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

New study raises hopes of eradication of malaria
(Karolinska Institutet) After major global successes in the battle against malaria, the positive trend stalled around 2015 -- apart from in Zanzibar in East Africa, where only a fraction of the disease remains. In a new study published in BMC Medicine, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden explain why this was and show that new strategies are needed to eradicate the disease. One of the problems is a change in mosquito behaviour and selection in the parasites. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MEDICAL PREPPING: Malaria cure with 100% success rate easily available as herbal supplement
(Natural News) While the world was quick to go crazy about the potential dangers of the Zika virus, only to have the hype fizzle out to nothing, a far more insidious danger has been quietly gaining momentum with virtually no fanfare. Over 212 million people are infected with malaria each year, with close to half... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One-Dose Malaria Tx; New Option in MS: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include treatment of multiple sclerosis, malaria treatment, overprescription of antibiotics, and fecal transplant for ulcerative colitis. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 19, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

‘ Planetary Health Diet ’ : Scientists Say Cutting Red Meat, Sugar Can Save Lives And The Planet
(CNN) — An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. The “planetary health diet” is based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts. And it can prevent up to 11.6 million premature deaths without harming the planet, says the report published Wednesday in the medical journal The Lancet. The authors warn that a global change in diet and food production is needed as 3 billion people across the world are malnourished — which in...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Source Type: news

FT Health: Fighting the three biggest infectious diseases
Guest curator Peter Sands on action against Aids, TB and malaria (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tafenoquine Can't Prove Non-Inferiority to Prevent Malaria Relapse
(MedPage Today) -- Disappointment in head-to-head comparison with primaquine (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 18, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Southern Region - Malaria Prevalence Declines By 54 Percent
[Shabait] Mendefera -Owing to the active involvement of health practitioners, the community and partners, the Ministry of Health branch of the Southern region stated that compared to the previous year the prevalence of malaria decreased by 54% in 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Single-Dose Drug Prevents Malaria Relapse Single-Dose Drug Prevents Malaria Relapse
Data from two phase 3 trials show the efficacy of single-dose tafenoquine in preventing malarial relapse but underscore the need for appropriate patient selection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Mosquito known to transmit malaria has been detected in Ethiopia for the first time
(Baylor University) A type of mosquito that transmits malaria has been detected in Ethiopia for the first time, and the discovery has implications for putting more people at risk for malaria in new regions, according to a study led by a Baylor University researcher. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Why Does Malaria Recur? How Pieces of the Puzzle Are Slowly Being Filled in
[The Conversation Africa] Some people suffer from repeated attacks of malaria. These can occur weeks to months or longer after contracting the disease. The phenomenon is only too familiar to those who were bitten by mosquitoes carrying the type of malaria-causing organism known as Plasmodium vivax. Whereas the malaria agent in Africa is primarily Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax is the most widespread of the more than half a dozen malaria parasite species that infect humans globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fund Battling AIDS, TB and Malaria Seeks $14 Bln to Invigorate Fight Fund Battling AIDS, TB and Malaria Seeks $14 Bln to Invigorate Fight
At least $14 billion is needed to accelerate the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and quell stubborn epidemics that still kill millions, the head of a global health fund said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: New Hope With Ebola Drug Trial
[WHO] By the time Kambale Kombi Vianey arrived at the Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Beni in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in late November, he was at death's door. In the week since falling ill, he'd initially been misdiagnosed with malaria and typhoid, and then a traditional healer told him he'd been poisoned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fund battling AIDS, TB and malaria seeks $14 billion to invigorate fight
At least $14 billion is needed to accelerate the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and quell stubborn epidemics that still kill millions, the head of a global health fund said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Abbott and "Malaria No More" Work Together to End Malaria in Odisha, India
- Abbott to supply rapid diagnostic tests critical for malaria detection and surveillance, technical expertise and funding support (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - January 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Danish malaria vaccine passes test in humans
For many years, a team of researchers at the University of Copenhagen have been focussing on developing a vaccine that can protect against the disease pregnancy malaria from which 220,000 people die every year. Now they have come a significant step closer to being able to introduce such a vaccine in the market. In a new study published in the scientific journal Clinical Infectious Diseases the vaccine has been subjected to so-called phase one clinical trial, and the results are uplifting: (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Parasites from patients with cerebral malaria stick preferentially in their brains
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) A team at LSTM with their collaborators in Malawi and Denmark have provided, for the first time, evidence which links the ability of red blood cells infected with the malaria parasite to bind to the cells lining the blood vessels of the brain, with the clinical syndrome cerebral malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda to Deploy Drones in Malaria Fight
[New Times] After a few minutes spent entering flight and insecticide treatment plans, a click of the start button on the tablet sets things in motion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Scientists Say "Mosquito Birth Control" Drug Could Be Ready in Five Years
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Scientists in the United States said on Tuesday they had taken a major step toward developing a "mosquito birth control" drug to curb the spread of malaria and other killer diseases blamed for hundreds of thousands of deaths a year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: 'Mosquito Birth Control' May Be Ready in 5 Years - Scientists
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Scientists in the United States said on Tuesday they had taken a major step toward developing a "mosquito birth control" drug to curb the spread of malaria and other killer diseases blamed for hundreds of thousands of deaths a year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Danish malaria vaccine passes test in humans
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) A vaccine against fatal pregnancy malaria shows promising results in the first tests in humans. The new study conducted at the University of Copenhagen has untraditionally taken a vaccine all the way from discovery of a mechanism through development and production to clinical trials in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Final push needed to wipe out polio for good, says WHO chief
Failure to do so could see up to 200,000 new cases worldwide every year within 10 years Related items fromOnMedica Texting can improve flu jab uptake Single-dose malaria drug eliminates parasite from liver A child under 15 dies every five seconds around the world Common anti-parasitic could be new tool for malaria control BMJ report questions swine flu jab transparency (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pollution is a global but solvable threat to health, say scientists
Although global health investments focus on AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, recent estimates say pollution kills three times as many people. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

