Mosquito

Novel bed net provides greater protection against malaria

Novel bed net provides greater protection against malaria

A new kind of bed net can emerge as a potent weapon against malaria as a two-year trial involving more than 15,000 children has shown that it can significantly increase protection against the mosquito-borne disease.

Apr 13, 2018, 10:17 AM IST
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.

Jul 05, 2017, 15:00 PM IST

Research identifies potential antiviral against chikungunya

A team of researchers hasrecently shown that several existing compounds have potent activity against the critical Chikungunya CHIKV protease enzyme.

Oct 11, 2016, 21:28 PM IST

DNA: Analyzing how Sri Lanka managed to control malaria

Analyzing how Sri Lanka managed to control Malaria. To know more watch the full news story of DNA.

Sep 11, 2016, 00:57 AM IST

Zika virus can live in tears: Study

A team of researchers, including one of Indian orgin, has found that Zika virus can live in the eyes and have identified genetic material from the virus in tears of mice.

Sep 07, 2016, 21:14 PM IST
Dengue menace: Two more die in Delhi, death toll jumps to 311

Dengue menace: Two more die in Delhi, death toll jumps to 311

Two more persons including a 12-year-old girl from south Delhi have succumbed to dengue, taking the death toll due to the vector-borne disease in the city to four as the total number of cases jumped to over 310.

Aug 22, 2016, 20:37 PM IST

Florida is investigating apparent new case of locally transmitted Zika

An investigation was under way to determine how the person in Palm Beach County became infected.

Aug 09, 2016, 02:32 AM IST

Zika virus: Florida steps up investigation after first local transmission

 Florida authorities stepped up "aggressive" investigations after health officials reported the first local transmission of the Zika virus in the country, a media report said on Saturday.

Jul 31, 2016, 00:11 AM IST

Brazilian scientists found another type of Zika-transmitting mosquito

Brazilian scientists have identified another type of Zika-transmitting mosquito, responsible for over 1,700 cases of microcephaly in newborns in the South American country since October 2015.

Jul 23, 2016, 14:16 PM IST
Akshay Kumar shares #grandmastip and it's a MUST READ!

Akshay Kumar shares #grandmastip and it's a MUST READ!

Bollywood's ultimate action star Akshay Kumar is quite vocal about issues concerning our society. The popular film star, this time took to Twitter to share a health-related post.

Jul 18, 2016, 09:25 AM IST

Itchy inflammation of mosquito bites helps viruses replicate

The study, led by the University of Leeds in the UK, found that inflammation where the insect has bitten makes viral infections spread by the insects far worse.

Jun 23, 2016, 13:42 PM IST

Factbox - Why the Zika virus is causing alarm

Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas. 

Apr 20, 2016, 04:15 AM IST

Mosquito menace: Now, 'harmless' vectors infest Delhi!

Culex is a vector for a group of diseases that can be transmitted to humans.

Apr 14, 2016, 18:55 PM IST

Zika virus linked to birth defects may spread across US

 The Zika virus, spread by a day-biting mosquito and possibly linked to serious birth defects in Brazil, has the potential to spread within the Americas, including parts of the US, researchers have warned.

Jan 15, 2016, 12:36 PM IST

Chikungunya virus may cause brain infection

 Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus, can lead to severe brain infection and even death in infants and people over 65, a study says.

Nov 30, 2015, 18:30 PM IST

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.

Nov 13, 2015, 11:52 AM IST

Malaria protein could help treat cancer

 The mosquito-borne parasite that causes malaria also produces a protein that could help stop cancer, new research has found.

Oct 17, 2015, 14:17 PM IST

World's first malaria vaccine approved by EU regulators

The world`s first malaria vaccine got a green light on Friday from European drugs regulators who recommended it should be licensed for use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease.

Jul 25, 2015, 11:02 AM IST

2 dead from dengue fever in American Samoa

Two people in American Samoa have died from dengue fever and two others have been diagnosed with the disease in the US territory.

Jun 05, 2015, 04:24 AM IST

Caribbean health authorities sound alert about Zika virus

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (Carpha) has said that authorities in the region should be alert to the possible spread of the Zika virus, which is transmitted by the same mosquito that carries dengue fever and chikungunya.

May 29, 2015, 15:31 PM IST