Uganda:Joan Nalubega (21) Makes Mosquito-Repellent Soap to Combat Malaria
[This is Africa] Having frequently suffered from malaria as a child, Joan Nalubega, a social entrepreneur and the co-founder of Uganics, was inspired to create a venture that would tackle the disease that accounts for 20% of Uganda's hospital deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Joan Nalubega (21) Makes Mosquito-Repellent Soap to Combat Malaria
[This is Africa] Having frequently suffered from malaria as a child, Joan Nalubega, a social entrepreneur and the co-founder of Uganics, was inspired to create a venture that would tackle the disease that accounts for 20% of Uganda's hospital deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A flowering tree in the hemp family shown to be an effective treatment for malaria
(Natural News) Malaria is considered to be a global burden, with Africa bearing the brunt of the problem. There’s still hope – and in the unlikeliest of places – as Nigerian and South African researchers found that the charcoal-tree (Trema orientalis), a plant in the hemp family, to have anti-malarial properties. According to the World Malaria Report released... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diseases that dogs can detect
Scientists are investigating canines ’ extraordinary sense of smell, hoping that it will prove a more reliable predictor of illnesses than conventional testingLast week, researchers presented evidence that dogs could tell fromsniffing someone ’s socks whether they had malaria. After several months of training, a labrador and a labrador-retriever could tell if a child had the disease even if they were not showing symptoms.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 4, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Tucker Tags: Medical research Animal behaviour Technology Science Biology Dogs Source Type: news

Treating and Preventing Malaria Acquired Abroad
(MedPage Today) -- With global progress against malaria stalling, U.S. physicians and patients need to be aware (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cardiac experts urge patients to get flu vaccine
Vaccine can cut risk of heart and circulatory deaths by 24% Related items fromOnMedica HIV therapy helps protect men from Hep B infection Malaria cases rise sharply BMJ report questions swine flu jab transparency NICE urges wider uptake of flu vaccination Boys will receive HPV vaccine (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 2, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pretty Parasites With Dr. Pritt, part 5: Bad-news bugs
Parasites can be pretty: pretty cute, pretty awesome and sometimes pretty creepy.?This is the final article in a five-part series?featuring some of Dr. Bobbi Pritt's "freaky favorites", ranked from 1 (not too scary) to 5 (bad-news bugs). Freaky factor 5/5: A no good, terrible, rotten, very bad disease. There?s no getting around it:?Malaria is super [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Can the Astana Declaration Be a Turning Point to Finally Ensuring Primary Health Care for All?
November 02, 2018These three factors will be critical.Fellow delegates to last week ’s ​Global Conference on Primary Health Care in Astana, Kazakhstan, have flown home to an awesome yet daunting challenge: 40 years after the landmark Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978 declaring health as a human right, how can we finally make the declaration’s vision of primary health care (PHC) for all a reality?The monumental 1978 conference in Alma-Ata, USSR  (now Almaty, Kazakhstan), pronounced for the first time global agreement that health is a “fundamental human right” and called for “ur...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Nigeria:Scientists Near Malaria Elimination
[Guardian] Scientists are getting closer in efforts to eliminate malaria with new genetic engineering tool. Scientists have devised a gene drive that wiped out the mosquito's populations in lab tests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Scientists Near Malaria Elimination
[Guardian] Scientists are getting closer in efforts to eliminate malaria with new genetic engineering tool. Scientists have devised a gene drive that wiped out the mosquito's populations in lab tests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Prenatal exposure to malaria may determine disease susceptibility early in life
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Prenatal exposure to malaria considerably alters the newborn's innate immune response (i.e. its first line of defence), particularly when the placenta has been infected, according to a study led by ISGlobal, the Clinical Research Unit of Nanoro (CRUN) and the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp (ITM). The results, published in BMC Medicine, could help explain why some babies are more susceptible to malaria than others during their first year of life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa:Faith Leaders: A Key Link to Successfully Tackling Malaria
[Isdell:Flowers Cross Border Malaria Initiative] Malaria, both an ancient and modern scourge, claims a life every two minutes. It also knows no borders, which is a particular challenge in the highly affected countries of southern Africa. To realize the ambition of eliminating malaria, an innovative "no border" approach by committed faith leaders is producing results. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Faith Leaders: A Key Link to Successfully Tackling Malaria
[Isdell:Flowers Cross Border Malaria Initiative] Malaria, both an ancient and modern scourge, claims a life every two minutes. It also knows no borders, which is a particular challenge in the highly affected countries of southern Africa. To realize the ambition of eliminating malaria, an innovative "no border" approach by committed faith leaders is producing results. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Generous funding to malaria-parasite researcher promises new therapeutic strategies
(University of California - Riverside) Karine Le Roch, a scientist at the University of California, Riverside, who researches the malaria-causing parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, is the principal investigator on two grants from the National Institutes of Health totaling nearly $6.6 million. Funding from each grant is for five years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malaria Hits Papua New Guinea Once Again
(MedPage Today) -- Historic declines in 2013-2014 offset by major increase in 2017 (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Waging Justice: The Alchemy of Living with Optimism
[allAfrica] We are living in a time of huge social and geopolitical upheaval. Institutions and established doctrines that once appeared predictable and protective now seem crazily unmoored. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Waging Justice: The Alchemy of Living with Optimism
[allAfrica] We are living in a time of huge social and geopolitical upheaval. Institutions and established doctrines that once appeared predictable and protective now seem crazily unmoored. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A study identifies new markers associated with protection by the RTS,S malaria vaccine
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Protection conferred by the RTS,S malaria vaccine depends greatly on the amount and subclass of antibodies generated upon vaccination, and on previous exposure levels to the parasite, according to a study led by ISGlobal, an institution supported by 'la Caixa' Foundation. The results, published in BMC Medicine, shed new light on the mechanisms by which RTS,S confers protection and provide the basis for developing more efficacious vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dogs for Diagnosis: Malaria
(MedPage Today) -- The next frontier for medical canines? (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dogs can sniff out malaria parasites on your clothes
Dogs could someday be a powerful tool in diagnosing malaria, a new study shows. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Dogs can sniff out malaria, study shows
A new 'proof-of-concept' study shows that sniffer dogs can accurately detect malaria. The findings could change diagnostic practices. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Hunt the malaria bug - a new game for sniffer dogs
In a lab room, two-year-old springer spaniel Freya bustles along a row of vials positioned on stands, sniffing each for signs of disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sniffer dogs can detect malaria in SOCKS worn by undiagnosed children with up to 90% accuracy
The Durham University researchers hope the non-invasive test could be used to quickly diagnose and treat patients. Popstar Cheryl Cole caught malaria while on holiday in Tanzania. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaria-Sniffing Pooches Might Help Save Lives
MONDAY, Oct. 29, 2018 -- With their keen sense of smell, dogs can track down bombs and drugs, but new research suggests they can also sniff out malaria in people. If confirmed by further studies, canines might someday be used to help spot malaria... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 29, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Malaria: Sniffer dogs to help in fight to eradicate disease
The animals recognise tell-tale aromas using clothes from people infected with the disease. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dogs can detect malaria by sniffing people's socks
Study says the animals appear able to identify people infected with the disease even if they are not showing symptomsDogs ’ noses could become a powerful weapon in the battle against malaria, according to research suggesting the animals can tell from a sniff of a sock whether someone has the disease.Dogs have previously proved highly accurate at detecting a range of human diseases, includingprostate cancer andthyroid cancer, as well as atalerting people with diabetes that they have low blood sugar.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Malaria Science Animal behaviour Animals Medical research Source Type: news

