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How malaria parasites resist drugs revealed

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:53

A study has revealed the answer to how malaria parasite becomes resistance to the antimalarial drug in clinical trials, which makes the drugs less effective.

AIIMS and other hospitals challaned for mosquito breeding

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 17:59

Several leading hospitals in Delhi were found to be breeding sites for aedes and anopheles mosquito which causes dengue and malaria respectively during the inspection by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) teams.

`Anti-tank missile detector` may hold key to curing malaria: Study

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 12:45

A new study has revealed that state-of-the-art military hardware could soon fight malaria.

Tripura malaria deaths rise to 67 in month

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 17:33

Malaria toll continues to rise in Tripura with at least 67 people having died from the disease and many stricken ill within a month, a minister said here Sunday.

Security forces, copter in service to curb malaria in Tripura

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 16:53

Central paramilitary and state forces, along with health workers, have fanned out in Tripura while a helicopter has also been pressed into service to control malaria.

End of road for drug-resistant malaria?

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 19:16

Malarial parasites resistant to existing drugs may have a difficult time soon, as researchers have now developed a compound that blocks the action of a key `gatekeeper` enzyme essential for malaria parasite survival.

Malaria makes you smell delicious to mosquitoes

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 13:41

Malaria may alter the way people smell to make them more alluring to mosquitoes, according to a new finding that can help detect the deadly disease non-invasively through body odour.

Malaria kills 55 in Tripura

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 15:34

A malaria epidemic has killed at least 55 people, including 46 children, in Tripura this month while thousands have fallen ill, officials said here Sunday.

Malaria outbreak in Mizoram

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 12:38

Mizoram government sent doctors and supporting staff to south western Mizoram area in Lawngtlai district adjoining Bangladesh where malaria outbreak in an epidemic form has been reported.

South Sudan crisis `deteriorates` after six months of war

Last Updated: Sunday, June 15, 2014, 13:32

Aid agencies warned Sunday that starvation and diseases like malaria and cholera were set to intensify the crisis in South Sudan, which has been devastated by six months of conflict.

Malaria claims 21 in Tripura, 400 taken ill

Last Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014, 19:03

At least 21 people have died and 400 fell ill as malaria assumed epidemic proportions in different hilly and interior places of Tripura, a minister said today.

Genetically-modified mosquitoes could help wipe out malaria

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 17:30

Scientists have successfully modified mosquitoes to produce sperm that will only create male offspring, pioneering a fresh approach to eradicating malaria.