Tag: "malaria" at medical news
Safer Method for Large-Scale Malaria Screening Developed
...tute have developed a new test for detecting //the malaria
parasite in human urine and saliva. Although not a...pling in epidemiological studies where large-scale malaria
screening is required. Drawing blood increases the risk of spreading HIV and other diseases, particu...
WHO Attributes Death of Millions in Africa to Treatable diseases
...t over 90 percent of the estimated 300-500 million malaria
cases that occur worldwide, mainly children under 5, are in Africa. In addition non-communicable chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, usually associated with the developed countries are also beginning to take its toll. The report ...
West Bengal Performs 'Yagna' to Ward off Dengue, Malaria
...Gayatri Janakalyan Sangha, was to ward off dengue, malaria
and other diseases. The organiser added that the yagna was also to prevent the depletion of the ozone layer. Though the organisers dubbed it the 'Ashwamedha Yagna' - a yagna depicted in the epic Ramayan, they did not bring any horse (ashwa) fearing...
Malaria: The Invincible Might of a Parasite, Nestled in a 'Mite'
...30 seconds a child dies due to the disease. Truly, malaria
has posed one of the biggest challenges //to healt...early 300 million people worldwide are affected by malaria
and between 1 and 1.5 million deaths take place annually due to the disease. In the past, malaria
Simple eye test can detect severe malaria
...mple examination of the eyes can diagnose cerebral malaria
in children, according to a new study.// Cerebral...other illnesses. The mortality ratio in cerebral malaria
is 25-50 percent, reported science portal Scidev.net. Researchers led by Nick Beare of the Royal L...
Mystery Killer Disease In Nepal Diagnosed As Cerebral Malaria
...patients. "The disease was diagnosed as cerebral malaria
(a severe type of malaria), after examining blood ...ients were found infected with malaria. "Cerebral malaria
is transmitted after being bitten by a female mosquito of 'anopheles' species. This kind of malaria
Year 2010 Envisioned to be Milestone Year for Malaria Vaccine
Maputo – Trials for the malaria
vaccine are underway in Mozambique, certainly not a farfetched goal of realizing the malaria
vaccine in the market by 2010. The production// of the vaccine is estimated at about $60-million. ...
New Zealand Scientist Warns On Fake Drugs
... the proper ingredients to treat illnesses such as malaria
but contained carcinogens, solvents and even remains of insects. Mildenhall, who has been working for the last 18 months with Interpol to track down illegal drug manufacturers in Asia, said that most were based in border areas between China, Vietnam...
Experimental Malaria Vaccine Shows Results
...cine developed by scientists in the US attacks the malaria
parasite in its early stages and could help preven...tute of Research -- reduced the number of clinical malaria
episodes by 26 percent for up to 18 months after vaccination among children in Mozambique, where mal...
New method to treat malaria in pregnant women
...dology used to treat pregnant women suffering from malaria
was found to be safe and effective.// It was found...with a gestational age of 16 weeks or more for the malaria
parasite and those who tested positive (900 women) were enrolled, and randomly treated with four dif...
Antiretroviral Drugs: A Shot in the Arm to Fight Malaria?
... is indeed a boon to the African Population, where malaria
is rampant, and also befalling the HIV afflicted l...loping world where there are high rates of HIV and malaria
co-infection.” Serum from HIV-infected people with the help of protease inhibitors was used by the...
A slum in Mumbai – breeding ground for disease
...s monsoon. Though there have been no deaths due to malaria
in this slum, the number of people afflicted with this disease is on the rise. The health department officials visited the slum and found it to be a breeding ground for diseases. The open drains were clogged with garbage and the narrow streets a...
India registers 3,000 dengue patients, toll crosses 40
...d of chikungunya," H.C. Ramesh, joint director for malaria
and falaria, told IANS. Though the health and civic authorities have managed to bring chikungunya under control, with less than 1,000 cases being reported a week across the state, dengue has claimed four lives out of 59 cases reported this year. Th...
Rajasthan Government Provides Free Dengue Tests for Patients
...that seven people had died of dengue and 20 due to malaria
in different parts of the state in last two months...pread of the diseases. There are 21,746 cases of malaria
and 193 of dengue cases in the state, the minister said, adding that no case of chikungunya had been...
New Malaria Treatment
...ion lives annually. Some of the symptoms of severe malaria
include anemia, respiratory problems and encephalopathy. The diseases are caused when the malaria
bacteria P.falciparium infects the red blood cells, which then accumulate in large amounts, blocking...
Bihar Districts Affected by Black Fever
...l 1950 and later disappeared from the state due to malaria
eradication efforts. "But it came back in 1970 and the mortality rate was 30 percent." "Now the disease is spreading from west Bihar to east Uttar Pradesh, east Bihar to north of Bengal and north Bihar to Nepal," Jha added. Kala azar currently oc...
Vaccines, tobacco taxes and condoms in disease control
...and treatment of childhood pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria
and vitamin and iron supplements to children and pregnant women would be the best investments. "In far too many countries, unnecessary poor health conditions persist," Dr. George Alleyne, the Pan American Health Organization's former director and a...
Spurt in Malaria, Dengue Cases in Rajasthan
Rajasthan is reporting a spurt in malaria
and dengue cases with a large number of people bei...spitals in this city and other areas//. Over 200 malaria
cases were identified in the government owned SMS Hospital here while 190 people are said to be suff...
Child death reduction needs five times more funds
...ore than the combined numbers of deaths from AIDS, malaria
and measles. However, giving Hib, measles and pneu...only 3% of the children. The countries affected by malaria
have not been getting sufficient funds for providing nets. "Millennium development goal four, the ...
Door-to-door Visits to Check Water-borne and Seasonal Diseases in Rajasthan
...rgava said 1,047 patients were found affected with malaria
after the investigation. He said there were no cases of chikungunya in the city but four patients having similar symptoms are being treated. Their samples have been sent for tests. "We have already started a survey in the city to identify chikun...
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