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First dengue vaccine shows promise

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 13:35

A potential new dengue vaccine - the first to reach phase 3 clinical testing - has demonstrated that it provides 56 per cent protection against the disease in Asian children, according to a new research.

Five natural ways to treat malaria at home!

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 16:29

With the arrival of monsoon, the number of malaria cases see a steady rise despite the fact that the disease isn`t season specific. This happens because the risk of transmission is highest during the humid rainy season.

New method to fight Malaria drug resistance discovered

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 13:42

An anti-malarial treatment that lost its status as the leading weapon against the deadly disease could be given a new lease of life, with new research indicating that it simply needs to be administered differently.

Campaign to raise awareness about dengue launched

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 19:47

A nationwide campaign was launched Tuesday to raise awareness about dengue and control its rising incidence across India.

Malaria: High risk focused in 10 African countries

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:45

Gains in fighting malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have left the highest risk for the disease concentrated in 10 countries, according to a study published on Wednesday by The Lancet medical journal.

How dengue virus enters cells found

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 14:27

Scientists have unveiled the mechanism behind how dengue enters cells of our immune system, a finding that could help develop vaccine for the deadly virus.

Malaria down but big challenges remain: WHO

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 09:43

The fight against malaria has saved 3.3 million lives worldwide since 2000 but the mosquito-borne disease still killed 627,000 people last year, mainly children in Africa, the World Health Organization said today.

Drug-resistant malaria spreading in Southeast Asian countries

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 12:41

International experts raised the alarm Wednesday over the spread of drug-resistant malaria in several Southeast Asian countries, saying it endangers major global gains in fighting the mosquito-borne disease that kills more than 600,000 people annually.

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