Cochrane Infectious Disease Group works with WHO on latest guidelines for malaria vector control
The World Health Organization publishedGuidelines for malaria vector control, drawing on seven Cochrane reviews specially prepared for them by theCochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG).  With its editorial base at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), CIDG was asked to review all of the evidence that was used in bringing together what WHO have described as a “one-stop shop” for countries and partners working to implement effective malaria vector control measures. Consolidating more than 20 sets of WHO recommendations and good practice statements into one user friendly document, the guidelines su...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Emily Derbyshire Looks for Malaria ’s Vulnerabilities
The Duke University professor studies the parasite to find a way to thwart infection before it takes hold. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 1, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Scientist to Watch Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Infographic: Fighting Malaria Drug Resistance
The parasite that causes malaria has evolved to evade many of the drugs that researchers have developed to fight the tropical disease. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 1, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Infographics Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Are We Headed for a New Era of Malaria Drug Resistance?
Plasmodium falciparum has shown an ability to evade everything we throw at it, most recently artemisinin-based combination therapies, today’s front-line treatment. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 1, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Features Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Infographic: How General Anesthesia Works
The parasite that causes malaria has evolved to evade many of the drugs that researchers have developed to fight the tropical disease. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 1, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Infographics Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Tanzania: Zanzibar Anti-Malaria Drive Cuts New Cases By 94pc
[East African] Zanzibar's anti-malaria campaign is paying off, with research showing a drop in transmission of about 94 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New research suggests earlier emergence of malaria in Africa
(Institut Pasteur) After carrying out extensive research into theβS mutation by performing full sequencing of the HBB gene together with a large-scale genomic study on 479 individuals from 13 populations from Sub-Saharan Africa, scientists were able to reveal that malaria emerged in Africa at least 20,000 years ago - and not at the same time as the adoption of agriculture 4,000 to 5,000 years ago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 28, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medicating mosquitoes to fight malaria
(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) Mosquitoes that landed on surfaces coated with the anti-malarial compound atovaquone were completely blocked from developing Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nobi, 42 – Testimony of Rohingya
As I walked with him through the camp, we could hear the residents call: “Nobi vai!” (Brother Nobi!). Nobi is undoubtedly very popular in the area. As a leader among Doctors of the World’s volunteers, he is also a major pillar in community work. Nevertheless, his gestures and words are humble, smart, and calm. He discusses quietly about the need for a clinic for the inhabitants, but then he wells up as he starts to talk about his 2-year-old son. Being a father, a community leader, and a community worker is a heavy burden. His warm human nature feels like a healing energy for the inhabitants of the camp wh...
Source: Doctors of the World News - February 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Rwanda: How Govt is Winning Malaria Fight
[New Times] Following the malaria contingency plan that was put in place in 2016, severe cases of malaria and mortality have since decreased by 50 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Venezuela crisis could spark surge in infectious diseases: study
A humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is accelerating the re-emergence of malaria, Chagas disease, dengue, Zika and other dangerous infectious diseases and threatens to jeopardize 20 years of public health gains, experts warned on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Malaria could be wiped out by HERMAPHRODITE mosquitoes
Experts at a lab in Terni, Italy, believe that gene-editing the insect's DNA to make them more male is the answer. This is because only females have mouths big enough to bite human beings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Experts warn of a surge in vector-borne diseases as humanitarian crisis in Venezuela worsens
(The Lancet) The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is accelerating the re-emergence of vector-borne diseases such as malaria, Chagas disease, dengue, and Zika virus, and threatens to jeopardize public health gains in the country over the past two decades, warn leading public health experts. The conclusion comes from a Review paper that provides the most comprehensive assessment of the impact of the crisis in Venezuela, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Focus Is 'Economic Development', Not 'Economic Growth' - Presidential Candidate Moghalu
[allAfrica] In response to a question about achieving such health goals as reducing high death rates from pregnancy and childbirth and from malaria, Nigerian Presidential candidate Kingsley Moghalu said this: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambian Girl Working On Device That Can Detect Diseases Including Malaria
[The Point] A Gambian civil engineering student in Canada is working on a 3-D printed device that can transform a smartphone into a microscope for disease detection, What's On Gambia reported on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Elimination - Stakeholders Advocate Accountability, Sustainability of Programme
[VON] Lagos -Stakeholders in the health sector have called for accountability and sustainability of health interventions in the country, especially the fight against malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Consortium Announces New UK Aid-Funded Programme to Combat Malaria in Nigeria
[Malaria Consortium] Abuja -Malaria Consortium is pleased to announce the launch of Support to National Malaria Programme 2 in Nigeria (SuNMaP 2). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Consortium Announces New UK Aid-Funded Programme to Combat Malaria
[Malaria Consortium] Abuja -Malaria Consortium is pleased to announce the launch of Support to National Malaria Programme 2 in Nigeria (SuNMaP 2). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mosquitoes that carry malaria may have been doing so 100 million years ago
(Oregon State University) The anopheline mosquitoes that carry malaria were present 100 million years ago, new research shows, potentially shedding fresh light on the history of a disease that continues to kill more than 400,000 people annually. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Giving mosquitoes DIET PILLS could combat the spread of malaria, Zika and dengue fever
A study by The Rockefeller University in New York found that giving female mosquitoes - which suck blood - drugs containing appetite-suppressing proteins stopped them biting. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Google Doodle Celebrates the Chemist Who Accidentally ‘Discovered’ Caffeine
The name Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge may not mean much to you. But chances are you owe him a huge debt. For it was he who first “discovered” caffeine. Today, Google is celebrating what would have been his 225th birthday. Runge expressed an interest in chemistry from an early age, and began conducting experiments as a teenager. Legend has it that during one of these experiments, Runge noted how belladonna (a poisonous plant sometimes called ‘deadly nightshade’), induced a long-lasting dilation of the pupil of the eye. A decade later, while studying under the chemist and inventor Johann Wolfgang Dö...
Source: TIME: Science - February 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: George Steer Tags: Uncategorized Google onetime Source Type: news

