Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Topic: Diseases

Neglected tropical diseases affect one in five people in the world. We need a rallying cry

A meeting of Commonwealth leaders in Rwanda has spurred the Kigali Declaration, an agreement to combine forces to end neglected tropical diseases.

Lemon water won’t detox or energise you. But it can affect your body in other ways

If you have enough vitamin C in your diet, anything extra will be excreted. But it might help people with diabetes and high cholesterol.

455 million people get this disease every year. But no one talks about it

It gets everywhere. While treatable, it is also stigmatised, under-reported, often misdiagnosed, and the itch can be seriously unpleasant.

Too hot for one mosquito, not so for another — Dengue overtakes malaria in Africa

A new study suggests that climate change may lead to reductions in malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. But that’s not the only disease that bites.

Infecting mosquitoes with bacterium Wolbachia cuts dengue spread by 77%, new study claims

Wolbachia trial carried out in Indonesia by scientists from World Mosquito Program of Monash University, Australia, & Universitas Gadjah Mada follows a decade of research.

Animals that live closely with humans carry more infectious pathogens, study finds

Study by researchers at University College London in UK also notes that changes in land-use by humans increase risk of zoonotic diseases.

New microbe offers big malaria hope — it saves humans and doesn’t kill mosquitoes either

A study conducted by researchers from Kenya, UK and South Africa claims the microbe offers mosquitoes 100% immunity from getting infected with malaria.

World Malaria Day: Why a disease thousands of years old continues to kill

Malaria, which kills around 5 lakh people every year, is caused by a parasite transmitted through mosquito bites.

Delhi govt marks homes under COVID-19 quarantine — 4 times world saw such isolations before

Over the centuries, countries have used different strategies to isolate people suffering from contagious diseases to limit community transmissions.

These are the two laws Modi govt has invoked to tackle coronavirus. But it’s not enough

The Disaster Management Act, 2005, and the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 are innovative, but they still fall short of comprehensibly dealing with outbreaks.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.


IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.