Tanzania:Tanzania Government Releases Malaria Prevalence in Councils
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has released a list of ten district and township councils with high malaria prevalence and 14 others with prevalence below 0.1 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Net Distribution to Reduce Under Five Malaria Related Deaths in Mulanje
[Malawi News Agency] Mulanje -Mulanje District Hospital Malaria Coordinator, Regan Dulani says he is optimistic of reduced under five deaths with the distribution of the Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) underway in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why is this African town letting mosquitoes in?
The genetically modified insects are part of a project which aims to tackle malaria in Africa. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why is this African village letting mosquitoes in?
The genetically modified insects are part of a project which aims to tackle malaria in Africa. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Review shows link between herpes and dementia
Authors advocate use of antiherpes antivirals Related items fromOnMedica Anticholinergic drugs may be linked to increased risk of dementia New evidence on benzodiazepine link to Alzheimer ’s Stroke rate higher in HIV patients Single-dose malaria drug eliminates parasite from liver Alzheimer ’s drugs work for more severe forms of disease (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Texas Biomed scientists researching Ebola-malaria connection
(Texas Biomedical Research Institute) Texas Biomed researchers -- in collaboration with the University of Iowa -- are trying to find out how malarial infections impact people exposed to Ebola virus. Both diseases are endemic in that region. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Exposure to malaria before birth may boost childhood immunity
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Pamela Odorizzi and colleagues have discovered that human fetal immune cells can proliferate in response to malaria infection in pregnant women, a finding that helps to demystify fetal immunity and potentially has implications for malaria control programs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers Use Gene Editing to Eliminate Mosquitoes in Lab
Researchers at the Imperial College London have demonstrated the use of gene drives to completely eliminate populations of mosquitoes known to transmit malaria. Gene drives are a form of genetic engineering that involves spreading a gene or cluster of genes through a population. The research, published in Nature Biotechnology, reported the eradication of confined populations of Anopheles gambiae by blocking female reproduction using the gene editing technique known as CRISPR. Dr. Crisanti, the corresponding author on the study, said, “2016 marked the first time in over two decades that malaria cases did not fall ye...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 16, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Zambia:Zambia Trial Cuts Severe Malaria Deaths By 96%
[SciDev.Net] Kisumu, Kenyai -A suppository form of the common antimalarial artesunate has dramatically cut child deaths from severe malaria in a trial in rural Zambia, one of the organisations behind the programme has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Human and cattle decoys trap malaria mosquitoes outdoors
(BioMed Central) Host decoy traps which mimic humans or cattle by combining odor, heat and a conspicuous visual stimulus could be effective at measuring and controlling outdoor-biting mosquitoes in malaria endemic regions, according to a study published in the open access journal Parasites& Vectors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fruit fly protein could be new tool in tackling disease-carrying mosquitos
(University of York) An insulin-binding protein in fruit flies could provide new opportunities for tackling disease-carrying mosquitos, such as malaria and yellow fever, scientists at the University of York have found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'Vampire burial' reveals efforts to prevent child's return from grave
(University of Arizona) Archaeologists found the remains of a 10-year-old child with a stone inserted into his or her mouth at a fifth-century Italian cemetery. They think the stone was meant to keep the child from rising from the dead and spreading malaria to the living. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Q & A on the investigational vaccine candidate M72/AS01E
M72/AS01E is a subunit vaccine comprised of an immunogenic fusion protein (M72) derived from two Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) antigens (MTB32A and MTB39A), and the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) proprietary adjuvant AS01E. AS01E is the same adjuvant used in Shingrix GSK vaccine, as well as in the new malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01E. The M72/AS01E vaccine candidate is being developed by the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, in partnership with AERAS. AERAS is a not for profit organization based in the US, aimed at supporting tuberculosis vaccine research, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, the UK Department for ...
Source: WHO Feature Stories - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: tuberculosis [subject], tb Source Type: news

1science Launches the International Repository of Malaria Research
More than 190,000 discoverable items and some 80,000 open access articles on malaria research(PRWeb October 09, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/1science_launches_the_international_repository_of_malaria_research/prweb15817986.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

