Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research informs WHO mosquito net guideline update

The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its recommendation for malaria-preventing mosquito nets based on new research from the University of Adelaide.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How COVID-19 is affecting global efforts to eliminate malaria

The epidemiology of COVID-19 is complicated. We've worked out the virus spreads through the air, so instead of wiping things down as was first recommended in 2020 we are now looking to masks and ventilation as key public ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Maternal insecticide use during pregnancy and neonatal jaundice

The data of 61,751 pregnant women, out of approximately 100,000 collected by the Japan Environment and Children's Study, showed the association between the maternal usage of insecticides and insect repellents during pregnancy ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The mystery of the less deadly mosquito nets

Research published in Nature Communications shows that insecticide-treated mosquito nets, the mainstay in the global battle against malaria, are not providing the protection they once did—and scientists say that's a cause ...

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Insecticide

An insecticide is a pesticide used against insects. They include ovicides and larvicides used against the eggs and larvae of insects respectively. Insecticides are used in agriculture, medicine, industry and the household. The use of insecticides is believed to be one of the major factors behind the increase in agricultural productivity in the 20th century.[citation needed] Nearly all insecticides have the potential to significantly alter ecosystems; many are toxic to humans; and others are concentrated in the food chain.

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