Malaria

Bleaching Away What Ails You: The Genesis Ii Church Is Still Selling Miracle Mineral Supplement As...

Miracle Mineral Supplement (MMS) has been sold by the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing as a cure-all to treat conditions and diseases as diverse as autism, cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and malaria. Indeed, it's touted as a cure for...
Related topics: Religion, Autism, Cancer, Oncology, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis

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Bill Gates Isn’t Scared Of Sharks, But He Wants Nothing To Do With Mosquitoes

It’s the philanthropist’s annual Mosquito Week. Disease-carrying mosquitoes kill more than a half million people each year–and they’re mostly children. In fact, mosquitoes that transmit malaria and other diseases kill...
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Identifying Regions That Would Most Benefit From An Innovative Strategy Against Malaria

A new analysis identifies African regions where ivermectin administration to livestock would have the greatest impact on malaria transmission. The results point to West Africa, below the Sahel, where malaria prevalence is very high.

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Study Upends 'dogma' On Malaria Drug Component

Mosquitoes won't fly anywhere near the sweet wormwood herb (Artemisia annua), so it makes perfect sense that a chemical compound produced by the plant has become the first line of treatment against malaria.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Keeping Genetic Engineering Localized

Genetic engineering tools that spread genes within a target species have the potential to humanely control harmful pests as well as eradicate parasitic diseases such as malaria.
Related topics: Genetics

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Artesunate Now First-line Treatment For Severe Malaria In Us

With quinidine discontinued and no longer available in the US, artesunate is now the first-line treatment for severe malaria in the US, according to the CDC. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

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Guidance Lists New First-line Treatment For Severe Malaria In The U.s.

THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 -- The drug artesunate -- the World Health Organization-recommended first-line treatment for severe malaria -- will become the first-line treatment for severe malaria in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease...

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Measles Is Making An Unwanted Comeback - Aei - American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity,...

As US taxpayers fund the successful roll back of malaria, HIV, and tuberculosis across Africa, we’re watching measles come back in US and EU because people believe fake news about vaccines. A vial of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine...
Related topics: HIV, HIV Vaccine, Virus, Tuberculosis, Vaccines

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Anti-mosquito Drug Reduces Malaria Spread In Burkina Faso (cme/ce)

(MedPage Today) -- Repeated mass administration of ivermectin alongside other antimalarials reduced the incidence of malaria in children

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Mosquito Control Drug Shows Promise As Malaria Preventive

(MedPage Today) -- Ivermectin intervention linked with reduction of malaria transmission among children

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Computer-designed Vaccine Elicits Potent Antibodies To Rsv

A first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine candidate for respiratory syncytial virus has been designed in an international research effort. RSV is second only to malaria as a cause of infant mortality worldwide. The new vaccine elicits potent...
Related topics: Vaccines, Virus, Virology, Medical Research

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Medicating Mosquitoes To Fight Malaria

Mosquitoes that landed on surfaces coated with the anti-malarial compound atovaquone were completely blocked from developing Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria, according to new research.
Related topics: Parasites, Medical Research

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This Origami-like Strip Of Paper Helped Diagnose Malaria In Uganda

A cheap, origami-like strip of paper accurately detected malaria in 98 percent of cases in a test group of schoolchildren in Uganda. Though paper sensors are nothing new — the most famous examples include some home pregnancy tests — the results...
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Mosquitoes That Carry Malaria May Have Been Doing So 100 Million Years Ago

The anopheline mosquitoes that carry malaria were present 100 million years ago, new research shows, potentially shedding fresh light on the history of a disease that continues to kill more than 400,000 people annually.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Worldwide, More Die After Surgery Than From Hiv, Malaria: Study

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- About 4.2 million people worldwide die every year within 30 days of surgery -- more than from HIV, tuberculosis and malaria combined, a new study reports. The findings show that 7.7 percent of all deaths worldwide occur...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Medical Research, Tuberculosis

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Malaria Tx Plus Azithromycin Fails To Cut Deaths, Hospital Time (cme/ce)

(MedPage Today) -- African kids taking azithromycin had less frequent rates of GI infections and more

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Male Birth Control For The Malaria Parasite

Disrupting two genes involved in the preservation of RNA molecules inhibits the ability of the male form of the malaria parasite to mature and be transmitted from human blood into mosquitoes, interrupting a key stage in the parasite's life-cycle and...
Related topics: Birth Control - Contraception, Parasites, Genetics

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We Need To Stop Drug-resistant Malaria At Its Source, Right Now

Immediate, targeted interventions in Southeast Asia could prevent a pandemic -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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An Organic Cosmetics Range Is The Latest Homegrown Innovation Trying To Eradicate Malaria

Eradicating malaria once and for all won’t be as simple as applying hand cream, but it’s a start. A small organic cosmetics company in Burundi has found a way to integrate a viable prevention into people’s daily routines. About a decade ago,...

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Urbanization Changes Shape Of Mosquitoes' Wings

Research shows that rapid urbanization in São Paulo City, Brazil, is influencing wing morphology in the mosquitoes that transmit dengue and malaria.
Related topics: Medical Research

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