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R40m plan aims to wipe out malaria - Independent Online

Malaria News Feeds - September 13, 2017 - 04:33

R40m plan aims to wipe out malaria
Independent Online
A R40-million malaria-prevention drive is expected to boost ambitious tourism and development plans in one of South Africa's most remote and beautiful, but poorest areas. The protocol for the drive, which will involve a trilateral alliance between ...

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New drug effective against malaria

Science Daily - Malaria - September 12, 2017 - 22:49
Researchers have developed a new drug that is effective against non-severe cases of malaria, according to results from an FDA-supervised clinical trial. The results are significant as public health experts have long warned that the parasite responsible for most malaria cases, Plasmodium falciparum, is developing resistance to widely used treatments. New medications are needed to build up secondary defenses against drug-resistant strains of the parasite.
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New Tulane University drug effective against malaria - EurekAlert (press release)

Malaria News Feeds - September 12, 2017 - 22:33

EurekAlert (press release)

New Tulane University drug effective against malaria
EurekAlert (press release)
The results are significant as public health experts have long warned that the parasite responsible for most malaria cases, Plasmodium falciparum, is developing resistance to widely used treatments. New medications are needed to build up secondary ...

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Malaria: Drug candidate may reduce spread of the parasite - Science Daily

Malaria News Feeds - September 12, 2017 - 21:45

Malaria: Drug candidate may reduce spread of the parasite
Science Daily
Significant headway has been made in controlling malaria. However, two vexing problems remain: currently available treatments are unable to block transmission of the parasite that causes the disease, and the parasite often becomes resistant to drugs.

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Scientists Build 'Placenta on a Chip' - Popular Mechanics

Malaria News Feeds - September 12, 2017 - 17:12

Popular Mechanics

Scientists Build 'Placenta on a Chip'
Popular Mechanics
Sarah Du and Andrew Oleinikov led the effort, which they're calling "Placenta-On-a-Chip," in order to study how malaria affects growing fetuses. The chip simulates the complex interactions involved at the placenta when a pregnant woman is infected with ...
'Placenta-on-a-chip' technology will let scientists research neonatal diseases without using human fetusesCNET

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Goodbye to Malaria? Vaccine soon to be administered in Malawi - The Maravi Post

Malaria News Feeds - September 12, 2017 - 15:43

The Maravi Post

Goodbye to Malaria? Vaccine soon to be administered in Malawi
The Maravi Post
The world's first vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries – Ghana, Kenya and Malawi – starting in 2018. The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites. The World Health ...

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'Placenta-on-a-chip' technology will let scientists research neonatal diseases without using human fetuses - CNET

Malaria News Feeds - September 12, 2017 - 14:01

CNET

'Placenta-on-a-chip' technology will let scientists research neonatal diseases without using human fetuses
CNET
The hope, here, is that placentas-on-chips can be used to eventually prevent pregnant women with malaria from having complications during their pregnancies. The research is also an early breakthrough on a future in which neonatal disease can be ...

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Mozambique: Ten Million Dollars to Fight Malaria in Pregnancy - AllAfrica.com

Malaria News Feeds - September 12, 2017 - 12:47

Mozambique: Ten Million Dollars to Fight Malaria in Pregnancy
AllAfrica.com
Maputo — Maputo 11 Sep (AIM) - Lelio Marmora, the Executive Director of Unitaid, an international body that works closely with the World Health Organisation (WHO), said in Maputo on Monday that ten million US dollars will be invested in combating ...

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Researchers develop process for producing malaria treatment on a large scale - Homeland Preparedness News

Malaria News Feeds - September 12, 2017 - 12:00

Homeland Preparedness News

Researchers develop process for producing malaria treatment on a large scale
Homeland Preparedness News
Artemisinin, a Chinese medicine used to treat malaria that often faces issues with an unstable supply, can be rapidly produced at an industrial rate by genetically engineering moss, according to a recent study conducted by researchers from the ...

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New Survey Reveals Almost Half of UK Adults Who Travel to Malaria-risk Areas do not Think that they need ... - Markets Insider

Malaria News Feeds - September 12, 2017 - 07:13

New Survey Reveals Almost Half of UK Adults Who Travel to Malaria-risk Areas do not Think that they need ...
Markets Insider
New research1 of over 1,000 UK adults highlights that almost half (48%) of those who travel to areas at risk of malaria may be leaving themselves exposed to this potentially fatal disease. For many, lack of knowledge about where in the world malaria is ...

