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World Health Day: Fight against vector-borne disease

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 12:20

On the occasion of World Health Day, April 7, 2014, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is highlighting the serious and increasing threat of vector-borne diseases (VBDs), with the slogan “Small bite, big threat”.

At one point I was given 24 hours to live`: Cheryl Cole

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 08:43

Singer Cheryl Cole, who had contracted malaria following a trip to Tanzania, was given only 24 hours to live

Scientists crack secret of mosquito resistance to insecticides

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 20:47

Scientists have found that a single genetic mutation causes mosquitoes to develop resistance to DDT and to insecticides used in anti-malaria nets.

Malaria may head for the hills by 2080

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 20:53

Malaria will increasingly be found in upland areas by the end of the century due to climate change - exposing millions in previously unaffected areas of Asia and Africa to the deadly disease.

Dengue looms large in Delhi, 14 cases reported

Last Updated: Friday, July 26, 2013, 13:38

Threats of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and malaria loom large in Delhi with incessant rain and stagnant rainwater conducive for mosquito breeding.

No respite from Malaria as 2015 MDG target is set to be missed!

Last Updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 17:11

In 2010, malaria caused 46,800 deaths in India, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) study.

Abu Salem has malaria, refuses treatment at hospital

Last Updated: Saturday, November 24, 2012, 18:00

Jailed gangster Abu Salem, who is suffering from malaria, has refused to get admitted to a hospital, preferring treatment inside the prison, said a hospital official.

Gillard welcomes collaborative malaria research

Last Updated: Friday, October 19, 2012, 13:24

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Friday welcomed the scientific communities of India and Australia working together to develop a vaccine to fight the scourge of malaria.

Sri Lanka virtually eliminates malaria

Last Updated: Friday, August 31, 2012, 16:16

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 the disease completely by 2014, shows a study.

Breakthrough malaria drug approved for treatment in India

Last Updated: Sunday, July 08, 2012, 12:54

A powerful new drug to treat malaria has been approved for treatment in adults in India.

Potential malarial vaccine produced from edible algae

Last Updated: Thursday, May 17, 2012, 12:30

Biologists have successfully engineered algae to produce potential candidates for a vaccine that would prevent transmission of the parasite that causes malaria.

Pneumonia claims a child every 20 seconds: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 23:30

Pneumonia is one of the leading killers of children in India with as many as 3,70,000 children under five falling prey to it every year, making India the country with highest number of deaths due to the ailment in the world, according to a study.