Doctor in the House: Is child obesity the looming epidemic in India?

Obesity is a growing concern globally, with India joining the dubious ranks of countries witnessing alarming rates of obesity in its population. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A body mass index (BMI) over 25 is considered overweight, and … Read more

Doctor named in abortion case has nothing to do with the lawsuit

Dr. Thomas Dobbs has never gotten involved in political fights over reproductive health, but his name has become shorthand for a legal case that could end abortion rights in the United States. If he has feelings about the situation, he pretty much keeps those to himself. Mississippi’s top public health official is named in Dobbs … Read more

The doctor prescribed an obesity drug. Her insurer called it ‘vanity.’

Maya Cohen’s entry into the world of obesity medicine came as a shock. In despair over her weight, she saw Dr. Caroline Apovian, an obesity specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, who prescribed Saxenda, a recently approved weight-loss drug. Cohen, who is 55 and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, hastened to get it filled. Then … Read more

Marvel and the madness of cameos: Doctor Strange continues to make a mess of the multiverse; It’s like a badly done SNL sketch

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is busier than it’s ever been — to the extent that even the diehard fans need to pause a little and revisit the Marvel lore from the past decade. A new superhero is served to us every month, packed with heavy exposition of laws and new concepts that need Google search … Read more

Doctor in the House: Here’s what you need to know about vaccines for children and young adults

With the reopening of physical schoolas expected, there has been an uptick in new COVID cases, especially among children. In most cities, a bulk of the adult population have already received two inoculations of the COVID-19 vaccine. Children, however, remain unprotected. With the resumption of physical school, it is now, more than ever, imperative that … Read more

Explained: Who is the Swedish doctor facing execution in Iran?

Vida Mehrannia is trying to save her husband’s life. Iran is scheduled to put him to death within nine days — by May 21. To Iran, the 50-year-old Ahmad Reza Jalali is a spy for Israel. To his colleagues, he is a respected physician specialized in disaster medicine, a most demanding field. To Mehrannia, he … Read more

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Review: Turbocharged and Underwhelming

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness — out Friday in cinemas — isn’t really a Doctor Strange movie. I mean, sure, Benedict Cumberbatch is in it, as more than one Doctor Strange in fact. But the new Marvel Cinematic Universe movie isn’t really built around him, but rather Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff and her … Read more

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness Movie Review

critic’s rating: 4.0/5 Marvel has toyed with the concept of parallel universes before in Spider-Man: No Way Home. While that film was a big nostalgia fest for Spider-Man fans, this film is in a different league altogether. While it doesn’t fit under any genre, it could broadly be described as … Read more

Doctor Strange 2 director Sam Raimi says everything about the film ‘went on too long and became a little too intense’

Relief was just starting to wash over director Sam Raimi the morning after the premiere of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The film, which opens in theaters Friday, has been a headlong sprint for the 62-year-old, who took over two and half years ago after Scott Derrickson departed the project over creative differences. … Read more

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, and More: May Movie Guide to OTT and Cinemas

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness — the next Marvel Cinematic Universe adventure, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen leading the line — is easily the biggest movie in May 2022. Ticket sales have been open for weeks, which is a rare thing for movies in India, but Hollywood is clearly setting the trends … Read more