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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.

Defeat malaria with these natural remedies at home

Defeat malaria with these natural remedies at home

There are a number of effective ways and natural remedies to treat malaria fever.

World Malaria Day 2017: WHO calls for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria, save lives

World Malaria Day 2017: WHO calls for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria, save lives

Insecticide-treated nets have had the greatest impact, accounting for an estimated 69% of cases prevented through control tools.

Malaria: 3 African nations to get world's first vaccine by next year

Malaria: 3 African nations to get world's first vaccine by next year

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi were chosen because they already run large programmes to tackle malaria, including the use of bed nets, yet still have high numbers of cases.

Monsoon still months away, but Delhi sees at least 79 chikungunya, 24 dengue cases

Monsoon still months away, but Delhi sees at least 79 chikungunya, 24 dengue cases

As per a report on vector-borne diseases by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), at least 79 cases of chikungunya have been reported in the national capital as on April 8, 2017. 

Parasitic invasion of malaria takes place by weakening our defences, says study

Parasitic invasion of malaria takes place by weakening our defences, says study

Differences in red blood cell stiffness, due to age or increased cholesterol content, could influence the parasite's ability to invade.

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.