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    12/08/2002 8:40:36 PM PST · by dennisw · 20 replies · 433+ views ^ | 1976 and 2002 ? | Kamarck
    LIFE IN THE TROPICS:A NEVER ENDING BATTLE WITH NATURELook at a world map. The region between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn is usually referred to as the tropics. The rest of the world, excluding the polar regions, is referred to as the temperate region. Now, look at your map with the two regions.World Map Where are the industrialized nations found?Where are the developing countries found?Are there any exceptions?What do you suppose causes this distribution?What is going on? Life in the Tropics is much more difficult than life in temperate regions because the tropical environment is not conducive to...
  • Malaria and the Fall of Rome

    07/15/2018 4:42:31 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | February 17, 2011 | Andrew Thompson
    Could an ancient children's burial ground contain clues about how one of the world's greatest empires came to an end? Andrew Thompson explores the theory that malaria was the silent killer responsible for the fall of Rome. Today in the west, most people have forgotten how deadly malaria used to be, although there were serious malarial epidemics in many parts of Italy as recently as the 1950s. But each year, mainly in Africa, it still kills over two million people, most of them children. While there are several mentions of a disease sounding very similar to malaria in historical documents...
  • Mutated parasite may be causing outbreak of drug-resistant malaria

    02/04/2018 4:05:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UPI ^ | February 3, 2018 | Staff
    An outbreak of multidrug-resistant malaria in southeast Asia likely stems from two mutations of the malaria-causing parasite that combined a decade ago, according to new research. The parasite and mutations, carried by mosquitoes, spread rapidly in the region for five years before the malaria outbreak became apparent, the researchers said.
  • Alarm as 'super malaria' spreads in South East Asia

    09/23/2017 5:08:51 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 Sep, 2017 | James Gallagher
    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 Research Unit in Bangkok said there was a real danger of malaria becoming untreatable. Prof Arjen Dondorp, the head of the unit, told the BBC News website: "We think it is a serious threat. "It is alarming that this strain is...
  • Rare malaria death of girl in northern Italy puzzles doctors

    09/05/2017 11:39:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    Sofia Zago died in Brescia on Sunday night, after being rushed to hospital with a high fever on Saturday. ... Sofia had been on holiday with her parents at Bibione, an Adriatic resort near Venice. ... Since the 1950s, Italy has not had a malaria problem because mosquito-infested marshes were drained. There is speculation that Sofia might have caught malaria from one of two children treated for it at the Trento hospital after 15 August. They had caught it in Africa, and recovered. Sofia had had treatment there for child diabetes and there was a break before her emergency readmission...
  • President Obama’s oldest daughter can’t control her temper like daddy taught her to.

    03/26/2017 6:19:26 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 97 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 26, 2016 | Carter
    Saturday, March 25, 2017, found Malia Obama, the 44th President’s oldest daughter, at the Parlor, an exclusive Soho club, for a 21-and-over event. Martina Markota was with Lucian Wintrich and was the first to make note of Malia Obama being there: Obamas daughter is next to me In a club in NYC right now — Martina Markota (@MartinaMarkota) March 26, 2017 The minor had been rubbing shoulders with other guests all night until she spotted the Gateway Pundit’s own White House correspondent Lucian Wintrich. She was quick to confront him: Again, Malia Obama is at the party my friend is...
  • Weinstein Co Uses Malia Obama As Selling Point As It Auctions off Internship (no pants at work!)

    02/08/2017 2:19:10 PM PST · by drewh · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 hours ago | By Ashley Collman For
    Malia Obama has only been interning at the Weinstein Co. for a little less than two weeks and the company is already using her employment as a selling point. This week, hosted an auction for a three-month internship at the film company. In a press email about the auction, the Charity Network wrote that the internship is 'a special chance to learn all in the ins and outs of the movie biz and maybe even run into Malia Obama while you're at it'. The eldest daughter of former President Barack Obama is working in the company's New York office,...
  • Fans Swarm Former First Daughter Mailia Obama As She Starts New Life In NYC (barf alert!)

