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Zika virus reaches India, 3 cases confirmed in Ahmedabad: WHO

Zika virus disease has reached India, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirming first three cases in Gujarat's Ahmedabad. The WHO endorsed the findings of...

Millions suffer as India struggles to introduce dengue vaccines

Dengue is a dangerous debilitating disease that occasionally kills people and has no known cure or treatment. Two vaccines against the dreaded disease - one...

Over 20 pc of Indians suffer from chronic diseases: Report

Over 20 per cent of the country's population suffers from at least one of the non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which are estimated to cost India...

India’s nutrition scenario not better than other south Asian counties

The scenario of nutrition in India is still "not better" than many countries in south Asia though severe forms of malnutrition in the country...

‘Ebola treatment beds prevented many deaths in Sierra Leone’

The introduction of thousands of Ebola treatment beds by the British and Sierra Leone governments and NGOs prevented an estimated 57,000 Ebola cases and...