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Global Health: World Health Officials Describe Progress Against Tetanus, H.I.V. and Malaria
Tetanus in babies has been eliminated from the Americas, experts said. Malaria treatment will be expanded in Africa; new HIV drugs will be available there, too. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Tetanus Malaria Pregnancy and Childbirth Third World and Developing Countries International Relations Source Type: news

'Super malaria' spreads in South East Asia
Scientists are sounding the alarm warning of a " super malaria " that is resistant to anti-malaria drugs and is spreading rapidly in Southeast Asia. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mosquitoes spread deadly diseases, and public health experts hope to fight back with this new emoji
Mosquitoes are more than a spoiler of backyard barbecues. They threaten more than half the world ’s population with their disease-spreading bites. In fact, mosquitoes are deadlier — by far — than sharks and snakes.They are the incubator and chief disseminator of malaria, dengue and yellow fevers,... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Alarm as 'super malaria' spreads in South East Asia
The usual treatments are failing 60% of the time in some regions of Cambodia, scientists say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: Health Ministry Launches U.S.$5 Million Spraying Drive Ahead of Malaria Peak Season
[New Times] The ministry of Health has launched a $5,098,326 indoor residual spraying (IRS) campaign in Kirehe and Nyagatare, some of the malaria high risk districts in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Africa: USAID Announces Malaria Initiative Launch and Expansion
[USAID] New York -Today, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced that the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by USAID and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expand its existing program in Burkina Faso. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Superbug's spread to Vietnam threatens malaria control
Scientists say Vietnam's main malaria treatment is failing at an alarming rate because of a highly drug-resistant superbug that has spread into the southern part of the country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: Global Fund Board Approves Transfer of Funds Within the 2014-2016 Allocation to Burkina Faso
[GFO] The Global Fund Board has approved the transfer of ? 2.6 million from within the 2014-2016 allocation to Burkina Faso. The funds are being transferred from a TB/HIV grant and an RSSH grant, where they were projected to remain unused, to a malaria grant (BFA-M-PADS) to cover a significant gap that has materialized in the malaria program. The Board was acting on a recommendation from its Grant Approvals Committee (GAC). (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

$11.5 million program project aims to combat malaria drug resistance
(Texas Biomedical Research Institute) Texas Biomed researchers have partnered with researchers at Notre Dame and the CIDR in Seattle to pursue studies in drug resistant malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Harvard Doctor to Save Million Lives in Liberia
[New Democrat] A two-year-old child in rural Liberia has a fever. It could be malaria, and the only way to get treatment is for her mother to carry her on her back, cross a riverbed by canoe and walk through a forest for at least two days to get to the nearest healthcare clinic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Using NASA Satellite Data to Predict Malaria Outbreaks
Researchers are working in partnership with the Peruvian government to develop a system that uses satellite and other data to help forecast malaria outbreaks at the household-level months in advance and prevent them from happening. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Researchers Say They Have New Anti-Malaria Drugs
[Daily News] Arusha -BREAKTHROUGH in the fight against the deadly malaria is on the horizon, with Arusha-based researchers coming up with new drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical treatment for cramps and restless legs could be putting you at risk for fatal heart problems
(Natural News) A new warning has been issued over quinine, a medicine and ingredient found in beverages like tonic water and bitter lemon. Long used as a drug for malaria, quinine is no longer a recommended treatment for any condition by the U.K.’s two major healthcare watchdogs. However, that hasn’t stopped doctors in the country... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carbohydrates may be the key to a better malaria vaccine
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) An international research team has shown for the first time that carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical role in malaria's ability to infect mosquito and human hosts.The discovery also suggests steps that may improve the only malaria vaccine approved to protect people against Plasmodium falciparum malaria -- the most deadly form of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tulane University reports favourable results from new malaria trial
Tulane University in the US has reported positive results from a clinical trial of its new drug AQ-13, which is   being developed for the treatment of malaria. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Viral hepatitis kills 1.34 million worldwide
Viral hepatitis kills more people than HIV, malaria or tuberculosis, a new study found. It's one of the top ten causes of death in the world. The WHO has a plan to stop it by 2030, but efforts are lagging. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rebel Wilson Awarded More Than $3 Million in Defamation Lawsuit
(MELBOURNE, Australia) — A judge awarded Rebel Wilson record damages of 4.56 million Australian dollars ($3.66 million) on Wednesday over magazine articles the actress said cost her roles in Hollywood films. A Supreme Court jury in Australia’s Victoria state had decided in June the articles claiming she lied about her age, origins of her first name and her upbringing in Sydney were defamatory. Justice John Dixon said a substantial award amount was required to “vindicate” Wilson after her reputation as an “actress of integrity was wrongly damaged.” Bauer Media, publisher of the Australian...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized celebrities Courts Source Type: news

