purse-HIS study, which aims to find solutions to the state’s worst health problems.

The results of the first phase of the study,

WHO issues fresh alert for gonorrhoea

The World Health Organisation on Wednesday issued a fresh alert on a drug resistant type of gonorrhoea, a common sexually transmitted disease, warning that a strain resistant to the very last line of

Alarming rise in Sepsis deaths: Docs

Shubha was admitted to a corporate hospital in Chennai as her platelet count had fallen sharply because of a genetic condition.

All this mother-of-two needed was a simple transfusion of plasma and p

Chennai doctors gift Iraqi woman sight

When Gula Namiq Hassan reaches Iraq on Monday, she will see her two children, four-year-old Rayan and seven-year-old Mohemmed, for the first time. After 18 years of being blind, Gula has a Chennai su

Stemi’s hi-tech aid reaches out to heart attack patients


If you have a heart attack and call the government-run EMRI ambulance, chances are that you will land up in the care of the most experienced cardiologists in the country.

A group of doctors here has

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

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