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Bihar Under the Grip of Kala Azar

Thousands are dying in Bihar due to kala azar, a deadly parasitic disease transmitted by the tiny sand fly. And a former minister says he knows how to battle the scourge. According to C.P. Thakur, a former central minister and chairman of the Kala Azar Task Force in Bihar, over 100,000 pe...

A Non-profit Drug Firms Injection to Fight Kala Azar Included in WHOs Model List

In an otherwise bleak healthcare scenario has emerged a heartening development.The World Health Organisation (WHO) has designated Paromomycin IM injection manufactured by the US based Institute for OneWorld Health, a non-profit drug firm, for inclusion in its Model List for Essential Medicines. ...

Harbinger of Hope for Kala Azar Victims of Bihar

Patna: Landless labourers of a Bihar village affected by Kala Azar, will soon have a decent house, thanks to the government's plan// to check the spread of the deadly disease. Dream of a pucca house made of brick and mortar is all set to become a reality for these landless labourers of Naubat...

Blacks, Hispanics Live Longer With Alzheimer's

...verage longer than white patients with Alzheimer's," said study lead author kala M. Mehta, an assistant adjunct professor at the University of California, S...isease at the Alzheimer's Association . SOURCES: kala M. Mehta, DSc, assistant adjunct professor, University of California, San F...

'Walk of Shame' Triggers Toilet Consciousness

...mmunication (IEC) activities using folk media like kala Jhattha groups, women's self help groups. In the kala Jhattha, young men and women dance, sing and perfo...trict programme coordinator. For Tulsi, a kala Jhattha performer, the experience has been enrichi...

Condom Promotion-Crucial To HIV/AIDS Prevention

...e basic findings apply here as well, surprises exist too. The swank bar of Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO) at kala Gram will surely surprise you the moment you walk into it. From offering free condoms to condom-shaped beer mugs, the first-of-its-kind condom bar i...

Pulmonary Hypertension Discriminates by Race, Gender

... “Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension, by definition, means that there is no clear attributable cause for this disease,” said study author kala Davis, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA. “What has become apparent from this and other studies is that we have been operating ...

Delhi CM Launches Health Mission

... would help in reducing the infant mortality rate, maternal mortality ratio, total fertility rate, control and reduction of fatalities due to malaria, kala Azar, filaria, dengue and diarrhoeal diseases. The mission would also focus on improving health services in urban slums. It will receive f...

Bihar Districts Affected by Black Fever

...ty-eight of Bihar's 32 districts are infected with kala azar, the deadly black fever, as poverty, unhygien...se endemic to the region. // Experts running kala azar research centres in collaboration with the Wo...ire Gangetic plains of the state are infected with kala azar. "It's affecting the poor people in vil...

Kala-azar Outbreak In Kenya

... Six children from Isiolo District in Northern Kenya have died at Wajir district hospital in the past month from kala azar, a tropical infection caused by protozoa// of the genus Leishmania, which are spread by sand flies. It spreads to people through the bite...

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Kala in Medical Dictionary

Tetany

...ubdivisions. None. General Discussion ... Tetany caused by chronic diarrhea in a child with celiac disease: A case report. ... Tetany in kala azar patients treated with paromomycin (Indian Journal of Medical ... Information about tetany in the free online English dictionary and encyclo...
Kala in Biological News

OneWorld Health drug receives 'Orphan' designation from U.S. and European regulatory agencies

...DA) and the European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products (EMEA), for paromomycin to treat visceral leishmaniasis (VL). VL, also known as kala azar ("black fever"), is a fatal disease transmitted by sand flies, which spread leishmania parasites that attack internal organs. An estimated 1.5 mi...
Kala in Biological Technology

AEterna Zentaris and Paladin Labs Complete Sale and Purchase of Miltefosine Rights

... form of the disease normally produces skin ulcers on the exposed parts of the body such as the face, arms and legs. The visceral form - also known as kala azar - is characterized by irregular bouts of fever, substantial weight loss, swelling of the spleen and liver, and anemia (occasionally serious). A...

AEterna Zentaris and Paladin Labs Announce Sale and Purchase of Miltefosine Rights

... form of the disease normally produces skin ulcers on the exposed parts of the body such as the face, arms and legs. The visceral form - also known as kala azar - is characterized by irregular bouts of fever, substantial weight loss, swelling of the spleen and liver, and anemia (occasionally serious). A...
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