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Malaria bug in the womb makes babies vulnerable

Exposure to malaria before birth alters babies' immune response Babies exposed to malaria in the womb could be more susceptible to the disease in early...

Not just bombs and thugs, dogs can sniff out malaria too

New study shows dogs can smell malaria with 70 percent accuracyDogs are known to sniff out explosives and criminals. Studies show, they can sniff...

Decoy trap that smell/feel like humans help control mosquitoes

Scientists devise traps that can help in measuring mosquitoes and understanding malaria transmission Tigers are often trapped during hunts for maneaters. Can mosquitoes be trapped...

Malaria activates natural killer cells, could lead to future therapeutics

Activation of natural killer cells by malaria parasite reveals a possible molecular target to control malaria infection in humans Malaria - infected red blood cells...

11 S Asian nations to discuss dengue, malaria, drug access

Crucial meeting of WHO South East Asia Region will happen in Delhi next week Intensifying action to eliminate malaria, addressing the increasing threat of dengue,...

Take steps to control dengue, malaria etc: Nadda to Kejriwal

Nadda letter to Kejriwal may not go down well with the Delhi administration Union health minister J P Nadda has written to Delhi chief minister...

It is officially dengue, malaria, chikungunya season

Monsoons are when these mosquito borne diseases have a field day; government figures show that the numbers are already rising It is that time of...

Bone marrow home of malaria bug, finds Harvard study

Plasmodium vivax, the malaria parasite resides in bone marrow while being undetectable in blood A Harvard study published in mBio, the journal of the American...

Model ICMR project in Odisha achieves 85% decline in malaria cases

Odisha has one of the largest numbers of malaria cases – in 2017 there were 297554 cases and 25 deaths A model project to strengthen malaria...

Chemical coated mosquito nets could drastically improve malaria situation: Lancet

India has one of the largest numbers of malaria cases - in 2017 there were 5,33,481 cases and 107 deathsThe good old mosquito net with...

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Fatty fishes such as sardine & hilsa prevent premature birth

A new review suggests oily fishes and fish oils can help women carry babies to term A new Cochrane Review published today has found that...

ICFP 2018 comes to a close, Burkina Faso is the star...

A part of the 9 country Ouagadougou Partnership, it has the highest number of modern contraceptive users in the region The fifth International Conference on...