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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Summer Fruits You Should Include in Your Diet for Healthy Life

2019 is on track to become the hottest year ever and we are all going to pass through. As the climate is hard, it is essential to pay enormous attention to our health. Otherwise one must have to suffer the consequences such as dehydration, skin sensitivities, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies. But don’t worry, nature has always a solution to every problem. That is Fruits. Fruits provide instant energy and help to cool down our body temperature. Also, fruits contain vitamins, minerals and protein etc that is essential for our human body. This is why the doctors in Kerala and around the globe suggest to include fruits in our daily diet hence we can get maximum benefits.

Now, Let’s discuss some of the fruits that should be included in your daily diet this summer.

Mango

People affectionately call Mango as the King of fruits in India. Its fragrance and mouth-watering taste make more lovable among the people of Southeast Asia. Moreover, Mango is the nat…

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Top Ayurvedic Resorts and Spas in Wayanad, Kerala

God's Own Country- Kerala is rich in its natural beauty and famous for tourist places. Beaches, green forests, plantations, waterfalls rich flora and fauna are so popular among people all around the world. Also, Kerala has the ancient system of healing and alternative medicine, Ayurveda, that has the origin in the vedic culture, before 5000 years.

You can find top Ayurveda hospitals in Kerala for common people. Most of the Ayurveda doctors in Kozhikode, wayanad and Malappuram offers best services in the hospital atmosphere. Resorts give a different feel in Ayurveda treatment and it is costly as well.

As the term Ayurveda is popular in tourism, many Ayurveda resorts are established in Kerala. Hence it becomes a business more than as a centre for treatment. We discuss four of the top ayurvedic resorts in Wayanad.

Ayurveda Yoga Villa

Ayurveda yoga villa is one of the top ayurveda resorts in Wayanad, Kartikulam. A unique place to experience the…

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Country’s First Institute of Advanced Virology (IAV) Inaugurated in Kerala

Kerala has been troubling to facilitate testing and doing research on viruses for decades. But not anymore! Viruses will be no longer a problem as the first phase of the country’s first Institute of Advanced Virology is inaugurated by the chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan in February.

News on IAV Kerala| GoMyHealth

The deadly Nipah virus found in Kozhikode accelerated the movement to set up the IAV in the state capital, at the Bio 360 Life Sciences Park nearby Thonnackal. IAV is affiliated to Global Virus Network which has 45 centres of excellence in 29 countries. According to the health experts, more than a dozen of zoonotic diseases are widespread in Kerala due to different reasons.

GVN senior adviser, Dr MV Pillai said that the institute will be connected to the global network of virologists and research centres of 29 countries. So, detection of the new viruses will be discussed gloabally and the prevention of spreading the virus diseases like Nipa…

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Decision to Formulate Guidelines for Cancer Care: Kerala Cancer Care Grid

Kerala Cancer Grid is a well established voluntary association of hospitals engaged in cancer care. Recently, they held a meeting at Kochi regarding cancer care treatment of Kerala. And they concluded by taking a decision to formulate guidelines for cancer care and treatments in the state.

The guidelines defined mainly to concentrate on primary prevention and early detection of cervix, oral cavity and breast cancers by 15% and improve cure rates.

As many as 65 oncologists from both public and private sectors representing regional cancer centres, medical colleges, and private hospitals effectively participated in the meeting. An online discussion forum was created in eight common cancers such as brain cancer, head and neck cancers, breast cancer, lungs cancer, gastrointestinal, gynaecology, sarcoma and lymphoma and leukaemia in Kerala. The meeting gave predominant consideration for the standard of care for common cancer treatment and how it can be cured. …

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KKR to Invest up to Rs 300 Crore in Baby Memorial Hospital in Kerala

The New York based private equity firm KKR & Co has planned to make an investment of Rs. 200 Cr to 300 Cr in Kerala based Baby Memorial Hospital. An agreement will be signed in accordance with the investment. The hospital is expected to use the receive funds to settle some of their debts and concentrate on expanding the facilities.

Baby Memorial Hospital is founded in 1987, considered as one of the premium health care centres in Northern Kerala.  The hospital was started with only 52 beds and grown up as one of the top hospital in Kozhikode, Kerala. BMH is facilitated with more than 40 Medical and Surgical Departments, 16 world-class Operation Theatres, 11 ultra modern ICUs, 24 Hours accident and trauma care unit now.  Moreover, BMH team expands to 300 doctors and 2000 plus nursing, paramedical and administrative staffs.

BMH received accolades from all around the world for the battle lead to control the spread of Nipah virus in Kerala tha…

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£3 million Investment for Unmind’s Workplace Mental Health Platform

Unmind, a UK based startup Founded in 2016 is a B2B service provider that offers mental health platform and training for company employees to improve workplace mental health. Unmind has received an investment of £3 million for their mental health platform to support employees in different companies around the world. They ensure these trained employees turn into an efficient and successful workforce of the company consequently.

Co-founder and CEO Dr Nick Taylor, who is a Clinical Psychologist quoted that there is not enough support in the society for Mental Health of the people and it is sometimes at its peak in the workplace. Everyone has a mental health problem in one or other way. The intensity depends on how it is supported and it does matter. The efficiency of a company workforce is always proportional to the support for employee's mental health. That is, Increase in efficiency of a company workforce will show hike or drop according to the support given to …

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