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2014-08-07 15:34:58

PLOS Preventative treatment with a monthly dose of a newer antimalarial drug can reduce the risk of malarial infection among young children, according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The study, conducted by Victor Bigira and colleagues at San Francisco General Hospital and the Makerere University College of Health Sciences in Kampala, Uganda, finds that treating young children with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP) decreased their risk of contracting malaria....

2014-08-01 23:00:59

Mosquito-borne viral diseases like Chikungunya are moving across the southern United States and the more recent outbreak of West Nile Virus. This brand new July, 2014 informational graph will show what safeguarding measures can be taken by local communities or homeowners. (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 With the news of mosquito-borne viral diseases like Chikungunya moving across the southern United States and the more recent outbreak of West Nile Virus, it begs the question, what safeguarding...

2014-08-01 12:26:55

Malaria No More, APLMA and the ADB join forces to mobilize resources and rally regional leadership in endemic Asia SINGAPORE, August 1st, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to fight malaria and the resistance to its front-line treatment in Asia, Malaria No More (MNM) has entered into a new partnership with the Asia-Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). An event to address current challenges in the region and bring new private sector...

2014-07-31 23:23:16

Dr. Peter Agre, who shared the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2016), which will be held September 25-30, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Dr. Peter Agre, the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, will deliver the keynote address at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2016), which will...

2014-07-31 17:36:22

Wellcome Trust Drug-resistant malaria parasites have spread to critical border regions of Southeast Asia, seriously threatening global malaria control and elimination programs, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study confirms that resistance to the world's most effective antimalarial drug, artemisinin, is now widespread in Southeast Asia. This is not the first, or even the second time the malaria parasite has developed resistance to front line...

2014-07-31 17:12:08

University of California - Davis Metabolic syndrome connected to DDT exposure in womb Exposure of pregnant mice to the pesticide DDT is linked to an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and related conditions in female offspring later in life, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis. The study, published online July 30 in the journal PLOS ONE, is the first to show that developmental exposure to DDT increases the risk of females later...

2014-07-30 09:55:44

Burness Communications The innovative PfSPZ Challenge is key to success for speedier testing of new malaria vaccine and drugs An international research team today reports the first-ever clinical trial demonstrating controlled malaria infection in an African nation in the modern era. The study, published online in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (AJTMH) represents a significant milestone in the search for new malaria drugs and vaccines. The study establishes...

2014-07-29 23:02:52

World renown public health professional, Ronald St. John, creates Sitata. A company which provides world travellers with up-to-date safety and health alerts, status of epidemics worldwide, and suggestions on vaccinations and related symptoms of diseases identified as of possible risk to travellers. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Sitata provides world travellers with up-to-date safety and health alerts, status of epidemics worldwide, and suggestions on vaccinations and related...

2014-07-24 23:10:23

Is that mosquito on your arm just a pest, or could it be carrying a deadly disease? CCSU professor Dr. Alicia Bray is conducting two studies will help determine just how widespread disease-carrying mosquitoes are in Connecticut and how manmade ponds may be helping these mosquitoes spread. New Britain, CT (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Dr. Alicia Bray, assistant professor of biology at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), is conducting two studies to determine the prevalence of certain...

2014-07-24 10:49:42

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation New HIV infections dropped by almost one-third from the epidemic peak; TB deaths declined by 3.7 percent between 2000 and 2013; child deaths from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa have dropped 31.5 percent in the past decade Today, fewer people are dying from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, according to a new, first-of-its-kind analysis of trend data from 188 countries. The pace of decline in deaths and infections has accelerated since 2000,...


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2005-08-25 10:14:14

The mosquito is a member of the family Culicidae. These insects have a pair of scaled wings, a pair of halteres, a slender body, and long legs. Only the females of most mosquito species suck blood from other animals. Size varies but is rarely greater than 0.6 inch (15 mm). Mosquitoes weigh only about 0.03 to 0.04 grain (2 to 2.5 mg). They can fly at about 0.9 to 1.6 mph (1.5 to 2.5 km/h) and most species are nocturnal. Mosquitoes are believed to have evolved 170 million years ago during...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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