User: esg Topic: Health
Category: Diseases :: Communicable :: Malaria
Last updated: Apr 23 2018 01:40 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Rear guppy to fight malaria, says Health dept 23.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Experts say there are no studies on the impact of releasing the fish into State’s waterbodies
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New threat in the air 21.4.2018 Hindu: Rx
India-based study finds a high proportion of mixed malarial infections emerging across the country
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ORDI appeals to state governments to implement rare disease policy 21.4.2018 General News
Organisation for Rare Disease India (ORDI), a non-profit patient association focusing on improving the health of patients with rare diseases, has taken the initiative to appeal to the state governments to implement individual state rare disease policies as per directions of the national rare disease policy.The organisation has written letters to the health secretaries, health ministers, chief secretaries and chief ministers of all the 29 states emphasising on the need to expedite the process of providing treatment to rare disease patients by implementing a rare disease policy.Commenting on rare diseases as a health issue, Prasanna Shirol (Co-Founder & Executive Director, ORDI) said, "Rare diseases are becoming a serious public health challenge. They are often acute and severe and hamper the patients' daily lives. Majority of the patients suffering from rare diseases are children and they are losing their lives due to various challenges which include delayed diagnosis.""Moreover, ..
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How India's urban development is increasing spread of infectious diseases 21.4.2018 Top Stories
The growing attention paid to epidemiology of viruses can be clearly seen as a direct result of urban transition taking place in India over the last 30 years
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A Delhi stung 21.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
A Delhi stung
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A safer Commonwealth in cyberspace 21.4.2018 General News
In a landmark declaration at the end of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London on Friday, the leaders of the 53 countries agreed to work closely to evaluate and strengthen their cybersecurity frameworks and response mechanisms, and unanimously agreed to take action on cybersecurity by 2020.A notification from the CHOGM termed the declaration as the world's largest and most geographically diverse inter-governmental commitment on cybersecurity cooperation.This followed an announcement by the United Kingdom government deciding to pledge up to 15 million pounds to help the Commonwealth nations strengthen their cybersecurity capabilities.The nations aim to tackle criminal groups and hostile state actors who pose a global threat to security.The Commonwealth leaders also expressed their strong support for the multilateral trading system and adopted a six-point connectivity agenda to boost trade and investment links.Other topics discussed included climate change, ...
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'India absent from Malaria Summit in London' 19.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
India was conspicuous by its absence from the Malaria Summit in London alongside the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) despite having the third largest malaria cases in the world after Congo and Nigeria, those campaigning against the disease said on Thursday.
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In Fight To End Malaria, Bill Gates Backs Gene Technologies 19.4.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Gene-editing technologies that alter mosquitoes' DNA could prove critical in the fight against malaria, Bill Gates said on Wednesday, and ethical concerns should not block progress in such...
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Bill Gates backs gene technologies in fight to end malaria 19.4.2018 Reuters: World News
LONDON (Reuters) - Gene-editing technologies that alter mosquitoes' DNA could prove critical in the fight against malaria, Bill Gates said on Wednesday, and ethical concerns should not block progress in such gene-modifying research.
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Glaxo, Novartis join Bill Gates led push to fight drug-resistant Malaria 18.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Novartis and the Medicines for Malaria Venture are pushing to develop an alternative to artemisinin and began testing a new anti-malaria pill in Africa last year
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The best from the science journals: Virulent virus to waterproof coating 18.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Here are some of the most interesting research to have appeared in top science journals last week
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Medical camp conducted 18.4.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Medical camp conducted
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Commonwealth wants Modi's commitment to beat malaria 17.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
With one in seven Indians at risk of contracting malaria and an unfortunate break in the "dramatic success" of the last decade, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's commitment at the Commonwealth summit in London this week to beat the disease is eagerly awaited, say experts
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Scientists discover sweet spot of activity in immune system, key to fight cancer 17.4.2018 General News
Scientists at University of Southampton have shown how stimulating a specific location on the surface of immune cells can be targeted with antibodies to help in their fight against cancer.The new work concerns a receptor called CD40 found on the surface of certain immune cells which regulates their activity. The CD40 receptors are normally dispersed over the surface of resting immune cells, but must be concentrated and clustered into highly organised complexes in order to trigger an immune response against cancer. Scientists believe that very precise clustering is required to trigger an activation signal to 'kick-start' the immune cells as they fight diseases, including cancer.The use of the body's own immune system to find and kill cancer cells is rapidly changing the way the disease is managed and treated. Cancer displays unique markers that can be recognised by the immune system but cancer frequently prevents the immune system's attack by putting the immune cells into a state of ...
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Britain says regrets role in anti-gay laws among former colonies 17.4.2018 Reuters: World News
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she regretted Britain's role in anti-gay legislation across its former colonies, seeking to address criticism of the Commonwealth at its gathering in London.
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Novartis To Inject $100 Million Into New Treatments For Deadly Malaria 17.4.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis on Tuesday announced $100 million of funding over the next five years for research into new treatments for malaria, a mosquito-borne disease with a devastating...
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Mumbai's mental health crisis: 31% seek help for disorders 17.4.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
Psychological disorders top patients' list at Mumbai civic hospitals.
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UK pledges cash for Commonwealth education, urges malaria fight 17.4.2018 Reuters: World News
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will pledge cash to help improve children's education in the Commonwealth and call for a commitment from fellow leaders to tackle malaria on Tuesday.
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Psychological disorders top patients' list at Mumbai civic 16.4.2018 General News
People with psychological disorders accounted for the majority of patients admitted to municipal healthcare centres in Mumbai for treatment followed by those suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes, said a civic report. The report is based on an extensive research conducted over a period of two years on the types of ailments and morbidity patterns of patients admitted in municipal health centres. According to the report, 31 per cent of the patients admitted in these hospitals suffered from psychological disorders followed by high blood pressure and diabetes (23 per cent each). Patients with dog/other animal bites comprised 9.95 per cent. Rest of the patients were admitted for treatment for dengue, asthma and malaria, among others, it said. The exercise was carried out by civic health officials on instructions of municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta. The quantitative data for the report were collected between October 2015 and September 2017 from all the three levels
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85% decline in average monthly malaria cases in Odisha 14.4.2018 General News
A special anti-malaria project started by the Odisha government has shown an 85 per cent decline in average monthly malaria cases in four districts of the state. According to the results disclosed by Comprehensive Case Management Programme (CCMP), Durgama Anchalare Malaria Nirakaran (DAMaN) has reduced malaria incidence in four districts of the state namely Angul, Dhenkanal, Kandhamal and Dolangir. "The experience from this project has given rise to the conceptualization of DAMaN which is ongoing successfully across 22 districts," said Dr Brajakishore Brahma, Director of Health Services, Odisha. CCMP was started in 2013 in pairs of intervention and control blocks in four districts with different transmission intensities and catered to a population of 9,00,000 people in Odisha. It rigorously implemented the World Health Organization's (WHO) Test-Treat-Track initiative that urged malaria-endemic countries to scale up diagnostic testing, treatment and surveillance for malaria. The ...
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