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HFAO office inaugurated by MLA Yumnam Radheshyam 28.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
HFAO office inaugurated by MLA Yumnam Radheshyam
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It begins with diagnosis 26.5.2018 Hindu: Home
How often have you popped antibiotics without quite knowing what infection you had? Whether it is fever, diarrhoea, or cough, medicines are heavily
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No malaria cases in Mysuru since January 26.5.2018 Hindu: Health
By 2020, Mysuru will be declared ‘malaria-free’, says the Health Department
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Expenses down, usage up as 3 Tamil Nadu blocks improve public healthcare 25.5.2018 Latest News
Health costs caused 52.5 million Indians to slip into poverty in 2011-almost half the world's population similarly impoverished each year
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Rapid, portable malaria diagnostic tool developed 24.5.2018 General News
Researchers have developed a new portable diagnostic instrument that can screen for all malaria strains within minutes. The portable optical diagnostics system (PODS) prototype detects a byproduct generated by all species of the malaria parasite. "With PODS, we can do rapid, broad population screening for malaria in low-resource environments," said Andrea Armani from the University of Southern California (USC) in the US. "When combined with currently available therapeutics, this could represent a tipping point in the global fight against malaria," said Armani. The PODS instrument was designed to solve the challenges limiting current systems, researchers said. To minimise size, weight, and power requirements without sacrificing performance, every aspect was considered, they said. The current prototype weighs fewer than 4.5kg, is 12 by 10 inches (the size of a large shoebox) and can be powered by a battery for eight hours. In addition, PODS was designed to require minimal sample ...
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New tool can identify Zika-infected mosquitoes 24.5.2018 General News
Scientists have developed a low-cost tool that can effectively identify and target mosquitoes infected with Zika virus, potentially helping health authorities save lives. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, found Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) was 18-times faster and 110-times cheaper than the current detection method. "We can quickly identify mosquitoes that are infected with Zika virus so public health authorities can treat affected areas before disease spreads to humans," said Maggy Sikulu-Lord from University of Queensland in Australia. "This is definitely going to be a game-changer in disease surveillance, especially in the prediction of disease outbreaks," said Sikulu-Lord. "It only involves shining a beam of light onto mosquitoes and using that information to determine if the mosquito is infected," she said. Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause abnormalities in unborn babies and is linked to the rare paralysing condition called Guillain-Barre ...
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Scottish researchers discover novel malaria parasite behaviour 24.5.2018 General News
Researchers from a Scottish university have demonstrated a novel parasite behaviour which offers a potential new target for malaria diagnosis and intervention. The new discovery in the parasite's biology is revealed across a set of three studies led by the University of Glasgow's Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology, which are published in 'Nature Communications', 'Science Advances' and 'MBio' journals this week. Malaria, a blood borne disease caused by single cell parasites, remains a major global public health issue with millions of cases, and nearly half a million deaths every year. The researchers have discovered that malaria parasites can occupy sites outside the bloodstream, specifically in the bone marrow and spleen where red blood cells are formed. The studies show in animal models and human infection that this is the major niche for the development of malaria transmission stages and a significant reservoir for the parasite's replicative stages. The researchers ...
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The economics of sanitation 24.5.2018 Latest News
Swachh Bharat Mission is not only bringing about improvements in the health of communities but also providing economic returns
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8 cases of malaria, mosquito-breeding found at over 14,300 households in Delhi 23.5.2018 General News
At least eight cases of malaria have been reported in the national capital this year, with four of them being recorded in May. Till April 7, at least 12 cases of dengue have been reported in Delhi. Of the eight cases of malaria recorded till May 19, two were reported in February while a case each in March and April an four this month, according to the latest municipal report. Four cases of chikungunya have also been recorded in the same period. The numbers indicate early spread of the vector-borne diseases in the national capital. The cases of vector-borne diseases are usually reported between mid-July and November-end, but this period may stretch up to mid-December. There were no cases of any vector-borne disease till January 13. Meanwhile, domestic breeding checkers have found mosquito-breeding at over 14,386 households in the city till May 19, according to the report. "18,624 legal notices have been served for mosquito-genic conditions and 1,410 prosecutions have been initiated," ..
