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18 Jul 2011

Ivermectin—now an anti-malarial, too

New research says the cheap, commonly-used endectocide could dramatically reduce transmission
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10 Jun 2011

For cholera, new tool buys time before an outbreak, but investment in water and sanitation wanes

Rain and rising temperatures may offer an early warning of outbreaks, but investment in WASH is waning
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23 May 2011

A breakthrough in treating latent TB

Researchers say a new drug regimen can cure latent TB in three months
Source: Los Angeles Times
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18 May 2011

How reliable are genetic markers for malaria?

P. falciparum’s high polymorphism bodes well for genetic fingerprinting in sub-Saharan Africa. But standardized protocols should be updated to facilitate data comparison between studies.
Source: Malaria Journal
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18 Mar 2011

Malaria intervention trials: where do the research gaps lie?

And how sound are trial methods and reporting?
Source: Malaria Journal
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4 Mar 2011

History provides no evidence that global health aid is cut during economic recessions

A study of the economies of developed nations over a 32-year period found no evidence that development aid for health was reduced in times of recession. But is this a guide to what will happen during the current global economic downturn?
Source: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
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22 Feb 2011

Protecting children against malaria: combining bednets with preventive therapy

Three trials are reported showing that children who use insecticide-treated bednets receive additional protection when they are also given intermittent preventive treatment. Such treatment is best provided by community-based, volunteer health workers.
Source: PLoS Medicine
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28 Jan 2011

Treating cutaneous leishmaniasis in Brazil: good news from new trial

Three-quarters of the patients given the drug miltefosine were cured of their infection, compared with only half of those on the standard treatment.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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27 Jan 2011

Is climate change driving up malaria case numbers? New findings contribute to the debate

“Gold standard” meteorological data show that temperatures have risen in a part of the Kenyan highlands where malaria cases are known to have increased.
Source: Malaria Journal
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21 Jan 2011

Expert opinion split, as study revives an old debate

Researchers claim to have shown that “vertical” disease control programmes distort national policies and erode countries’ ability to provide basic care.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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