Millions Could Die If Foreign Aid Is Cut, Gates Foundation Warns
The Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation issued a stark warning this morning: if governments, particularly the U.S., were to cut their foreign aid budgets, millions of people would die from HIV, childhood illnesses, childbirth, and malaria. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Sudan: More Malaria Patients in West Darfur Camp
[Radio Dabanga] Murnei -Seventeen people infected with malaria were brought to the hospital in Murnei camp, West Darfur, yesterday. There are not enough medicines against malaria in the camp for displaced people, causing the prices to rise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

East Africa: New Research Shows Novel Way to Tackle Malaria
[East African] Scientists exploring new ways to tackle the ongoing problems of malaria in East Africa have come up with the so-called "Trojan cow" project which aims to get mosquitoes to bite cows or goats rather than humans. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

As 'flesh-eating'   Leishmania come closer, a vaccine against them does, too
(Georgia Institute of Technology) Boils the size of sand dollars, facial damage reminiscent of acid wounds, death by maiming   of the liver and spleen. Leishmania parasites inflict suffering around the world that is the stuff of parables. They are the second-deadliest parasites after malaria, and global warming is slowly pushing them north toward the United States. Can a new experimental vaccine someday stop them? The vaccine has worked in humanized mice, as detailed in a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Using NASA satellite data to predict malaria outbreaks
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) In the Amazon Rainforest, few animals are as dangerous to humans as mosquitoes that transmit malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

This Girl Tr òn: The Forgotten Subject of Vietnam War Photographer Larry Burrows
Larry Burrows was a seasoned veteran of the Vietnam War when, in early 1968, he met 12-year-old Nguyễn Thị Tròn. Operating out of Saigon, the southern Republic of Vietnam’s capital, the photographer had been covering the conflict for LIFE magazine since 1962. He shadowed American troops, documenting ferocious firefights, surviving hours in the air with helicopter-gunship crews, and freeze-framing harrowing moments of bravery and despair, exhaustion, and appalling violence in combat zones. Though much of his best work had been shot in the thick of the action, he had come to be haunted by the trauma visited ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gary Jones/ Suối Đá Tags: Uncategorized Larry Burrows LIFE Magazine photography Vietnam Vietnam War Source Type: news

Liberia: Global Fund Delegation Meets Health Authorities
[NEWS] A Global Fund delegation that is visiting Liberia to support efforts in the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) has held talks with Health Minister, Bernice T. Dahn and other stakeholders in the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Ten Million Dollars to Fight Malaria in Pregnancy
[AIM] 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 malaria among pregnant women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Tulane University drug effective against malaria
(Tulane University) Tulane University researchers have developed a new drug that is effective against non-severe cases of malaria, according to results from an FDA-supervised clinical trial published in the latest issue of The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 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. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Aids-Free-Holiday Caravan in New Bell
[Cameroon Tribune] Youths are being advised on ways of also preventing malaria, diabetes, cancer and how to ensure a healthy environment besides free HIV/AIDS screening. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

PATH and WRAIR announce largest-ever controlled malaria infection
(Burness) PATH's Malaria Vaccine Initiative and the US Department of Defense's Walter Reed Army Institute of Research announced today that vaccinations are under way in a clinical trial to evaluate modifications to the vaccine regimen of GSK's RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine candidate. The partners seek to understand if these modifications will provide equal or increased protection compared to the standard pediatric regimen. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

August ’s top stories: Cancer Research UK’s new oncology trial, Novartis’ malaria drug trial
Cancer Research UK initiated a trial of LY3143921 hydrate to treat patients with advanced solid tumours, and Novartis and MMV initiated a Phase IIb trial of KAF156 to treat multidrug-resistant malaria in Africa. Drugdevelopment-technology.com wraps u … (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Burundi: Malaria Cases Significantly Decreased, Health Ministry Says
[Iwacu] The spokesman for the Ministry of Health announced on 6 September that malaria cases have significantly decreased thanks to government's efforts to combat this malaria epidemic. The population complain that they did not have mosquito nets as planned in the response plan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malaria Transmission From Monkeys to Humans, Study Finds Malaria Transmission From Monkeys to Humans, Study Finds
Molecular evidence traced a new outbreak of malaria in the Rio de Janeiro state of Brazil to monkeys in a local forest; the reservoir will likely complicate malaria elimination.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Are gut microbes really a panacea, or just overhyped? | Mo Costandi
We are beginning to unravel lines of communication between gut and brain. But don ’t hold your breath for the probiotic that will lift your moodHistorically, microbes have been associated with deadly diseases such as bubonic plague, smallpox and malaria. But they have had a bad press: only a tiny minority are pathogenic (capable of causing disease), and in fact many of the microbes that live on and in our bodies – especially the trillions of bacteria residing in our gut – may be beneficial, or indeed essential, for human health.Related:Organisms created with synthetic DNA pave way for entirely new life fo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mo Costandi Tags: Microbiology Science Society Source Type: news

