User: esg Topic: Health
Category: Diseases :: Communicable :: Malaria
Last updated: Oct 01 2014 01:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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'Collateral' death toll expected to soar as Africa deals with Ebola crisis 26.9.2014 DNA: Top News
Deaths from infectious diseases like malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia are likely to soar in West African countries where a vast outbreak of Ebola has crushed health systems and killed nurses and doctors. Specialists on deadly diseases say deaths from malaria alone, which even before the Ebola crisis killed around 100,000 a year in the West Africa region as a whole, could increase four-fold in Ebola-hit countries as people miss out on life-saving treatments. Even at this point, said Professor Chris Whitty of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London, in countries facing the worst of the Ebola outbreak, "many more people are dying of other things that are not Ebola". As the epidemic continues, these so-called "collateral" deaths -- including from complications in childbirth and chronic conditions such as heart disease -- will rise as the clinics and health workers that would normally treat them are overwhelmed. Carolyn Miles, head of the international charity Save the Children, said ...
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Dengue risk: ADM refuses to supply kerosene for anti-vector spray 26.9.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Dengue risk: ADM refuses to supply kerosene for anti-vector spray
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Brazil releases genetically modified mosquitoes to fight dengue fever 26.9.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Brazil releases genetically modified mosquitoes to fight dengue fever
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Africa shifts focus to Malaria 25.9.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Africa shifts focus to Malaria
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Civic medical staff to pay door-to-door visits to curb spike in malaria cases 25.9.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Civic medical staff to pay door-to-door visits to curb spike in malaria cases
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Ebola test on man negative 25.9.2014 TOI: Chennai
The 22-year-old who was quarantined at an isolated ward in the Government General Hospital and monitored for Ebola has not shown any signs of the virus and would be discharged on Thursday, doctors have ...
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City plans plantation drive for medicinal herbs 24.9.2014 Asian Age: Delhi
The city administration has suggested that the hospitals and educational institutions must plant medicinal herbs in their green areas to help the Delhiites reap maximum health-related benefits from this plantation drive. The administration has identified 20 medicinal plants for the plantation drive. The Delhi Parks and Gardens Society of the city administration has come out with a leaflet explaining the importance of these medicinal plants. The leaflet gives an account of the herbs along with their specific dosages for specific diseases. It also gives details about how these herbs should be consumed. Among the herbs suggested for plantation are Arjun, Ashwagandha, Amla, Brahmi, Lemon Grass, Bach, Shankhapushpi, Shatavari, Lsabgol, Henna, Neem, Vaijyanti, Vinca, Bhui Amla, Adrak, Giloe, Aloe-Vera, Tulsi, Patta Ajwain and Pudina. The leaflet suggests that the Ashwa-gandha herb can be used to control anxiety and depression, insomnia, infertility and arthritis. It says that 3 grams of Ashwagandha powder and ...
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Jaundice Claims Three Lives 24.9.2014 newindianexpress.com
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Man back from Nigeria being tested for Ebola 24.9.2014 Chennai News, Tamil News, Chennai City News, Tamil Nadu News | TOI City News
Doctors at Government General Hospital are closely monitoring a 22-year-old man who worked as a lab technician in Nigeria from where he arrived in the city with high fever on Monday ...
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People say better education and healthcare are top priorities not global warming 24.9.2014 ET: Opinion
If you’re Samson Banda from Zaire, having been sick from malaria for six months and faced with appalling healthcare, your priority is health.
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City plans plantation drive for medicinal herbs 24.9.2014 Asian Age: Delhi
The city administration has suggested that the hospitals and educational institutions must plant medicinal herbs in their green areas to help the Delhiites reap maximum health-related benefits from this plantation drive. The administration has identified 20 medicinal plants for the plantation drive. The Delhi Parks and Gardens Society of the city administration has come out with a leaflet explaining the importance of these medicinal plants. The leaflet gives an account of the herbs along with their specific dosages for specific diseases. It also gives details about how these herbs should be consumed. Among the herbs suggested for plantation are Arjun, Ashwagandha, Amla, Brahmi, Lemon Grass, Bach, Shankhapushpi, Shatavari, Lsabgol, Henna, Neem, Vaijyanti, Vinca, Bhui Amla, Adrak, Giloe, Aloe-Vera, Tulsi, Patta Ajwain and Pudina. The leaflet suggests that the Ashwa-gandha herb can be used to control anxiety and depression, insomnia, infertility and arthritis. It says that 3 grams of Ashwagandha powder and ...
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Here's effective cover against mosquitoes 23.9.2014 DNA: Top News
At a time when the corporation is fighting against the menace of mosquitoes, there's good news on the home front. Two city girls have come up with an idea of a blanket that repels these dangerous, long-legged pests. There nothing unusual in the blanket itself. As you won't recognise anything special simply by looking at it. The cozy cover is treated with a repellant formulation, which when inhaled by the insects affects their nervous system, keeping them away. The blankets have been certified by laboratories as a safe way to keep mosquitoes away. The idea occurred to young Kasturi Poddar while she was studying textile design in London. "During the course of my research I learned that clothes of US army personnel are treated with a special formulation – Permethrin – that affects mosquitoes and significantly reduces their ability to bite," says the 25-year-old resident of Prabhadevi. Kasturi talked about this with her elder sister Shreya and they came up with the idea of replicating this process with ...
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Man with suspected case of Ebola admitted to Chennai hospital 23.9.2014 TOI: Chennai
Man with suspected case of Ebola admitted to Chennai hospital
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36 per cent increase in Delhi's dengue cases; total reaches 75 23.9.2014 CNN-IBN: India
A total of 75 cases of dengue have been reported in Delhi this year with an increase of 36 per cent noted over the last one week.
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Woman with Ebola-like symptoms hospitalised in Australia 23.9.2014 Zee News : World
 A woman with Ebola-like symptoms has been admitted to a hospital in Australia, media reports said.
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Woman with Ebola-like symptoms hospitalised in Australia 23.9.2014 All News-IANS Stories
A woman with Ebola-like symptoms has been admitted to a hospital in Australia, media reports said.
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Woman with Ebola-like symptoms hospitalised in Australia 23.9.2014 New Kerala: World News
Canberra, Sep 23 : A woman with Ebola-like symptoms has been admitted to a hospital in Australia, media reports said.
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Woman with Ebola-like symptoms hospitalised in Australia 23.9.2014 Sify News
A woman with Ebola-like symptoms has been admitted to a hospital in Australia, media reports said.
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Pvt hospitals' dengue report card does not reach UT 23.9.2014 TOI: Chandigarh Times
The claim of one case of dengue in the city so far does not give the complete picture.For, the private clinics and hospitals seldom report their confirmed cases to the vector-borne department of UT health ...
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Dengue on the rise, 100 down in Bandra alone 23.9.2014 DNA: Popular News
More than 100 people in Bandra (E) are currently down with dengue. Ironically, the residents have claimed that the source of mosquitoes is an under-construction site for a hospital. Residents of Khernagar in Bandra (E) have claimed that their repeated requests to the authorities including H-East ward office to contain the mosquito menace have fallen on deaf ears resulting in the present health crisis. "Had the authorities taken us seriously rather than co-operating with developer, this situation would not have arisen," says Vikas Bhagat, secretary of Ekta Co-operative Housing Society in the area. According the residents, the deep trench dug by the developer at the under-construction site is the breeding ground for the mosquitoes, a claim denied by the hospital owner. "We have fulfilled all the requirements of the BMC and MHADA. The files will be cleared in MHADA shortly. However, the rising number of malaria and dengue cases in the area too are a matter of concern. I assure that if the hospital ...
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