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A malaria drug once widely prescribed to U.S. soldiers could cause symptoms similar to traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder , one researcher says.
A new, highly sensitive blood test that quickly detects even the lowest levels of malaria parasites in the body could make a dramatic difference in efforts to tackle the disease in the UK and across the world, according to new research published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.
In June 1866, an adventurous French expedition consisting of two steam-driven gunboats, filled with liquor, flour, guns and other goods, left Saigon and headed up the Mekong River to find a new inland way to China.
Ng says the VereTrop biochip, which took three years to develop, can detect and identify 26 different types of pathogens that cause 15 types of disease from whole blood or serum samples.
The elimination of malaria has closely followed patterns of urban growth over the past century, raising hope that booming urbanisation in developing nations will lead to further reductions in cases of what is still one of the world's top killers, says a study.
Traveller heading to parts of the world where yellow fever is prevalent no longer need a ten-year booster jab against the disease, the World Health Organisation has said.
In this Feb. 16, 2011 photo, Carlos Cervantes, 3, is photographed from his bed at Children's Hospital Central California in Madera, Calif.
A woman places her child under a mosquito net at a school where people who have been displaced by flooding have taken shelter, in Haiti's northern city of Cap Haitien, November 10, 2012.
Twelve-year-old Summer has experienced a year of bad luck - she contracted malaria and her parents must go to Japan to care for relatives.
Cell-cell communication is an important mechanism for information exchange promoting cell survival for the control of features such as population density and differentiation.
EMILY BOURKE: Next week marks the 30th anniversary of the discovery of HIV. While medical research has advanced and people with the disease are living longer, infection rates remain stubbornly high in some parts of the world.
A review of past research finds that fever-reducing drugs have no effect on the speed of children's recovery from an infection, contrary to the fears of some doctors and parents.