MIT, SMART and NTU scientists have discovered a potential treatment for severe malaria
(Nanyang Technological University) Scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have discovered a potential treatment that could be effective against severe malaria and even drug-resistant malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vaccinating humans to protect mosquitoes from malaria
(University at Buffalo) For decades, scientists have been trying to develop a vaccine that prevents mosquitoes from spreading malaria among humans. This unique approach -- in which immunized humans transfer anti-malarial proteins to mosquitoes when bitten -- is called a transmission-blocking vaccine (TBV). A new biotech advancement moves us closer to this goal. If successful, it could help reduce the spread of the disease, which kills more than 400,000 people annually. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Yale researchers study link between glucose metabolism and malaria
A glucose inhibitor called 2DG may prevent blood clotting and mini-strokes long enough to clear the parasites that cause cerebral malaria through antibiotics. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers Use Gene Editing to Eliminate Mosquitoes in Lab
Researchers at the Imperial College London have demonstrated the use of gene drives to completely eliminate populations of mosquitoes known to transmit malaria. Gene drives are a form of genetic engineering that involves spreading a gene or cluster of genes through a population. The research, published in Nature Biotechnology, reported the eradication of confined populations of Anopheles gambiae by blocking female reproduction using the gene editing technique known as CRISPR. Dr. Crisanti, the corresponding author on the study, said, “2016 marked the first time in over two decades that malaria cases did not fall ye...
Source: Public Policy Reports - October 5, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Africa:Toyin Saraki Leads High-Level Child Health & Malaria Forum
[Wellbeing Foundation] New York -Toyin Saraki yesterday chaired the forum on Child Health and Malaria during the Access Challenge Universal Health Coverage Conference during the United Nations General Assembly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malaria parasites adapt to mosquito feeding times, study shows
(University of Edinburgh) Malaria parasites have evolved to be most infectious at the time of day when mosquitoes feed, to maximise their chances of being spread. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Japan's Kansai to help Zambia paint out malaria
Kansai Plascon, owned by Tokyo-listed Kansai Paint Co Ltd, has launched the world's first mosquito repellant paint in Zambia to help it reach a target to eliminate malaria by 2021, the company and a Japanese government official said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Namibia:Malaria Spraying in Progress At Ongwediva
[New Era] The Ongwediva Town Council last week commenced with its indoor residual spraying campaign, targeting Extension 11 and New Reception, which both have confirmed cases of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A UN High-Level Meeting May See Hopes to End Tuberculosis
Bobby John is a New Delhi based physician and global health advocate. By Bobby John, MDNEW DELHI, Sep 28 2018 (IPS)In the early months of 1993, there was frenetic activity within the Geneva headquartered WHO’s Communicable Diseases program, to get Tuberculosis designated as a Global Emergency. While countries like India had instituted TB Control programs as early as 1962, and Tanzania in the late 1970’s had shown field level evidence of programmatic innovations like directly observed treatment would reduce TB related mortality, the global reality was things were not going too well as far as reducing incidence a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bobby John MD Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO Deploys Thousands of Volunteers to Tackle Malaria in Borno, Adamawa
[WHO] Maiduguri -Determined to reverse the scourge of the malaria burden in North East Nigeria, World Health Organization (WHO) has deployed nearly 4,353 volunteers to administer anti-malaria drugs in second and third cycle of malaria chemo-prevention campaigns in Borno and Adamawa states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Book Review: Ethics Challenges in Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology
I used to work at a community mental health center. A client could be there totally on his or her own (which was the exception) or could have been referred by any of the following, and sometimes by more than one: state probation and parole (which sometimes included out-of-state referrals), community corrections local probation, federal probation and parole, DUI and drug possession probation, child protective services, adult protective services, juvenile probation, direct referral from various court systems, special justice ordered outpatient care in lieu of inpatient hospitalization, etc. The referral could include an eva...
Source: Psych Central - September 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stan Rockwell, PsyD Tags: Book Reviews Caregivers Children and Teens Disorders Dual Diagnosis Education Ethics & Morality Family General Medications Policy and Advocacy Professional Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Psychology Psychotherapy Treatm Source Type: news

Giving Malaria a Deadline
With a new genetic tool, scientists move a step closer to eradicating mosquitoes and the deadly diseases they carry. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS WADE Tags: Genetics and Heredity Genetic Engineering Mosquitoes Malaria Nature Biotechnology (Journal) Africa Source Type: news

Mosquitoes Genetically Modified To Crash Species That Spreads Malaria
Scientists demonstrate that a "gene drive" can rapidly spread a genetic mutation through a species, perhaps providing a potent new weapon against malaria. But there are plenty of skeptics.(Image credit: Andrew Hammond) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Malaria mosquitoes wiped out in lab trials of gene drive technique
Scientists have succeeded in wiping out a population of caged mosquitoes in laboratory experiments using a type of genetic engineering known as a gene drive, which spread a modification blocking female reproduction. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bill Gates Talks to TIME About a Coming ‘Third Wave’ of Development in Africa
There’s a very big difference between simple and easy—especially when it comes to global health. It’s simple to eradicate polio—just get all children are vaccinated. It’s simple to reduce nighttime malaria infections—make sure everyone in malaria-endemic areas sleeps under a bed net. But none of that is easy. The tension between simple and easy is at play when it comes to eradicating poverty in the developing world too, as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation makes clear in its second annual Goalkeepers Data Report. In a conversation with TIME, Bill Gates points to two recent waves of...
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

