Discovery of genes that confer resistance to the drug artemisinin is major step forward for treatment of the disease
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Monday 16 August 2010
Yuvraj Singh has been ruled out of India's one-day international against Sri Lanka after coming down with dengue fever.
Saturday 31 July 2010
The really delightful thing about Swarfega, apart from its ability to get mucky hands clean, is that it makes no concessions to fashion or marketing, and yet is supremely successful. This after all, is a £135m business, or at least it was a few years ago when the firm went through its latest change of ownership.
Sunday 18 July 2010
Mosquito-borne dengue fever is reaching epidemic stages across the Caribbean, with dozens of deaths reported and health authorities concerned it could get much worse as the rainy season advances.
Friday 16 July 2010
A novel weapon in the battle against malaria has been developed by scientists: the malaria-proof mosquito.
Friday 16 July 2010
It looks ingenious. If you can't eradicate malaria in humans, why not do so in mosquitoes? It would accomplish a goal of which scientists hardly dared dream: a malaria-free world.
Wednesday 07 July 2010
Cheryl Cole spent two hours in intensive care after being diagnosed with the deadly disease malaria, it was reported today.
Sunday 17 January 2010
Katie O'Brien must be thinking how peaceful everything is here at the Australian Open. Nobody demanded £900 in cash before she got on the plane; there have been no bodies lying in the road en route to the tennis centre; police escorts are not necessary; and she has not gone down with food poisoning or a tropical disease.
Tuesday 12 January 2010
Wednesday 25 November 2009
Almost three decades after Aids first emerged, official confirmation came yesterday that new infections with HIV are in decline. That is welcome news. Before we celebrate, though, it is important to note that the number living with HIV is not declining, but rising thanks to the life-saving effects of anti-retroviral drugs. Yet less than half of those who need the drugs are receiving them.
Tuesday 27 October 2009
Earlier this month, Father Damien was canonised by Pope Benedict XVI in Rome. This religious and spiritual ceremony was an opportunity to reflect on Father Damien's life and the lives of those with whom he is most closely associated - people affected by leprosy.
Sunday 04 October 2009
Love 2 is a return to the source for "Air French Band". (It's so much more satisfying to call them that awkward album-sticker name, don't you think? Just as the disambiguating "The London Suede" is actually a better name than Suede.)
Wednesday 16 September 2009
Wednesday 12 August 2009
Sunday 05 July 2009
Since this group recently played live in London, this album is the necessary adjunct.
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Alex Salmond has 'broken his word to the Scottish people' says Scottish Lib Dem leader
- 1 PlayStation and Xbox hacked by Lizard Squad
- 2 Christmas comes early to Hong Kong, as millions of bank notes spill out onto busy street
- 3 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 5 Vagina canoe artist defends herself over ‘obscenity’ charges