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Scientific breakthrough to aid malaria vacccine research

Scientific breakthrough to aid malaria vacccine research

Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) announced the breakthrough after they tracked cells and discovered a molecule which kills microbes that infect the liver - such as malaria, Xinhua news agency reported.

Environmental pollutants claim lives of 1.7 million children each year: WHO

Environmental pollutants claim lives of 1.7 million children each year: WHO

A polluted environment is a deadly one - particularly for young children, says Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General.

Bite-mimicking malaria vaccine shows promise: Study

Bite-mimicking malaria vaccine shows promise: Study

The candidate drug, called PfSPZ, provided up to 100 percent protection for 10 weeks in a trial in Germany, although a trial in real life conditions in Mali gave a lower level of defence, they reported in two separate studies.

New, effective malaria vaccine discovered

New, effective malaria vaccine discovered

More than 200 million people a year are infected with malaria and the disease caused the deaths of nearly half a million people worldwide in 2015.

This is why mosquitoes are attracted towards people with malaria – Read

This is why mosquitoes are attracted towards people with malaria – Read

The researchers believe that the findings, published in the journal Science, can lead to new ways to fight malaria without using poisonous chemicals.

Malaria causing superbugs can enter India, warns scientist

Malaria causing superbugs can enter India, warns scientist

Padmanaban and his team are hoping to start human trials of an artemisinin-curcumin combination therapy in both simple malaria cases and in the treatment of the deadly cerebral malaria.

Malaria superbug lineage expanding swiftly in Asia

Malaria superbug lineage expanding swiftly in Asia

The emergence and spread of artemisinin drug resistant P falciparum lineage represents a serious threat to global malaria control and eradication efforts. 

Cattle shed sanitization on priority for malaria prevention in India

Cattle shed sanitization on priority for malaria prevention in India

The study emphasised an urgent need for mosquito-control efforts to take into account the relationship between mosquitoes and cattle.

Number of mosquito-borne parasites, not bites determine malaria infection, says study

Number of mosquito-borne parasites, not bites determine malaria infection, says study

Malaria is spread when mosquitoes bite humans and release microscopic parasites, which live in the salivary glands of the mosquitoes, into the person's bloodstream.

Anaemic kids can better fight malaria: Study

Anaemic kids can better fight malaria: Study

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have proven that these concerns valid after finding iron deficiency anaemia actually protects children against the blood-stage of Plasmodium falciparum malaria

Malaria vaccine made from genetically modified parasites found safe, effective

Malaria vaccine made from genetically modified parasites found safe, effective

The first-in-human phase 1 study shows a weakened form of the malaria parasite safely activated strong immune responses in 10 healthy volunteers, whose antibodies completely protected mice from malaria infection.

'Centre's role in eliminating malaria needs to be complemented  by regional systems'

'Centre's role in eliminating malaria needs to be complemented by regional systems'

The government's commitment to eliminate malaria is a critical first step. It will be important for India to determine how they, working with state level systems, plan to implement their malaria elimination strategy.

Ancient Chinese medicine can help fight TB: Study

Ancient Chinese medicine can help fight TB: Study

Researchers have found that centuries-old herbal medicine, discovered by Chinese scientists to treat malaria, can aid in tuberculosis (TB) treatment and even slow drug resistance.

Odisha seeks 40 lakh mosquito nets to combat malaria

In a letter to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, the state asked for 40 lakh nets in the first instalment, he said.

Uplift research to fight HIV, Malaria and TB: BRICS

Uplift research to fight HIV, Malaria and TB: BRICS

They also realised that to boost information and technology in health services in order to promote cost-effective treatment.

Malaria continues to be nagging problem in Africa: WHO

Malaria continues to be nagging problem in Africa: WHO

Despite the billions of dollars spent on malaria programmes, the UN health agency said too many people are missing out on available resources like medicines and bed nets that protect against mosquitoes that spread the disease.

Novel ultra-long acting pill may aid in malaria elimination

Novel ultra-long acting pill may aid in malaria elimination

Researchers in the US have developed a new ultra long-acting pill that can remain in the stomach for up to two weeks after being swallowed and aid in elimination of malaria.

WHO to tackle dengue, environmental health in annual meet

The meeting hopes to formulate policies to support western Pacific countries combat the diseases in a bid to sustain the WHO goals.

Altering 'flavour' of humans may help fight malaria

Using the substance, the mosquitoes instead of feasting on humans may keep the disease to themselves, potentially saving an estimated 450,000 lives a year worldwide, researchers said.

Grow plants to deter mosquitoes: Expert

Grow plants to deter mosquitoes: Expert

Growing pest-repelling plants and herbs inside homes can help in warding off the threat of mosquito-borne diseases like chikungunya, dengue and malaria in the city, say experts.