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Category: Diseases :: Communicable :: Malaria
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Fight against malaria a priority this year, say Pune doctors 24.4.2014 DNA: Popular News
Pune: With 56 deaths in 2012 and 80 deaths in 2013 due to Malaria in the state, the vector-borne disease is still poses mortal danger to human beings. Though Pune has not recorded any death owing to the disease in last two years, medical experts of the city suggest low sanitation and unhygienic conditions in Pune is the main reason that Malaria rampant. As it is mandatory that the PMC health department informs the state health department of the number of registered cases of Malaria, we have a proper records of malarial patients in the city. The number of Malarial patients are decreasing each year, with 80 patients registered and no deaths in 2012, and 47 cases with no deaths in 2013. So far only 3 cases have been registered till April this year. This year on World Malaria Day we aim to reduce the number of Malarial patients in the city." said Vaishali Jadhav, assistant health officer, PMC. Although the numbers look optimistic in the city, WHO has themed this year's World Heath Day to be 'Vector-Borne ...
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Engaging the private sector in the global war against malaria 24.4.2014 Hindu: Health
The past decade has seen unprecedented progress against many of the world’s leading global health challenges, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Thanks to bold commitment by political an...
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Mercury and mosquito mayhem unleashed 23.4.2014 The Telegraph : Jharkhand
Funds crunch and lack of resources are taking the sting out of Ranchi's fight against vector-borne diseases.
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what's the buzz 22.4.2014 Deccan Herald - Analysis
Laughter can boost short-term memory Laughing can improve short-term memory in older adults as humour reduces stress, lowers blood pressure and boosts mood, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, suggest. In a study conducted at Loma Linda University in US, 20 normal, healthy, older adults watched a funny video distraction-free for 20 minutes, while a control group sat calmly with no video They then performed memory tests and had saliva samples analysed for stress hormones. Researchers found those who got to laugh the 20 minutes away with the funny video scored better on short-term memory tests. Salivary levels of the stress hormone cortisol — a memory enemy of sorts — were significantly decreased in the humour group, researchers said. "Laughing with friends or even watching 20 minutes of humour on TV, as I do daily, helps me cope with my daily stressors," said study author Dr Gurinder S Bains, a PhD candidate in Rehabilitation Sciences. Researchers said the less stress you have the ...
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Cases of Malaria, Dengue Up in M'lore 21.4.2014 The New Indian Express - Karnataka - http://newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/
Mangalore City Corporation should take extra care in fighting vector-borne diseases as the number of registered Malaria cases have doubled since last year.
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Piled up Garbage Poses Health Threat 20.4.2014 newindianexpress.com
Owing to inadequate cleaning staff, massive garbage dumps are seen increasing in the industrial town posing threat to the health of people living here. The piles lying open for a very long time emanate stink and spread diseases like malaria, typhoid and dengue.
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New way to fight malaria found 19.4.2014 Top Headlines
An anti-malarial treatment that lost its status as the leading weapon against the deadly disease could be given a new lease of life, with new research indicating it simply needs to be administered differently.
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Unravelling Chinese link can boost Nilgiris tourism 19.4.2014 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Very few hill areas can boast so many foreign footprints as the Nilgiris. The European contribution is well known. But the work some Chinese prisoners did to make the hill station what it is today...
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What's the buzz 18.4.2014 Deccan Herald - Analysis
Internet use reduces depression in elderly A new research that followed the lives of thousands of retired older Americans for six years, found that Internet use among the elderly can reduce the chances of depression by more than 30 percent. "That's a very strong effect. And it all has to do with older persons being able to communicate, to stay in contact with their social networks, and just not feel lonely," Shelia Cotten, a Michigan State University professor of telecommunication, information studies and media who led the project said. Cotten and her colleagues analysed the data collected by the Health and Retirement Survey, a survey collecting information from more than 22,000 older Americans every two years. This particular sample included more than 3,000 respondents. Other smaller studies have been inconclusive about the role Internet use and technology, in general, play in helping people overcome depression. One way in which this study was different is it took into consideration the subjects' ...
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Healthcare needs of the poor require urgent attention 18.4.2014 Deccan Herald - Analysis
Leave aside the semantics, both the Congress and the BJP promised in their manifestos to lower out of pocket expenditure on healthcare that pushes a large number of Indians over the poverty line. When UPA-I came to power in 2004, the first National Advisory Committee prepared a report to demonstrate how the staggering out of pocket expenditure on health was the biggest contributing factor for a significant rise in the poverty level. Eight out of ten years of UPA rule, the government took several steps, but much more needs to be done if the health scenario has to be altered. There are some successes like a big drop in the infant and maternal mortality rates. The government intervention focused on reproductive and child health, improved institutional deliveries and tackled vector-borne and communicable diseases like malaria and tuberculosis. Over the last decade, India underwent a demographic shift with large scale migration from rural to urban areas. As per the 2001 census report, more than 30 per cent of ...
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New method to fight Malaria drug resistance discovered (Cached) 18.4.2014 New Kerala: Health News
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Tuberculosis drug could also help treat other diseases (Cached) 18.4.2014 New Kerala: Health News
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'Nerul dengue outbreak may affect Candolim' (Cached) 18.4.2014 TOI: Goa
A large number of dengue cases have been reported at the Candolim primary health centre (PHC) in recent weeks, with most cases being reported from Verem and ...
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Indigenous malaria vaccine shows promise in mice studies 17.4.2014 Hindu: Medicine & Research
The vaccine candidate appeared to prime the immune system of the mice against the disease
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Mosquito-bite allergy cases swamp clinics 17.4.2014 Goa News, News of Goa - Times of India
This summer, it is not cases of malaria or chikungunya that are swamping the clinics of doctors, but mosquito-bite ...
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10 doctors in the poll fray from Mahbubnagar 16.4.2014 Hyderabad News, Hyderabad City News | Cities News - Times of India
About 10 physicians are contesting this general elections from the backward district of Mahbubnagar where diarrhoea outbreaks and snakebites kill scores of people every ...
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'Country needs more health volunteers than doctors' 15.4.2014 deccanherald.com
United Nations-World Health Organisation Regional Advisor (retd) Derek Lobo has said that to enhance the health sector in the country, India needs more health volunteers than doctors. "India has 360 medical colleges producing 40,000 doctors annually. Still, the infant mortality rate and maternal mortality rate could not be checked. As the majority of people who have no access to healthcare are in rural areas, we want more health volunteers to address this grave issue." Lobo was delivering address at the foundation day celebrations of NGO Health Care Foundation here on Saturday. To substantiate his argument, Lobo said that in many African countries National TB Manager or National Leprosy Manager are non-medical personnel and those countries have a commendable track record in eradicating diseases like Malaria, TB and Leprosy. He elaborated that to cure Malaria, TB and Leprosy, doctors are not inevitable but health volunteers are a necessity. "We should look at health care in a wellness perspective and not ...
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UN urges help for people of Central African Republic (Cached) 15.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
New York, Apr 15 : More than 70,000 people are now living in horrendous conditions crammed into the Central African Republic (CAR) Bangui airport - the lucky ones under weather-beaten tarps just yards from the runway. Others are in the open.
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The Buzz About Glasgow 14.4.2014 newindianexpress.com
A look at what the research-centric University of Glasgow can offer prospective students
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Dengue rise offsets Malaria control success in West Bengal (Cached) 13.4.2014 New Kerala: West Bengal
By Anuradha Dutta, Kolkata, Apr 13 : While Malaria and Kala-azar cases fell sharply, Dengue cases and deaths recorded a sharp rise in West Bengal in recent years, according to a report released here by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the state government.
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