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Study: Malaria Drugs Significantly Prevent Disease in Africa

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A new study shows that widely distributing anti-malaria drugs to healthy children in African countries can significantly reduce the number of new cases of the disease. The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says it gave intermittent doses of anti-malaria drugs to 175,000 children in Mali and Chad. It says the result was a 67 […]

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Report: Counterfeit Anti-Malaria Drugs Common in Africa, Asia

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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A new study says a flood of fake or poor quality anti-malaria drugs throughout Africa and Asia over the last decade poses a major risk in the effort to combat the mosquito-borne disease. The report by the U.S. National Institutes of Health says an analysis of data collected from 21 sub-Saharan African nations discovered that […]

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WHO Defends Its Numbers On Malaria Deaths

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The World Health Organization is defending its numbers on global malaria deaths and disputes a new study claiming that nearly twice as many people die of malaria than previously believed. The study, which appears in the British health journal, The Lancet, reports that more than 1.2 million people died of malaria in 2010, compared to […]

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Study: Malaria Kills More People Than Previously Thought

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A new study shows that malaria could be killing many more people than some experts previously thought. The study, published in the British medical journal The Lancet Friday, says more than 1.2 million people died of the mosquito-borne disease in 2010. The disease inflicted a high toll on adults as well as children, most of […]

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WHO: Malaria Deaths Drop 20% Since 2000

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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The World Health Organization reports that deaths from malaria around the world have dropped more than 20 percent since 2000. The U.N. agency says deaths dropped from 985,000 in 2000 to about 780,000 in 2009. Most deaths occur among children living in Africa. The WHO released the latest figures Tuesday in its World Malaria Report […]

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Study: Text Messages Improves Malaria Treatment in Africa

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Researchers in Kenya say simple text messaging to health care workers is an inexpensive way to remind them how to properly and effectively treat African children suffering with malaria. Their study appears in the British medical journal Lancet. It says health workers in the field in Kenya were sent messages urging them to check on […]

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Foul Foot Odor Used to Catch Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Researchers in Africa have found that the odor of dirty socks can lure mosquitoes into traps and help slow the spread of malaria. Dr. Fredros Okumu of the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania says that in a recent experiment, the foul odor attracted four times as many mosquitoes into the traps than did humans sleeping […]

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