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UN Calls for Pedal Power to Reduce Environmental Damage

...said. Health threats from global warming include malaria and dengue fever due to the proliferation of mosquitoes, while reduced rainfall and water shortage could lead to waterborne diseases, the UN health agency said. Carbon dioxide from energy use is a major contributor to the greenhouse gases which sci...

Insecticide-treated Bed Nets to Combat Malaria in Older Children and Adults

...em to feed on other mammals, which do not host the malaria parasite, reducing the number of humans bitten and of mosquitoes carrying the parasite. "Insecticide-treated nets can protect not only the individuals and households that use them, but also members of the surrounding community. This is because the...

Genetic Factors Behind Mosquitoes Resistance to Malaria Identified

...ing as to how some mosquitoes are able to fend off malaria might someday lead to reducing or even eliminating...g disease. We have been trying to cure people of malaria for over a century. Only recently have people started to think about curing mosquitoes of malaria, s...

Ships to the Rescue of Medically Deprived Assamese

...al check up facilities. They are also dealing with malaria and Japanese encephalitis cases. As most of the people on these islands, comprising Assamese, Bengalis, Bihari migrants and tribals, are cattle herders the ships also carry a veterinary team each, which trains local to treat their animals. A team...

Water Hyacinth is Used for Health Improvements in Africa

...lectric power turbines, and providing habitats for malaria and schistosomiasis vectors. Similar biocontrol pr...d mats created breeding habitat for the vectors of malaria and schistosomiasis. Rotting vegetation contaminated drinking water, increasing cases of gastrointes...

Malaria Sweeps Tripura, 25 Dead

...la, July 13 (IANS) At least 25 people have died of malaria in the last two weeks in Tripura with authorities ...nitoring the situation. Despite 25 people dying of malaria so far, the situation is under control," said Jagannath Muhuri, the health and family welfare direct...

Insecticide and Repellent Combo Effective in Eliminating Malarial Mosquitoes

...pellent synergy against mosquitoes responsible for malaria transmission to humans. A combination of the two...w pathway towards controlling pyrethroid-resistant malaria vectors. In the long term, the researchers plan to test their method on mosquitoes resistant to two ...

Good Times Over For Ivory Coasts Ill

...n Man confirms it." In Man, treatment for severe malaria can cost more than two months' average income, according an unpublished MSF report. A Caesarean section costs eight months' income. According to Vavasseur, health fees also diminish the public's use of health services. MSF found that in 2006, the ...

Effective Treatment for Malaria Control

... of previous studies indicates that two doses of a malaria preventive therapy during pregnancy provides subst... particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of malaria during their first and second pregnancies, according to background information in the article. Appro...

Aedes Agypti Mosquitos Immune System Revealed

...tem that can either allow or block transmission of malaria parasites. Further research will be needed to ascertain whether some of the newly discovered genes in Aedes may provide a similar defence mechanism that can fight the disease viruses. Dr George Christophides of Imperials Division of Cell and Molecu...

Laura Bush in Senegal for Anti-HIV/AIDS, Malaria Campaigns

... tour to bolster the US government's anti AIDS and malaria strategies. She was met at the airport by President Abdoulaye Wade's wife Viviane. From Senegal she is due to travel to nearby Mali then Zambia and Mozambique during a five-day long trip to the continent which will also focus on education and wo...

Experts to Discuss Climate Change Health Risks: WHO

...said in the statement. Potential threats include malaria and dengue fever due to the proliferation of mosquitoes, while reduced rainfall and water shortage could lead to waterborne diseases, the UN health agency said. The meeting in Malaysia would discuss prompt action, it added. "With global mean temp...

Malaria Claims 25 Lives in Assam

...am government Tuesday sounded an alert following a malaria epidemic that has claimed at least 25 lives and a...een January and April, some 25 people have died of malaria and 9,721 people tested positive for the disease in the same period," the minister said. Unofficial ...

Useful Parasites

...as such are known to be harmful. Some of them like malaria can kill. While some microbes like the Wolbachia can often make the host female less fertile. A recent study has revealed that parasites can become more helpful rather than harmful. The vivacious Wolbachia is actually giving the host a boost in its ...

Malaria Control Measures

There has been decline in the number of malaria positive cases over the years . Government of In...l Vector Borne Disease Control Programme including malaria that includes three pronged strategies namely, (i) Disease Management including early case detection...

WHO's Guidelines Lack Evidence, Lancet Says

...verything from fighting the spread of bird flu and malaria control to enacting anti-tobacco legislation. This is a pretty seismic event, Lancet editor Dr. Richard Horton, who was not involved in the research for the article. It undermines the very purpose of WHO. The study was conducted by Dr. Andrew Oxm...

Afghan Children Fall Victim to a Disfiguring Disease

... shocking rates of infant mortality, tuberculosis, malaria and trauma. Some foreign troops in Afghanistan a...ted with insecticide are being distributed to stop malaria and they will also stop sandflies spreading leishmaniasis. But only a few nets are being distributed...

Children of Asylum Seekers Dont Get Adequate Medical Care in Australia

...nsequence is that conditions like tuberculosis and malaria are going untreated among those children activists say. The Royal Australasian College of Physicians was among the groups that successfully campaigned for the release of children from immigration detention centres. It is mow turning its attention t...

Antibody-based Therapies Effective at Controlling Malaria

...of human antibodies can be determined using rodent malaria parasites transgenic for P. falciparum antigens in...l human reagents cured mice of an otherwise lethal malaria infection, and protection was crucially dependent on human antibody receptors. Malaria currently r...

Sanctions Imposed On Zimbabwe Can Threaten International Health Security

...ce from 21 percent to 18,1 percent and the drop in malaria cases from three million to 1,8 million a year. He said Zimbabwe strictly prescribed to lay down international health regulations for travelers. "We have well-trained port health authorities who are alert to zoonotic diseases like avian flu. At t...

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