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The main barriers to the access, delivery, and use of interventions that help to prevent malaria in pregnant women are relatively consistent across sub-Saharan African countries and may provide a helpful checklist to identify the factors influencing uptake of these important interventions.
Among pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa, intermittent preventive therapy for malaria with 3 or more doses of the drug regimen sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine was associated with a higher birth weight and lower risk of low birth weight than the current standard 2-dose regimen.
A pair of provocative studies in the July 2012 issue of The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (AJTMH) provides a window into the intense ground war now underway against malaria.
Malaria infections among infants can be cut by up to 30 per cent when antimalarial drugs are given intermittently over a 12 month period, a three-year clinical trial in Papua New Guinea has shown.
The first evidence of resistance to the world's most effective drug for treating malaria has been found by international scientists.
In research published in PLoS Medicine, Cally Roper of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and colleagues use genetic analyses to trace the emergence and dispersal of drug-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Africa.
A disease once thought to be somewhat under control with the use of prescription drugs is emerging at the Thai-Cambodian border as drug resistant.
By Cooper, R G Magwere, T Chloroquine (CHQ) is a cheap, relatively well tolerated drug initially developed for the treatment of malaria in the 1930s.
Q: The label on my prescription bottle (diabetes med) says to avoid prolonged sun exposure. Why? A: Some drugs may cause a photosensitivity reaction (sensitivity to UVA rays of the sun or tanning devices).
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization asked pharmaceutical companies on Thursday to end the marketing and sale of "single-drug" artemisinin malaria medicines, in order to prevent malaria parasites from developing resistance to the drug.