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2013-07-24 11:18:04

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.

2013-02-13 10:34:36

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.

2012-07-04 22:53:53

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.

2012-04-02 20:51:06

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.

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2009-05-29 15:16:08

The first evidence of resistance to the world's most effective drug for treating malaria has been found by international scientists.

2009-04-14 11:23:41

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.

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2009-02-26 07:10:00

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.

2008-08-26 03:00:17

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.

2008-07-25 09:01:18

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).

2006-01-20 00:20:00

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.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.