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World’s First Malaria Vaccine Launched in Africa

As we all know, Malaria is one of the most leading killer diseases in the world. According to the World Health Organisation, nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of Malaria and it claims more than 435,000 lives globally every year. And in India, it is fewer than one million cases reported every year. There was no permanent medicine that doctors in the world can suggest for malaria.

The vaccine has been launched in Malawi, a landlocked country in southeast Africa after a long concerted effort over 30 years.

RTS, S/AS01, the world’s first and to date malaria vaccine also known as Mosquirix that has been shown to provide partial protection of malaria in young children. The vaccine can be used to prevent about four in ten malaria cases by acting against Plasmodium Falciparum, the most parasite globally and the most prevalent in the African continent. Malawi is the first country in Africa where RTS, S is to be made available to children up to…

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It’s been a Year Nipah Virus Claimed Lives in Kerala

5th of May is one of the darkest days Kerala ever faced and suspecting that the Nipah started with taking the life of Muhammad Sabith from Perambra, Kozhikode. It’s been one year Kerala fought against the deadly virus Nipah.

Nipah virus is a zoonotic virus that is transmitted from animals to humans. Also, that can be transmitted directly between people or through fruits. The recent outbreak was reported in Perambra of Kozhikode district, Kerala. It took 4 lives away from one family only. The report says that 17 lives have been taken away, including the life of an “angel” nurse who sacrificed her life in the battle against Nipah. The spreading of the virus was controlled and stopped with the timely action by health care officials including nurses and doctors in Kozhikode under the health ministry of Kerala.

Beginning of Nipah

The infection was first identified in 1999 among pig farmers in Malaysia and Singapore. And found it is spreading to the people…

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8 Benefits of Drinking Water Every Day

Life began in the water. There will be nothing on the earth if no such a magical compound called water exist. That’s why we search for the possibility of life on other planets by searching for water. We cannot imagine life without water. 71 per cent of our earth's surface is covered with water, that tells louder the importance of this blue compound for living things.

According to the ancient Indian medical science, Water is the Universal Medicine. And now, water is the only compound in the earth that has been given a universal status by WHO(World Health Organisation).

As considered to human beings, 60 per cent of our body consumes water and of course, our blood is 90 per cent of the same. Even though there is no such universally accepted quantity of water to consume daily, it is always better to drink more water in the day time compared to night.  The main point always a doctor says is "stay hydrated and stay healthy".

Here are some benefits of…

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