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West Nile Virus: central team heads to Kerala

One case of West Nile Virus has been reported from Malappuram in Kerala Union health ministry on Thursday sent a multi-disciplinary team from the National...

Infectious disease calendar could help break their cycles

Seasonal cyclicity of infectious diseases may help in preventing outbreaks Each acute infectious disease has its own seasonal window of occurrence. It may vary among...

1200 mosquitoes in a teaspoon – key to fight against mosquitoes

Transporting sterile mosquitoes to areas where mosquito borne diseases are endemic, is a challenge In the global effort to prevent diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, several...

80 Zika cases in Rajasthan, Nadda says ‘don’t panic, cooperate’

In a disease review on Tuesday, health minister J P Nadda assures states that there is no shortage of medicines and testing kits Eighty cases...

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...

Mosquito screening effective in monitoring of lymphatic filariasis

Having missed multiple deadlines for elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis, India could use mosquito screening If you cannot eliminate the disease, watch out for the vectors....

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...

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Make health spend 5% of GDP, demands Indian Medical Association

In its health manifesto, the Indian Medical Association has demanded that the spend on health should be increased to 5% of GDP from the...

Sperm DNA of infertile men no different from that of others

Scientists find that sperm DNA of infertile men is as good as that of fertile men Scientists have found that sperm DNA from the testicles...

Are eggs good or bad? New study links eggs to heart...

Eating 300 mg of cholesterol or eggs increase risk of heart disease among American adults, reports a new study Are eggs good or bad ?...