Tag Archives: Malaria

New drug to boost India’s efforts to end malaria by 2030

A new drug called Krintafel (tafenoquine) got the US Food and Drug Administration nod to treat P. vivax malaria, which accounts for 34% of the estimated 13 million cases in India. Developed by a non-for-profit research and industry partnership, it is the first new treatment for P. vivax malaria in more… Read more »

Malaria medicine shows promise in reducing Zika virus transmission from mother to foetus

A drug already in use to treat malaria and certain autoimmune diseases in pregnant women has shown promise in reducing transmission of Zika virus from mothers to their foetuses, according to a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher. The drug, Hydroxychloroquine, works by inhibiting autophagy, a process by which… Read more »

Want to check spread of malaria? Ensure you always pluck flowers in your garden

A new study has found that removing the flowers of an invasive shrub (invasive shurbs and plants are species that show a tendency to spread out of control) from mosquito-prone areas might be a simple way to help reduce malaria transmission. Removing the flowers from villages in Mali decreased the… Read more »

Exposure to Light May Help Prevent Malaria Mosquitoes to Bite at Night

Mosquito borne diseases have been a cause of concern, particularly in the recent years with malaria and dengue cases increasing alarmingly. While there are different safety measures that you can adopt to protect yourself from mosquito bites, it is a challenge because you need to be on constant alert. A… Read more »