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Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in SE Asia

Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in SE Asia

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 09:27

Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in four Southeast Asian countries, imperilling global efforts to control the disease, experts have warned.

App that repels mosquitoes!

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 21:54

Tired of using mosquito repellents that appear ineffective nowadays? A new smartphone app can rescue you from that imminent bite.

AIIMS and other hospitals challaned for mosquito breeding

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 17:59

Several leading hospitals in Delhi were found to be breeding sites for aedes and anopheles mosquito which causes dengue and malaria respectively during the inspection by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) teams.

Tripura malaria deaths rise to 67 in month

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 17:33

Malaria toll continues to rise in Tripura with at least 67 people having died from the disease and many stricken ill within a month, a minister said here Sunday.

First dengue vaccine shows promise

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 13:35

A potential new dengue vaccine - the first to reach phase 3 clinical testing - has demonstrated that it provides 56 per cent protection against the disease in Asian children, according to a new research.

Malaria makes you smell delicious to mosquitoes

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 13:41

Malaria may alter the way people smell to make them more alluring to mosquitoes, according to a new finding that can help detect the deadly disease non-invasively through body odour.

Scientists crack secret of mosquito resistance to insecticides

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 20:47

Scientists have found that a single genetic mutation causes mosquitoes to develop resistance to DDT and to insecticides used in anti-malaria nets.

Nazis plotted to create super-mosquitoes to infect enemy

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 16:16

Nazi German scientists secretly planned to breed `super-mosquitoes` infested with malaria that could be air-dropped into enemy territory during World War II, a researcher has claimed.

Rare mosquito fossil with 46-mln-year-old animal blood found

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 17:36

A rare 46-million-year-old mosquito fossil containing dried animal blood in its belly has been discovered for the first time in a Montana riverbed in the US.

Dengue fever: Check for the symptoms

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 16:59

When dengue advances into the critical stage it can result in bleeding, low levels of blood platelets or dangerously low blood pressure.

Mosquitoes found breeding in over 60,000 houses: Report

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 22:50

Over 60,000 households have failed an inspection against mosquito breeding.

Dengue cases jump from 11 to 142 in one month in Delhi

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 20:00

An alarming 142 cases of dengue have been detected in August in the city, the highest this year, prompting the municipal bodies to step up preventive measures.