Bird flu monitoring panel says containment measures in place
Zoos are being screened regularly for any dead bird and preventive medication is given to their staff
Unused funds, understaffed civic agencies cause spurt in vector-borne diseases
In 2015-16, only 42 per cent of the Rs 620 crore allocated for prevention of vector-borne diseases was spent
Chikungunya grips national capital
The National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme has reported chikungunya cases from other regions too, such as Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh …
Why being able to distinguish between a good and a bad fat matters so much
Despite the increase in cardiovascular disease in the developing world, not enough is being been done to improve public awareness of the benefits …
Making sex count
In the annals of modern medicine, medical research experiments have always been sexist. The tide is finally turning
Odisha confirms cholera outbreak; Kerala on alert
About 250 diarrhoea-prone areas have been identified in Rayagada district
Is chicken's odour the answer to mosquito-borne diseases?
Research finds that mosquitoes avoid feeding on chicken through olfactory identification
All you need to know about dengue
What is it, how does it spread, what are the symptoms and how is it treated?
Cancer cells are getting transmitted from one marine species to another
Infectious cancer cells found in carpet shell clam were traced back to a completely different species
Non-communicable diseases pose economic threat to Pacific Islands
Heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory disease have emerged as top killers in the region
Will gene editing provide succour to HIV patients?
There are plenty of problems with the Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) used to treat HIV/AIDS patients
Unkindest cut of all
The Union government's health budget hack is pushing Maharashtra back into the malnutrition trap
Sexual transmission of Zika more common than thought: WHO
Mosquitoes remain the primary driver of the transmission
Why don’t we wipe mosquitoes off the face of the Earth?
They spread disease and misery and account for millions of deaths every year. There's not a lot to be said for mosquitoes
Why dengue needs out of the box thinking
India should learn from success of its malaria control efforts
Green monster nailed
Phosphorus can kill deadly bacterium that hits citrus plants
Mobile tester for crop diseases
Michigan State University scientists have developed a portable, effective device for testing plant diseases. Called Gene-Z, it was unveiled at …
On dengue trail
Scientists study populations of Aedes aegypti
On the way out
Are your organs in the right place?
Scientists have hit on a gene that decides exactly where internal organs will be positioned in the body of a mouse
Spring brings sad tidings on ozone hole
Fresh data on dipping levels of atmospheric ozone add up to a grim scenario that can have serious implications for life on earth.
No money for labs in antibiotics research
Though increasing bacterial resistance to antibiotics is making it difficult to treat diseases such as malaria, pharmaceutical companies do not …
TB threat as acute as AIDS
Infectious diseases are still the largest cause of death in the world and tuberculosis remains the leader.
AIDS increases TB death risk
People infected with the AIDS virus are more susceptible to tuberculosis, and this further reduces their chances of survival.