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Antibiotics could act as 'needle free' malaria vaccine
Published on : Wednesday, July 21, 2010
A new study found that advance administration of antiobiotics in malaria ridden areas can act as a natural 'needle free' vaccine against the disease. The measure was tested on mice successfully, reports The Hindu.
Dabur launches ODOMOS Mosquito Repellent Oil
Published on : Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Dabur launched ODOMOS oil, a mosquito repellent for the masses today. The oil will help in prevention of diseases such as Dengue, Malaria & Chikungunya. The oil was developed after years of research, reports Central Chronicle.
A natural Cuban cure for malaria
Published on : Friday, April 09, 2010
It is reported that a wildly growing herb in Cuba can fight arthritis, malaria and memory problems. It is named 'Anamu', and commonly known as "garlic weed", reports The Hindu.
New laser to wipe out mosquitoes developed
Published on : Thursday, February 18, 2010
A new laser system which wipes out mosquitoes without affecting other insects was found. Malaria kills around a million people a year. This laser is likely to combat the problem, reports The Hindu.
Cure for malaria
Published on : Saturday, February 06, 2010
Malaria kills one million people every year. A new vaccine is likely to prevent these deaths. The vAccine has produced immune reponses in children, reports Hindustan Times.
Inexpensive drug to save millions in Asia and Africa
Published on : Monday, December 08, 2008
If patients with severe malaria who cannot be treated orally are several hours of travel away from facilities for injections, rectal artesunate which acts rapidly on malaria parasites could be given before setting out on the journey. Researchers found that patients pre-referral rectal artesunate halved the risk death or permanent disability.
Data supports Novartis malaria drug -US FDA staff
Published on : Monday, December 01, 2008
The Swiss drug maker is seeking FDA approval to market the drug in the United States for acute, uncomplicated malaria infections for people who travel to Africa and other areas where the mosquito-borne disease is prevalent. The FDA is expected to make its decision by Dec. 26, writes Susan Heavey.
March of Washingtons: In support of good quality malaria medicines
Published on : Friday, August 08, 2008
WHO estimates that annually 200,000 malaria deaths could be avoided if the good quality drugs are available. George Washington had malaria. His picture is on the one dollar bill. For one dollar, a child can be treated properly, and quality control tests on malaria drugs conducted. Hedge Funds vs. Malaria and Africa Fighting Malaria recently launched the March of Washingtons - the only grassroots effort to buy and test malaria drugs. It wants to eliminate these avoidable deaths by making sure every African child has access to safe and effective drugs, announces Africa Fighting Malaria
Bush signs bill to provide $2B for Indian programs
Published on : Wednesday, July 30, 2008
President Bush has released a bill that includes two billion dollars for special needs on American Indian reservations. Most of the money is financed for water projects, tribal law enforcement and health care. This is part of a larger bill comprising of 48 billion dollars mainly to fight HIV-AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis reports AP from News Channel KTIV.
China, India drug makers agree to cut malaria drug price: Clinton
Published on : Friday, July 18, 2008
Former US President Clinton announced a deal with 6 pharmaceutical companies from China and India to cut the malaria treatment prices by 30%. Almost all cases of malaria can be treated and there should be no deaths if there was proper treatment provided, but lack of proper medical service leads to many deaths. The decrease in prices of medicines will apply to other medicines also reports AFP from Google News.
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