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Scientists closer to developing anti-malaria shot


August 6th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 6 (IANS) Australian researchers have made a major breakthrough in the quest for a vaccine against malaria, which snuffs out a million lives every year, particularly of children.The ... Read more...

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Funding cuts spur global malaria outbreaks, says study


April 26th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Funding cuts may explain the global resurgence of malaria, says a new study that analysed 75 documented cases of the disease's outbreaks worldwide since 1930.At least ... Read more...

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Scientists locate malaria parasites’ Achilles heal


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Scientists have identified a key protein common to malaria parasites, opening the way to more effective vaccines or drugs against the life-threatening infections caused by the ... Read more...

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Communicable diseases a major health challenge: Minister


December 21st, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Calling communicable diseases a "major public health challenge", union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Wednesday said various socio-economic and environmental reasons underlie the growing burden ... Read more...

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New drug starves malaria parasite to death


December 8th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) A potent new drug vanquishes malaria by literally starving its lethal parasites to death.Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by single-celled parasites Plasmodium falciparum, causing severe ... Read more...

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115 die of malaria till June


August 30th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) A total of 115 people have died of malaria in the country this year till June, the Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.Minister of State for ... Read more...

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Kenya plans fighting diseases with mobile phones


August 5th, 2011 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 5 (IANS) Researchers in Kenya are advocating use of mobile phones to enable people seek timely help against diseases like malaria and malnutrition.As mobile phones have penetrated most ... Read more...

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Dispersing fungal spores over water kills malaria mosquito larvae


February 21st, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new research presents a method of dispersing pathogenic fungi as a means of preventing the spread of malaria.Malaria is spread by mosquitoes which breed in open water ... Read more...

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Travel websites should inform people about risks of malaria, say docs


January 19th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Health experts in UK have suggested that travel websites, especially those that offer 'last minute' deals, should inform people about the risks of malaria and the need to ... Read more...

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WHO disputes Lancet’s report on number of malaria deaths in India


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): The World Health Organization has disputed the findings of a study on malaria that claimed the number of Indians dying from the mosquito-borne disease each year 13 times ... Read more...

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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...

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3.5 mn Pakistani flood victims drinking dirty water: UN


August 26th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 26 (DPA) Some 3.5 million survivors of the worst floods in Pakistan's history only have contaminated water to drink, which is increasing the risk of water-borne diseases spreading, the UN ... Read more...

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3.5 mn Pakistani children at risk of fatal diseases


August 17th, 2010 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 17 (IANS) Nearly 3.5 million children in Pakistan's flood-ravaged areas are at risk of contracting fatal diseases such as cholera and dysentery, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has ... Read more...

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Incidence of malaria, dengue drops in Haryana


August 5th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 5 (IANS) Haryana has registered a considerable decline in the cases of malaria and other vector borne diseases like dengue and encephalitis in 2010, health officials Thursday said. "Recently there were ... Read more...

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Here’s how to stay healthy in monsoon


July 13th, 2010 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) It's monsoon time and so, enjoy the rain, but don't forget to keep the mosquitoes at bay or to wash your hands frequently to ward off infections. ... Read more...

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451mn clinical cases of malaria worldwide in 2007: Experts


June 16th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): A new study concludes that there were an estimated 451 million clinical cases of Plasmodium falciparum malaria worldwide in 2007.Global clinical burden of malaria (how many people ... Read more...

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Worry about health basics, not malaria during SA World Cup: Study


June 6th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): Soccer fans headed to South Africa for the World Cup need to worry more about health basics rather than malaria, suggests a new American study.The study, conducted by ... Read more...

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Global warming leads to rise in malaria on Mount Kenya


December 31st, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 31 (ANI): A British-funded research team has found that global warming has caused a seven-fold increase in cases of malaria on the slopes of Mount Kenya.According to a report in ... Read more...

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Malaria vaccine in the offing


November 24th, 2009 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
By Eva Krafczyk Nairobi, Nov 24 (DPA) Patricia Njuguna knows all too well the suffering of her little patients at the children's clinic in Kilifi. "Every day I have severe cases of malaria: ... Read more...

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‘Malaria in Goa linked to migrant labour’


November 3rd, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 3 (IANS) Linking the rising number of malaria cases in Goa to the steady influx of migrant labourers, a senior malaria research official has said the tourist hub has a ... Read more...

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Climate report warns of 75 million Asia-Pacific refugees


July 27th, 2009 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 27 (DPA) The changing climate could generate 75 million refugees in the Asia-Pacific region in the next 40 years, a report released Monday said. The report, by the aid agency Oxfam ... Read more...

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Malaria vaccine could be available by 2011: report


June 1st, 2009 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 1 (IANS) Advanced trials of a new mosquito medicine that began in Africa last week could lead to the world's first malaria vaccine becoming available as soon as 2011, a ... Read more...

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Beckham reveals what he is doing to save people from malaria


April 21st, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.21 (ANI): England winger David Beckham has said that he is horrified to learn that close to 90,000 children are suffering from malaria in Africa, and believes that every one ... Read more...

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Effective new malaria drug to be approved by FDA


January 12th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is likely to approve a new malaria drug with artemisinin, a wormwood derivative from China that has proven effective for the ... Read more...

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Ancient DNA of Egyptian mummies yield earliest evidence of malaria


October 24th, 2008 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): A new study of the ancient DNA of two Egyptian mummies who died more than 3,500 years ago have provided clear evidence for the earliest known cases ... Read more...

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Using different drugs on different patients best way to beat malaria


September 6th, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 6 (ANI): Scientists suggest that the best way to treat malaria is to avoid using same drug for everyone, and opt for multiple first-line therapies.With the help of a ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh forms Rapid Response Teams to fight diseases


September 4th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 4 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will have Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) to fight any outbreak of infectious diseases and epidemics following floods in the state, an official said Thursday."RRTs have been ... Read more...

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After the floods, Uttar Pradesh grappling infectious diseases


September 2nd, 2008 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 2 (IANS) With the floods receding in many affected districts of Uttar Pradesh, the state health department is now grappling with infectious diseases. According to a government report, over 800 ... Read more...

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Malaria outbreaks in Kanpur


August 24th, 2008 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Kanpur , August 24 (ANI): Malaria outbreaks in Kanpur with reports of at least 500 people falling prey to high fever and many succumbing to the vector spread disease.Over the past ... Read more...

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Go green with chilly marker pen, papaya mosquito repellent (June 5 is World Environment Day)


June 5th, 2008 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) How about a marker pen with red chilly or turmeric ink? Or a mosquito repellent produced from papaya leaves? Budding scientists from Maharashtra and ... Read more...

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WHO sets up disease surveillance system in Myanmar


June 4th, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) A system for early detection and reporting of potential disease outbreaks in Myanmar's cyclone affected areas has been put into place by the World Health Organization (WHO) ... Read more...

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Malaria claims 22 lives in Tripura


May 3rd, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by admin
By Pinaki Das Bilaihum (Tripura), May 3 (ANI): Malaria continues to take a heavy toll in Tripura with reports of at least 30 tribals falling prey to high fever and 22 of ... Read more...

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