Every day, hundreds of Israeli volunteers drive ill Palestinians from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to hospitals in Israel.
Bushmeat, from wild animals captured for food, is a valuable source of protein in Ghana. But what health risks does it carry and could it spread disease further afield?
New York City’s health department has invested in novel products and technologies to combat Aedes and arrest its rapid spread in densely populated urban areas.
A large number of chikungunya cases have occurred due to heavy rainfall in many parts of the country, especially in Delhi, posing a serious health threat.
An experiment observed that the amount of bacteria transferred to food didn’t depend much on how long the food was in contact with the contaminated surface, but more on the amount of bacteria on the surface.
As per WHO, 98% of cities in low- and middle-income countries fail to meet the agency’s guidelines for air quality, compared to 56% in high-income countries.
People can’t avoid being attacked if authorities mandate that dogs will live on the streets. This is neither compassionate towards dogs nor people.
Neither national nor state health policies make any reference to rare genetic disorders despite 70 million Indians being afflicted with them.
Anyone for a 2,516-day-old burger?
Cancer is not the modern disease many believe it to be. New fossil evidence from two South African caves suggests that its origins lie deep in prehistory.
“The debate over the harms and benefits of statins isn’t over. Journalists, clinicians and researchers could help people grasp the uncertainty that persists.”
Zika viruses have been found in tears, possibly explaining why some patients have suffered from conjunctivitis and, in rare cases, permanent vision loss.
With grave repercussions for India, a recent study suggests that the Zika virus can be even more infectious to people who have been exposed to dengue in their past.
A 2016 study from Imperial College London showed that LSD could increase levels of optimism and openness for extended periods of time, prompting them to wonder if LSD can be used to treat maladies such as major depressive disorder?
In his book, The Ethical Doctor, Kamal Mahawar writes that society, politicians and bureaucrats significantly contribute to medical corruption.
The patent also covers the raw materials to make the drugs, which means it would allow the manufacturer to disrupt or stop exports of the raw materials from India.
Radiologists says that the PNDT Act, which is the main legal weapon against female foeticide, unnecessarily harasses them.
Polio for years has come close to being eradicated, with the entire continent of Africa going two years without a reported case – until early August.
In An Atlas of Rural Health, the Jan Swastha Sahyog has used personal experiences and case studies to explain why disease in rural Chhattisgarh only embodies conditions of deprivation and inequality.
All but seven of those infected had fully recovered, the health ministry and the National Environment Agency said on Sunday. The seven remain in hospital.
A 47-year-old Malaysian woman working in the city-state was confirmed with the locally transmitted Zika virus, but was ‘well and recovering.’
Forget genes. The likelihood of finding an Indian super-athlete will remain low because of our own failure to build the conditions that encourage even basic sports, leave alone create champions.
Amid a global flurry of research into Zika, a team of Indian scientists have quietly emerged with a plausible theory that explains how Zika infected mothers are giving birth to babies with malformed brains.
Abandoned and stigmatised by society, a forgotten generation of people with leprosy have built new lives for themselves in the Hendala Leprosy Hospital.
Haiti has confirmed 14 cases of the birth defect microcephaly linked to the Zika virus since March.
Sex workers speak of nurses that laughed at them, dismissed or shamed them for coming to a health clinic, even in a country with the highest number of people living with HIV.
They may be single-celled organisms, but as our distant cousins, amoeba can tell us a lot about ourselves.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared a yellow fever epidemic in June after the hemorrhagic virus spread from Angola, where at least 360 people have died since last December in the worst outbreak in decades.
The document doesn’t punish people who lay bad roads, doesn’t seem keen on protecting pedestrians and just doesn’t address how road accidents must be investigated.
To run economically, good runners must minimise the amount of energy lost with each step. In some ways, running can be considered to be a bit like a bouncing a ball.
Ugochukwu Michael provides a one-of-a-kind matchmaking service for HIV positive patients in the African nation.
We have to ensure that Uttarakhand’s new project stays true to the spirit of a scientific pursuit and doesn’t end up being yet another botched experiment.
Prajakta Dandekar, in Mumbai, is part of a relatively small group of scientists around the world working to ensure fewer animals are used in pharmaceutical research using human-on-a-chip technology.
The focus of the 2016 International AIDS Conference has on access to necessary antiretrovirals, equity and making sure no-one is left behind. But there is a funding gap that needs to be addressed.
Since 2005, the number of new HIV/AIDS cases around the world has been relatively constant, according to a study published in the Lancet journal.
As faecal transplants emerge as a remarkably efficient way to treat intestinal disorders worldwide, India’s lag may not be in the best interests of suffering patients.
The hypothesis that synchronisation of menstrual cycles is an adaptive process can be appealing as it suggests that evolution favoured females who cooperated in the face of male sexual domination.
Despite decades of promising research, the many men who want their own contraceptive pill still have nothing. One of them meets the people hoping to make male birth control a reality.
When an ayurvedic drug has been ‘approved’ by the Ministry of Ayush, it does not really mean much in the eyes of the law because there is no such requirement under the law.
The shift from the MDGs to sustainable development goals is also a shift from tracking aggregates to tracking more disaggregated indicators, and India urgently needs a strategy to overcome data limitations.