Beginnings and Alternative Ends

Madhavankutty Pillai

The trajectory of pandemics suggests that humanity will always triumph in the end but without control over the time and toll

Perfumes and Prophylactics

Smell has always played a critical role in dealing with sickness and cure

Blood Plasma Treatment for Covid-19 Ready: Kerala Doctors

Awaiting approval from ICMR; may also get Cuban wonder drug Interferon

Coping with Coronavirus

It is likely that the numbers of those infected will further rise in India

Leprosy: The Failed Eradication

Leprosy continues to resist being wiped out in India because the battle against it was called a victory too soon


What lies behind the hype of stem cell therapy in India

Never Too Old

Type 1 or ‘childhood’ diabetes can strike at any age, but once diagnosed accurately, it can easily be managed

Interpretation of a Malady

Is a permanent cure for diabetes just around the corner?

Yogic Nonsense

Why a minister’s cure for cancer is worse than the disease

The Exorcist

The dark art of healing is thriving in Kerala. We meet those who promise freedom from death, disease, demons, enemies—and their victims


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