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  • Rapid spread of 'super malaria' global threat: Scientists

    September 23, 2017 9:00 PM

    London: The rapid spread of "super malaria" in the South East Asia is an alarming global threat and there is an urgent need to eliminate it before the drug-resistant strain of malaria becomes untreatable again, scientists have warned. The dangerous form of the malaria parasite which cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs emerged in Cambodia

  • Super Malaria Strain Spreads through Southeast Asia

    September 23, 2017 7:00 PM 1

    JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - A new strain of malaria spreading in Southeast Asia called "super malaria" has worried many. Super malaria is a form of malaria that is resistant to standard treatment, and has spread to Vietnam, for the first time, a study warned on Friday (9/22/2017). This type of malaria was first detected in Cambodia in 2007. Then spread

  • Kenyans to access new, highly-effective HIV drugs at lower prices

    September 23, 2017 11:59 AM

    It is good news for millions of Kenyans living with HIV/AIDS as Kenya will start buying new highly-effective antiretroviral drugs at much lower prizes following an international price deal. The deal negotiated by Kenya and South Africa together with a number of international organisations will see the new HIV drugs cost not more than Sh650 per month

  • Scientists Warn Of Global Threat Of 'Super Malaria'

    September 23, 2017 11:32 AM 1

    London: The rapid spread of "super malaria" in the South East Asia is an alarming global threat and there is an urgent need to eliminate it before the drug-resistant strain of malaria becomes untreatable again, scientists have warned. The dangerous form of the malaria parasite which cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs emerged in Cambodia

  • Google honours Indian chemist Asima Chatterjee on 100th birthday

    September 23, 2017 11:00 AM 1

    Entry to the field of science When the doyenne of chemistry was growing up in Calcutta (now Kolkata) in the 1920s and 1930s, it was almost unheard of for a woman to study chemistry. But that did not stop Chatterjee and she not only completed her undergraduate degree in organic chemistry, but also went on to receive a Doctorate of Science in 1944 from the University

  • Botswana reports suspected foot-and-mouth outbreak

    September 22, 2017 1:04 PM 3

    On Tuesday (19 September), Botswanan veterinary services were asked to investigate cattle that demonstrated symptoms of the disease. The cattle were discovered in a communal grazing area near Sehithwa Village. Samples for testing were collected, but results were still pending. Thus far, five animals have shown symptoms of FMD, while another 343 head of cattle

  • Alarm as 'super malaria' spreads in South East Asia

    September 22, 2017 11:39 AM

    The rapid spread of "super malaria" in South East Asia is an alarming global threat, scientists are warning. This dangerous form of the malaria parasite cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs. It emerged in Cambodia but has since spread through parts of Thailand, Laos and has arrived in southern Vietnam. The team at the Oxford Tropical Medicine

  • Prostate Cancer Cases on the Rise in Rural India, Eat Nuts Regularly to Cut the Risks

    September 22, 2017 11:39 AM 3

    Exercise regularly, eat healthy to stave off risks of cancer. An IANS report suggests prostate cancer cases in rural India to see a sharp rise. "Most of the metastatic prostate cancer cases are from rural areas. Therefore, it's a challenge to government and doctors to decrease the risk factors and take prostate cancer risk in the rural areas very seriously

  • Physical activity helps people worldwide

    September 21, 2017 10:30 PM 1

    Boosting physical activity a simple, low-cost global strategy to reduce deaths globally Each step we take reduces the overall risk of premature death, a global study reaffirms. Researchers estimate about one in 12 deaths worldwide would be prevented if everyone exercised at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week. In Thursday's issue of The Lancet

  • Mental health during and after pregnancy

    September 21, 2017 9:47 AM 2

    Often, clinic/hospital check-ups during and after pregnancy focus mostly on the physical changes of the mother and child. The mental health of the mothers is rarely actively investigated. This neglect has dire consequences for the mother because pregnancy can trigger episodes of mental illness, and childbirth can lead to postnatal mental illnesses. Also, active