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01/17/2013 Malaria, typhoid biggest health threat for travellers to tropical countries like India

In a study of more than 80,000 returned travelers who sought medical care for illnesses, around 3,000 (4 percent) were affected by malaria, typhoid fever and other potentially life-threatening tropical diseases.

New York Times

12/17/2012 Efficient Ceramic Indoor Stoves Fail to Reduce Risk of Pneumonia in Children

Small ceramic indoor stoves, such as those sold by women in AIDS self-help groups in Africa, do save fuel and cut down on eye-irritating smoke, a new study has found — but they do not save children from pneumonia.

Xinhua News Agency

12/13/2012 Feature: Ceramic indoor cookstoves may not cut air pollution

Low-cost, locally-produced ceramic cookstoves may produce less smoke than traditional indoor 3-stone firepits, but they don't drastically reduce indoor air pollution or the risk of pneumonia in young children, a year-long observational study by researchers working in rural Kenya has revealed.

Popular Science

11/26/2012 Can Taking A Pill Before Bed Get Rid Of Bed Bugs?

Can you cure a bed bug infestation just by downing drugs? While the idea has appeal, particularly for people afflicted with nightly bites and for scientists dealing with a pest that is increasingly difficult to kill, the short answer is probably no.

11/15/2012 Have Bedbugs Been Vanquished At Last?

Bedbugs have terrorized cities long enough, and now a human drug might stop them in their tracks

Press Trust of India

11/14/2012 Polio cases down worldwide, trouble spots remain

The number of polio cases worldwide reached a record low in 2012, giving experts confidence that the disease can finally be eradicated, according to presentations made at a major US conference.


11/14/2012 Serum of India’s Meningitis Drug Cleared for Warm Storage

A meningitis vaccine developed by billionaire Cyrus Poonawalla’s Serum Institute of India Ltd. remains effective at high temperatures, allowing it to be used in locations that lack refrigeration, researchers said.

Der Spiegel

11/14/2012 Selbstversuch: Medikament macht Bettwanzen den Garaus

Bed bugs are in hotels around the globe a plague - and who has just introduced the parasite into their own bedrooms, they will not let go so quickly. But a previously known drug could be a weapon against the bloodsuckers. (Translated with Google Translate

The Canadian Press

11/13/2012 Despite struggle to vaccinate, polio campaign sees signs of progress in Pakistan

After months of negative news about the state of polio eradication efforts in Pakistan, there appears to be a sign of progress, new data suggest. One of the two types of polio viruses circulating there may be on the verge of petering out, Dr. Steven Wassilak, of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, reported Tuesday at a medical conference in Atlanta, Ga.

11/13/2012 East Africa: U.S. to Send Medics to Tanzania, Malawi, Uganda

Dr. Vanessa Kerry, CEO of the non-profit Global Health Service Corps and the daughter of U.S. Democratic Senator John F. Kerry, spoke with AllAfrica's Cindy Shiner on the sidelines of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene's 61st annual meeting being held in Atlanta.

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