Recent studies have brought to light the science behind traditional herbal medicinal systems.

• WITH WESTERN governments trying to cut health-care costs and consequently, the pharmaceuticals market becoming more competitive, many companies including Glaxo are keen to move into untapped

Onions and mangoes are just two of the common foods used by Indians to cure a wide variety of ailments.

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US President Bill Clinton has proposed an ambitious and complex programme to lower federal expenditure on health care and revamp the existing system.

"ONE OF the best investments the global community can make is in AIDS prevention," says Dr Michael H Mezon, director of the Global Programme on AIDS (GPA) of the World Health Organisation. "Money

India's attempts at developing supercomputers have not only paid off, they have sparked intense competition.

Scientists say foetal liver cells injected into patients suffering from severe liver failure can regenerate the damaged organ

WHILE no two health care systems are alike, certain questions are germane to all: How do markets for health care work? Should governments work in the health care market? Why, and to what extent? What