Wikipedia can predict the next disease outbreak

An increase in visits to Wikipedia pages about a disease can predict its next outbreak, a study suggests.

J&K floods: Tell us what rescue measures you have taken, SC asks Centre
J&K floods: Tell us what rescue measures you have taken, SC asks Centre

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to explain by Monday what relief and rescue measures it has taken to rehabilitate those affected by the worst floods in Jammu and Kashmir.

Twitter can help track disease outbreaks

A bout of flu may prompt people to post their symptoms on Twitter and also enable health officials track the outbreak in real time, says a new study.

Cholera outbreak hits rural Haiti; 142 dead

Health workers suspected the disease is cholera, but were awaiting tests.