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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. The findings could revive the use of the cheap anti-malarial drug chloroquine in treating and preventing the mosquito-bourne disease, which claims the lives of more than half a million people each year around the world.
17/04/2014 10:15:04 AM  from Science Daily     Read More      Permalink
Beware blunt response to age pension debate - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
We do need to make some difficult decisions as a result of our increasing life expectancies, but simply raising the retirement age on its own would be a blunt and regressive measure.
17/04/2014  from ABC Health     Read More      Permalink
Aid agencies working non-stop to assist thousands in Solomon Islands
Thousands of people are still homeless after floods devastated the Solomon Islands a fortnight ago. Hospitals are struggling to cope with a spike in infectious diseases and aid workers say they could run out of emergency supplies.
17/04/2014  from ABC Health     Read More      Permalink
Outbreak of chikungunya virus affects 10,000 people in Tonga - Australia Network News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Tongan health authorities say there's been an outbreak of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus affecting more than 10,000 people across the country.
16/04/2014  from ABC Health     Read More      Permalink
Indoor Residual Spraying in Combination with Insecticide-Treated Nets Compared to Insecticide-Treated Nets Alone for Protection against Malaria: A Cluster Randomised Trial in Tanzania
by Philippa A. West, Natacha Protopopoff, Alexandra Wright, Zuhura Kivaju, Robinson Tigererwa, Franklin W. Mosha, William Kisinza, Mark Rowland, Immo Kleinschmidt Background Insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) of houses provide effective malaria transmission control. There is conflicting evidence about whether it is more beneficial to provide both interventions in combination. A cluster randomised controlled trial was conducted to investigate whether the combination provides added protection compared to ITNs alone. Methods and Findings In northwest Tanzania, 50 clusters (village areas) were randomly allocated to ITNs only or ITNs and IRS. Dwellings in the ITN+IRS arm were sprayed with two rounds of bendiocarb in 2012.
15/04/2014  from PLoS     Read More      Permalink
Correction: Production, Fate and Pathogenicity of Plasma Microparticles in Murine Cerebral Malaria
by The PLOS Pathogens Staff
14/04/2014  from PLoS     Read More      Permalink
Coal is no cure for energy poverty - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Coal is mired in deep social inequities, and the need of the hour is a decentralised, democratically-owned renewable energy deployment to fight energy poverty.
11/04/2014  from ABC Health     Read More      Permalink
We can't have it both ways on homeopathy - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
This isn't the first time homeopathy has been debunked, with past reports coming to the conclusion that homeopathic products perform no better than placebos. But the verdict of Australia's peak health research body has implications for discredited
10/04/2014  from ABC Health     Read More      Permalink
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