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Scientists Produce New Anti-Malarial Compound
...w another, more expensive and difficult-to-produce malaria
drugworks at the molecular level. The new compound...species ofmosquito-borne parasite that causes most malaria
deaths inpeople. One of the compounds has been tested on malaria-infectedmice, curing the animals. T...
Does Europe Need The WHO?
...mergency relief programmes in war zones in Europe, malaria
had long been eradicated and non-communicable dise...ot be forgotten as diseases such as diphtheria and malaria
have reappeared in areas from which they had been virtually eliminated, whilst cases of tuberculosis...
A Change In Climate May Mean More Than Creaky Joints: Symposium At ESA Annual Meeting Will Examine Linkages Between Ecological Change And Human Health
... transmission. Whilethe climate-linked scourge of malaria
may not be a U.S. problem, new diseasessuch as Hantavirus, which strikes the U.S. Southwest, will keep scientists andtheir vegetation surveying satellite busy. Building on the theme of disease, Francesca Grifo of the Center for Biodiversityand Conser...
PAHO Responds To Countries Affected By Hurricane Georges, Makes Appeal For
Emergency Funds For Haiti And Dominican Republic
...g measures forwater-borne diseases such as dengue, malaria
and diarrheal disease, and to cleanup hospitals and health services affected by flooding, he said. In the Dominican Republic, where health facilities were seriouslydamaged and thousands have been displaced from their homes, $345,000 is needed...
Safe Water, Medicines, Insecticides Greatest Needs After Mitch
...es thatcan transmit diseases such as dengue fever, malaria
and others. According to Dr. Prado, the response of the health sector to a disaster such asthe one that affected Honduras, Nicaragua, and Belize can usually be describedin 3 steps. The first is the immediate life-saving first aid to the people hurt...
Forecasting Killer Heat: UD Systems Predict Deadly Weather Worldwide
...tes that hot weather also promotessuch diseases as malaria
and dengue fever, and it can contribute to harmfulozone levels, which affect elderly people, children and those with asthma orcardiovascular ailments. "Many of the health effects of climate changes-and inparticular, heat-related effects-could be avoi...
International Meeting To Reduce Neonatal Mortaltiy
...ions, infectious diseases(pneumonia and diarrhea), malaria
and exposure to toxic substances. An international meeting funded by USAID's Child Health Research Project andhosted by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, May 10-12, 1999 willsystematically examine the extent and causes of the problem of peri...
Revived drug prevents malaria, skirts drug resistance
...ring players in the world'scontinuing contest with malaria
has reappeared as a new drug, apparently capableof...ug,"should greatly raise our chances of preventing malaria
while avoiding the drugresistance that now plagues its treatment. Clobbering parasites at two place...
Process may help scientists find new antibacterial drugs
...d previously achieved fame as the world's foremost malaria
treatment. Quinine occurs naturally in a tree bark, and like many naturally occurring compounds, is enantiomerically pure -- it is made up of only one enantiomer. Enantiomerically pure compounds are generally expensive, Lectka notes, but with a small...
NIAID awards major malaria vaccine research contract
...International Corporation (SAIC), McLean, Va., for malaria
vaccine production and support services. The contract will support the transition of new malaria
vaccine candidates from discovery in the laboratory up to clinical trials. "Malaria continues to dev...
Widely used anti-bacterial inhibits parasites that cause malaria and toxoplasmosis
...nd deodorants, kills the parasites responsible for malaria
and toxoplasmosis, even at very low concentrations...we urgently need new and better medicines to treat malaria
and toxoplasmosis," she added. "The parasites that cause malaria
are resistant to many of the avail...
Fogarty International Center announces initial awards for international studies on health and economic development
...n, South Africa, to measure the economic impact of malaria
in southern Africa. Dr. Jonathan Simon of Boston University will work with the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit in Kericho, Kenya and the Kenya Medical Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya to study the impact of diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria,...
Science for global health - World Health Day 2001
...nfectious diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria
is not matched by a similar effort to build research infrastructure, expertise, and new knowledge that will enable people in the developing world to address their growing burden of mental illness. Shortages of trained mental health care workers at a...
NIAID events highlight global health research
...nternational research efforts in the fight against malaria
and other tropical diseases. On Monday, May 7, NI... to help bridge the gap between basic research and malaria
vaccine production. By providing "product process development," a key step in vaccine production th...
Patent rights stimulate R&D, but fall short in helping poor countries obtain lifesaving drugs
...unties," said Feachem. He explained that drugs for malaria
and tuberculosis are good candidates for differential pricing because potential markets exist in both poor and wealthy countries. On the other hand, drugs to treat tropical diseases, for example, which occur only in developing countries, are not good...
New antimalaria drug succeeds in first animal tests
...ns Hopkins University have designed a new drug for malaria
that has easily passed the first stage of preclini...to administer orally and intravenously." Annually, malaria
infects 300 million to 500 million people and causes 1.5 million to 3 million deaths. It is primaril...
Fresh hopes for treatment of malaria in Africa
...only partly successful. The standard treatment for malaria
has, for many years, been chloroquine, a fairly sa...ap drug. Over the 40 years, from the 1940s to 80s, malaria
parasites in Africa were highly sensitive to chloroquine. The first case of chloroquine resistance w...
The Lancet Oncology and The Lancet Infectious Diseases
...esting. REVIEWS Epidemiology of drug-resistant malaria
p values for pathogens: statistical inference from infectious-disease data Monotherapy or aminoglycoside-containing combinations for empirical antibiotic treatment of febrile neutropenic patients: a meta-analysis Multiplexed immunoassays by flow c...
Violence against women
... cancer, and is a greater cause of ill-health than malaria
and traffic accidents combined. G8 leaders have set ambitious targets for reducing the global burdens of disease caused by tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV/AIDS by 2010, but why does violence against women, a massive cause of morbidity and mortality, r...
New treatment option for children with malaria
... could be a new treatment option for children with malaria
caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum, conc... issue of THE LANCET. Drug-resistant P. falciparum malaria
is a serious problem in sub-Saharan Africa. Chloroquine resistance is a major contributor to the inc...
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