New method for producing malaria treatment at large scales
(Frontiers) For the first time, production of the anti-malarial drug artemisinin has been achieved at an industrial scale using genetically engineered moss. This offers new hope for stabilizing artemisinin supplies and combatting malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Thousands Hit By Malaria, Dengue As South Asia's Worst Floods In A Decade Recede
About 13,000 people are ill with diarrhea and respiratory infections in densely populated Bangladesh. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigation ordered after child dies from malaria
The 4-year-old had not traveled to any country at risk for the disease, officials said (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl dies from malaria in Italy leaving doctors baffled
Sofia Zago, from Italy, died of malaria after developing a fever. She hadn't travelled to a risk-prone country. An expert says hot weather may help mosquitos to adapt and spread disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia: Training On Indoor Spraying Starts in Zambezi
[Namibian] ABOUT 177 volunteers in the Zambezi region have started a two-week training course for indoor residual spraying that will help control and eliminate mosquitoes which transmit malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Thousands hit by malaria, dengue as South Asia's worst floods in a decade recede
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Thousands of people are suffering from an outbreak of diarrhea, malaria and dengue in Bangladesh and Nepal as the waters from the worst floods in a decade recede, officials and aid agencies said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria, Fungal, Respiratory, Urinary Tract Infections Hit Makurdi Flood Victims' Camp
[Vanguard] Makurdi -The camp opened for people displaced by the flood disaster in Makurdi town and its environs has been hit by malaria fever, fungal, respiratory and urinary tract infections, due to poor and inadequate toilet facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malaria: Drug candidate may reduce spread of the parasite
(Columbia University Medical Center) Scientists have identified a class of compounds that can block transmission of the parasite that causes malaria and reduce resistance to currently available drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

In A Case That Is 'Almost Impossible,' Girl Dies Of Malaria In Italy
"It's a mystery," said one health official. Italy has been declared malaria-free since 1970.(Image credit: SINCLAIR STAMMERS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images/Science Photo Library RM) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Held Source Type: news

Italy orders investigation after child dies of malaria
Italy's health ministry has ordered an investigation into the death of a 4-year-old girl from malaria after checks determined she hadn't traveled to any country at risk for the disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Girl, 4, dies from malaria leaving doctors baffled
Sofia Zago, from Italy, died of malaria after developing a fever. She hadn't travelled to a risk-prone country. An expert says hot weather may help mosquitos to adapt and spread disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Italy investigates malaria death of child who had not been abroad
ROME (Reuters) - A four-year old girl has died of a severe form of malaria contracted in Italy, where the disease is supposed to have been eradicated nearly half a century ago. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Botswana: Malaria Kills 11 in 2016/17 Season
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Following sporadic malaria outbreaks across the country, 11 deaths occurred from 1 646 malaria cases reported during the 2016/17 malaria transmission period with Okavango District contributing 59.6 per cent of the reported cases countrywide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mashonaland Central Province Tops On Malaria Cases
[The Herald] Mashonaland Central Province is topping on malaria cases, recording 690 out of 2 035 recorded countrywide, a weekly diseases update by the Ministry of Health and Child Care has confirmed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rare malaria death of girl in northern Italy puzzles doctors
The little girl had not been abroad and northern Italy is malaria-free. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New strategy for vaccinating pregnant mothers against malaria holds promise for protecting infants
(American Society for Microbiology) A mother and infant in Malawi have the same repertoire of antibodies to Plasmodium falciparum, the malaria parasite. That suggests that boosting the mother's immune response to malaria, as via vaccination, will result in better protection for the infant. The research is published August 23rd in Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 5, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Sudan: Malaria Spreading in Flood-Stricken West Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Murnei Camp -The spread of malaria following heavy rains and floods has affected almost every family in Murnei camp for the displaced in West Darfur. Residents complain of a lack of medicines and high prices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zoonotic Malaria: Back in Southern Brazil, or Did It Never Leave? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Potential wildlife reservoirs could threaten public health (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 1, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news