Bookmark

Add to MyYahoo RSS

Malaria News

News on Malaria continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

1 hr ago | Nerve News

Kala-azar free India by 2015: Harsh Vardhan

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Monday said that India aims to eliminate dreaded vector-borne disease kala-azar by 2015.

Comment?

Related Topix: Medicine, Health

5 hrs ago | Ghanamma.com

Nigeria's Health Sector At A Standstill - Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said that Nigeria's health sector seems to be at a standstill as the three major health-related Millennium Development Goals have not been met.

Comment?

Related Topix: Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa Travel, Medicine, Health

10 hrs ago | Vanguard

Dog Meat: It cures malaria, repels witches - Eaters in Ibusa, Agbor, Ubulu-Uku, Umunede

By EMMANUEL OKOLIE AGBOR-THE number of people turning to dog meat for its undocumented health and spiritual benefits is snowballing, compelling sellers to open road side joints where they butcher and sell the meat, fresh or cooked.

Comment?

Related Topix: Medicine, Health

10 hrs ago | Mashable

Volunteers Needed for the First Human Ebola Vaccine Trials

A health worker measures a patient's temperature at the Connaught Hospital, which has suffered the loss of medical workers in the past from the Ebola virus, in Freetown, Sierra Leone on August 29, 2014.

Comment?

Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Sierra Leone, World News, Africa, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Genetics, Medicine

11 hrs ago | SciDev.Net

Chemical test device diagnoses without internet

A handheld device that performs a range of chemical tests and transmits the results for remote analysis through a standard mobile phone call could be commercially available within 12 months.

Comment?

Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, Medicine, Health, Harvard University, Chemistry, Science

15 hrs ago | Channelnewsasia.com

Breakthrough in malaria testing enables early detection

Using just a drop of blood, researchers can run tests to detect the mosquito-borne disease within minutes.

Comment?

Related Topix: Medicine, Health

15 hrs ago | Suria

New technique to detect malaria

Scientists here have pioneered a new technique to detect malaria, possibly from the first onset of the disease, even before symptoms surface.

Comment?

Related Topix: Medicine, Health

19 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

Putney man helping rebuild health facilities in Liberia

The 66-year-old works for John Snow, Inc. , a public health firm based in Boston, and has been in the African nation of Liberia for the past four years, working on rebuilding and rehabilitating health facilities destroyed during the country's most recent civil war.

Comment?

Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Health

Mon Sep 01, 2014

EurekAlert!

Faster, cheaper tests for sickle cell

Newly developed test can identify sickle cell disease in minutes and could be used in rural clinics around the globe This is a capillary tube showing a positive test for sickle cell disease.

Comment?

Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Health

AllAfrica.com

West Africa: Ebola - Implications of Poor Health Financing

Lagos - In a statement accompanying the new 2014 health workforce factsheet and scorecard , Rotimi Sankore Editor of Afri-Dev.Info commended the efforts of the health sectors in Ebola affected countries but cautioned that: "A key reason why the World Health Organisation and leading health groups have warned that the epidemic will take months to ... (more)

Comment?

Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Health, Africa

DNA India

Ebola virus: Six 'high risk' passengers from West Africa quarantined at Delhi airport

Six people deemed "high risk" Ebola suspects were on Monday admitted to a quarantine facility at Delhi airport, health ministry said.

Comment?

Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Medicine, Health

In-depth Africa

WHO Ebola Disease Outbreak News: Senegal

On 30 August 2014, Senegal's Ministry of Public Health and Social Affairs provided WHO with details about a case of Ebola virus disease announced in that country on 29 August.

Comment?

Related Topix: Senegal, Health

In-depth Africa

More than 2,000 homes wiped away by rains in Central Darfur

"Heavy rains and floods destroyed more than 2,000 homes entirely in the two camps in Nierteti in the past week.

Comment?

Related Topix: Weather, Medicine, Health

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Scientific American

Magnetic Detection of Malaria Shows Promise

A quick method detects by-products of the parasite's growth in the blood and is more portable and less error-prone than conventional tests A device that fits on a table can diagnose malaria infection by detecting a by-product of the parasite's growth in the blood.

Comment?

Related Topix: Health

Independent.ie

'Nightmare scenario' as Ebola spreads to cities

Liberian health workers carry the body of a man that they believe died from the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia.

Comment?

Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Sierra Leone, Medicine, Nursing, Health

Stuff.co.nz

Fear spreads as Ebola hits cities

EBOLA CITIES: A health worker in Sierra Leone checks the temperature of a child at an Ebola checkpoint on the road between Kenema and Freetown.

Comment?

Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News, Africa, Medicine, Nursing, Health

Star-Telegram.com

North Texas Liberians collect donations for West Africa

Donations can be made online at www.lcadfwmetro.org . Information about how to directly deposit a donation is also available on the organization's website.

Comment?

Related Topix: Texas, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Health

PhysOrg Weblog

A new way to diagnose malaria, using magnetic fields

Over the past several decades, malaria diagnosis has changed very little. After taking a blood sample from a patient, a technician smears the blood across a glass slide, stains it with a special dye, and looks under a microscope for the Plasmodium parasite, which causes the disease.

Comment?

Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Electrical Engineering, Science

Sun-Star

Seares: Hot water on cold: ice bucket challenge

They just want to draw public esteem. But isn't motive similarly tainted in other donations? And doesn't ALS promotion also help other charities, not just donors? Talk against donors' narcissism is silly.

Comment?

Related Topix: Life, Charity , Medicine, Health, Opinion

Nerve News

After busy day in Kyoto, Modi heads to Tokyo

Kyoto/Tokyo, Aug 31 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew to Tokyo Sunday evening after a busy day in the former Japanese capital Kyoto where he visited two ancient Buddhist temples and sought Japan's help to combat sickle cell disease prevalent in tribal regions of India.

Comment?

Related Topix: Asia Travel, Japan, Kyoto, Japan Travel, Travel, World News, Japan Travel, Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Health, Medicine

•••
•••
•••
•••
•••
•••
•••
•••