New Compounds Might Help Stop Spread of Malaria
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes carrying malaria parasites, but scientists report they have discovered compounds that might keep mosquitoes from spreading the sometimes deadly disease. " Current anti-malarial drugs can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Amino acid found to improve birth outcomes for women with malaria during pregnancy
(Natural News) Pregnancy is a crucial part of a woman’s life. It’s the stage where she nurture a new life whose every breath depends on her. Lucky is the woman who breezes through the nine months of her pregnancy and can look forward to a safe delivery and a healthy baby. Others, however, catch diseases... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Student Loans Helped Osoro Build a Business and Expand Health Care in Rural Kenya
September 20, 2018He had almost given up on  his dream of owning a health care enterprise. Then he learned about the Afya Elimu Fund. It is 10AM local time, and in Karantini village, Kenya, an elderly man with a walking stick is limping out of the consultations room at Bethany Medical Clinic. You can see he is being careful not to hurt his leg. This is because he ’s recovering from a festering wound that had almost become gangrenous.He is the ninth patient since daybreak for health worker Statius Osoro Ondiba, 24, the proprietor of the medical facility.For months before visiting the clinic, the old man, who...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

East Africa:Kenya Healthcare Score Above Regional Average
[East African] Falling numbers in malaria infections, improved mortality rate for children under five and improved decline in deaths of women giving birth have done Kenya good. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Yes, Fake Malaria Drug Crooks Must Be Nailed
[Daily News] MEDICINE is supposed to represent a blessing, in the form of, at best curing a sick person who takes it, and, at worst, to get relief. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malaria treatment: Is there a vaccine for Malaria?
MALARIA is currently plaguing the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, where a recent earthquake devastated the country, paving the way for a potentially deadly Malaria outbreak. Is there a vaccine for Malaria? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug compound prevents mosquitoes' malaria infection
Researchers have found six compounds that could prevent mosquitoes from being infected with malaria as a way to stop the spread of the disease to humans. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drugs that stop mosquitoes catching malaria could help eradicate the disease
(Imperial College London) Researchers have identified compounds that could prevent malaria parasites from being able to infect mosquitoes, halting the spread of disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NUS researchers invent new test kit for quick, accurate and low-cost screening of diseases
(National University of Singapore) A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a portable, easy-to-use device for quick and accurate screening of diseases. This versatile technology platform called enVision (enzyme-assisted nanocomplexes for visual identification of nucleic acids) can be designed to detect a wide range of diseases - from emerging infectious diseases (e.g. Zika and Ebola) and high-prevalence infections (e.g. hepatitis, dengue, and malaria) to various types of cancers and genetic diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New Project Will Use Behavioral Science to Improve Family Planning Services in Uganda
September 17, 2018How can insights into individual behaviors and decisions improve the family planning and reproductive health services Ugandan health workers provide their clients? Through a new award from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, IntraHealth International and ideas42 are teaming up to answer this question.The new research project, called Scale-Up and Capacity Building in Behavioral Science to Improve the Uptake of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services (SupCap, for short) will improve the health and well-being of women of reproductive age in Eastern Uganda by helping increase the modern contrac...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Malaria outbreak: How does Malaria spread? Lombok hit by fresh outbreak
LOMBOK is still recovering from a chain of earthquake activity and has now been plunged into another natural disaster as Malaria takes hold of the island. How does Malaria spread? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia:Over 29 500 Malaria Cases in Last Four Years
[New Era] For the past four years, Namibia was hit hard by seasonal upsurges in malaria cases and by June 2018, over 29, 524 cases had been reported-ten times more than the 2012 cases, the Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Bernard Haufiku said on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Malaria Spraying Starts At Oshakati
[New Era] The Oshakati Town Council in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Services will kick-start its malaria spraying campaign at the town today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Million Structures Targeted in Malaria Fight
[Namibian] The health ministry, in collaboration with the World Health Organisation, will launch the 2018 indoor residual spraying campaign today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:WHO Impressed With Malaria Battle
[New Era] The World Health Organization (WHO) has commended Namibia for having made tremendous progress over the last two decades in its quest to reduce the malaria burden, though in the same breath the UN agency said resistance to anti-malaria drugs remains a challenge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malaria-infected children give off a distinctive smell that makes them even MORE attractive to mosquitoes
(Natural News) According to a study, malaria-infected children emit a unique smell through their skin and it makes them “even more attractive to mosquitoes.” The study was published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and it involved researchers from Cardiff University, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Wageningen University.  The study is the first of its... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Genetically modified mosquitoes could eradicate malaria
Since only female mosquitoes bite and transmit malaria, these lab-grown sterile male insects will not be able to multiply or spread the disease. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Africa:Global Fund Partnership Has Saved 27 Million Lives
[Global Fund] Paris -The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria released a report today demonstrating that 27 million lives have been saved by the Global Fund partnership. The report shows tremendous progress that has been achieved by efforts to end the epidemics, while highlighting new threats. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:24 000 Positive for Malaria in Kavango Regions
[Namibian] ABOUT 132 304 people were tested for malaria at health facilities in the Kavango East and Kavango West regions, of whom 24 406 (18%) were positive since January. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:General Assembly Endorses Nepad and Malaria Resoltuons - U.S. Objects to 'Win-Win'
[UN] United Nations -Recorded Votes Called as Delegations Seek Removal of Certain Language from Development Texts (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:General Assembly Endorses Nepad and Malaria Resolutions - U.S. Objects to 'Win-Win'
[UN] United Nations -Recorded Votes Called as Delegations Seek Removal of Certain Language from Development Texts (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news