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The government has admitted that many of the single doctor hospitals in the state are managed by the pharmacists in absence of doctors due to some reason or other and so it has come up with a formal order to allow pharmacists to treat certain ailments in absence of doctors.
Although very small in size, mosquitoes are perhaps the only predator that has thrived through the millennia, causing death through vector-borne diseases. In fact, it is counted among the world's deadliest, killing more than seven lakh people each year.
Baripada: Families of three malaria patients created ruckus at the Dukura Community Health Centre in Mayurbhanj district after they alleged that the patients were administered expired saline during treatment. According to sources, three malaria patients, Maieen Tudu, Basanti Sardar and Sabita Bindhani, were admitted to the hospital on Wednesday night. The doctors at the hospital […]
Rayagada: Two children have died of a mysterious disease in Mushudi village of Kalyansinghpur block in Rayagada district. A team of doctors has reached the village and is treating other children affected by the mystery disease. Sources said that the deaths could have been caused by malnutrition. On the other hand, 23 persons in the […]
Keonjhar: After people in the district alleged medical negligence in preventing malaria fever from spreading, three medical teams led by the ADMO visited the affected areas and collected blood samples from the people. Dr Sudhansu Sekhar Bala, ADMO, Keonjhar said, “ASHA workers have been provided the perfect Malaria test kits and tablets. We are alert […]
Panic has gripped Deogan block in Bolangir district following the death of five persons in Malaria in two villages in the last two weeks
With Odisha being the leading state in the country in terms of the number of malaria patients, the state government has come up with new plans to weed out the deadly vector borne disease from the remote and the most affected areas of the state
New Delhi: India has been identified as the top country marking maximum progress in reducing malaria cases among the 11 highest burden countries, registering a 24 per cent decrease in 2017 compared to 2016, according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report. As per the WHO World Malaria Report 2018, India is the only high-burden […]
London: Researchers have developed a new type of bed net with a specific combination of an insecticide and insect growth regulator that could prevent millions of cases of malaria. The novel net, detailed in the journal The Lancet, contains a pyrethroid insecticide, which repels and kills the mosquitoes, and an insect growth regulator — pyriproxyfen […]
Sydney: Platelets — found in the blood — are the first line of defence in patients with malaria, killing up to 60 per cent of the malaria parasites circulating in the bloodstream, finds a study. The study found that platelets bind to and kill parasites in patients infected with each of the major malaria parasite […]
Sydney: Newborn babies who are born with a high level of an immune-related protein in their blood cells are less likely to develop malaria throughout their early childhood, a study revealed. The research showed that babies born with a high level of a certain type of immunity proteins cytokine, known as IL-12, in their umbilical […]
Washington DC: An international team of researchers has found that a malaria parasite, Plasmodium vivax, not only circulates in the blood but also takes up residence in the bone marrow. P. vivax is the malaria parasite responsible for the vast majority of infections outside sub-Saharan Africa. The findings, published in the journal mBio, may help […]
London: Methylene blue — used as medication and dye — could act as a safe anti-malarial that kills malaria parasites at an unprecedented rate, results from a clinical trial have revealed. Every year, malaria infects more than 200 million people and causes more than 430,000 deaths across the globe. Methylene blue is a blue dye […]
London: An anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent commonly found in toothpaste, soaps and detergents can be used as a drug against strains of malaria parasite that have grown resistant, a study led by an artificially-intelligent “robot scientist” has revealed. The study aided by the robot scientist “Eve” discovered that the ingredient “triclosan” affects parasite growth by […]