Finally, France's former Socialist prime minister Laurent Fabius, secretary of state for health Edmund Herve and social affairs minister Georgina Dufoix are to be tried in a parliamentary court in

IF LIVING proof is needed of how institutions created by human beings for their welfare really work, one has only to go to Bhopal, where thousands succumbed in a deadly MIC gas leak on the night of

Changing social attitudes and behaviour has helped in the control of AIDS.

Doctors and social workers advocate awareness as the best way to prevent AIDS, a disease that has no vaccine or cure, from spreading.

The success of various programmes initiated under a pilot project in Orangi, a Karachi slum, has inspired its leader to predict the squatter colony would become a thriving section of the city in a few years.

As scientists debate which of two new pesticides should be used in the fight against malaria, the toll in the disease slowly rises.

In earlier times, a mixture of salt, herbs and spices or a simple dose of salt by itself was considered a prime cure for a range of illnesses.

Instead of treating AIDS patients in hospitals, an organisation in Uganda is effectively extending health care to them in their own homes

Saheli, a Delhi based women's organisation, has, for some time, been fighting against long acting female contraceptives like Net oen and Norplant 6, believed to have dangerous side effects. It took its case to the Supreme Court and got the government to

Third World countries warned at Amsterdam recently that even if more effective vaccines and drugs become available, they may not be afford them.