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Why disease and xenophobia go hand in hand

The central human fallacy is to assume that if international travel helps spread disease, a perceived “foreign” group is most likely to be carriers.
The researchers involved in the study have claimed it has been falsely linked to coronavirus. | Photo for representation

Why coronavirus has triggered a controversy over 2017 study on bats in Nagaland

Researchers involved in the study claim the study is in no way connected to the coronavirus, which has killed around 500 people in China.
Wellthy app is an interactive portal that acts as a personal medical assistant

This app is helping patients make lifestyle changes to deal with diseases like diabetes

Founded by a former employee of a venture capitalist firm, Wellthy acts as a gatekeeper between patients and doctors in aid of traditional healthcare.
Dengue is caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquito | Dado Galdieri | Bloomberg | File photo

Dehradun battles dengue outbreak as cases spike from 712 to 1,788 in past 10 days

Uttarakhand, which has seen 6 dengue deaths, has reported 2,600 cases since July from areas like Nainital, Haridwar, Udham Singh Nagar and Tehri Garhwal.
Illustration by Andrew Clarance | ThePrint

Mosquitoes kill more people every day than sharks do in a century

Mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria, dengue, and Zika, make them one of the deadliest animals in the world.
A doctor treats a child showing symptoms of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome at a hospital in Muzaffarpur | Photo: PTI

Bihar deaths an example for Indian media on how not to report on disease outbreaks

It is easy for the media to sensationalise the Bihar tragedy and feel good about itself. But that won’t save lives.
Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis kills 4000 people everyday : Understanding the world’s problem with the deadly disease

From 2000 to 2015, TB claimed 33 million lives and cost the world economy an estimated $616 billion. By 2030, a further $1 trillion and 28 million lives may be lost. 
PS Jaggi

Scrub typhus, the disease that killed Lt Gen Jaggi, is one of the most under-diagnosed in Asia

A rare bacterial infection spread through insect bites can kill through mutliple-organ failure and is on the rise in India.

Former head of Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College likely to take charge again

Pediatrician Dr. K.P. Kushwaha, who campaigned for use of vaccination to prevent Japanese encephalitis, has been tapped by CM Adityanath.  Kumar Anshuman in Gorakhpur

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Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.