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September 23, 2017 7:00 PM Super Malaria Strain Spreads through Southeast Asia

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - A new strain of malaria spreading in Southeast Asia called "super malaria" has worried many. Super malaria is a form of malaria that is resistant to standard treatment, and has spread to Vietnam, for the first time, a study warned on Friday (9/22/2017). This type of malaria was first detected in Cambodia in 2007. Then spread 81

September 23, 2017 11:59 AM Kenyans to access new, highly-effective HIV drugs at lower prices

It is good news for millions of Kenyans living with HIV/AIDS as Kenya will start buying new highly-effective antiretroviral drugs at much lower prizes following an international price deal. The deal negotiated by Kenya and South Africa together with a number of international organisations will see the new HIV drugs cost not more than Sh650 per month 78

September 23, 2017 11:32 AM Scientists Warn Of Global Threat Of 'Super Malaria'

London: The rapid spread of "super malaria" in the South East Asia is an alarming global threat and there is an urgent need to eliminate it before the drug-resistant strain of malaria becomes untreatable again, scientists have warned. The dangerous form of the malaria parasite which cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs emerged in Cambodia 84

September 23, 2017 11:00 AM Google honours Indian chemist Asima Chatterjee on 100th birthday

Entry to the field of science When the doyenne of chemistry was growing up in Calcutta (now Kolkata) in the 1920s and 1930s, it was almost unheard of for a woman to study chemistry. But that did not stop Chatterjee and she not only completed her undergraduate degree in organic chemistry, but also went on to receive a Doctorate of Science in 1944 from the University 78

September 23, 2017 3:46 AM Study: HIV Prevention Could Need Cocktail Of Antibodies

It takes a cocktail of drugs to treat HIV. It could take a cocktail of antibodies to prevent HIV as well, suggests a study by Boston-based researchers published this week in Science Translational Medicine. What we saw is that a cocktail of antibodies is required to protect monkeys against a mixed virus challenge, whereas single antibodies were unable 86

September 22, 2017 1:04 PM Botswana reports suspected foot-and-mouth outbreak

On Tuesday (19 September), Botswanan veterinary services were asked to investigate cattle that demonstrated symptoms of the disease. The cattle were discovered in a communal grazing area near Sehithwa Village. Samples for testing were collected, but results were still pending. Thus far, five animals have shown symptoms of FMD, while another 343 head of cattle 92

September 22, 2017 11:39 AM Alarm as 'super malaria' spreads in South East Asia

The rapid spread of "super malaria" in South East Asia is an alarming global threat, scientists are warning. This dangerous form of the malaria parasite cannot be killed with the main anti-malaria drugs. It emerged in Cambodia but has since spread through parts of Thailand, Laos and has arrived in southern Vietnam. The team at the Oxford Tropical Medicine 140

September 14, 2017 1:23 AM Aids horror poses Botswana extinction threat

Gabarone - The truly devastating threat that Aids poses to Africa comes into painful focus when the President of Botswana, Festus Mogae, says his country faces extinction from the disease. Mogae, who leads this diamond-rich southern Africa country of 1,6 million people, is not being alarmist or playing with rhetoric when he speaks out on Aids. The United 111

September 12, 2017 7:21 PM Thousands Of Americans Still Die Of AIDS Every Year

Yet antiretroviral therapy can turn the deadly disease into a manageable chronic condition. Antiretroviral therapy has transformed HIV from a death sentence to a manageable chronic condition for many. Yet as the death of 41-year-old Broadway composer Michael Friedman this past Saturday reminds us, thousands of Americans still die every year from HIV/AIDS 121

September 11, 2017 4:00 AM Botswana’s battle against wildlife crime boosted with new legal guide

In partnership with the Tlhokomela Trust, Space for Giants, an international conservation organisation, worked closely with Botswana’s Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the country’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) to create an investigation and prosecution toolkit, titled the ‘Rapid Reference Guide to Wildlife Crime’. It is being 49