While many countries have been producing postage stamps with insects of bright hues and with thoughtful scientific annotations, India Post’s efforts leave much to desire.
The price of the antimalarial drug α/β arteether fell because it was discovered and developed through publicly funded research – something to keep in mind when funding for labs is cut.
A total of 632 people died due to influenza (H1N1), while Aedes Aegypti (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) claimed 279 and 60 lives respectively.
While the area is a hotbed for malaria, with tribals being the most vulnerable due to extreme poverty, the state has failed to meet the lack of health workers, essential medication and preventive measures.
You may not think of the buzz and whine of insects as musical, but the distinctive pitch of mosquito wingbeats could tell us how to fight malaria.
The injectable vaccine was developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline to protect children from the most deadly form of malaria in Africa.
There’s a need for new anti-malarial agents due to some malaria drugs becoming ineffective in the fight against the disease.
There are lots of tall tales about mosquitoes and how malaria is transmitted. Here are sturdy facts on the disease.
A study has found that conditions conducive to the spread of malaria are created when projects that cause land-use change and labour migration are kicked off.
The policy has proposed institutional reform, and steps to improve and upgrade the quality of services. But there is no correlation between the ambition targets and the public investment proposed.
Drug resistant malaria superbugs have appeared in parts of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia and are threatening to undermine all progress made against the disease.
Even when several government departments and ministries collect data across institutions and other stakeholders, these are not in line with standard definitions.
Doctors and health experts say the rise in the number of cases is due to warmer weather and erratic rainfall, which caused flash floods and thereby water stagnation.
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.
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.
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.
There is no major event that is ever 100% safe, and that especially applies to major events in tropical countries.
Faso Soap is designed to repel mosquitoes for up to six hours after being applied. The soapy water, once thrown away in the street, can also hinder the insects from breeding in stagnant water.
Project 523’s embrace of the traditional body of knowledge about substances’ healing properties is a more recent example of the efforts to “scientise” Chinese medicine through selective appropriation and detailed investigation.
The award was bagged by Youyou Tu for her discovery of artemisinin and by William Campbell and Satoshi Omura for discovering Ivermectin, a drug used to cure river blindness.
RSS-inspired ideologues have reinterpreted many sections of India’s great literature into pseudoscientific contexts, unlike the Chinese.
Treating life saving drugs as just another profit making commodity can lead to a big public relations disaster, as an American fund manager discovered
UNICEF findings suggest that almost two-thirds of all maternal deaths occur in tribal communities; despite this, policymakers have been slow to recognise the need for targeted policies to address this problem