- Two African students recently the Global Social Venture Competition's Grand Prize of $25,000 for their "Faso Soap" - a soap that repels mosquitoes carrying malaria.
- Researchers found that malaria-causing parasites manipulate a mosquito's sense of smell to enhance spread of the disease.
- Although they may seem relatively harmless, a mere annoyance that spoils our leisure time, mosquitoes can pose serious health risks.
- Fever-reducing medications don't affect the amount of time it takes a child to fight an infection, according to a new study. Their use highlights parents' quickness to treat a fever with medication.
- UK and Uganda trials of a new malaria test kit give a boost to elimination efforts worldwide.
- Researchers in the Netherlands have found that malarial mosquitoes seek out humans based on their odor.
- Although 2013 statistics show a narrowing gap between countries with the best and worst overall health status, WHO's director-general is not entirely optimistic.
- A natural adversary of malaria could be the best tool for fighting its spread.
- Through genetic sequencing, a recent study identifies hereditary markers in new, resilient strains of malaria.
- A new study has found a genetic fingerprint that may help track malaria resistant cases.
- CD-3 is a new handheld device that the FDA announced they will deploy to curtail the uncontrollable administration of counterfeit and substandard anti-malarial medication. The first deployment will...
- Greek Tragedy: Rise in Rates of Suicide, Homicide, and Infectious Disease in Wake of Economic CrisisA team of Greek clinicians and US researchers set out to document the effects of austerity policies on the health of people in Greece. Their conclusion: the global economic crisis has affected not only the country’s economy but also the health of its citizens with unprecedented severity.
Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease caused by eukaryotic protists of the genus Plasmodium. The disease results from the multiplication of Plasmodium parasites within red blood cells, causing symptoms that typically include fever and headache, in severe cases progressing to coma or death. It is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions, including much of Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and the Americas.