anti malarial drugs

Sri Lanka virtually eliminates malaria


August 31st, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 31 (IANS) Despite being ravaged by decades of conflict, Sri Lanka has succeeded in reducing malaria cases by 99.9 percent since 1999 and is on track to eliminate ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

New class of compounds to combat malaria


November 20th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a family of chemical compounds that could help develop a new class of anti-malarial drugs capable of staving off the deadly disease.Malaria ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Intermittent drug treatment ‘can curb malaria’


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Three randomized controlled trials show that intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in kids adds to the benefit of sleeping under bed nets.It also showed that public health intervention ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Community-based treatment of malaria, pneumonia could save lives: Study


September 22nd, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): A new study has found that community workers can play an important role in combating diseases like malaria, pneumonia and save lives.Researchers at the Boston University School of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

One-off pill to cure malaria


September 5th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Malaria could be a thing of the past, thanks to a powerful new pill in the offing. Just a single dose of an experimental drug was found to clear ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Coming soon: Single-dose malaria drug


September 4th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
London, Sept 4 (ANI): Just one dose of a new experimental drug could cure malaria, scientists at U.S. National Institutes of Health have reported.Malaria is spread by night-biting mosquitoes, which infect people ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How malaria-causing parasites survive inside human blood cells


August 5th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new metabolic pathway used by malaria-causing parasites that apparently helps them survive inside human blood cells.The finding, by researchers supported by the National ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel anti-malarial drug candidate found


May 26th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 26 (ANI): Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a series of chemical compounds that might serve as starting points for the identification of new classes of anti-malarial drugs.In ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Wonder drug’ chloroquine losing out to malarial parasite


September 25th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sept 25 (ANI): Australian scientists say malarial parasite is fast developing resistance to chloroquine, the inexpensive and effective drug used to treat malaria.Dr Rowena Martin, a biochemist, and colleagues at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nigeria more vigilant against fake drugs


August 4th, 2009 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Two months after Nigeria seized a consignment of fake drugs made in China but carrying the "Made in India" label, an official delegation from the African country ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Hurt by Chinese fakes, India promotes own generic drugs in Africa (Lead)


June 11th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) India has launched a major drive to promote its growing pharmaceutical industry in Africa after recent seizures there of fake drugs that were labelled "Made in India" ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Hurt by fake Chinese drugs, India starts drive in Africa


June 11th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) India has launched a mission in African countries to promote its $10.7-billion pharmaceuticals industry after recent seizures there of fake drugs that were labelled "Made in India" ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Government’s anti-malaria drugs ineffective: Tripura minister


July 31st, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, July 31 (IANS) Drugs and injections supplied by the central government to prevent malaria in the northeast are ineffective, Tripura Health and Family Welfare Minister Tapan Chakraborty said here ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Targeting malarias sticky proteins could put an end to the disease


July 10th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): A team of Australian researchers have identified a key mechanism that enables malaria-infected red blood cells to stick to the walls of blood vessels and avoid being ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Understanding malaria parasites ‘family plan’ may help stop the disease


May 29th, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by admin
London, May 29 (ANI): Researchers at Edinburgh University have found that parasites ensure the spread of malaria by being able to produce more sons than daughters when conditions are difficult.According to ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Counterfeit anti-malarial drugs risking millions of lives in Africa


May 10th, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by admin
London , May 10 (ANI): More than one third of antimalarial drugs sold in Africa have been deemed ineffective by scientists, who claim that all these drugs did not fare too ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Fake anti-malarial drugs investigation highlights threat to global health


February 12th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): An analysis conducted by teams from across the globe has highlighted both the growing threat posed by fake anti-malarial drugs and the complexities of tracking down those responsible ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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