LONDON: Research carried out in part by an artificially-intelligent (AI)‘robot scientist’ has found that a common ingredient of toothpaste could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria. In a study in the journal…
CIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela: On a recent morning in Venezuela’s southern jungle state of Bolivar, Amanda Santamaria, her two sons, one daughter-in-law, and a granddaughter lined up in front of a shabby community health center in the hope of…
ROME: A four-year-old girl who died of malaria in Italy in September caught the deadly disease in hospital, the health ministry said Saturday, ruling out the possibility she was bitten by an infected mosquito. Sofia Zago, who had not…
RIO DE JANEIRO: Television sports presenter Charlie Webster has been admitted to a hospital after contracting a “severe” infection after completing a 3,000 mile charity cycle ride to the Olympic Games.
WASHINGTON: An experimental vaccine against malaria known as Mosquirix -- or RTS,S -- weakens over time and is only about four percent effective over a seven-year span, researchers said.
After being abandoned as too ambitious in 1969, global plans to eliminate malaria are back on the agenda, with financial backing from the world's richest couple, Bill and Melinda Gates, and U.S. President Barack Obama.
BOGOTA: Colombia's widespread illegal mining is blamed for causing environmental damage and holding workers in slave-like conditions -- and now is also being blamed for a malaria outbreak.
WASHINGTON: US researchers have carried out genetic tweaks to malaria-carrying mosquitoes so their offspring feature genes that block the parasite which causes the disease, opening the way to eradicating it.
GENEVA: Countries have agreed to rid the world of malaria almost completely over the next 15 years, the World Health Organization said.