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Eradication of mosquitoes not the right solution to get rid of vector-borne diseases, say scientists! - Know why

Eradication of mosquitoes not the right solution to get rid of vector-borne diseases, say scientists! - Know why

Instead of their eradication, their ability to transmit diseases should be suppressed – completely wiping out the species may have wider effects.

Zika virus breakthrough? This malaria drug protects fetuses from infection

Zika virus breakthrough? This malaria drug protects fetuses from infection

Researchers say the drug appeared to reduce transmission of Zika virus from pregnant mice to their foetuses.

Protein target to help fight malaria identified

Protein target to help fight malaria identified

The finding paves the way for developing new drugs that can treat drug resistant malaria.

This is how gardening may help tackle malaria – Read

This is how gardening may help tackle malaria – Read

Scientists say that getting rid of certain flowers can help curb mosquito population by cutting off their food supply.

Exposing malaria-causing mosquitoes to white light will save you from getting bitten!

Exposing malaria-causing mosquitoes to white light will save you from getting bitten!

Insecticide-treated bed nets and walls have helped prevent bites and reduce malaria, but researchers say mosquitoes are adapting to preventive conditions, leaving adults and children vulnerable in the early evening and early morning hours – when they are not under the nets or in the house.

New rapid test can accurately diagnose malaria

New rapid test can accurately diagnose malaria

Scientists have developed an automated blood test that can accurately diagnose malaria much faster than current methods. A major problem associated with this infectious tropical disease is the difficulty in obtaining a fast and reliable diagnosis.

Healthy monsoon: Overall health tips everyone must know

Healthy monsoon: Overall health tips everyone must know

Taking precautions during rainy season is important to stay healthy and happy throughout the monsoons.

Malaria infection can cause chronic bone loss

Malaria infection can cause chronic bone loss

Malaria is an infectious disease caused by Plasmodium parasites that kills at least half a million people annually while causing over 200 million new infections.

Spike in dengue, chikungunya cases: Delhi HC to continue hearing in vector-borne menace matter today

Spike in dengue, chikungunya cases: Delhi HC to continue hearing in vector-borne menace matter today

On May 16, the High Court had pulled up the Centre, the Delhi Government and the civic agencies for failing to take appropriate steps in regard to combating the spread of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and malaria.

All three patients are well, no fresh cases of Zika virus in state: Gujarat govt

All three patients are well, no fresh cases of Zika virus in state: Gujarat govt

Mr Singh said that out of three Zika cases, one was reported from Gopalnagar in the posh SP Stadium ward and two positive cases – both pregnant women - were reported from the Bapunagar area of the city.

Making Gujarat malaria-free: Health Minister recommends using drone to get rid of mosquitoes

Making Gujarat malaria-free: Health Minister recommends using drone to get rid of mosquitoes

The health minister, while speaking at the launch of a campaign to make Gujarat malaria-free by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), said that drones should be deployed to check for mosquito breeding sites in homes.

Loss of forest cover due to human activities causing elevation in malaria cases: Study

Loss of forest cover due to human activities causing elevation in malaria cases: Study

Researchers build upon evidence that patterns in climate change, deforestation, and other human-induced changes to the natural environment are amplifying malaria transmission.

This gene variant can mitigate malaria risk by 40 percent

This gene variant can mitigate malaria risk by 40 percent

Malaria is a disease caused by a plasmodium parasite, transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes.

Crab shells an eco-friendly way to ward off spread of malaria, say researchers!

Crab shells an eco-friendly way to ward off spread of malaria, say researchers!

 Mosquitoes carry diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, the Zika virus and encephalitis.

Malaria to vanish from 15 Indian states in next three years

Malaria to vanish from 15 Indian states in next three years

The government has asserted that states like Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and union territories including Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep and Puducherry will be free from malaria.

Mom's education may act as 'social vaccine' against malaria

Mom's education may act as 'social vaccine' against malaria

Researchers, including those from University of Alberta in Canada, tested 647 children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) between the ages of two months and five years.

Drug-resistant malaria cures by plant therapy: Study

Drug-resistant malaria cures by plant therapy: Study

The attending physician in clinic in the Democratic Republic of Congo prescribed the malaria therapy made from the dried leaves of the Artemisia annua plant, also known as sweet wormwood, when standard medications failed to help 18 critically ill malaria patients.

Patients with drug-resistant malaria cured by dried leaf tablets

Patients with drug-resistant malaria cured by dried leaf tablets

18 critically ill patients suffering from drug-resistant malaria cured by tablets made from dried leaves of the Artemisia annua plant.

Malaria detection now a new '20 cent' device away!

Malaria detection now a new '20 cent' device away!

Researchers were inspired by toys such as a yoyo and whirlygig that is made using a spherical object suspended on threads which are then pulled to make it spin.

Immunisation: How it greatly reduces disease, disability and death worldwide

Immunisation: How it greatly reduces disease, disability and death worldwide

Immunization can protect against 25 different infectious agents or diseases, from infancy to old age.