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
A team of researchers have discovered a new drug that could make our blood kill the mosquito.Apr 03, 2018, 14:09 PM IST
A team of scientists discovered a new human antibody that can prevent malaria infections by binding a specific portion of a surface protein found in almost all strains of the malaria parasite worldwide.Mar 20, 2018, 17:54 PM IST
Malaria kills over half a million people each year, predominantly in Africa and south-east Asia.Jan 18, 2018, 18:36 PM IST
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
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
Zika virus remains a major global health risk. In most adults, Zika causes mild flu-like symptoms.
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
Plasmodium falciparum, the species of parasite that causes the most malaria deaths worldwide, has developed drug-resistance in five countries in Southeast Asia.
The team has developed a system that archives data and maps real-time distribution of the disease in a particular locality.
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, 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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
It is believed that a flight could have brought it in.Sep 06, 2017, 13:32 PM IST
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