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Sponging Cattle betters spraying in eradicating Malaria

...a, villagers spray the inside of their houses with insecticide to guard against malaria. Because the mosquitoes...tly on cattle, not humans, sponging down cows with insecticide is just as effective at reducing malaria infection as spraying the insides of houses. Since DDT has...

WHO report asks for improved healthcare for mother and child

...tion therapy, antibiotics, anti-malaria drugs, and insecticide treated bed nets are some very common treatments that can successfully stop these children from dying. WHO urges the medical community across the globe to practice a continuous method of care extended to the women from pregnancy to childbirth and con...

Combing Hair More Effective Than OTC Medicine For Head Lice

...comparing the Bug Buster kit with over the counter insecticide treatments against head lice in United Kingdom. ...ldren. Current treatments include over the counter insecticide products or fine tooth combing of wet hair using a specially developed “Bug Buster” kit. However, ch...

Time For Lice To Go

...and thus allow for easier nit removal, rather than insecticide treatments that kill the lice and their eggs. Nevertheless, the insecticide, ivermectin, in a topical form in an oil base also shows great promise. Source: Newswise...

Pigs Population A Major Threat To Encephalitis Ravaged UP

... already in the process of undertaking large scale insecticide spraying and fogging in and around piggeries. Once mosquitoes are destroyed, the bulk of the problem would be over." A concerted campaign on pigs by former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu had apparently helped check the disease in...

International Conference On Malaria - 'Laveran To Genomics'

... is giving cost-effective vector control measures, insecticide treated nets free of costs in high risk areas. Source: The Hinu....

Malaria Vaccine May Be 10 Years Away

...ts say they're hindered in Africa by twin hurdles: insecticide resistance in mosquitoes and drug resistance in th...now,' Greenwood said. Without chloroquine and the insecticide DDT — which helped eradicate malaria in the United States and Europe but was ultimately believed by ...

Environment a major factor in occurrence of Type 2 Diabetes

...s such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and the insecticide dichloro-diphenyl-trichloro-ethane or DDT in the blood of diabetic patients was found. The basis of the study was the oily fish salmon which the researchers suspected may be an important source of contamination that attributes to the development of ...

Georgia: Indian doctor's license cancelled

...ridge, earlier this week, of using weed killer and insecticide to treat patients. The jury had returned an 87-count indictment accusing him of falsely billing insurance companies that he was using approved drugs. In its order, the state board cited the case of a cancer patient treated by Shanthaveerappa in 200...

Doctor Pleads Not Guilty

...g with his assistant are reported to have used the insecticide Chemail Ukrain, weed killer Dinitrophenol and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The Medical Board of Georgia State has suspended the license of the doctor who calls himself an alternative healer. Dan Conaway, the lawyer of the doctor has said that the cli...

Trident approach reduces malaria in HIV patients

...IDS drugs, an antibiotic and bed nets treated with insecticide could cut the rate of malaria // infections in people infected with HIV by up to 95 percent."Our study was able to show that with the implementation of a few interventions the incidence of malaria can be dropped considerably," said Dr Jonathan Mermin...

Health of Mothers and Children Show Improvement after Use of Insecticide-Treated Bed Nets

...ess likely to have anemia or miscarriages, but the insecticide had no impact on other outcomes. Malaria in Asia and Latin America is generally caused by less deadly parasite species than the one that predominates in Africa. Moreover, people often do not have acquired immunity in these regions, so illness and m...

Chikungunya Strikes Chennai, India

...th workers. The team sprays a mixture of pyrethrum insecticide and diesel fuel from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. About 18 fogging machines have been deployed for this purpose alone. The disease spreads mainly by Aedes aegypti species which caries the alpha virus and breeds in fresh water. The treatment includes medicines, i...

Deodorising Products may be Harmful to the Lungs

...risers, urinal and toilet bowl cleaners, and as an insecticide fumigant for moth control. Because people spend so much time indoors where these products are used, it's important that we understand the effects that even low levels might have on the respiratory system, said researcher Leslie Elliott. (Source:...

Clothes Treated with Insecticide Reduces the Risk of Malarial Infection

Wearing clothes treated with the common insecticide permethrin can reduce the chances of malarial infection by 70 percent, says a new study.// The conclusion was arrived at after Elizabeth Kimani of the African Population and Health Research Center in Nairobi and other researchers studied Somalian re...

Alzheimer's Drug can be Used to Treat Nerve Agent and Pesticide Poisoning

...iments with paraoxon, the active metabolite of the insecticide parathion, and again, all of the animals survived with no signs of toxicity. Because it is difficult to predict when a person might be exposed to toxic levels of nerve agents on the battlefield or in a terrorist attack, or to toxic levels of insect...

Agricultural Workers Taken ill after Inhaling Toxic Fumes in Orissa

...m women, were taken ill after inhaling fumes of an insecticide sprayed in a field in Orissa's Bolangir district// , official said Thursday. The agricultural workers inhaled fumes of the highly toxic Thimet at a field at Khairmal village, some 15 km from the district headquarters of Bolangir, Wednesday afternoon...

Residents Advised to Take Preventive Measures To Combat West Nile Virus

...nvironmental Protection (DEP) has decided to spray insecticide in certain sections of both Upper Providence and Royersford and also in Chester County municipalities of Spring City, East Vincent, and East Pikeland on Monday to attack large populations of adult mosquitoes. The first two human cases of the dise...

A slum in Mumbai – breeding ground for disease

...rea as a precaution. But an officer with the BMC’s insecticide department doubted the efficacy of the renewed cleanliness drive. “The dingy, congested lanes and closely constructed houses make it difficult for staff to move with the shoulder-mounted fogging and anti-larvae machines,” he said. The officer said...

Encouraging a Lifetime of Healthy Skin Right from the Beginning

...edient in most commercial repellents is either the insecticide permethrin or the chemical DEET. Repellents containing permethrin should be applied only to clothing, where the agent has a residual effect through several wash cycles, providing lasting protection against bugs. In contrast, an insect repellent conta...

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