Latest Mass drug administration Stories

2006-07-02 12:00:00

An allergy drug pulled off the market in 1999 could work to treat malaria, U.S. researchers reported on Sunday.

2006-06-15 09:37:17

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's use of controversial pesticide DDT has helped it achieve a huge reduction in malaria cases over the past five years, the health minister said on Friday.

2006-03-16 12:25:00

If travelers become sick after returning from areas in which chloroquine-resistant malaria is endemic, they need to be quickly checked for the disease. A new assay can do just that, Canadian and German researchers report.

2005-11-23 15:32:55

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Certain children are more attractive targets than others for malaria-carrying mosquitoes, accounting for most new infections of the disease that kills about 2 million people each year, scientists said on Wednesday.

2005-09-29 19:31:21

Giving infants preventive treatment for malaria can reduce malaria and anaemia even in seasonal, high transmission areas such as Ghana, finds a study in this week's BMJ.

2005-09-29 19:27:49

Despite changes in policy in many African countries, most cases of malaria are still treated with old drugs that often fail, say researchers in this week's BMJ.

Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.