Lower calorie intake by host may increase chances of surviving malaria
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  July 17, 2017  
  Malaria  
  The latest malaria news from News Medical  
 Lower calorie intake by host may increase chances of surviving malariaLower calorie intake by host may increase chances of surviving malaria
 
The chances of surviving a malaria infection may be higher when the host consumes fewer calories, according to new research.
 
 
 Malaria drug effectively blocks Zika virus transmission to the fetusMalaria drug effectively blocks Zika virus transmission to the fetus
 
Devastating consequences of Zika virus infection are suffered in the womb, where the virus can cause brain damage and sometimes death.
 
   BASF unveils breakthrough insecticide for malaria controlBASF unveils breakthrough insecticide for malaria control
 
BASF has received a recommendation from the World Health Organization for Interceptor(R) G2, a long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito net (LN) based on chlorfenapyr.
 
   New scorpion-milking robot could replace traditional method to extract venomNew scorpion-milking robot could replace traditional method to extract venom
 
A new scorpion-milking robot designed to extract venom could replace the traditional manual method. Scorpion venom is used in medical applications such as immunosuppressants, anti-malarial drugs and cancer research, but the extraction process can be potentially life-threatening.
 
   IVCC announces major step forward in battle against mosquito insecticide resistanceIVCC announces major step forward in battle against mosquito insecticide resistance
 
The Innovative Vector Control Consortium is delighted to announce that, in collaboration with BASF and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, a new type of long-lasting insecticide treated bednet has received a recommendation for use by the World Health Organisation.
 
 Decline in malaria elimination funding may increase risk of disease resurgences
 
Global malaria elimination funding is declining at a time when it remains crucial to eliminating the disease worldwide, according to a study published in the open access Malaria Journal.
 
 
 Removing flowers from invasive shrub could reduce malaria transmission
 
Removing flowers from invasive shrub could reduce malaria transmissionProper management of an invasive shrub in mosquito-prone regions could reduce mosquito populations and malaria transmission, say researchers.
 
 
 Prince Harry, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine organize roundtable to address needs of youth with HIV/AIDS
 
Prince Harry, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine organize roundtable to address needs of youth with HIV/AIDSGlobal HIV leaders have committed to ensuring young people affected by HIV/AIDS play an integral part in shaping new research and policies to strengthen HIV prevention, testing and treatment in sub-Saharan Africa.
 
 
 New framework analyzes ecological, economic and epidemiological factors of rural poverty
 
New framework analyzes ecological, economic and epidemiological factors of rural povertyDeep in landlocked Africa, a miracle is unfolding. Less than a generation after a genocidal civil war left it in ruins, Rwanda is defying poverty traps that ensnare many other natural resource-dependent developing countries.