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Mosquito Maladies

The days when malaria could be called a fatal disease are past now, but we still have a long way to go.

Research towards combating the disease has evolved at a trem...

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Opening Minds about Open Defecation

Open defecation, although, is on a decline worldwide, it is still widely practiced by 950 million open defecators in the world, 569 million of which are in India.

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Meet The Kenyan Scientist Who Overcame Gender Stereotypes To Fight Malaria

Growing up in Nairobi, Kenya, Dr. Faith Osier often dreamed of curing the world of deadly diseases like malaria, an illness spread by mosquitos that kills more than 438,000...

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Malaria-free India?

Malaria is one of the oldest diseases known to mankind. In India, it is an ongoing national health burden. To curb the disease, globally, the World Health Organization (WHO...

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A Pinprick To Detect Cancer

While the humble blood test has for long been the touchstone to catch diabetes, malaria and HIV, companies are now drawing on knowledge from human genetics to make blood te...

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Why Scientists Are Listening To Insects

Researchers are reviving a field of study grounded in both music and biology: wingbeat frequency. This peculiar line of study could help us fight malaria It's a warm summer...

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World’s First Malaria Vaccine Will Be Tested In Kenya, Ghana And Malawi

The world’s first malaria vaccine will be tested on people from three African countries—Ghana, Kenya and Malawi. On April 24, the World Health Organization anno...

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Dirty Air And Water Increase Cradle Deaths In India

If this does not wake us up what will? The World Health Organization (WHO) has pressed the alarm exposing that children below five years are at the highest risk from filthy...

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‘The Lancet’ on Achieving Maternal Health Goals in the SDG Era: Tackling Diversity and Divergence

Between 1990 and 2015, there was an incredible 44 percent decrease in global maternal mortality rates. But these impressive gains still fell short of the Millennium Develop...

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WHO Doubles Recommended Number Of Health Visits During Pregnancy

The World Health Organization revised guidelines on antenatal care on Monday, saying pregnant women should have twice as many contacts with health providers - eight - as it...

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