Tag Archives: malaria

How Malaria Killed 450000 Romans?

An analysis of 2,000-year-old human remains from several regions across the Italian peninsula has confirmed the presence of malaria during the Roman Empire, addressing a longstanding debate about its pervasiveness in this ancient civilization. The answer is in mitochondrial genomic evidence of malaria, coaxed from the teeth of bodies buried in three Italian cemeteries, dating back to the Imperial period ...

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Forget Mosquitos Developing Resistance, Insecticide-Treated Nets Still Effective: Study

Despite resistance in malaria-causing mosquitoes to insecticides, researchers say insecticide-treated nets may still help prevent malaria. These nets have contributed to the prevention of millions of deaths due to malaria, but in recent years, there has been growing concern that mosquitoes are becoming resistant to the pyrethroid insecticides used on the nets, making them less effective. However, the impact of ...

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India targets Malaria Elimination by 2030, Is it Feasible?

Every new government in India vows to keep Malaria at bay and so is the current government which has launched a National Framework for Malaria Elimination in India 2016-2030 with Health Minister J. P. Nadda reiterating that the country stands committed to “to allocating infrastructure and financial resources to this task.” The launch announcement was aligned with the 2014 regional ...

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Did You Know Dengue Can Affect Your Eyesight?

As Dengue cases are soaring high in India, especially in the national capital; another dreadful aspect of it being able to cause loss of eyesight has been discovered. As explained by a research, published in the journal “Survey of Ophthalmology” some ordinary ocular expressions due to dengue are subconjunctival, edema and retinal hemorrhages with symptoms ranging from scotomata, floaters and ...

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New Study Shows How Malaria Parasite Enters the Body

Malaria is one of many diseases that don’t have a vaccine yet, although it takes several lives each year. Now, a new study by American journalists has indicated a possible area through which the malaria parasite enters the body. Malaria is originated from a parasite called “Plasmodium falciparum” that is transferred to human bodies through mosquito bites. The report stated ...

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New trial drug shows promise to cure, prevent malaria in single dose

Researchers across U.S and Australia have discovered a new drug, which though in its trial stage, has showed promise to cure malaria in only one single dose, besides being an effective preventive therapy too. The new study by Dr. Margaret Phillips who is the professor of Pharmacology at Southwestern showed that DSM265 – the new drug, could fall “among the first single-dose cures ...

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Harsh Vardhan Reveals New Promising Drugs for Malaria, Osteoporosis, Diabetes

Union science and technology minister Harsh Vardhan, a physician himself and former health minister, said India has made a breakthrough in developing drugs for malaria, osteoporosis and diabetes, which will be released into markets soon. These are the three major ailments Indians are facing currently. Harsh Vardhan, former health minister, who has been moved to Science and Technology now, said ...

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