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 …
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
Size does matter
Children's toilets are a breed apart from the everyday adult toilet
4 flu mutants
Seven eminent virologists discuss the implications with Down To Earth
Famines in India are a nightmare of the past
A WHO study notes that While India has achieved impressive levels in food
production, equitable distribution is still a distant dream. Chronic …
Why diseases are "mysterious"
The government's public health system is completely defunct. Of late, there has been an alarming rise in disease outbreaks in the country. …
SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) is making the world sneeze. Even as the global health community struggles to unmask a new, deadly, …
Frogs are falling silent
The decline of the frog population is an early warning that something is seriously wrong with living conditions on Earth
Coping with the nuisanceof urban monkeys may be beyond human patience. But shooting or declaring them pests will not serve the problem. Only a …
Will the inclusion of Hepatitis B vaccination in the Universal Immunisation Programme help?
TB part of urban culture
New findings suggest the vulture might be falling prey to an infectious disease. The scientific community is not yet certain if the vulture's …
Who are you?
Microorganisms have a complex equation with humans. From the structure of our bodies to cultural differences, the invisible beings influence our …
Kicking up a stink
Waste pickers in Pune force corporates and the municipality to address safe disposal of sanitary napkins
Is the West a victim of its own past?
Brand new infectious maladies such as Jacobson's disease have begun to plague the world, despite better sanitation and medication in developed …
Is the crisis spawned by this new viral infection a failure of global health governance?
Caught off guard
The pathogen's path
Woes of the world
It is mostly the preventable diseases which lead to fatal maladies due to
negligence that hold our lives in stake, reveals the 1994 WHO report
With infectious diseases well under control in the developed world, it is the non-infectious diseases that now threaten us