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How malaria supports spread of infectious cancer in Africa

Infectious agents can cause a lot of cancer in Africa and researchers believe they now have a clue to how malaria during pregnancy creates the right conditions for a virus to cause cancer in children.

New global migration map may help fight malaria

Researchers have developed a map based on the census data of 40 different countries that can track the flow of internal human migration in low- and middle-income countries as well as help in the global fight against infectious diseases like malaria.

Sleeping near chicken can protect you from malaria!

Scientists found that while mosquitoes have a taste for humans, they tend to avoid chickens and other birds due to their smell, thereby protecting humans from mosquito-transmitted diseases

Climate change: 2,50,000 more deaths per year by 2030, says WHO

As per WHO's assessment, heat exposure will cause around 38,000 deaths in the elderly in the next 15 years. Also, deaths due to diarrhoea are projected to reach 48,000, and as many as 60,000 deaths due to malaria and 95,000 due to childhood malnutrition.

Gene that determines maleness in malaria mosquitoes

The research, published in the journal Science, describes identification and characterisation of Yob which determines the male sex in the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae.

Soon, testing for malaria, cancer at home via cheap paper strips!

The Ohio State University chemists are developing paper strips that detect diseases including cancer and malaria.

New malaria vaccine shows protection for more than a year!

The new vaccine, known as the PfSPZ Vaccine, gives 55 percent protection for more than one year to a few healthy adults.

This is how you can help protect yourself, your family from malaria – Watch!

This video depicts how bed nets treated with an insecticide are much more protective than untreated nets in preventing malaria. 

Must watch: Explained - The life cycle of malaria parasite!

Malaria is caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes.

World Malaria Day: 10 facts you must know about malaria and its vaccine!

Symptoms of malaria include: fever, headache, chills and vomiting.

Fighting malaria: WHO's global progress and challenges in 2016 – Watch!

WHO said that over the past 15 years, there has been a dramatic decline in the global burden of malaria.

Fight the bite with these brilliant tips!

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 78% of people who die from malaria are children under 5.

UV, Vitamin B mash-up reduces malaria risk in sub-Saharan region

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: A team of researchers at Cambridge, UK, and Kumasi, Ghana discovered a revolutionary blood treatment technology that could minimize the risk of transfussion -transmitted malaria in sub-Saharan region of Africa.

Countries on verge of beating malaria face new threat, study says

Nations on the verge of eliminating malaria risk falling short of their goal, just as it lies within reach, due to funding being shifted elsewhere, researchers said on Thursday.

WHO declares Europe first malaria-free region in the world

According to the WHO, the number of indigenous malaria cases went down from 90,712 in 1995 to zero in 2015.

Malaria may have evolved in prehistoric era: Study

Further to this research, the first vertebrate hosts of the fatal disease may have included the dinosaurs. This reserach contradicts the old one as till now, malaria was considered to be 15,000 to 8 million years old caused primarily by one genus of protozoa, Plasmodium, and spread by anopheline mosquitoes.

Watch: Why nasty mosquitoes bite some humans more than others

Mosquitoes can easily smell any human within 100 feet because they have excellent scent receptors so it entirely depends on how your smell.

Centre to eliminate malaria by 2030: Nadda

Launching the National Framework for Malaria Elimination (2016-2030) in New Delhi, the minister said 70 per cent of malaria cases and 69 per cent of malaria deaths among South East Asian Region countries, occur in India.

Gut microbes can reduce severity of malaria

An increased abundance of bacteria common in yogurt was found in the mice that exhibited reduced malaria pathology. 

Malaria infects white-tailed deer too

Malaria infects white-tailed deer too

 While looking for malaria that might infect birds in a US zoo, researchers have accidentally discovered for the first time a malaria parasite that infects the white-tailed deer.