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Mosquitoes

Malaria can be effectively eradicated from India

A new report offers a unique solution to tackle the rampant disease.

10 Sep 2019 6:02 PM

To ward off mosquitoes, mother’s idea lands 11-day-old infant in Noida's hospital

On reports that family tried to burn child, circle officer said police have questioned the family and found such insinuations baseless.

24 Jul 2019 10:02 AM

Toxins from botox family could cure malaria

Could botox cousin reduce malaria by selectively targeting mosquitoes?

29 Jun 2019 12:08 PM

Warmer climate can lead to rise in malaria infection

Climate warming may increase malaria risk in colder areas.

28 Jun 2019 10:59 AM

Google's plan to end mosquito nuisance by releasing infected males working in Fresno

With 15 million mosquitoes released and the female population cut by two thirds in six months, the project seems to be a success so far.

29 Nov 2018 4:44 PM

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Coconut oil compounds more effective than insect repellents, says study

Study identified specific coconut oil fatty acids that have strong repellency and long-lasting effectiveness against multiple insects.

02 Nov 2018 2:25 PM

Death of Malaria: Scientists wipe out whole colony of mosquitoes in new experiment

The results mark the first time this technology has been able to completely suppress a population.

26 Sep 2018 8:23 AM

Landmark experiment wipes out over 80 pc mosquitoes carrying dengue fever and Zika

Millions of people around world are infected each year by mosquito, which can carry dengue, Zika and chikungunya, among other killer bugs.

16 Jul 2018 10:07 AM

BMC removes 3.8 lakh objects aiding mosquito breeding

As per civic data, the highest number of objects (40,512) were removed from the G-south ward.

14 Jul 2018 5:21 AM

All you need to know about malaria

Also find out about the symptoms.

25 Apr 2018 3:27 PM

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Mosquito menace in IndiGo flight?

Doc complains of mosquitoes, offloaded for ‘unruly’ behaviour.

10 Apr 2018 12:50 AM

Crammed Rooms, mosquitoes,at Varsity’s solo boys’ hostel

According to the students, during the last monsoon, roofs of several rooms were severely damaged causing water leaks.

15 Mar 2018 6:09 AM

Study claims mosquitoes can remember human smell

Hosts who swat at mosquitoes or perform other defensive behaviours may be abandoned, no matter how sweet they are.

28 Jan 2018 6:10 PM

Don’t resort to violence to get rid of ‘pests’

There are many humane and harmless ways to keep insects at bay at your home.

26 Nov 2017 3:01 AM

Small bite that carries a big threat

The patient’s immune system and immune response also have a major impact on disease.

26 Nov 2017 2:55 AM

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Mosquito gut bacteria may help control malaria

People, animals, even insects harbor a community of mostly healthy intestinal bacteria, what’s called the gut microbiome.

29 Sep 2017 8:28 PM

Gardening, a powerful weapon in war against malaria

Removing flowers of an invasive shrub from mosquito-prone areas might help reduce malaria transmission.

05 Jul 2017 4:59 PM

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