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A new vaccine is showing promise and could be the new weapon to fight Malaria that kills 1 million each year. The vaccine targets the parasite after it enters liver from the bloodstream, where it takes a new form that can infect new red blood cells and cause fever and illness.

health and fitness Updated: Feb 06, 2010 23:59 IST

Cure for malaria

A new vaccine is showing promise and could be the new weapon to fight Malaria that kills 1 million each year. The vaccine targets the parasite after it enters liver from the bloodstream, where it takes a new form that can infect new red blood cells and cause fever and illness. The experimental vaccine produced immune responses in children, in the age group of one to six, similar to and even higher than those of adults infected by malaria many times in their life.

RECIPE

Salmon rice with wine

Ingredients: 2 tbsp oil; 1 small bunch of spring onions, chopped; 1/2 cucumber, chopped; 1-1/4 cups rice; 3-3/4 cups fish stock or water; 2/3 cups dry white wine; ½ kg salmon fillet, diced. Procedure: Heat the oil in a large saucepan, and add spring onions and cucumber. Cook for about 3 minutes. Add rice, fish stock and wine and return to the boil. Simmer the wine and stock mixture for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the diced salmon and white wine. Cook for another 5 minutes, then turn off the heat. Cover and leave to stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serves 8, calories 326, fat 10 gm, fibre 1 gm.

HEALTH CHECK

Plastic menace

A mother’s exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) — a chemical used to make things such as water bottles, packaging of food, sunglasses — can increase the risk of asthma for the baby.