Last year was the hottest year since we began keeping track of temperatures in 1880. A joint report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) confirmed the record, adding that 2014 was the 38th consecutive year in which temperatures were warmer than the past year and … Read More

Malaria is a parasitic disease transmitted to people through mosquito bites, most commonly through a mosquito called Anopheles stephensi. In many low-income countries, where people often lack access to insecticides to kill mosquitoes and drugs to treat the disease, malaria is a leading cause of death. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2015, about 438,000 people … Read More

In a fortunate accident, researchers who were trying to develop a vaccine against malaria for pregnant women discovered a potential weapon against cancer. The scientists, from the University of Copenhagen and the University of British Columbia, realized that the carbohydrate that malaria parasites attach to in the placenta is identical to a carbohydrate found in cancer cells. The researchers recreated … Read More

Of all the known malarial complications so far, cerebral malaria is the deadliest. Malaria, a parasitic disease transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito, kills an estimated one million people yearly. Malaria can be fatal, especially in children under the age of five, and it causes serious complications, including breathing problems, organ failure, severe anemia, … Read More

What is malaria? Malaria is a disease that occurs mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa, while areas such as North America and Europe are essentially unaffected. You may know that the disease is spread by mosquitoes, but to be more specific, malaria is caused by a parasite known as Plasmodium falciparum. After a person is bitten by an infected … Read More

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