    01/31/2017 1:39:58 PM PST · by drewh · 29 replies
    Holllwood Life ^ | jan 31 2017 ast | Beth Shilliday
    Aww! Malia Obama has started her life as a private citizen, and she’s so beloved that a simple trip to a New York museum turned into a massive fan-out for everyone who saw her. We’ve got all the details, right here! It makes us feel so warm and happy to see Malia Obama, 18, out and about enjoying post-White House life. The former first daughter took in the Kerry James Marshall exhibit at NYC’s Met Breuer Museum on Jan. 29 and she completely lit up the room. Fellow patrons immediately jumped on social media with excited postings and photos, thrilled...
  • Sasha Obama and Joe Biden's granddaughter Maisy go on vacation together in Miami

    01/18/2017 5:38:06 PM PST · by bgill · 49 replies
    Hello! ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 | Hello!
    First daughter Sasha Obama got some serious R&R over the weekend during a trip to Miami. President Obama and Michelle Obama's 15-year-old daughter and a group of friends, including Vice President Joe Biden's granddaughter, Maisy Biden, soaked up the sun and hit up some of the city's hotspots.
  • Trudeau, Gates raise billions for AIDS, TB and malaria fight

    09/17/2016 5:23:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 17, 2016 4:02 PM EDT | Rob Gillies
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that a record $12.9 billion has been raised for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years. Trudeau made the announcement on the second and final day of an international donors’ meeting as Microsoft founder Bill Gates, U2 frontman Bono, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and others gathered in Montréal to determine how to replenish the major global health fund that combats AIDS and two of the world’s other leading killers in low-income countries. …
  • Cure for cancer might accidentally have been found, and it could be malaria

    09/02/2016 12:02:53 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 36 replies
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  • TV presenter Charlie Webster in coma with malaria in Rio

    08/18/2016 7:58:45 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 58 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 Aug 2016
    A television sports presenter is in a coma with malaria in a Rio hospital following a 3,000-mile charity cycle ride. She was admitted to hospital the day after the Olympics opening ceremony after her condition deteriorated. A statement on her Twitter feed two days later said her condition had "since been diagnosed as a severe complication caused by a bacterial infection".
  • Dogs who could soon sniff out malaria - with help from Bill Gates

    05/31/2016 4:52:45 AM PDT · by Jemian · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 30 May 2016 | Andrew Pierce
    A low, flat, white building in rural Buckinghamshire would seem an unlikely spot to develop an early warning test for deadly malaria. The building is home to Medical Detection Dogs, a charity set up in 2008 to harness the animals' extraordinary sense of smell to detect disease in humans. Dogs trained by the charity have already proved their worth as medical alert assistance dogs, helping their owners manage conditions such as type 1 diabetes by detecting odour changes linked to low or high blood sugar levels and then alerting them. Medical Detection Dogs harnesses the animals' extraordinary sense of smell...
  • Insect Attack May Have Finished Off Dinosaurs

    01/03/2008 5:16:53 PM PST · by blam · 49 replies · 115+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-3-2008 | Oregon State University.
    Insect Attack May Have Finished Off Dinosaurs ScienceDaily (Jan. 4, 2008) — Asteroid impacts or massive volcanic flows might have occurred around the time dinosaurs became extinct, but a new argument is that the mightiest creatures the world has ever known may have been brought down by a tiny, much less dramatic force -- biting, disease-carrying insects.Tick found in Burmese amber. (Credit: Image courtesy of Oregon State University) An important contributor to the demise of the dinosaurs, experts say, could have been the rise and evolution of insects, especially the slow-but-overwhelming threat posed by new disease carriers. And the evidence...
  • DNA studies show a frail King Tut succumbed to malaria and a broken leg

