A United Nations report highlights the connection between environment and health
A fleeting reappearance of plague exposes India's lack of preparedness
Science & Technology - Briefs
Science And Technology - Briefs
Science and Technology - Briefs
MERS virus may spread to India post Haj
Researchers predict spread of acute respiratory syndrome that originated in the Middle East by studying population movements; Mumbai, Kozhikode …
Totally drug resistant TB: government in denial mode
Health ministry deputes team to Mumbai; says neither WHO nor tuberculosis control programme recognise TDR-TB
Brand new infectious maladies such as Jacobson's disease have begun to plague the world, despite better sanitation and medication in developed …
Who are you?
Is the crisis spawned by this new viral infection a failure of global health governance?
Caught off guard
The pathogen's path
Is the West a victim of its own past?
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 …