Researchers describe the scientific and public-health challenges they face in battling the H1N1 virus.

Can be used to diagnose malaria, tuberculosis, claim scientists scientists have found a new use for mobile phones that could help provide healthcare to people in remote areas who have no access to doctors or hospitals. They have created the CellScope

In the midst of a busy calendar when the nation is in the grip of a new and unusual global pandemic, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad spoke to Deputy Editor Damayanti Datta. Excerpts:

Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad
Q. The H1N1 virus has arrived finally in India and is spreading fast. How scared should we be?

An early warning system in the making to prevent diabetes with over 45 million diabetics in the country, India is called the diabetes capital of the world. Doctors advise eating healthy and exercising for an hour daily to keep obesity at bay

You might assume that the vast sums the US spends on healthcare must produce better patient outcomes than the rest of the world

It was difficult to avoid a sense of despair after last week's Pacific Health Summit, in Seattle, Washington. The meeting

Researchers in Cameroon, led by Judith Anchang-Kimbi of the University of Buea, have found that testing placental tissue shortly after birth is the best way to accurately diagnose malaria in pregnant women. Medical staff across Sub-Saharan Africa have struggled to diagnose specific types of malaria parasites in pregnant women, who face significant health risks.

In the spring of 1918, North Americans were complaining about an unseasonable flu that was sweeping through several cities. They and the rest of the world were still blissfully unaware of what was in store for later that year: a pandemic that would kill 50 million people, or by some estimates many more - certainly more than the Great War that was still raging.

Linked to diseases like Alzheimer

New Delhi: With an idea to diagnose early HIV infection in women, children and TB infected people, the AIDS control organization is all set to expand its new testing technique