Giving mosquitoes DIET PILLS could combat the spread of malaria, Zika and dengue fever
A study by The Rockefeller University in New York found that giving female mosquitoes - which suck blood - drugs containing appetite-suppressing proteins stopped them biting. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Worldwide, More Die After Surgery Than From HIV, Malaria: Study
FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 -- About 4.2 million people worldwide die every year within 30 days of surgery -- more than from HIV, tuberculosis and malaria combined, a new study reports. The findings show that 7.7 percent of all deaths worldwide occur... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Genome scientists develop novel approaches to studying widespread form of malaria
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Scientists at the Institute of Genome Sciences (IGS) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have developed a novel way with genome sequences to study and better understand transmission, treat and ultimately eradicate Plasmodium vivax, the most widespread form of malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

LSTM receives grant to accelerate evaluation of next-generation malaria control tools
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) LSTM has been awarded a new $3.9 million grant from the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation for the ESSENTIALS project. This initiative aims to speed up the evaluation process for new malaria control tools, to ensure they are deployed as early as possible in affected communities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Amy Bei: Malaria expert, aspiring pilot, polyglot
Bei, an assistant professor in epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, discusses her research, her goals at Yale, and her love of the outdoors. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Malaria Tx Plus Azithromycin Fails to Cut Deaths, Hospital Time (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- African kids taking azithromycin had less frequent rates of GI infections and more (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 4, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Genome structure of malaria parasites linked to virulence
(University of California - Riverside) An international research team led by scientists at the University of California, Riverside, and the La Jolla Institute for Immunology has found that malaria parasite genomes are shaped by parasite-specific gene families, and that this genome organization strongly correlates with the parasite's virulence. The findings highlight the importance of spatial genome organization in gene regulation and the control of virulence in malaria parasites. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 4, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Improves in Fight Against Aids, Malaria, TB
[Nation] Kenya has made significant gains in the fight against malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/Aids but it still needs to do more to ensure delivery of quality health services, reveals an audit report by the Global Fund. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Guidelines for Malaria Vector Control
The objectives of the guidelines in this 161-page document are to provide evidence-based recommendations on the appropriate choice(s) of vector control options for malaria prevention and control; to inform and guide technical decisions on the effective implementation of each of the vector control options currently available for malaria prevention and control; and to support the development by World Health Organization Member States of evidence-based national malaria vector control policies and strategies. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surgery kills more people than HIV, TB and malaria COMBINED
A study by  the University of Birmingham found that 4.2million people die worldwide within 30 days of surgery every year. This is compared to 2.97million for HIV, TB and malaria put together. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgery kills more people than HIV, TB and malaria COMBINED
A study by the University of Birmingham found that 4.2million people die worldwide within 30 days of surgery every year. This is compared to 2.97million for HIV, TB and malaria put together. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Male birth control for the malaria parasite
(Penn State) Disrupting two genes involved in the preservation of RNA molecules inhibits the ability of the male form of the malaria parasite to mature and be transmitted from human blood into mosquitoes, interrupting a key stage in the parasite's life-cycle and cutting off an important step in the spread of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Azithromycin Add-On Fails to Cut Malaria Deaths, Hospital Stays
(MedPage Today) -- But less frequent infections seen in African kids who received the antibiotic (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 30, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Deforestation Tied to Changes in Disease Dynamics
Numerous studies link habitat destruction to malaria and other vector-borne diseases, but the relationship isn't always clear. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 29, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Uganda: New Intervention to Protect More Ugandans From Malaria
[Uganda Ministry of Health] The Government of Uganda and Government of Egypt have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Larval Source Management (LSM) in a bid to boost Malaria control initiatives in the country.This is premised on the background that Ministry of Health is promoting the Integrated Vector Management (IVM) approach to complement the existing interventions towards reduction of Malaria transmission. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MMV and DNDi make compounds available for research into new drugs for pandemic diseases
(Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative) Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) have launched the Pandemic Response Box to provide researchers with free access to 400 diverse compounds to accelerate the discovery of new treatments for life-threatening pandemic diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New findings about anti-malaria drug
(University of W ü rzburg) Researchers at the Rudolf Virchow Center of the University of W ü rzburg have unveiled the molecular effectiveness of artemisinins. The findings could lead to drugs for diseases such as Alzheimer's, schizophrenia and epilepsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Easily boost your immune system by eating more pomegranates, study concludes
(Natural News) Pomegranates (Punica granatum) are indeed one of the healthiest foods on the planet. In fact, a study in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine noted that the bright red seeds of the fruit provide a bevy of benefits. Scientists from King Saud University concluded that pomegranates can boost the immune system and treat diseases such as malaria.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Signs N2.6 Trn Support Agreement From Global Fund to Tackle Tuberculosis, AIDS
[Premium Times] In an effort to step up the fight against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, the federal government has signed an agreement worth N2.6 trillion ($ 71 billion) in funding support with Global Fund. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Patients often avoid vaccinations due to fear of side effects
Social media may fuel misconceptions over vaccinations Related items fromOnMedica Double check patients with ‘penicillin’ allergy to avoid MRSA risk Malaria cases rise sharply Africans in the UK most likely to acquire malaria A fifth of unvaccinated ethnic girls say they don ’t need HPV jab NICE urges wider uptake of flu vaccination (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 24, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New action plan to fight antimicrobial resistance
Fight against AMR is not just down to GPs, say leaders Related items fromOnMedica 'Keep Antibiotics Working' campaign resurfaces RCGP backs O ’Neill’s call for investment in new antimicrobials Antibiotic scrip rates lower in CAM-trained practices Call for NHS England to ‘think again’ on limiting treatment Single-dose malaria drug eliminates parasite from liver (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 24, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New OHSU vaccine shows promise against malaria
The vaccine was still stimulating an immune response in infected monkeys a year after it was administered. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

