News tagged with sub saharan africa
(Medical Xpress)—A new study out today reveals that the emergence and spread of a rapidly evolving invasive intestinal disease, that has a significant mortality rate (up to 45%) in infected people in sub-Saharan ...
Genetics Sep 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Malaria is responsible for about 700,000 deaths annually in sub-Saharan Africa alone, and a team of Texas A&M University researchers is doing their best to help stem this perpetual tide of human suffering.
Genetics May 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
The number of adults living into older age in sub-Saharan Africa is rapidly growing yet many older men and women will have an illness or disability that limits their ability to function, according to a study by researchers ...
Health May 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A study of young twins in Malawi, in sub-Saharan Africa, finds that bacteria living in the intestine are an underlying cause of a form of severe acute childhood malnutrition.
Medical research Jan 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
New research that combines cell phone data from 15 million people in Kenya with detailed information on the regional incidence of malaria has revealed, on the largest scale so far, how human travel patterns contribute to ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
HIV-infected women in sub-Saharan Africa who fed their babies exclusively with breast milk for more than the first four months of life had the lowest risk of transmitting the virus to their babies through breast milk, according ...
HIV & AIDS Apr 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
The largest study of epilepsy in sub-Saharan Africa to date reveals that programmes to control parasitic diseases and access to better antenatal care could substantially reduce the prevalence of the disease in this region.
Neuroscience Jan 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows that alcohol is now the third leading cause of the global burden of disease and injury, despite the fact most adults worldwide abstain from drinking.
Addiction Mar 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
A swarm of trained rats is on its way to Mozambique to help the country's over-stretched health system detect tuberculosis in patients, officials said Friday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Clinical trials are urgently needed to test a new treatment that could jointly tackle leading causes of death for babies in sub-Saharan Africa, according to researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The University of Liverpool has been awarded funding to determine whether differences in our genes determine how patients respond to drugs used to treat Tuberculosis (TB) in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Genetics Oct 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Thousands of pre-school children in Africa could benefit from access to treatment for an endemic disease, after tests showed infants to be at high risk of infection.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Scientists call for increased surveillance as study assessing HIV drug resistance shows rising rates in Africa
New research published online first in the Lancet suggests that drug-resistant HIV has been increasing in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa since the roll-out of antiretroviral therapy nearly a decade ago.
HIV & AIDS Jul 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing a growing cancer burden, and hematologic malignancies account for almost 10 percent of cancer deaths in the region. In the United States and other ...
Cancer Apr 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Twenty-five countries, many in hard-hit Africa, have at least halved new HIV infections in the past decade, with particular progress made toward protecting children from the deadly virus, the United Nations said Tuesday.
HIV & AIDS Nov 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0