Tagged: malaria

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DNA offers hard evidence of malaria in Roman Empire

A DNA analysis of 2,000-year-old teeth unearthed from an Italian graveyard has offered hard evidence that malaria existed during the Roman Empire, researchers said Monday. The findings are based on mitochondrial DNA — genetic...

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Iron supplements do not boost malaria risk: study

Global health experts have warned against giving iron supplements in areas where malaria is rampant, but a study Tuesday found no rise in cases of the mosquito-borne disease among children who took iron. However,...

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Fighting Malaria with smelly feet

  The stench of human feet is being used to fight the mosquito-borne disease, Malaria. In a recent study published in PLoS One, researchers found that mosquitoes infected with the tropical disease were more...

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Battle against malaria slowing down, WHO warns

The fight against malaria has slowed in the past two years, threatening to reverse progress in combatting one of the world’s biggest killers, the World Health Organisation warned Monday. Funding for efforts to prevent...

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Naija’s Omawumi brings malaria fight to Kenya

Assertive Nigerian musician Omawumi visited expectant mothers at the Pumwani Maternity Hospital on Thursday, launching an education exercise on preventing malaria. Omawumi, who is the Malaria Cause Ambassador for Mortein Doom, appealed to the...

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Early signs of malaria drug resistance in Africa

Africa’s deadliest malaria parasite has shown resistance in lab tests to one of the most powerful drugs on the market — a warning of possible resistance to follow in patients, scientists said Friday. Researchers...