Malaria

The World Faces An Air Pollution ‘pandemic’ – Far Greater Scale Than Wars, Smoking, Malaria

on. Credit: Cardiovascular Research Researchers say people’s lives are shortened by an average of nearly three years from different sources
Related topics: Smoking, Cardiology, Medical Research

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Novel Drug Could Be A Powerful Weapon In The Fight Against Malaria And Toxoplasmosis

Princeton researchers are making key contributions toward developing a promising new treatment for the widespread and devastating diseases toxoplasmosis and malaria. The Princeton scientists specialize in preparing the drug compound into a medicine...
Related topics: Toxoplasmosis, Medical Research

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Injectable Hydrogel Could Someday Lead To More Effective Vaccines

Vaccines have curtailed the spread of several infectious diseases, such as smallpox, polio and measles. However, vaccines against some diseases, including HIV-1, influenza and malaria, don't work very well, and one reason could be the timing of...
Related topics: HIV Vaccine, Vaccines, Smallpox, HIV, Virus, Influenza (Flu)

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Another Pandemic Looms: Global Heating Will Put New Areas At Risk For Malaria

By Mark Smith and Chris Thomas | – Of an estimated 228 million cases of malaria worldwide each year, around 93% are in Africa. This proportion is more or less the same for the 405,000 malaria deaths globally. That’s why there are huge...

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Demand For Hydroxychloroquine Has Revealed Some Clear Quality Issues

Roger Bate Health, Americas Not all hydroxychloroquine on the market has been produced at the same quality. When President Trump promoted the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment for COVID-19 in the spring, demand for the...

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Study Explores The Association Of Malaria, Hiv With Anemia During Pregnancy

Pregnant women from sub-Saharan Africa with malaria and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have a higher prevalence of anemia than pregnant women without infections, according to researchers. The findings may have implications for reducing the risk...
Related topics: Medical Research, HIV, Virus, Anemia, Virology

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Malaria Discovery Could Expedite Antiviral Treatment For Covid-19

New research into malaria suggests targeting enzymes from the human host, rather than from the pathogen itself, could offer effective treatment for a range of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
Related topics: Medical Research, Enzymes

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Timeline: Tracking Trump Alongside Scientific Developments On Hydroxychloroquine

Donald Trump's embrace of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug unproven in treating COVID-19, has directly contradicted guidance of top agencies and officials.
Related topics: Donald Trump

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Cnn's Burnett Presses Navarro On Hydroxychloroquine In Combative Interview: 'you're...

CNN’s Erin Burnett pressed White House trade advisor Peter Navarro over his support for hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the coronavirus despite public health experts, including several within the White House, stating the anti-malaria drug...
Related topics: CNN, White House

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Cheap And Effective Mosquito Trap Looks Like A Disco

Words cannot quite articulate the collective loathing humankind has for mosquitoes, and rightfully so! These parasite peddling, blood sucking little critters are responsible for a great deal of human suffering. Mosquito-borne diseases such as...
Related topics: Parasites

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New Set Of Channels Connecting Malaria Parasite And Blood Cells

Researchers have discovered another set of pore-like holes, or channels, traversing the membrane-bound sac that encloses the deadliest malaria parasite as it infects red blood cells. The channels enable the transport of lipids -- fat-like molecules...
Related topics: Parasites, Medical Research

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Fine-particle Air Pollution Has Decreased Across The Us, But Poor And Minority Communities Are...

Air pollution contributes to as many as 9 million premature deaths worldwide each year—twice as many as war, other violence, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Fine particulate matter air pollution is especially dangerous: Microscopic...
Related topics: AIDS, HIV, Virus, Tuberculosis

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Dr. Birx Reminds Country Not To Take Unproven Drug After Gohmert Says He's On It

The FDA has concluded the anti-malaria drug is ineffective against the coronavirus. Dr. Deborah Birx, the coronavirus response coordinator for the Trump administration, on Thursday debunked the notion that an anti-malaria drug can cure coronavirus...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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Ohio Pharmacy Board Bars Use Of Hydroxychloroquine To Treat Coronavirus

The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy is barring pharmacists, licensed distributors of drugs and medical institutions from prescribing the controversial anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to treat or prevent the novel coronavirus. The state...

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The Deadliest Animal In The World

“What makes mosquitoes so dangerous? Despite their innocuous-sounding name—Spanish for “little fly”—they carry devastating diseases. The worst is malaria, which kills more than 600,000 people every year...."

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Trump Again Touts Discredited Anti-malaria Drug As Coronavirus Cure

U.S. President Donald Trump again touted the use of an anti-malarial drug as a treatment for the coronavirus Wednesday, even as the country’s top infectious disease expert debunked it as a cure for the illness.“I happen to believe in...
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Malaria Drug Chloroquine Good For Monkeys , Not Humans Research Shows

More than 600,000 people worldwide have fallen victim to the lung disease COVID-19 so far, which is caused by the SARS coronavirus-2
Related topics: Medical Research

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Trump Again Pushes Unproven Drug As Covid-19 Treatment

A week after appearing to project a more serious tone about the coronavirus, President Donald Trump is back to pushing unproven claims that an anti-malaria drug is an effective treatment and challenging the credibility of the nation's leading...
Related topics: Donald Trump

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Yale Epidemiology Professor Says Hydroxychloroquine Could Save 100,000 Lives

A Yale epidemiology professor says hydroxychloroquine, long touted by President Trump, could help save as many as 100,000 lives if used properly to treat COVID-19. Dr. Harvey Risch if the anti-malaria drug were used more widely in the U.S.,...

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Lupus Drug Prevents Low Heartbeat In High-risk Newborns: Study

FRIDAY, July 17, 2020 -- A drug used to treat lupus and malaria -- hydroxychloroquine -- reduced by half the risk of a potentially fatal heart condition in newborns who were at high risk for it. The condition -- known as congenital heart block...
Related topics: Lupus, Medical Research

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