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40 min ago | The Miami Herald

Putting the bite on the mosquitoes

Oh, the perils of vacationing in mosquito territory. These little bloodsuckers have made a meal of me around the globe, and I've longed for a definitive guide to repelling them.

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Related Topix: UC Riverside, Health, Medicine, Thailand, Laos Travel, Asia Travel, Travel, Laos Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, South Africa Travel

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Science Daily

HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in African children: More research needed

More research is needed on HIV and schistosomiasis coinfection in children in sub-Saharan Africa, experts say.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Cleveland, OH

EurekAlert!

Study sheds light on how the immune system protects children from malaria

A colorized scanning electron micrograph shows a red blood cell infected with malaria parasites, which are colorized in blue.

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Related Topix: Health

EurekAlert!

The malaria pathogen's cellular skeleton under a super-microscope

The tropical disease malaria is caused by the Plasmodium parasite. For its survival and propagation, Plasmodium requires a protein called actin.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Biology, Science

PhysOrg Weblog

How the immune system prevents repeated malaria fever episodes in highly exposed children

Children in Mali are infected with malaria parasites more than 100 times a year, but they get sick with malaria fever only a few times.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Infectious Diseases

PhysOrg Weblog

Proteomics discovers link between muscle damage and cerebral malaria

A multidisciplinary group of scientists and clinicians under the direction of Peter Nilsson , Mats Wahlgren , Delmiro Fernandez-Reyes and Olugbemiro Sodeinde , report results of a systematic proteomics approach to the question in PLOS Pathogens .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Nigeria, World News

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Promising Malaria Vaccine May Save Children's Lives

In an important first, a new vaccine has been shown to cut the risk of malaria in young African children by about half, according to research announced Tuesday. Although the effectiveness shown in this Phase 3 trial is far less than the near-100 percent effectiveness often seen in childhood vaccines for other illnesses in the West, the findings are promising, given that malaria kills some 800,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa alone each year.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Vaccinations, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Charitable Organizations, Biotech, GlaxoSmithKline

Science Daily

Fighting malaria drug resistance: Scientists find new way

An anti-malarial treatment that lost its status as the leading weapon against the deadly disease could be given a new lease of life, with new research indicating it simply needs to be administered differently.

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Related Topix: Medicine, National University

Medical News

Researchers examine effects of introducing rapid diagnostic tests for malaria in Africa

Researchers from the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group conducted a review of the effects of introducing rapid diagnostic tests for diagnosing malaria in primary healthcare settings in Africa where laboratory services are unavailable.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Infectious Diseases

Merinews

Use of mosquito nets should be encouraged in rural areas

People caring for the society and community can do well to revisit the problems faced by the society because of mosquitoes.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Wed Apr 16, 2014

San Juan Islander

My position on immunization - Dr. Mark Fishaut

Your child is yours not mine. However, as part of your trust in me to care for your child can't be selective.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pediatrics, Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, Family, Kids, Infectious Diseases, Mumps

Scientific American

Hepatitis C Drugs Not Reaching the Poor

Discovered in 1989, HCV infects an estimated 185 million people worldwide, more than 80% of whom live in low- and middle-income countries.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Knowledge Management, HIV/AIDS, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Foster City, CA

Infection Control Today

Study Discovers Novel Pathway for Parasite Invasion and Dissemination

Parasites known as apicomplexans are responsible for widespread infections, including malaria and toxoplasmosis, in human and animal populations.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Rutgers University

The Medina Gazette

The Environment and Your Health

With nearly 200 countries around the world celebrating Earth Day on April 22nd, it's surprising that many people are still unaware that a healthy environment is directly linked to their own personal health.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

LiveScience

Can Science Eliminate Extreme Poverty?

This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

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Related Topix: The Conversation, Reggae, Vaccinations, Health

Tue Apr 15, 2014

KCCI-TV Des Moines

A month long mission to pay it forward

You've probably heard the old saying no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

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Related Topix: Ankeny, IA, Medicine, Health

National Geographic

Severe Scurvy Struck Christopher Columbus's Crew

In this illustration, Christopher Columbus and his crew land at the island that he named San Salvador, in the modern-day Bahamas.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, World News, Dominican Republic, Central America, Medicine, Health, Vitamin C, Supplement

Newswise

Combating Malaria Using Environmental, Disease Data

Dealing with malaria is a fact of life for more than 91 million Ethiopians. Each year four to five million contract malaria, one of the biggest health problems in this poor country.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, South Dakota State University, Dakota State University, Agriculture, Science, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Stabroek News

'Small bites can be big threats'

Mosquitoes, ticks, flies and other insects can be far more than a nuisance. The diseases they carry-malaria, dengue, yellow fever, filaria, and many others-can cause serious illness and in some cases death.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Health

AME Info

Precautions against vector-borne diseases highlighted during World Health Day

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Related Topix: World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Travel, Saudi Arabia Travel, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Travel, Middle East Travel, Medicine, Health

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