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Malaria killed more than 400,000 people across the world in 2019, according to the latest WHO figures, all but a few thousand of them in Africa. There were 229 million cases across the world, 215 million of them on the continent.(Representative image)

South African scientists discover new chemicals that kill malaria parasite

Reuters | , Johannesburg
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:11 PM IST
The World Health Organisation said in November that deaths from malaria due to disruption during the coronavirus pandemic to services designed to tackle the mosquito-borne disease will far exceed those killed by Covid-19 in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Take a rain check: Dos and don’ts for a healthy monsoon

Hindustan Times | By Vanessa Viegas
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 07:47 AM IST
Load up on Vitamin C, drink more water, and focus on your feet, doctors say.
Researchers found a specific protein used by the malaria parasite to evade an immune response.(Shutterstock)
Researchers found a specific protein used by the malaria parasite to evade an immune response.(Shutterstock)

Novel vaccine is a step forward for malaria cure

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2018 10:28 AM IST
A new vaccine protects against malaria infection by targeting the specific protein that parasites use to evade the immune system.
Malaria treatment: Scientists used the Nobel Prize-winning technology cro-EM to decode how malaria parasites invade our cells.(AFP)
Malaria treatment: Scientists used the Nobel Prize-winning technology cro-EM to decode how malaria parasites invade our cells.(AFP)

Malaria treatment, scientists have decoded how parasites invade our cells

Press Trust of India, Melbourne | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 11:22 AM IST
Malaria treatment: A new vaccine for malaria may soon be developed after scientists claimed they’ve decoded how the parasites invade human cells.
A mutant form of ferroportin that occurs in African populations appears to protect against malaria.(Shutterstock)
A mutant form of ferroportin that occurs in African populations appears to protect against malaria.(Shutterstock)

Breakthrough: Here’s why iron can worsen malaria infection

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 03:15 PM IST
Researchers found that extra iron interferes with ferroportin, a protein that prevents a toxic build-up of iron in red blood cells and helps protect cells against malaria infection.
Malaria can be brought under control by managing eating habits.(Shutterstock)
Malaria can be brought under control by managing eating habits.(Shutterstock)

Diseases like malaria can be managed better by regulating eating habits

Indo Asian News Service, London | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2018 05:22 PM IST
According to the study, tests in infected mice found that malaria parasites in the blood timed their daily multiplication rhythms to match when the animals were fed.
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