Tanzania:Over 40% of Children Under Five Don't Use Medicated Nets
[Daily News] ABOUT 46 per cent of children below five years are at high risk of contracting malaria in Mainland Tanzania because they don't sleep under insecticide treated nets (ITNs), a new survey shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Over 40% of Children Under Five Don't Use Medicated Nets
[Daily News] ABOUT 46 per cent of children below five years are at high risk of contracting malaria in Mainland Tanzania because they don't sleep under insecticide treated nets (ITNs), a new survey shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sniffer dogs could detect malaria in people
(Durham University) Dogs could be trained to sniff out malaria in people according to new research aimed at preventing the spread of the deadly disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Leaders, Residents Asked to Intensify Fight Against Malaria
[Daily News] KAGERA Regional Commissioner (RC), Marco Gaguti, has appealed to leaders and residents to intensify a fight against malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Leaders, Residents Asked to Intensify Fight Against Malaria
[Daily News] KAGERA Regional Commissioner (RC), Marco Gaguti, has appealed to leaders and residents to intensify a fight against malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Malaria Drug Overdose Killed Legendary Nollywood Producer, Chris Ekejime
[This Day] The Nigerian movie industry was thrown into mourning last Sunday following the death of a veteran producer, Chris Ekejimbe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nollywood Mourns Producer Chris Ekejime
[This Day] The Nigerian movie industry was thrown into mourning last Sunday following the death of a veteran producer, Chris Ekejimbe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nollywood Mourns Producer Chris Ekejime
[This Day] The Nigerian movie industry was thrown into mourning last Sunday following the death of a veteran producer, Chris Ekejimbe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Global Fund Announces $660 Million Grant for Nigeria
[Vanguard] The Global Fund, an International Financing Organisation, has announced an additional humanitarian grant of 660 million dollars to tackle HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria epidemic in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scientists are now looking at orchids as a source of alternative remedies for asthma, malaria
(Natural News) An Indian study tested the antimycobacterial, antibacterial, and leishmanicidal properties of three different species of orchids from the northern province of Arunachal Pradesh. Fractions and extracts from these medicinal plants offered alternative therapies for asthma, malaria, and tuberculosis, and visceral leishmaniasis. The tested plants are the foxtail orchid (Rhynchostylis retusa), duan sui zhu jing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Malaria Prevalence Trimmed
[Daily News] TANZANIA has recorded yet another tremendous stride in the fight against malaria amongst children, with the prevalence level significantly dropping by half from 14.4 per cent in 2015 to 7.3 per cent in 2017, a new 2017 Tanzania Malaria Indicator Survey (TMIS) has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Malaria Prevalence Trimmed
[Daily News] TANZANIA has recorded yet another tremendous stride in the fight against malaria amongst children, with the prevalence level significantly dropping by half from 14.4 per cent in 2015 to 7.3 per cent in 2017, a new 2017 Tanzania Malaria Indicator Survey (TMIS) has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scientists capture images of antibodies working together against malaria
(Scripps Research Institute) Scientists investigating how the human immune system defends against malaria have uncovered a rare phenomenon: antibodies working together to bind to a vulnerable spot on the parasite. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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

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

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: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases 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