You just got fatter
Who are you?
Microorganisms have a complex equation with humans. From the structure of our bodies to cultural differences, the invisible beings influence our …
Air pollution and our right to clear air
As Delhi’s air pollution levels reach alarming highs, even non-smokers in the city have started developing smokers’ lungs. But the …
Changing mobility patterns, rising chronic diseases
How do we make mobility planning “Healthier”? What does Delhi teach us?
Skin diseases and stomach ailments afflict most of the people living around a tannery area in Kanpur - one of the fallout of the failure of the …
Angry residents of Delhi flooded the chief minister's office with phone calls to protest against the withdrawal of a ban on polluting vehicles
TB part of urban culture
What a bloody mess
When the Ebola virus broke on April 10 this year, the scientific world went into a tizzy? It's uncontrollable, it's the big daddy of horror movies,…
Can the Grim Reaper wait, please?
A timeless dream: eternal youth, unblemished by illness. The search for the font of immortality has taken a late 20th century turn into what …
If bird flu arrives, what will India do?
India is a hotbed not only of strange diseases but of stranger disease surveillance and control institutions. Every year, known and unknown …
Fever stalks UP
Battling Japanese encephalitis virus, Gorakhpur now has a new enemy: enterovirus
Death is in the air
Air quality in Indian cities has never been worse. More and more people are dying in urban India due to high levels of pollutants in the air. The …
The pollution story In Black And Pink
Life in Delhi is a capital punishment. The city's air is so polluted it claims a victim every hour. The level of small particles less than 10 …
Learning from Lorenzo's oil
They are tiny and deadly. Recent research has brought to light the existence of airborne particles so tiny they defy measurement. Toxic particles …
Out of breath
After visiting hospitals and slums VIBHA VARSHNEY has found that asthma makes poor children suffer far more than their rich counterparts. And a …
Every breath you take
Pollutants in the air damage more than the lungs, warn health experts
A toilet per second
New findings suggest the vulture might be falling prey to an infectious disease. The scientific community is not yet certain if the vulture's …
Ray of hope for transplant patients
A bill introduced during the last session of Parliament seeks to change the definition of death from when the heart stops beating to when the …
Lost in the Thar
The Indira Gandhi canal project is a costly failure that has led to destruction of habitat and loss of arable land
A strain of the virus that causes bird influenza has been implicated in the death of a three-year-old boy in Hong Kong. The case, though …
Another monsoon. The season of suffering in India's flood plains. And of blaming upstream people for floods. Is there an end to this
People play key role in anti-filaria project
A programme implemented in central Kerala shows how an illness can be controlled if the community is involved.