The World Health Organization (WHO) has calculated that by 2020 human-triggered climate change could kill 300,000 people worldwide every year.

known for its cosmetic applications, aloe vera, the wonder plant, has now been found to possess ingredients that can cure kala-azar and some other forms of leishmaniasis. Ghrita Kumari, as the

lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis, has long been a major cause of acute and chronic morbidity among people in tropical and subtropical areas of Asia, Africa, the western Pacific

is another menacing insecticide ready for a run? Scientists from Rochester University's Mayo Clinic in the us claim to have made a breakthrough in creating a pesticide that can kill mosquitoes

As the Rift Valley fever grips Kenya, at least 75 people have died and another 183 infected since the disease was first reported in November 2006. More than 500 livestock have so far died from the

According to official figures, 3,000 people were afflicted with dengue and 50 succumbed to it. Most cases occurred in Delhi and Kerala. However, the disease also struck Maharashtra and Orissa.

Tracking the snow leopard: The life and habits of the elusive snow leopard will no longer be a mystery. For the first time, a team has fitted a snow leopard with a global positioning system (GPS)

Following the diagnosis of four cases of yellow fever in Ivory Coast, who has called for an immediate vaccination programme in the country. According to who, about 20 per cent of the

A major DHF outbreak occurred in Delhi in 1996. Following this another outbreak was reported in the year 2003. In the years 2004 and 2005, though no outbreak was reported, a definitely higher number of samples were received in the virology laboratory of A.I.I.M.S. from suspected cases of dengue infection. This study was designed to compare the serological and virological profiles of confirmed dengue cases in the years 2003, 2004 and 2005.

delhi is in the grips of a severe outbreak of dengue, which has claimed a number of lives. Dengue cases started being reported in the capital since early September, but the issue came into focus