[VIDEO] Can Papaya Leaves Really Cure Dengue?

The University of Nottingham Malaysia is leading this research.

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Dengue is currently the leading cause of hospitalisation and death among people in most Asian and Latin American countries

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According to the World Health Organisation, about 3.9 billion people across 128 countries are exposed to the dangers of this potentially deadly virus. They also observed that the mosquito-borne viral infection is slowly spreading across the world and causing more outbreaks in various countries. 

There's still no specific treatment for it, but a team of researchers from the University of Nottingham Malaysia are hoping they can find answers in a traditional remedy - papaya leaves

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Juice made from papaya leaves is a popular natural remedy used in India and many Southeast Asian countries to treat dengue. It's found that the leaves contain a bioactive compound called Carpaine, which can increase blood platelets and reduce internal bleeding among dengue patients. 

Watch the full video to see how the researchers are trying to help fight the spread of dengue:

This is only one of the many researches that the faculties in the University of Nottingham Malaysia are conducting

The University of Nottingham Malaysia is a leading research university which conducts research that transforms lives and finds cure for diseases such as dengue. As a student at the university, you have the opportunity to study and work with lecturers, who are also world class researchers.  

You can find out more about the university, its courses, and go on a campus tour during their Information Day. Here are the details: 

Date: 18 August 2018
Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: University of Nottingham Malaysia, Semenyih Campus, Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor.

Find out more at the University of Nottingham Malaysia's Information Day

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