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Children are bearing the brunt of environmental degradation. Across the class divide, they are eating, drinking and breathing poison. And their special bodies make them most vulnerable to a host of diseases
Malaria control again
How yellow fever became a ruse for the US to occupy Cuba
But the invention of the stethoscope revolutionised medical diagnosis
Treatment has reached many but tuberculosis still kills millions
Port cities set up by Dutch colonists had ingenuous drainage systems
Seven eminent virologists discuss the implications with Down To Earth
Is the West a victim of its own past?
India is the shining star in the global battle to eradicate smallpox. It is also a branded villain as far as polio is concerned. How is it that we managed so well against a disease more virulent than polio? Why does Uttar Pradesh today contribute to about 88 per cent of all polio cases worldwide?
The polio virus is possibly the most innocuous virus that affects humans. The improvement of sanitation standards across the world has meant fewer people are afflicted by polio as infants, upsetting the historical balance between virus and host. But, since poorer sections still live in squalor and consume water and food contaminated by faeces, the virus remains a threat to the global community
Inept response as mystery fever grips Uttar Pradesh
Antibiotics in meat make disease-causing bacteria resistant to cures
WHO reports on the growing 'genetic divide'
Are advertisers bound -- legally or ethically -- to take potential health hazards into account?
Down To Earth December 31, 2001 55 THE EVOLUTION EXPLOSION: HOW HUMANS CAUSE RAPID EVOLUTIONARY CHANGE· Stephen R Palumbi·W W Norton & Company·New York·pp288·US $24.99
A QUESTION OF INTENT·David Kessler·Public Affair/BBS Pulications, New York· US $27.50
The rash of leptospirosis cases in Mumbai during the current monsoon points towards the gradual breakdown of health services in burgeoning metropolises
Brand new infectious maladies such as Jacobson's disease have begun to plague the world, despite better sanitation and medication in developed countries