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New Survey Reveals Almost Half of UK Adults Who Travel to Malaria-risk Areas do not Think that they need ... - PR Newswire UK (press release)

Malaria News Feeds - September 12, 2017 - 07:04

New Survey Reveals Almost Half of UK Adults Who Travel to Malaria-risk Areas do not Think that they need ...
PR Newswire UK (press release)
New research1 of over 1,000 UK adults highlights that almost half (48%) of those who travel to areas at risk of malaria may be leaving themselves exposed to this potentially fatal disease. For many, lack of knowledge about where in the world malaria is ...

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Project launched in Mozambique to protect 400000 pregnant women from malaria - Xinhua

Malaria News Feeds - September 12, 2017 - 05:08

Project launched in Mozambique to protect 400000 pregnant women from malaria
Xinhua
MAPUTO, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Unitaid, an international organization hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO), launched here on Monday a project to bring malaria prevention care to 400,000 pregnant women and their babies in four African countries.

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Walter Reed, PATH to test modified regimen of GlaxoSmithKline's Mosquirix - FiercePharma

Malaria News Feeds - September 11, 2017 - 20:19

FiercePharma

Walter Reed, PATH to test modified regimen of GlaxoSmithKline's Mosquirix
FiercePharma
After that, they will be exposed to malaria-causing parasites through mosquito bites under controlled laboratory conditions so that researchers can evaluate the vaccine's safety and efficacy. According to the groups, the new study is the largest ...

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NAFDAC wants global donors to patronise Nigerian Malaria drugs - Daily Trust

Malaria News Feeds - September 11, 2017 - 16:24

Daily Trust

NAFDAC wants global donors to patronise Nigerian Malaria drugs
Daily Trust
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Monday appealed to international donors to patronise locally manufactured anti-malaria drugs that will be donated in the country. The NAFDAC Acting Director-General, Mrs ...

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46% jump in dengue cases in a week; malaria cases toll crosses 600 - The Indian Express

Malaria News Feeds - September 11, 2017 - 16:21

The Indian Express

46% jump in dengue cases in a week; malaria cases toll crosses 600
The Indian Express
The total number of cases of malaria and chikungunya recorded till September 9 stand at 611 and 432, respectively. Of the 1730 cases of dengue, 829 affected people were residents of Delhi, while the rest were patients from other states. Of the 829 ...

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New malaria treatment yields promising result - Independent Online

Malaria News Feeds - September 11, 2017 - 14:24

New malaria treatment yields promising result
Independent Online
Paris - German scientists working in the west African state of Gabon say a new treatment for malaria is yielding promising results. The drug, fosmidomycin, was administered to three small groups of malaria-infected people, of nine, eight and 10 ...

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Essential tips for preventing malaria - TVC News

Malaria News Feeds - September 11, 2017 - 09:13

TVC News

Essential tips for preventing malaria
TVC News
Image result for malaria Malaria is a life-threatening disease that's typically transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito. Are you aware of the essential tips on how to prevent malaria?

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Analysis: Why malaria is unlikely to return to Italy - The Local Italy

Malaria News Feeds - September 11, 2017 - 07:37

The Local Italy

Analysis: Why malaria is unlikely to return to Italy
The Local Italy
Although Italy was one of the most endemic European countries for malaria during the 20th century – until DDT was used to eradicate it – the scientific puzzle shrouding the girl's death is the fact that it was caused by Plasmodium falciparum, which is ...

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Cape Verde hit by worst malaria outbreak in decades - ReliefWeb

Malaria News Feeds - September 11, 2017 - 06:54

Cape Verde hit by worst malaria outbreak in decades
ReliefWeb
Generally, the Cape Verde carries low risk of malaria aside from the islands of Boavista and Sao Tiago, where there may be a risk between August and November. Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted through the ...

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WHO Asks to Strengthen Health Systems to Eliminate Dengue, Malaria: 5 Foods That Fight Infection Naturally - NDTV

Malaria News Feeds - September 11, 2017 - 06:19

NDTV

WHO Asks to Strengthen Health Systems to Eliminate Dengue, Malaria: 5 Foods That Fight Infection Naturally
NDTV
Your diet, lifestyle and the environment - all play an important role in determining the risk of vector-borne diseases such as dengue and malaria. While it is imperative to maintain hygienic living conditions, it can also help to include certain foods ...
Strengthen health systems to eliminate dengue, malaria: WHO | The ...The Indian Express

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