    02/16/2010 7:56:30 AM PST · by cajuncow · 28 replies · 735+ views
    Cox News ^ | 2-16-10 | Paul Schemm, Assoc. Press
    Egypt's famed King Tutankhamun suffered from a cleft palate and club foot, likely forcing him to walk with a cane, and died from complications from a broken leg exacerbated by malaria, according to the most extensive study ever of his mummy. The findings were from two years of DNA testing and CT scans on 16 mummies, including those of Tutankhamun and his family, the team that carried out the study said in an article to be published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
  • Zika, Where Is Thy Sting? (Not in the US or Canada)

    02/18/2016 8:14:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/18/16 | Michael Fumento
    The buzz is that everyone is at risk for contracting the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Why not? Since the successful effort to “democratize” HIV/AIDS in the 1980s as a threat to everyone, everywhere, every major disease outbreak has been presented as a worldwide threat. (Ebola’s gotten that treatment three times now.) But no. Despite admonitions from the public health agencies and headlines like the Washington Post’s “Why The United States Is So Vulnerable to the Alarming Spread of Zika Virus,” and despite President Obama’s request to Congress for $1.8 billion to fight the disease, Zika has little chance of spreading from...
  • EPA’s Environmental Policy Makes Combating Zika, Malaria and Dengue Fever Nearly Impossible

    02/16/2016 12:40:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 16, 2016 | 12:43 PM EST | James Wanliss
    The Zika virus ravaging South America causes horrific problems including birth defects and creeping paralysis. And now it has made its way to 16 US states. There is no vaccine. With the Zika virus declared an international public health emergency a few weeks ago by the World Health Organization, it seems a good time to remind people of another mosquito borne disease with even more horrible effects--malaria. [...] You see, malaria was eliminated in the West and North because of the invention, and use, of the miracle pesticide DDT. DDT could stop Zika, just as it stopped malaria. For that...
  • Denmark announces refugees have brought diphtheria into country after a 20-year absence

    01/21/2016 6:15:37 PM PST · by massmike · 32 replies ^ | 01/21/2016 | JENNY STANTON FOR MAILONLINE
    Refugees have brought the potentially fatal and highly-contagious bacterial infection diphtheria into Denmark and authorities are warning hospitals there could be an outbreak. Two Libyan refugees were found to have the infection, the Danish State Serum Institute (SSI) said on Tuesday. Diphtheria - spread through coughs and sneezes, or contact with someone with the infection or their belongings - has not been seen in the country since 1998. 'The infection [diphtheria] can be very dangerous if one isn’t vaccinated against it,' Kurt Fuursted, spokesperson for the SSI told Danish newspaper Metroxpress. 'There is no doubt that infectious diseases are coming...
  • See How Cruz’s Children Were Depicted in WaPo Cartoon, You’ll Understand Why He’s Not Happy

    12/22/2015 6:16:38 PM PST · by Wilderness Conservative · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/22/15
    Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz slammed the Washington Post Tuesday for publishing a cartoon appearing to depict his children as monkeys. Ann Telnaes, a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, argued that because the Texas senator had used his children as “political props” in a recent Christmas parody infomercial they were “fair game.” A representative for the Post could not be reached for comment in time for publication by TheBlaze. UPDATE, 8:40 p.m. ET: The Washington Post retracted the cartoon and replaced it with an editor’s note from Fred Hiatt. It reads: It’s generally been the policy of our editorial section to...
  • (Rebuke to Rachel Carson) ... These People Took DDT Pills In the 1970s to Prove it Was Safe

    12/07/2015 11:17:08 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    PaleoFuture ^ | December 7, 2015 | Matt Novak
    These People Took DDT Pills In the 1970s to Prove it Was Safe In 1971 two people in North Hollywood started eating DDT pills every day. That's right, they willingly swallowed 10mg of poison every single day for three months. In front of witnesses. From the Associated Press: - Robert Loibl and his wife, Louise, hold 10-milligram capsules of DDT which they took in front of witnesses for 93 days at lunch time, June 10, 1971. Loibl said their total dosage was more than the average person consumes in 83 years. He said his wife's dandruff disappeared, their appetites perked...