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Prompt action by Health dept helped detect Nipah virus 23.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Symptoms were similar to Japanese encephalitis that has low prevalence in State
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Ensure logistics in hospitals to tackle vector-borne diseases: LG 21.5.2018 General News
Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Monday directed the Health Department officials to ensure that all logistics, including mosquito nets, medicines and diagnostic kits, were made available in hospitals here to tackle vector-borne diseases.
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What is hepatitis control all about? 19.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
What is it?The World Health Organisation has listed viral hepatitis as a major public health problem throughout the world and particularly in India. “
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What is hepatitis control is all about? 19.5.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
What is it?The World Health Organisation has listed viral hepatitis as a major public health problem throughout the world and particularly in India. “
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Malaria-free Gujarat? Not until Ahmedabad, Surat take the sting out 19.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
The state government in May 2017, had announced to make Malaria Free Gujarat by 2022. However, health commissioner Jayanti Ravi believes that the two Urban Local Bodies – Ahmedabad and Surat - municipal corporations are the biggest hurdles as maximum cases of malaria have been reported from here. Ravi has also raised a concern about Surendranagar district which also has the highest number of cases as compared to the other rural pockets. In a letter to AMC, Ravi said 26% cases of malaria across the state have been reported in civic body limits. "We are trying our best to support the municipal corporation in tackling malaria. However, it is evident that UHC (Urban Health Centre) are not taking effective steps. Monitoring and supervision by them is also very poor," states the letter written to AMC by the health commissioner. While talking with a senior state health officer, DNA learned there was declining trend in malaria across the state. "Overall there is a declining trend in malaria since last three ...
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Hold medical camps in Agency, Collector tells health staff 19.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Besides other regular means, medical check-ups at weekly markets and to students should be conducted to treat girijans who were suffering from various
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National Dengue Day observed 17.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
National Dengue Day observed
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National Dengue Day: Papaya Leaf Juice Could Be An Effective Remedy For Dengue Fever 16.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
It is the National Dengue Day today. National Dengue day is aimed towards spreading awareness about Dengue fever, make people understand the condition and how to take preventive steps
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Body odour may help identify malaria: study 15.5.2018 General News
Changes in the body odour may help identify people infected with malaria, even when they show no symptoms of the disease, a study has found. Blood tests do not necessarily pick up infection with the plasmodium parasite, especially at low parasite densities, according to the study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. DNA tests for the parasite usually show infection, but they are far from rapid. "Our previous work in a mouse model found that malaria infection altered the odours of infected mice in ways that made them more attractive to mosquitoes, particularly at a stage of infection where the transmissible stage of the parasite was present at high levels," said Consuelo De Moraes, adjunct professor at the Pennsylvania State University in the US. "We also found long-term changes in the odour profiles of infected mice," said Moraes. The researchers wanted to see if they could identify changes in human odours associated with malaria infection that ...
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Sniffing out malaria 15.5.2018 General News
Turns out, an altered body odour can indicate a specific infection among humans.According to a study conducted by the Penn State, suddenly altered body odour indicates malaria even if the microscope doesn't.Typhoid Mary may have infected a hundred or more people, but asymptomatic carriers of malaria infect far more people every year. An international team of researchers was working toward a way to identify malaria patients including infected individuals who show no malaria symptoms and hence made the interesting discovery.People who have malaria but are not symptomatic abound in the heaviest areas of malaria infestation. Even blood tests do not necessarily pick up the infection with the Plasmodium parasite, especially at low parasite densities. DNA tests for the parasite usually show infection, but they are far from rapid."Our previous work in a mouse model found that malaria infection altered the odours of infected mice in ways that made them more attractive to mosquitoes, ...
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Sudden alteration of body odours indicates malaria 15.5.2018 DNA: Health
Turns out, an altered body odour can indicate a specific infection among humans.
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