How The Power Of SMS Is Solving Zambia's Malaria Epidemic
Malaria is a grueling challenge for many countries across the world, but non-profit PATH and cloud firm Twilio are looking to solve this through SMS technology. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicholas Fearn, Contributor Source Type: news

Ground breaking new saliva diagnostic test to help eliminate malaria
(Montpellier PR) ERADA Technology Alliance Ltd (ERADA), pioneers of innovative, rapid diagnostic solutions for early detection of infectious diseases, have announced the imminent launch of a world first diagnostic saliva test for malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

For first time, researchers can measure insecticide on surface of mosquito nets
(North Carolina State University) Insecticide-infused mosquito netting is in widespread use around the world to limit the spread of mosquito-borne diseases, such as malaria. Researchers from NC State and the CDC have now come up with a technique that measures how much insecticide is found on the surface of these nets -- paving the way for efforts to determine how long the nets are effective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uganda: High Sense Test to Help Uganda Take Malaria Head-On
[East African] Uganda has announced plans to deploy a rapid diagnostic test for malaria in 2019, as the first step towards complete elimination of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: At Mandela 100, Global Fund Builds On South Africa's Progress Against HIV
[Global Fund] Johannesburg -The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria strengthened its partnership with South Africa in the fight against HIV, announcing a new grant aimed at capitalizing on strong HIV programs to make even greater progress in treatment and prevention, in protecting and promoting human rights, and in strengthening health systems. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ivy with a dash of rabbit could cut indoor pollution
Genetically modified plant can filter out harmful benzene and chloroform Related items fromOnMedica Public health chiefs set out NHS plan targets Study reveals extent of premature mortality gap across the UK Common anti-parasitic could be new tool for malaria control Smoking and poverty explain CHD variability Fruit& veg cut risk of small baby (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

App tells your doctor if you have malaria
Only a few spare seats remain in the crowded waiting room at Kiruddu General Hospital, overlooking Lake Victoria on Kampala's southern tip. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria, Diarrhoea Most Prevalent in FCT's Kobi Village
[This Day] Abuja -Malaria and diarrhoea have been discovered to be the most prevailing ailments in Kobi village, a suburb in the Federal Capital Territory, which is behind Asokoro, a highbrow residential area within the same area council. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Field Test Discerns Between Ebola and Lookalike Fevers
At the close of the 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola crisis, the Paul G. Allen Foundation identified diagnostic gaps as one of the major deficiencies that had contributed to the outbreak’s spread. “The standard diagnostic tests that exist are very good, but they’re hard to do out in the field in the middle of an outbreak like we saw in West Africa,” said John Connor, a virologist at the Boston University National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL). Instead, samples need to be sent to a facility capable of running the tests, which means it could...
Source: MDDI - December 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Killing the liver-stage malaria parasite with baculovirus: a drug discovery approach
(Kanazawa University) Currently, few antimalarial treatments exist that effectively kill liver-stage malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax, which can lay dormant for months or even years. Researchers at Kanazawa University have reported a new drug that could eliminate liver-stage malaria parasites completely. Using an insect virus, known as a baculovirus, the researchers investigated the ability of baculovirus to mediate innate immunity against malaria infection. This work could pave the way for developing new and more effective antimalarial treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Simple and rapid test for Ebola diagnosis could improve outbreak control
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) David Sebba and colleagues have created a point-of-care diagnostic test that, in fewer than 30 minutes, distinguishes Ebola infections from other endemic diseases that share similar initial symptoms, such as Lassa fever and malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uzbekistan wins its long fight against malaria, as global rates continue to rise
Uzbekistan ’s success in becoming recognized as a malaria-free country by the World Health Organization (WHO), is an “extraordinary outcome,” said the Executive Director of the Global Fund on Tuesday, a UN-backed partnership to end malaria epidemics. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pregnant women, young children most likely to use bed nets to prevent malaria
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) When households in sub-Saharan Africa don't have an adequate number of insecticide-treated bed nets, pregnant women and children under five are the most likely family members to sleep under the ones they have, leaving men and school-aged children more exposed to malaria, new Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news