Zambia: New Malaria Drug Elating

[Times of Zambia] Malaria killed the Scottish explorer David Livingstone, who also suffered from dysentery, on May 1, 1873 at the age of 60 in Chief Chitambo's Village in the then Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia).
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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This study aimed to examine and compare the relevance between these three kinds of green space and incidences of the three types of epidemic diseases based on the Panel Data Model (PDM) with the time series data of 31 Chinese provinces from 2007 to 2016. The results indicated that there exists different, or even opposite, relevance between various kinds of green space and epidemic diseases, which might be associated with the process of urban sprawl in rapid urbanization in China. This paper provides a reference for re-thinking the indices of green space in building healthier and greener cities.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
IJERPH, Vol. 16, Pages 2052: Assessing Students’ Knowledge on WASH-Related Diseases International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph16112052 Authors: Khaldoon A. Mourad Vincent Habumugisha Bolaji F. Sule Water-, sanitation-, and hygiene-related diseases are killing many people each year in developing countries, including Rwanda, and children under the age of five are the most vulnerable. This research assessed human waste disposal practices, knowledge on diseases caused by contact with human faeces, and knowledge on causes and prevention of selected WASH-related diseas...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 2 May 2019Source: Journal of EthnopharmacologyAuthor(s): Michael O. Ugwah, Chinenye J. Ugwah-Oguejiofor, Emmanuel U. Etuk, Shaibu O. Bello, Adamu A. AlieroAbstractEthnopharmacological relevanceBalanites aegyptiaca L. Delile (Zygophyllaceae) is a perennial tree that is mostly found in Africa, south Asia and most desert environments. Decoctions of its stem barks are used in northern Nigeria for the treatment of ulcers and stomach issues. Other folkloric uses include treatment of wounds, malaria, dysentery, asthma, and fever.Aim of the study: The present study evaluated the antiulcer activit...
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
us O Abstract The microbiota in mosquito breeding waters can affect ovipositing mosquitoes, have effects on larval development, and can modify adult mosquito-gut bacterial composition. This, in turn, can affect transmission of human pathogens such as malaria parasites. Here, we explore the microbiota of four breeding sites for Anopheles darlingi, the most important malaria vector in Latin America. The sites are located in Manaus in the Amazon basin in Brazil, an area of active malaria transmission. Using 16S rRNA gene sequencing by MiSeq, we found that all sites were dominated by Proteobacteria and Firmicutes and ...
Source: Microbial Ecology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Microb Ecol Source Type: research
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -At least half a million survivors of a powerful cyclone in southeast Africa are at risk of fatal diseases, from cholera and dysentery to malaria, aid workers warned on Thursday, as rescue teams struggled to reach flood-hit communities.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
ConclusionThough B.sapida has been put to enormous traditional use, the pharmacological studies conducted are not sufficient, most studies are either in-vivo or in-vitro. More work is required (well-designed pharmacological tests, randomized clinical trials) to evaluate these medicinal claims. This review provides a basis for future research. The isolation of more compounds,detailed pharmacological investigations, exploration of food use and detoxification techniques are key areas to investigate.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionThough there are evidences of enormous traditional uses of B. sapida, the pharmacological studies conducted are so insignificant. More work is still required to authenticate these medicinal claims, this review tends to bridge the gap by providing enough information for future research since it is clear that the phytochemistry of this plant is yet to explored fully.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusions: While, superficially, the ZJJYJ might seem irrelevant in modern manual acupuncture practices, well-documented physical effects (e.g., pain relief) of manual acupuncture do provide measurable outcomes for use in fMRI research. Therefore, the classical text does provide a guide for future research on influential acupoints on the leg and body channels. PMID: 30671154 [PubMed]
Source: Acupuncture in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Med Acupunct Source Type: research
hunpeng Wan Medicinal plants have served humans since prehistoric times to treat various ailments. Both developed and underdeveloped countries rely on traditional systems of medication using natural sources from plants. Phyllanthus is one of the largest genus in the family Phyllanthaceae, comprising over 700 well known species cosmopolitan in distribution mainly in the tropics and subtropics. Phyllanthus species are being in constant used in traditional medications to cure an array of human diseases (constipation, inhalation related, arthritis, loss of appetite, injuries, conjunctivitis, diarrhoea, running nose, common...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
ConclusionsThirty-seven plants commonly used by the tribes of the CRF as anti-infective agents offer perspectives for further research, as the phytochemistry and phytopharmacology for most of these plants have not been published to date.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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