Discovery of genes that confer resistance to the drug artemisinin is major step forward for treatment of the disease
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Saturday 13 June 2009
Friday 01 May 2009
The assiduous Gribbins have uncovered much splendid detail in this bouquet of 11 floral explorers. Carl Linnaeus was an obsessive organiser who invented plant classification, though this precision did not prevent him from attempting to fiddle his travelling expenses. .
Tuesday 03 February 2009
The popular holiday destination of north Queensland has been gripped by an epidemic of dengue fever, the debilitating and sometimes fatal disease more usually associated with Third World countries.
Sunday 01 February 2009
Sunday 03 August 2008
Travel companies are failing to offer essential health advice, putting thousands of holidaymakers at risk.
Saturday 05 July 2008
Friday 20 June 2008
Wednesday 04 June 2008
For Western travellers to malarial parts of the world such as sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and south America, the parasite holds few terrors. Dose yourself with the right prophylactic drug – Malarone is the current gold standard for areas where there is drug resistance – douse yourself with insect repellent and you are unlikely to fall victim to the lethal disease.
Wednesday 04 June 2008
The lives of more than a million children who die each year from malaria could be saved by a new technique for making a drug based on an ancient Chinese herbal remedy first used more than 2,000 years ago.
Saturday 17 May 2008
Q Our children love animals and are now old enough,at three and five, to enjoy a safari. We'd like to visit a game park but I have heard how there are problems giving malaria pills to children. Would it be safest to give them a homeopathic preparation? P Sims, Manchester
Thursday 17 April 2008
The Australian government has launched an investigation into claims that aboriginal children seized from their parents during the 1920s and 1930s were secretly used as guinea pigs for leprosy treatments.
Monday 31 October 2005
Friday 04 February 2005
Wednesday 06 August 2003
Tuesday 08 July 2003
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