disease transmission

New treatment for eye patients

May 26th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) An eye hospital in Kolkata has introduced an innovative method of 'Auto blood Conjunctival Graft Fixation' surgery for treating Pterygium patients with their blood.Pterygium is a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Transgenic fungi may help fight malaria: Study

February 25th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a genetically engineered fungus carrying genes for a human anti-malarial antibody or a scorpion anti-malarial toxin could be a highly effective, specific ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Offspring of promiscuous frogs have better survival rates

February 20th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 20 (IANS) The offspring of promiscuous female frogs have a higher rate of survival than those who remain monogamous, new research says. One of nature's mysteries is why some ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Evolving’ malaria-transmitting mosquito ‘to complicate disease control efforts’

October 22nd, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): The major malaria-transmitting mosquito species, Anopheles gambiae, is evolving into two separate species with different traits, a development that could both complicate malaria control efforts and potentially require ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists decode West Nile mosquito’s DNA

October 1st, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): An international team of researchers has cracked the DNA sequence of the mosquito species whose bite transmits West Nile virus, St. Louis encephalitis virus and the microscopic worm ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New drug could eliminate spread of disease during cough

September 23rd, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Alberta have made a discovery that could completely eliminate airborne disease transmission that occurs when someone coughs.Malcolm King and his research associate Gustavo ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Travelers to FIFA World Cup should take health precautions: NPO

May 25th, 2010 - 6:41 am ICT by BNO News
DEERFIELD, ILLINOIS (BNO NEWS) – People traveling to the FIFA World Cup in South Africa should take precautions to avoid disease transmission, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene said Monday.A ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Bacterium can halt dengue virus transmission

April 2nd, 2010 - 3:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) Researchers have found a bacterium that can stop dengue viruses from replicating in mosquitoes, Xinhua reported. "In nature, about 28 percent of mosquito species harbour Wolbachia bacteria, but ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Environmentalist raise concern over threat to wild buffaloes

February 10th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Wild life activists and environmental groups have expressed concern over the increased threat to the wild buffalo, which is listed as an endangered species.Recently, West Bengal ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Closing schools can curb swine flu-spread: Study

November 27th, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 27 (ANI): Closing schools in the event of an infectious disease pandemic could have a significant role in reducing illness transmission, according to a new study.Niel Hens, from Hasselt and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Human skin grown from stem cells can help burns victims

November 20th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): A new method of using human embryonic stem cells to create new skin could help serious burns victims, according to French researchers.The researchers have claimed that the stem ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Babies of HIV patients to be tested at four weeks

October 18th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The government is to carry out HIV tests on four-week-old and above babies of all AIDS patients - a significant decision aimed at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Unsocial reptile species don’t mind sharing nests

September 2nd, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) Reptiles are never the most social of creatures but when it comes to laying eggs they don't mind sharing nests. A new study from the Australian National University (ANU) ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

How to teach tots about personal cleanliness

June 6th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): A Tel Aviv University researcher has come up with an innovative method to educate little boys and girls on the good sense of handwashing, which may help decrease ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Innovative method teaches tots about personal hygiene

June 4th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 4 (IANS) Swine flu reminded us how essential washing our hands can be, a simple act that cuts down gastrointestinal and communicable respiratory diseases by 50 percent and 20 percent, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Researchers can predict number of mosquitoes two months ahead

March 25th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 25 (IANS) Researchers have found a way to predict how many mosquitoes will be there in a given area, up to two months ahead. This should help fight outbreaks of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Local climate affects dengue transmission in a region

February 17th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Its the local climate and short-term changes in temperature and precipitation that affects dengue transmission in a region, according to a new study.Researchers from the US Centers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Male sex hormone testosterone implicated in disease transmission

August 9th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 9 (ANI): Ever wondered why males in any population are often more likely to get infected, and transmit disease? Well, American biologists say that it may be because of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Testosterone is key to transmission of disease

August 8th, 2008 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) High testosterone levels could be a key factor in spreading disease among mice, which explains why males are often more likely to get infected and transmit disease. Previous ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bacterial slime causes Leptospirosis

May 5th, 2008 - 11:55 am ICT by admin
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Researchers at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France, have found that bacterial slime helps cause Leptospirosis, a serious but neglected emerging disease that infects humans through contaminated ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Chikungunya in Kerala due to climate change: WHO

April 7th, 2008 - 6:14 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) An outbreak of chikungunya in Kerala in the last two years is mainly due to climate change, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Monday. "Yes, climate change ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mosquitoes spread to new areas in warmer India

April 6th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by admin
(April 7 is World Health Day) By Atanu Sarkar The incidence of mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, and chikungunya is rising in India due to climate change. These diseases are no longer restricted ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |