Malaria

AI 'scientist' bolsters fight against drug-resistant malaria

AI 'scientist' bolsters fight against drug-resistant malaria

Malaria kills over half a million people each year, predominantly in Africa and south-east Asia.

Jan 18, 2018, 18:36 PM IST
Six percent of global malaria cases recorded in India: WHO

Six percent of global malaria cases recorded in India: WHO

In 2016, there were an estimated 445,000 deaths from malaria globally, compared to 446,000 estimated deaths in 2015.

Nov 29, 2017, 17:40 PM IST
Tens of thousands dying from $30 billion fake drugs trade: WHO

Tens of thousands dying from $30 billion fake drugs trade: WHO

Some pharmacists in Africa, for example, say that they are compelled to buy from the cheapest but not necessarily the safest suppliers to compete with illegal street traders.

Nov 28, 2017, 21:01 PM IST
Malaria drug could be used to treat Zika virus

Malaria drug could be used to treat Zika virus

Zika virus remains a major global health risk. In most adults, Zika causes mild flu-like symptoms. 
 

Nov 17, 2017, 16:58 PM IST
Boost for cancer treatment through 70-year-old malaria drug?

Boost for cancer treatment through 70-year-old malaria drug?

For the study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, the team injected mice with chloroquine and followed it by an injection of nanoparticles. 

Nov 08, 2017, 12:03 PM IST
New target identified for anti-malaria drugs

New target identified for anti-malaria drugs

Plasmodium falciparum, the species of parasite that causes the most malaria deaths worldwide, has developed drug-resistance in five countries in Southeast Asia.
 

Oct 28, 2017, 13:37 PM IST
Now it will take just 10 seconds to detect Malaria - This is how

Now it will take just 10 seconds to detect Malaria - This is how

The team has developed a system that archives data and maps real-time distribution of the disease in a particular locality.
 

Oct 19, 2017, 12:55 PM IST
How to fight dengue, malaria, flu and chikungunya – Symptoms, prevention

How to fight dengue, malaria, flu and chikungunya – Symptoms, prevention

With Diwali round the corner, these problems are bound to increase and knowing the symptoms for timely diagnosis and most importantly, our protection becomes our first and foremost priority.

Sep 28, 2017, 18:05 PM IST
Dengue, chikungunya, malaria, flu – Here's your guide to tackle infections head-on!

Dengue, chikungunya, malaria, flu – Here's your guide to tackle infections head-on!

 Dengue, chikungunya, malaria, the flu – there are all sorts of possibilities. However, the good news is that they are very much preventable.

Sep 26, 2017, 15:44 PM IST
Rapid spread of 'super malaria' global threat: Scientists

Rapid spread of 'super malaria' global threat: Scientists

The dangerous form of the malaria parasite which cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs emerged in Cambodia but has since spread through parts of Thailand, Laos and has arrived in southern Vietnam.

Sep 23, 2017, 17:22 PM IST
Carbohydrates may be key to better malaria vaccine: Study

Carbohydrates may be key to better malaria vaccine: Study

The study found that the malaria parasite 'tags' its proteins with carbohydrates in order to stabilise and transport them, and this process was crucial to completing the parasite's lifecycle.

Sep 16, 2017, 18:28 PM IST
NASA satellite data can predict malaria outbreaks

NASA satellite data can predict malaria outbreaks

Containing malaria outbreaks is challenging because it is difficult to figure out where people are contracting the disease.

Sep 14, 2017, 18:27 PM IST
New malaria drug found effective in human trial

New malaria drug found effective in human trial

Results of a clinical trial published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases have shown the drug to be effective against non-severe cases of malaria. 
 

Sep 13, 2017, 15:30 PM IST
Proposed US budget cut could have disastrous impact on health security, warns Bill Gates

Proposed US budget cut could have disastrous impact on health security, warns Bill Gates

This step could lead to five million more deaths from AIDS alone, the American business magnate has said.

Sep 13, 2017, 13:40 PM IST
Strengthen health systems to eradicate dengue, malaria: WHO

Strengthen health systems to eradicate dengue, malaria: WHO

The world health body said that in recent years the transmission dynamics and risk of vector-borne diseases have shifted due to unplanned urbanisation, increased movement of people and goods, and environmental changes.

Sep 09, 2017, 17:04 PM IST
Doctors left baffled after 4-year-old girl in Italy dies due to malaria – Read why

Doctors left baffled after 4-year-old girl in Italy dies due to malaria – Read why

It is believed that a flight could have brought it in.

Sep 06, 2017, 13:32 PM IST
Dengue cases cross 1000 mark in Delhi, 524 of malaria

Dengue cases cross 1000 mark in Delhi, 524 of malaria

A 12-year-old boy had succumbed to dengue shock syndrome on August 1 at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here, the first death due to the vector-borne disease reported in the city this year.

Sep 04, 2017, 21:02 PM IST
Statins may help fight host of infectious diseases

Statins may help fight host of infectious diseases

Scientists from Duke University in the US have discovered that a gene variant which affects cholesterol levels could increase the risk of contracting typhoid fever.

Aug 23, 2017, 08:51 AM IST
Big leap in dengue, malaria and chikungunya cases in Delhi; 288 people victimised in 2017

Big leap in dengue, malaria and chikungunya cases in Delhi; 288 people victimised in 2017

As many as 58 cases of malaria were reported just last week, taking the overall cases in the city this year to 288, the report says.

Jul 31, 2017, 18:58 PM IST
Mosquito-borne diseases hit Manipur: At least 16 dead; symptoms, safety tips

Mosquito-borne diseases hit Manipur: At least 16 dead; symptoms, safety tips

Mosquito-borne diseases are those spread by the bite of an infected mosquito, such as dengue, chikungunya, malaria, yellow fever, Zika virus, among others. 

Jul 31, 2017, 10:55 AM IST