Malaria

Malaria Won’t Be Solved By Feeding Mosquitos Sugar, Researchers Conclude

The teasing temptation of a sugary treat can often get the better of us. But don’t worry, we’re not the only ones. The saccharine substance that our sweet tooth finds so hard to resist is also powerfully seductive to mosquitoes. And according to...
Related topics: Medical Research

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New High-resolution Maps Show How To Defeat Malaria

New high-resolution maps show the global burden of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax, the two parasites that cause the majority of malaria cases worldwide.
Related topics: Parasites

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Quick Dna Test For Malaria Drug Resistance Is Life-saver, Holds Promise For Other Diseases

Drug-resistant malaria is prevalent in Southeast Asia and may spread. Doctors currently can tell whether powerful malaria drugs will work through or a DNA duplication method that allows for optical detection of a disease's biomarkers, but it's tough...
Related topics: DNA, Genetics, DNA Test

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Geek Trivia: Which Alcoholic Drink Was Originally Used To Treat Malaria?

Which Alcoholic Drink Was Originally Used To Treat Malaria? Martinis Tom Collins Gin and Tonics Rusty NailsThink you know the answer?

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Researchers Synthesize Antimalaria Molecules Found In A Fungus From Nunavut

The solution to the problem of increasing drug resistance among malaria-causing parasites could come from the North, according to a study published in Chemical Communications by researchers from Université Laval and the CHU de Québec Research...
Related topics: Medical Research, Parasites

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Algeria And Argentina Are Both Officially Free Of Malaria

The World Health Organization is commending Algeria and Argentina for becoming the latest countries to eliminate malaria. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said this achievement "serves as a model for other countries working to end...

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A Fungus Engineered To Make Spider Venom Controls Malaria Mosquitoes

A fungus genetically engineered to express a spider venom can successfully control populations of malarial mosquitoes, a new study suggests. In a new paper published May 30 in the journal Science, a team of researchers from the University of...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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Amazon Pulled A Dozen Books Promoting Toxic 'mms' Bleach As A Cure For Autism — But It Had Been...

Amazon on Tuesday confirmed to Business Insider that it removed at least a dozen titles promoting MMS, a type of toxic bleach proponents say can cure malaria and autism. Internet companies have in recent months come under increasing pressure to...
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The Country Where The Malaria Parasite Was Discovered 140 Years Ago Is Now Free Of The Disease

More than a century after the malaria parasite was first discovered in Algeria by a French physician, the country is now rid of the deadly disease. After last reporting a malaria case in 2013, Algeria has joined 37 other countries globally that have...
Related topics: Parasites, Medical Research

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New Jersey Pastor Has Been Passing Off Bleach As A 'miracle Cure' In Uganda: Report

Robert Baldwin promoted his miracle liquid as a cure for malaria, HIV/AIDS, cancer and many other sicknesses. It was actually industrial-grade bleach, a report claims.
Related topics: Uganda, AIDS, HIV, Virus, Cancer, Oncology

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A Self-styled Archbishop's Conspiracy Theory Claiming That Drinking Bleach Is A Cure For Autism Was...

Business Insider uncovered a network of YouTube videos promoting Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS), which proponents claim can be used to "cure" conditions from autism, to cancer, to malaria. The US Food and Drug Administration has warned that the...
Related topics: Conspiracy Theories, Autism, Health Videos, Cancer, Oncology, Food And Drug Administration

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Foreign Aid For Public Health Bolsters America’s ‘soft Power’

U.S. government aid for treating children and adults with HIV and malaria in developing countries has done more than expand access to lifesaving interventions: It has changed how people around the world view the United States, according to a new...
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Medical Research

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Smart Drug Design To Prevent Malaria Treatment Resistance

Malaria treatment resistance could be avoided by studying how resistance evolves during drug development, according to a new paper published in Cell Chemical Biology.

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Seeking Better Detection For Chronic Malaria

In people with chronic malaria, certain metabolic systems in the blood change to support a long-term host-parasite relationship, a finding that is key to eventually developing better detection, treatment and eradication of the disease, according to...
Related topics: Parasites

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Ghana Launches Malaria Vaccine For Children

Children in Ghana are starting to get a new vaccine designed to stop malaria. Ghana is the second African country to get the vaccine, which is expected to reduce cases of the mosquito-borne and sometimes fatal disease. But experts caution that other...
Related topics: Vaccines

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World Free Of Malaria, Hiv, Cancer Possible With Vaccines

This year, during World Immunization Week, the World Health Organization launched the world’s first malaria vaccine. Scientists are also testing a vaccine for HIV, and they are working on vaccines against cancer. “Vaccines are one of the...
Related topics: HIV, HIV Vaccine, Virus, Cancer, Oncology, Vaccines

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Genomic Surveillance Is A Key Weapon In The Fight Against Malaria

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Related topics: Genetics, Genomics

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How To Avoid Infection If You’re Visiting A Malaria Region

Every death from malaria is a tragedy. But many infections can be prevented. This is particularly true for holiday-makers, travelers, or people visiting their families in malaria endemic areas. All they need to do is follow some very simple rules....

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Who: 'landmark' Malaria Vax Program Launches In Malawi

(MedPage Today) -- Vaccine will be part of routine immunization for certain African children
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Malawi Begins Vaccinating Young Children Against Malaria In World First

The pilot program hopes to vaccinate at least 360,000 children a year in three countries, potentially saving thousands of lives.

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