Multidrug-resistant malaria spreading in Asia, warn studies

Multidrug-resistant forms of Plasmodium falciparum parasites, the most lethal species causing human malaria, have evolved even higher levels of resistance to antimalarial drugs and spread rapidly since 2015, becoming firmly established in multiple regions of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam, where they are causing alarmingly high treatment failure rates to a widely used frontline malaria […]

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Antimicrobial resistance

Antibiotic resistance will likely kill more people than cancer by 2050

Some ailments have been global terrors for a very long time — heart disease, cancer, and HIV/AIDS, for example. Infectious diseases have always been a formidable threat in areas without access to certain medicines, but after the discovery of antibiotics, developed countries significantly dropped the rate at which infectious diseases killed people. These diseases are […]

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Maharashtra soon to get its own antibiotic policy

Maharashtra soon to get its own antibiotic policy

Moving forward in order to get its own antibiotic policy the Maharashtra state government appointed six-member committee will finalise and submit the first draft of the policy. The committee will submit the first draft of the policy two weeks’ time. Maharashtra will become the second state in India, after Kerala, to get an antibiotic policy in […]

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Govandi man conquers drug resistant TB

Govandi man conquers drug resistant TB

“There is nothing more precious in this world than taking care of your children and spending quality time with them,” says 25 year old Hanif Shaikh, a TB patient. He is currently undergoing the treatment at Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF), an international medical humanitarian organisation who since 2006 provides free diagnosis, treatment and […]

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