Category list : Parasitic diseases
Headlice product Subscription
A new headlice treatment device has been launched by Allergy Kids called Nitview Ledcomb. It consists of a comb with micro-channelled teeth and a UV light that identifies the presence of lice or eggs. Recommended retail price, £25.
Combatting antimalarial resistance through research Subscription
There is an acute need for novel antimalarial agents as multi-drug resistant forms of malaria continue to emerge.
GSK's malaria vaccine shows 45% efficacy in children Subscription
An ongoing phase III study in Africa indicates that vaccination of children and young infants with RTS,S/AS01 prevented many cases of clinical and severe malaria.
Researchers call for radical measures to prevent resistance to the most effective type of antimalarial agent spreading to the Indian subcontinent and beyond.
GlaxoSmithKline submits a regulatory application for its malaria vaccine to the European Medicines Agency which will assess its safety and efficacy for developing countries.
Interview with a trematode parasite Subscription
Last week, Georgina Boodhooinvited a special guest to her popular radio programme, broadcast from Africa. Here is an excerpt from the show