Early, proper and accurate diagnosis plays an important role in case of malaria. Usually malarial diagnosis is done using clinical criteria and/or microscopy. Immunochromatographic tests (ICTs) are now a days widely available and recognized as an alternative method for diagnosis of the malaria. In this study we performed microscopy i. e. Field’s stain and ICT with the help of ParaHIT Total for 897 samples, collected from various clinical laboratories of Valsad district, Gujarat, India.

Bhutan has achieved a major reduction in malaria incidence amid multiple challenges. This case study seeks to characterize the Bhutan malaria control programme over the last 10 years.

Systems science can provide guidance in capturing the complementary approaches to healthcare, says Jan van der Greef.

An accurate, simple, and direct test for tuberculosis (TB) has been a priority for many years, but to date no such test has become available. Easily detectable sensitive and specific biomarkers are elusive and may remain so. In parallel to the essential extensive efforts in biomarker discovery performed in this field, we suggest it is also worthwhile to evaluate the utility of biomarkers of TB infection in a “treat-to-test” strategy.

Why are more and more people in Israel with genetic disorders filing lawsuits for "wrongful life"?.

Developing country like India shows high prevalence of hepatitis C on account of lack of universal precautions while treating patients. This kind of transmission is seen more in cases of Thalesemias on regular blood transfusion, with renal diseases on haemodialysis and co-infection with hepatitis B along with patients admitted in various wards for treatment.

The first case of thalassaemia, described in a non-Mediterranean person, was from India. Subsequently, cases of thalassaemia were documented in all parts of India. Centres for care of thalassaemics were started in the mid-1970s in Mumbai and Delhi, and then in other cities. The parent’s associations, with the help of International Thalassemia Federation, greatly helped in improving the care of thalassaemics. Obtaining blood for transfusion was difficult, but the Indian Red Cross Society and the parent’s associations played a crucial role in arranging voluntary donations of blood.

TB diagnostics in India: From importation and imitation to innovation, Bengaluru, 25-26 August 2011.

Screening of newborns for genetic disorders is important, but so is educating parents to ensure that they give the proper consent. (Editorial)