New OHSU vaccine shows promise against malaria
The vaccine was still stimulating an immune response in infected monkeys a year after it was administered. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Scientists rewrite mice DNA so genes can be spread through species
Controversial procedure has huge potential to combat diseases such as malariaA controversial procedure that can spread particular genes through an entire wild species has been demonstrated in mammals for the first time.Researchers in the US showed that a “gene drive” could rewrite the genetic makeup of mice so that the rodents carried DNA that had been designed by the scientists.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Genetics Science US news Biology World news Malaria Insects Environment Source Type: news

Medical alert dogs could detect a TEASPOON of sugar in two Olympic-sized swimming pools
Research by the Milton Keynes-based charity Medical Detection Dogs claims the animals are our 'best defence' in early detection of diseases like cancer, malaria and Parkinson's. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New vaccine offers fresh take on malaria fight
(Oregon Health& Science University) Early research on a new approach to protecting against malaria is offering promising, potentially long-lasting results against the persistent parasite that sickens hundreds of millions people each year. The approach uses a cytomegalovirus-based platform that's already being used in vaccines being developed to battle HIV and tuberculosis. This new vaccine reduced the malaria-causing parasite's release from the liver and into the blood of infected rhesus macaques by 75 to 80 percent, reports a paper published in the journal PLOS ONE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

To halt malaria transmission, more research focused on human behavior needed
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Wherever possible, researchers should not just focus on mosquito behavior when working to eliminate malaria, but must also consider how humans behave at night when the risk of being bitten by an infected mosquito is highest, new findings from the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) suggest. CCP is based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Urbanization changes shape of mosquitoes' wings
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Research shows that rapid urbanization in S ã o Paulo City, Brazil, is influencing wing morphology in the mosquitoes that transmit dengue and malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 22, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Superbugs, Anti-Vaxxers Make WHO ’ s List Of 10 Global Health Threats
(CNN) — From climate change to superbugs, the World Health Organization has laid out 10 big threats to our global health in 2019. And unless these threats get addressed, millions of lives will be in jeopardy. Here’s a snapshot of 10 urgent health issues, according to the United Nations’ public health agency: Not vaccinating when you can One of the most controversial recent health topics in the US is now an international concern. “Vaccine hesitancy — the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines — threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-prevent...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Local TV Source Type: news