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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.
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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.
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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.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan with MoS Health Ashwini Choubey in a press conference on novel coronavirus, in New Delhi | PTI

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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How smart were our ancestors? Look at blood flow, not brain size

The human brain requires about 10 mL of blood every second. This changes remarkably little, whether a person is awake, asleep, or solving math problems.
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Vitamin E acetate in vaping liquid : What’s safe in your diet might not be in your lungs

Inhaling oils and other lipids can lead to deposition of oily droplets in lungs.
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Indians will be infected with malaria, cholera and flu as part of new vaccination trials

For all the strides India has made, it wields a heavy disease burden from afflictions such as cholera, malaria and dengue.  
Vaccinations

Measles cases down but India still ranks 4th on WHO list of countries reporting the disease

The number of children suffering from measles in India has come down from 69,391 in 2018 to 24,076 in 2019, till June.
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Facebook doesn’t know if you’re psychotic

The news that researchers can use our feeds to predict if we suffer from a medical condition is impressive but the less you share, the less they figure out.
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Healthy living can’t prevent cancer

While studies continue on ‘random bad luck’ being a major factor for cancer, it is defeatist to give up on minimising risk.

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Narendra Modi

Few things tie Modi’s India and Imran’s Pakistan like their love-hate for foreign invasion

Be it Hindutva ideologues condemning the wicked foreign invader or Imran Khan hailing Turkish imperial rule, both want to reinforce that going forward means going backward.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.

Defence

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India, China army commanders to meet tomorrow. These are the issues 14 Corps chief will raise

14 Corps Commander Lt Gen Harinder Singh is scheduled to meet China’s Southern Xinjiang Military District chief at Chushul-Moldo border personnel meeting point Saturday.
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Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.