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Anti-malaria drug may prevent hereditary hearing loss: Study

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University in the US conducted a study on zebrafish with a commonly used anti-malarial drug called artemisinin.

Jun 14, 2019, 16:08 PM IST

Malaria cases fell by 24% between 2016 and 2017 in India: WHO

The report states that there has been a substantial decline in the number of malaria cases in Odisha which has helped the country fare better this year.

Nov 20, 2018, 11:43 AM IST

131 malaria, 69 dengue cases in Delhi this season

Of the total 69 dengue cases this season, 20 were reported till August 11, 19 were reported in July, six in January, three in February, one in March, two in April, 10 in May and eight in June. No fresh case of chikungunya have also been reported in the last week.

Aug 20, 2018, 16:56 PM IST

Novel bed net provides greater protection against malaria

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

This new drug could make your blood kill mosquito

A team of researchers have discovered a new drug that could make our blood kill the mosquito. 

Apr 03, 2018, 14:09 PM IST

Scientists discover new human antibody that can prevent malaria infections

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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