Study finds bacteria of the chronic infectious disease reprogrammed certain cells into ‘stem-like cells’
Imminent threat: WHO warns 40 million children susceptible to measles as outbreak intensifies in India
Your scented sanitary napkins can cause heart disease, insulin resistance: Study
International bodies like WHO, FAO join hands at CITES COP19 to curb zoonotic diseases
WHO’s updated priority pathogen list to be out by early 2023
The current list includes COVID-19, Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever, Ebola and Marburg
Pandemic treaty: Draft urges cooperation, equity, transparency but misses independent monitoring
Draft has evolved from a working document circulated earlier this year in July and builds on the comments made ...
Antimicrobial Resistance: New CSE report focuses on major ethnoveterinary medicine programme
AMR has been recognised as a ‘silent pandemic’ and is a global public health threat today
WHO advises immediate skin-to-skin care for premature babies instead of initial period in incubator
Most babies born at or after 28 weeks survive in high-income countries, but in poor countries, survival rates can ...
World @ 8 billion: WHO handbook now covers family planning during epidemics, high-risk HIV
Practical measures detailed to support the continuity of family planning services during emergencies
Livestock farming is a crucible for zoonotic disease; here is how
Artificial oceans of pigs and poultry in the hinterlands become mixing vessels for viruses from humans, livestock and wildlife, ...
Eight billion humans: Stanford Professor Paul Ehrlich tells DTE situation worse than 50 years ago
The world’s population is not declining; but there is a good drop in fertility rates among the rich, according ...
Lumpy Skin Disease outbreak shows livestock diseases are not just about animals; here is why
Down To Earth reports from Rajasthan and Delhi on how outbreaks like Lumpy Skin Disease have harsh economic and ...
Vaccine inequity: Disparity in access to doses hits low-income countries, says WHO
Only 2 manufacturers are supplying key vaccines such as pneumococcal vaccines, measles and rubella-containing vaccines across the world
Long COVID: Here’s what we can learn from chronic sequelae of other infectious diseases
Long COVID-like conditions were recorded in patients of ebola, polio and chikungunya as well
Dengue cases on the rise in India, Delhi records its 1st death
India recorded 63,280 dengue cases as of September 30, 2022
COVID-19 triggers brain inflammation similar to Parkinson’s: Study
Researchers also found a possible treatment for such inflammations
Drop ‘patriarchal, sexist’ 2-finger test from medical syllabus: Supreme Court
The two-finger test is an invasive, unscientific and regressive practice used in rape cases to gauge whether a person ...
New approach to assess fracture healing
This technique can also help the surgeon choose the right implant or procedure
TB battle took a backseat during COVID-19 pandemic; Cases, drug resistance go up, finds WHO
Global spending on essential tuberculosis services decreased from $6 billion in 2019 to $5.4 billion in 2021.
WHO releases first-ever fungal priority pathogen list
It takes precedence from the bacterial priority pathogens list established by WHO in 2017 with a similar focus to ...
Researchers study microbial interactions in International Space Station
IIT Madras, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab conduct study to help devise strategies for disinfection of space stations
Shortage of cholera vaccines forces WHO to shift to single-dose strategy
More people can be immunised with the temporary single dose
Physical inactivity huge burden on economy but only 50% countries have dedicated policy
Rise in non-communicable diseases will cost the global economy $27 billion annually: WHO
COVID-19: Infections to rise in India in winter; more hospital resources needed
In the past 24 hours, India reported 1,946 new cases
World Health Summit: Global leaders pledge $2.5 billion for polio eradication
2022-2026 strategy to end polio needs $4.8 billion