3 hrs ago | Voice of America
Two new medical discoveries are raising hopes of containing malaria - the mosquito-borne parasitic disease that each year infects more than 200 million people and claims an estimated 660 thousand lives.
7 hrs ago | MediLexicon
Melbourne scientists have made the surprise discovery that malaria parasites can 'talk' to each other - a social behaviour to ensure the parasite's survival and improve its chances of being transmitted to other humans.
11 hrs ago | The Guardian
Dr Fatoumata Nafo-TraorA©, executive director of Roll Back Malaria talks about her career and calls for a rights-based approach to development Roll Back Malaria is a global framework to implement coordinated action against malaria and brings together many different types of partners - including foundations, NGOs, bilateral and multilateral ... (more)
15 hrs ago | The Washington Post
We're sitting in a bare conference room at his foundation's D.C. headquarters. Gates is in town to talk to members of Congress about his top priority this year: Global health - and, in particular, the total eradication of polio.
19 hrs ago | EurekAlert!
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 .
21 hrs ago | GhanaWeb
Mosquitoes infected with the malaria-causing parasite P. falciparum have an increased ability to smell human beings' body odour, making it easier to find their victims and infect them with malaria, according to a new study reported by the BBC.
We think of malaria as a disease that infects more than 200 million people a year, with transmission happening through mosquito bites.
With a $72.7 billion fortune, Gates is now $550 million ahead of Slim , according to Bloomberg .
At least 670 youth have been circumcised at the Masaka Rotary health camp held at Butende Health Centre in Masaka district.
TO HEAR RICHARD HUGHES tell it, the journey was like something straight out of "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom." One of the world's leading modern-day gem hunters, he was hell-bent on reaching the fabled jade mines of upper Myanmar-a jungle redoubt so remote and closely guarded that few living Westerners have ever laid eyes on it.
May 16 - Poor countries are cutting back investment in farming, health service and services to help women because of fears about rising debts and the impact of the economic crisis, according to a new database launched today.
By Rotarian PDG Robert Ssebunnya Over the weekend, Rotarians from Great Lakes Region and the Horn of Africa thronged Kenya's eastern Seaport Municipality of Mombasa to attend the 88th Special Rotary District Conference and Assembly.
Dr. Gavin Muir examines Sophy Santiago, 2, while her mother, Yaritza Monis Vega, watches at the Manchester Community Health Center last week.
The notoriously crafty parasite that causes malaria may have yet another trick up its sleeve scientists have learned: It makes mosquitoes that carry it more attracted to human body odor, a new study suggests.
Mosquitoes infected with the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum are significantly more attracted to human odors than uninfected mosquitoes, according to research published May 15 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by James Logan and colleagues from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK.
Scientists will attempt to find out how malaria parasites manipulate their mosquito hosts after discovering that smell could be a major factor.
To the malaria-carrying mosquito Anopheles gambiae , the stench of human feet is like the smell of a fresh-baked pie.