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2 hrs ago |

Malawi: Poor Sanitation Contributing Factor to Causes of Child Mortality - Mutharika

President Professor Peter Mutharika says poor sanitation is a contributing factor to other leading causes of child mortality including malaria and measles. Mutharika made the remarks Saturday at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe during the official launch and fundraising dinner of the Gertrude Mutharika Beatify Malawi Trust .


Related Topix: World News, Malawi, Africa, Medicine, Health,

7 hrs ago |

Life... and death in the Ebola 'high-risk' zone

Families all over Sierra Leone are preparing as best they can for a three-day Government-enforced lockdown. Photo: Mark Condren A weary health worker at Kenema General Hospital in Sierra Leone begins to remove his personal protective equipment following a stint inside the hospital's Ebola Isolation Unit.


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

8 hrs ago |

Black licorice could be harmful to your health

A plant root, black licorice has been touted as a remedy for everything from digestive system ailments to sore throats and bronchitis, to osteoarthritis and malaria. When eaten in large quantities, however, black licorice can be lethal.


Related Topix: Medicine, Arthritis, Food and Drug Administration, Hypertension, Heart Failure

11 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Four Central Darfur hospitals closed this year

Four hospitals have closed their doors this year in Central Darfur, while the need for medical care is rapidly increasing in the area. "The hospitals of Mukjar, Um Shalia, Bindisi, and Deleig were closed in the course of the current year, while more and more people in Central Darfur, and in particular the displaced, are in urgent need of medical care.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

15 hrs ago | Sun-Star

5 show dengue-like signs

THE Department of Health Central Visayas revealed that five students from one of Cebu City's private universities reportedly suffered symptoms similar to that of the Chikungunya infection. Officials of the DOH 7's Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit said they are now checking if the source of the infection could be mosquitoes breeding in the school.


Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Medicine, Health

19 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

The Original Ebola HunterBy Abby Haglage

In 1976, an American doctor got the call to investigate a new, lethal fever sweeping through central Africa. He shares a history of Ebola's early days.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine, Health, Epidemiology, Family, Kids, World News, Congo, Africa

23 hrs ago | Hindustan Times

Google Earth Engine to help predict malaria on maps

An accidental leak by chipmaker Nvidia in a US International Trade Commission filing indicates that HTC is building the next Google tablet and that it will be out in the third quarter of 2014. Until recently, much of the video content on Facebook was YouTube videos, but Facebook now allows users to upload videos directly to its site.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Google Earth, Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Dapper, Citizen Sports

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Daily Kos

"You Are Not Nearly Scared Enough About Ebola," plus Ron Paul's DDT Madness

The Paul's job -- father and son -- is to gather up CT addicts and broadband kooks to vote Republican. You want the full dose of their scams, have a go at Voices for Liberty and their various newsletters.


Related Topix: Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, Texas, Health, Medicine, Nigeria, World News

Guide to health preparation for your exotic travel

It's a risk most people traveling to beautiful, often remote and underdeveloped countries face. Over half of them suffer from minor or major health problems during travel, ranging from indigestion and gastrointestinal ailments to malaria, yellow fever and It's a risk most people traveling to beautiful, often remote and underdeveloped countries face.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cholera, Health

This Is Staffordshire

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Helen Price and Paul Horrocks gave a presentation to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases. The pair, from the university's centre for applied entomology and parasitology, were invited to give the talk to politicians by the group's chairman, Stafford MP Jeremy Lefroy.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Entomology, Science

"Infectious Disease Research Institute - Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare ...

The institute provides various products and services. It provides vaccines, drugs and diagnostics for several infectious diseases and conducts researches.


Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Epidemic, Influenza, Natural Disasters, Health

Voice of America

Ebola Has Devastating Impact on Children in Liberia

Health workers place the body of a man, whom they suspect of dying of the Ebola virus, inside a plastic body bag as a small crowd watches in Monrovia, Liberia, Sept. 4, 2014.


Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Travel, Liberia Travel, Africa Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Mali Travel, Medicine, Health

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Jersey Journal

Man evaluated for Ebola at RWJ Rahway actually has malaria, Roselle mayor says

Around 7 p.m. tonight, a man who traveled to Nigeria was transported to the RWJ Rahway emergency department via local EMS with a fever and vomiting, said RWJ spokeswoman Donna Mancuso. Mancuso said the patient was placed on contact and "droplet" precaution per CDC guidelines.


Related Topix: Rahway, NJ, Medicine, Health, Roselle, NJ, Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa Travel


Dumaguing: Heart operation, anyone?

DR. CHRISTIAN Barnard shocked, mesmerized and awed not only the medical world but the entire world when on December 3, 1967, he performed the first successful human-to-human heart transplant at the Groot Schuur Hospital in Capetown. With a team of ten specialists, which included his brother Manus, the South African surgeon transferred the healthy heart of a brain-dead young woman to a 53-year-old man with a failing heart - an event that took nine hours to be capped by a heartwarming beating of the transplanted heart thereafter.


Related Topix: Kidney Cancer, Health, Medicine, Science / Technology, Inventions, Philippines, World News, Opinion


Malaria Drug Shows Promise Treating Asthma, National University of Singapore (NUS) Study

A malaria drug derived from the artemisia plant might offer an alternative way to treat asthma. The drug, called artesunate, works like dexamethasone, the most potent steroid currently available.


Related Topix: Medicine, Asthma, World News, Indonesia, Health

Eastern Daily Press

Can you help Gambian Aid Through Education's fight against Malaria?

Janet Clark from Mattishall, founder of Gambian Aid Through Education, has opened the charity's seventh well in African villages. The founder of a charity which supports remote villages in the Gambia is celebrating supplying mosquito nets to its 14th village, helping eradicate the spread of malaria and other diseases in the African country.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health


Going abroad? Here are 10 diseases to avoid

As globalization continues to grow and dominate our trade, economy and lifestyles, the associated ease of access to remote regions of the world is reflected in our travels. Increasing numbers of destinations worldwide have opened their arms to international travelers, but as you venture on your own travels, whether for business or pleasure, which infectious diseases could you be exposed to? Locations: Caribbean, Central and South America, Western Pacific Islands, North Australia, South and South-East Asia, West and Sub-Saharan Africa.


Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Entomology, Science, Health


[Special Issue News] Zambia fights to sustain its malaria success

Zambia has been a poster child for progress against malaria. Between 2006 and 2011, donors invested more than $300 million into the country to combat the disease.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Thu Sep 11, 2014

UN General Assembly adopts new Malaria Resolution

The United Nations General Assembly at its 68th Session, adopted Resolution A/68/L.60, "Consolidating Gains and Accelerating Efforts to Control and Eliminate Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa, by 2015" by consensus. Recognising progress made through political leadership and a broad range of national and international actions to scale-up malaria control interventions, this annual resolution urges governments, United Nations agencies, and all stakeholders to work together to meet the targets set out in the Roll Back Malaria Partnership's Global Malaria Action Plan and the UN's Millennium Development Goals .


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Ghana, Africa, World News

Science Daily

Malaria parasites sense and react to mosquito presence to increase transmission

Many pathogens are transmitted by insect bites. The abundance of vectors depends on seasonal and other environmental fluctuations.


Related Topix: Health, Entomology, Science, France, World News,