Malaria

  • GlaxoSmithKline aims to market world's first malaria vaccine 08-10-2013 02:34 PM

    British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline will seek marketing approval for the world's first malaria vaccine next year after trial data showed the shot significantly cut cases of the disease in African children. The vaccine known as RTS,S was found, after 18 months of follow-up, to have almost halved the number of malaria...
  • Delhi: Hospitals run out of bed due to spurt in dengue, malaria cases 17-09-2013 09:40 PM

    News Delhi. There has been a surge in dengue and malaria cases in New Delhi. According to MCD, 466 cases of dengue and 401 cases of Malaria have been reported in the capital till September 14. For dengue, it's a spurt, compared to the cases registered in last couple of...
  • Over 300 dengue cases detected in September 17-09-2013 02:00 PM

    Over 300 cases of dengue have been detected so far this month, marking an increase of more than 100 per cent over the August figure of 142. First two weeks of September have registered 304 cases, taking the total of dengue cases so far in the city to 466 in...
  • Medical breakthroughs of 2011 29-12-2011 08:45 AM

    New Delhi: 2011 was a year not just of landmark political revolutions but also of medical marvels. Be it HIV prevention or a vaccine for malaria, 2011 saw many medical breakthroughs. Here's a look at the top five: HIV treatment as prevention: It has been deemed as the most important...
  • Malaria vaccine trial in its final stages 25-10-2011 09:07 AM

    Mumbai: The world's first malaria vaccine is in its final stages of clinical trials. It's proving to be 56 per cent effective, which means it will reduce the risk of the disease by more than half. After 30 years of research, this is the best shot for a malaria vaccine....
  • Dengue and malaria hit Gujarat, Hyderabad 19-10-2011 04:24 PM

    New Delhi: It is that time of the year when dengue and malaria cases are at its peak. The worst hit this time have been Gujarat and Hyderabad. Mosquito maladies malaria and dengue have hit Ahmedabad with 9,392 cases of malaria reported, against more than 5,900 cases from last year....
  • World's first malaria vaccine works in major trial 19-10-2011 03:03 AM

    London: An experimental vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline halved the risk of African children getting malaria in a major clinical trial, making it likely to become the world's first shot against the deadly disease. Final-stage trial data released on Tuesday showed it gave protection against clinical and severe malaria in five- to...
  • Many malaria nations on course to end disease: WHO 18-10-2011 04:16 AM

    Seattle: Nearly a third of all malaria affected countries are on course to eliminate the mosquito-borne disease over the next 10 years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday. In a progress report published by the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partnership at the start of an international Malaria Forum...
  • Delhi: MCD fines JNU for breeding mosquitoes 27-07-2011 04:45 PM

    New Delhi: It's the season when academics take precedence, new chapters begin and lessons are learnt. But it seems some educational institutions have failed to do the latter. Because, with the onset of monsoons have arrived vector-borne diseases like malaria, dengue etc. On Monday, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD)...
  • Anti-malaria vaccine in sight, claim researchers 18-07-2011 09:22 AM

    New Delhi: Researchers have claimed that they are very close to developing an anti-malaria vaccine. Almost 15,000 African children are participating in the phase three trials for the initiative. Two-year-old Philip Ouma is getting a shot that could transform the fight against malaria. He is one of the 15,000 African...
  • Mumbai: malaria kills four in just three weeks 29-06-2011 09:22 AM

    Mumbai: Barely three weeks into the monsoons and Maximum City has been hit by a mutated strain of malaria - causing diarrhoea, stomach cramps, kidney disorders and dehydration instead of the common symptoms, fever with chills. And yet the number of cases has gone down this year - in just...
  • India records one-tenth of world's malaria cases 25-04-2011 09:24 AM

    New Delhi: India recorded 25 million cases of Malaria and 30,000 deaths in the year 2009 - according to the World Health Organisation. That's one tenth the number of cases worldwide. And now a bigger threat emerging is that of drug resistance. About ten years ago, the most commonly used...
  • Dirty Delhi may face mosquito menace again 05-04-2011 09:39 AM

    New Delhi: This is the time of the year when mosquito breeding needs to be under check, as May usually is the worst month in Delhi when it comes to malaria or dengue. It's a huge task at hand for Delhi's municipal corporation, that has just begun its anti-mosquito breeding...
  • Vaccine to help combat malaria, AIDS: Study 01-03-2011 07:00 PM

    Washington: Scientists have developed a new type of nanoparticle which they say can safely and effectively deliver vaccines for diseases such as malaria and HIV-AIDS. Developed by a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the new particles consist of concentric fatty spheres that can carry synthetic versions of...
  • Malaria parasites seen invading cells 20-01-2011 03:49 PM

    Sydney: Scientists relying on new imaging technologies have for the first time caught malaria parasites in the act of invading red blood cells (RBCs). Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), achieved the feat combining electron, light and super resolution microscopy. The...
  • Meet Infosys-prize winner malaria-vaccine man 03-01-2011 09:05 AM

    New Delhi: Dr Chetan Chitnis has won the Infosys prize for his work on one of the first vaccines against malaria. Belonging to a family of scientists, Dr Chintis was the topper in Physics at IIT Mumbai before moving towards Biology. Every year malaria kills thousands around the globe but...
  • 'Malaria kills over 2 lakh Indians every year' 18-12-2010 07:43 PM

    Aligarh: Malaria kills around 205,000 people in India every year, more than 13 times the estimate by the World Health Organisation (WHO), an official said in Aligarh on Saturday. India also accounted for 70 per cent of malaria cases in the southeast Asian region, said Prof M Ashraf Malik, principal...
  • Special report: The cost of a malaria-free world 15-12-2010 10:25 AM

    London : After 23 years of painstaking laboratory work and a program of major trials in seven countries, the 67-year-old biologist says the clinical case for the vaccine is almost proved. It's a breakthrough moment that could save hundreds of thousands of lives, but when it comes to public health...
  • Africans text to check if drugs are real 21-08-2010 11:39 AM

    London: For Africans wondering whether the malaria drugs they've bought are real, there may soon be a quick way of finding out: sending a text message. Across the continent, more than 30 percent of malaria medicines are estimated to be fake, and many look identical to the real thing. A...
  • Mumbai faces season's worst Malaria scare 03-08-2010 07:54 PM

    Mumbai Mumbai, the country’s biggest business hub, is now in the grip of the deadly Malaria outbreak. 18 deaths have been reported in the month of July only and over 40 deaths since January; making it a big public health concern for the state government. However, for the family of...
  • 9,000 malaria cases reported in Mumbai 23-07-2010 09:33 PM

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