In a recent article published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, it has been postulated that the common bedbug (Cimex lectularius) may have potential to act as a vector […]
Just saw this news piece on The Hindu: Frankly, I am not sure whether I should be outraged or applaud the Dental Council of India. On one hand this would mean more […]
Croatia has reported an outbreak of anthrax in a herd of cattle. Out of 40 heads of cattle two have come down with the disease and eventually succumbed to it, bringing the […]
Last January, animal lovers the world over were shocked to learn that over 400 dolphin carcasses had washed ashore in Peru. There was extensive news coverage, mainly because this was reminiscent of […]
A few days ago, I wrote about how an outbreak of plague was threatening to rake up high numbers (and still is!) in Madagascar and yet it seemed to have been overshadowed […]
The WHO has come out with a message regarding the potential of sexual transmission of the Ebola Virus. In its statement, titled: “Ebola virus in semen of men who have recovered from […]
One of the first open access, online journals I started reading was Open Medicine, not because I was a crusader for open science of anything, but simply because I had Googled “open […]
December 1 is celebrated as the World AIDS Day and the theme this year is: Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-Free Generation Arguably one of the most effective plans for global health awareness […]
Plasmodium knowlesi, a simian malariogenic parasite, has crossed the species borders and is rapidly emerging as a major public health problem in Malaysia, threatening to derail the achievements of a century-old malaria control program.
If this “The Telegraph” news article is to be believed, then the 1500 or so British volunteers that the NHS is despatching to Sierra Leone as a part of a massive 125 […]
While the whole world has been in panic mode about the “Ebola Crisis” that has been evolving in western Africa in the past few months, a new problem has started to raise […]
My thoughts on the occasion of World Toilet Day. Let us embrace the spirit of this day and instead of photo-shoots in the name of cleaning India up, try and clean India up for real. Time to put a loo in every house in India!