Tag: "malaria" at medical news
Bias in statin trials, failure to control malaria, and more
...nternational health agencies are failing Africa on malaria
control Teaching global health at the frontl...nternational health agencies are failing Africa on malaria
control Lack of coordination between donors and international health agencies is leading to the n...
HIV and malaria combine to adversely affect pregnant women and their infants
...by which pregnant women protect themselves against malaria
and have also discovered how the HIV virus works t...y year. While the disease affects mostly children, malaria
also severely affects pregnant women, especially during their first pregnancy, accounting for an est...
Syphilis screening, lithium fights neurodegeneration, monoclonal antibodies against avian flu
...sonic phagocytic clearance of pregnancy-associated malaria
parasites Please mention PLoS Medicine in yo...sonic phagocytic clearance of pregnancy-associated malaria
parasites Based on a comparison of HIV-negative or HIV-infected primigravid and multigravid women...
Malaria 2007 -- Progressing research, persisting challenges
...., Editor in Chief, JAMA, comment on the status of malaria
in the world today. "Malaria remains a leading c...annually. Even in the United States, where endemic malaria
has been eradicated for decades, an average of 1,200 cases are reported annually. The articles in th...
Certain combination therapy found more effective for treating malaria in African children
...ldren in Africa. One of the reasons the control of malaria
has been difficult is because of increasing resist...ion regimens for treating uncomplicated falciparum malaria
(one of the most severe types of malaria, with one of the highest death rates) and compared their ef...
Article outlines current recommendations for treating malaria in the US
...s with recommendations for diagnosing and treating malaria
in the U.S. With an increasing number of U.S. resi...nt measures to reduce morbidity and mortality from malaria
in the United States include the following: obtaining a travel history, considering malaria
in the d...
Diagnostic tests for malaria underused in Zambia
...sed (a type of medication) combination therapy for malaria
throughout Africa has led to renewed interest in i... most widely used method to confirm a diagnosis of malaria
is microscopy, according to background information in the article. Davidson H. Hamer, M.D., of th...
Number of insecticide-treated nets available to African households needs to be increased
...vailable in African households that are at risk of malaria
and how many ITNs are needed to reach targets for use by children younger than 5 years and pregnant women. They found that, in data reflecting 43 sub-Saharan African countries for 2003, the average proportion of households possessing at least 1 ITN w...
Nearly half of children in Kenya with common type of severe malaria affected neurologically
...olvement of African children with acute falciparum malaria
(a severe type of malaria). The study included 19,...alf of the children admitted with acute falciparum malaria
and commonly manifested as seizures, prostration [a marked loss of strength, as in exhaustion], impa...
Antifolate therapies found effective against certain type of malaria
...hamine and chlorproguanil-dapsone) against P vivax malaria
and compared each with chloroquine. There are an e...h year, accounting for more than 50 percent of all malaria
cases outside Africa. Although rarely fatal, it is a major cause of illness. P vivax malaria
Students devise oral quick-dissolve strips for rotavirus vaccine
...ine needed in the developing world, right behind a malaria
vaccine," he said. "The mortality rate is high." The student inventors are pleased about the potential public health benefits. They also found the hands-on assignment to be a valuable part of their engineering education. "This was a really good...
Health officials renew Indo-US Vaccine Action Program
...maniasis, typhoid, rabies, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria
and emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. ...rts also are under way to develop collaboration on malaria
Malaria-infected mice cured by 1 dose of new drug
...e not only to be more effective than today's best malaria
remedies, but also potentially safer and more effi...uman blood. The most commonly fatal species of the malaria
parasite now shows strong resistance to most current treatments, making the development of effective...
Loperamide therapy for acute diarrhea in children
...ations that pregnant women who live in areas where malaria
is common should sleep under insecticide-treated m...ave miscarriages than other women. They have fewer malaria
parasites in their blood and their babies are less likely to be of low birth weight. Citation: Gam...
African scientists will train at Emory University in latest drug discovery techniques
...ccording to Dr. Liotta, HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria
are among the diseases most affecting Africa's impoverished populations. "One of the issues with TB, for example, is that we know how to control the disease," says Liotta. "We have drugs that are 50 plus years old, and they work, but the problem i...
Worldmapper draws attention to the world's health inequalities
...values that are mapped are public health spending, malaria
cases, HIV prevalence, and number of physicians). ...er cartogram (Worldmapper Poster 229) shows global malaria
casesin this case Africa appears enormous. In a paper in PLoS Medicine, Professor Dorling describ...
Over 200 million children under age 5 failing to reach their potential in cognitive development
...and arsenic, and some infectious diseases, such as malaria
or HIV/AIDS. Interventions that address these causal factors can reduce the burden of poor child development, say the authors of the final paper in the Series. Research shows, for example, that stimulating children through programs involving play a...
NIAID media availability: Examining genetic variability of malaria parasite offers insight
...t new details about the genetic variability of the malaria
parasite and provide new clues for how it causes d...s from around the globe of the most deadly type of malaria
parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. The sequencing, carried out in part at NIAID's Microbial Sequencing...
Malaria may fuel spread of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa
...in the Dec. 8 issue of Science, found that because malaria
increases the viral load of an HIV-infected person...HIV may play a role in the geographic expansion of malaria
in Africa because HIV-infected persons are more susceptible to malaria
infections due to their alrea...
New 'GreeneChip' identifies multiple pathogens rapidly and accurately
...e detecting a previously undiagnosed fatal case of malaria
that occurred during an outbreak of Marburg hemorrhagic fever in Angola in 2004-2005. This technology may improve the capacity for emerging infectious diseases surveillance and outbreak response....
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