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It's unfortunate but true that sometimes the hard facts of science don't turn out to be so grounded in reality after all. Scientific fraud is certainly not new, but manipulation of medical data is always troubling, and potentially deadly, for the public. That's the case with...

He may have won the largest prize money that India can offer a scientist — Rs 50lakh, science award from Infosys Science Foundation — but for Chetan E Chitnis that is merely incidental in his journey towards the real prize. If his bets do pay off,...

Nairobi — Medical experts have warned that malaria and HIV have monopolised interventions geared towards curbing child mortality in Kenya, thus ignoring the equally deadly killer, diarrhoea. This disease has silently claimed the lives of hundreds of children every year. Read more....

The Ministry of Health is seeking over sh12b to fight the yellow fever disease that has so far killed 50 people in northern Uganda. The yellow fever outbreak, which was first reported in Abim district in Karamoja sub-region in November 2010, has since been identified in...

Vaccines have become a common tool to prevent infections, with many deadly diseases kept under control by a programme of childhood immunisation. In developed countries, such health programmes normally include vaccination against the bacteria Streptococcus pneumonia. Severe pneumococcal diseases – primarily pneumonia and meningitis –...

Dr Robert D Newman was appointed director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme in July 2009. From 2000 to 2009, he held a number of posts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States of America, including deputy...

Pregnant women are being given a drug that rich countries would no longer allow to prevent their HIV infection being transmitted at birth to their baby. Yet the United Nations still counts this as success - and in so doing, puts mothers and children's health...

The World Bank through its fund for the poorest countries, International Development Association (IDA), has agreed to disburse $49.3 billion to combat poverty and spur growth in the poorest nations. The funds will support some 79 countries over the next three years, focusing on financing infrastructure,...

Nicaragua recently began a routine immunization program to prevent the deadliest forms of pneumonia only a year after the vaccine was introduced in the developing world. International global health leaders celebrated with the Nicaraguan government over the release of the new pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, according to...

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