How malaria parasite invades initial target liver

Researchers have uncovered an essential interaction between malaria parasites and liver cells.

Children will bear the brunt of climate change, 690 million at risk: UNICEF
Children will bear the brunt of climate change, 690 million at risk: UNICEF

Fearing the consequences of climate change, the UN children's agency has warned that nearly 690 million of the world's 2.3 billion children living in areas most exposed to climate change face higher rates of death, poverty and disease from global warming.

How malaria parasite grows

Malaria is responsible for almost half a million deaths a year, mainly in developing countries. 

Less effective drugs fight malaria more effectively

The fight against malaria can be hard, but a team of researchers has found that the more effective way to beat the disease is to use less effective drugs some of the time.

Relapsing infections can hog-tie malaria eradication

A new study has pointed out that eliminating malaria in the Asia-Pacific could prove more challenging than previously thought as most childhood malaria infections in the endemic areas are the result of relapsed, not new, infections.

WHO expert panel urges pilot roll-out of first malaria vaccine

The panel said the Mosquirix or RTS,S vaccine, should be given in three to five different areas with moderate-to-high malaria transmission, reaching up to a million children.

Why promising malaria vaccine partly protected kids

Using new technology, researchers found new biological evidence to help explain why the malaria vaccine candidate RTS,S/AS01 provided only moderate protection among vaccinated children during clinical testing.

Protective effects of RTS,S malaria vaccine candidate

An team of researchers has used cutting edge genomic methods to uncover key biological insights that help explain the protective effects of the world's most advanced malaria vaccine candidate, RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S).

2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine for fighting malaria has roots in India?

Senior scientist from Hyderabad, Dr Sunil Kumar Verma has challenged the basis of giving the Nobel prize to Youyou Tu for the discovery of Artemisinin

Tribal health care discussed at special workshop

 Malaria, maternal mortality and fluorosis are some of the diseases which were discussed at a special workshop on tribal health issues in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district, an official statement said here on Thursday.

Scientists 'accidentally' stumble upon cure for cancer!

The researchers were hunting for a way of protecting pregnant women from malaria, which can cause huge problems because it attacks the placenta.

Myanmar wants to get rid of malaria by 2030

Myanmar has set a target of getting rid of malaria by 2030, authorities said on Sunday.

'300 dengue cases in Kolkata this year'

The number of dengue patients have come down to 300, from last year's 600, in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation area, Atin Ghosh, member, Mayor-in-Council, in charge of health, said today.

What should your diet be during Ashwin maas?

Know what to eat and what not to during Ashwin maas!

Bill Gates and UN say malaria could be eradicated by 2040

Malaria could be wiped out by 2040, despite the lack of an effective vaccine, previous failed attempts to eradicate the disease and drug resistance problems, the United Nations and Microsoft founder Bill Gates said in a report released today.

Mother's malaria can affect memory in offspring

 Malaria infection during pregnancy may result in learning and memory related problems in offspring, suggests new research.

Malaria deaths plunge by 60 percent since 2000: WHO-UNICEF report

Malaria death rates have plunged by 60 percent since 2000, translating into 6.2 million lives saved, the vast majority of them children, according to a joint WHO-UNICEF report released on September 17.

Infectious diseases caused by mosquitoes

Many people fall victims to diseases caused by mosquitoes and many experience pain and suffering from illnesses transmitted by them.

Malaria deaths fall 60 percent since 2000: UN

Malaria deaths worldwide have fallen by 60 percent since 2000, the UN said Thursday, with improved diagnostic tests and the massive distribution of mosquito nets aiding dramatic progress against the disease.

16,000 children under age of five die every day: UNICEF

Nearly 5.9 million children will die before their fifth birthday this year mainly of preventable causes, a UN report has warned, though the child mortality rate has fallen by more than 50 per cent since 1990.