Navigation Links
Insecticide-treated Bed Nets to Combat Malaria in Older Children and Adults

Researchers have found that sleeping under insecticide-treated bed nets might protect older children and adults from malaria.

Most human-to-mosquito transmission originates from adults and children over five years of age, who constitute the bulk of the population and are more attractive to mosquitoes.

Current international guidelines recommend providing subsidised bed nets for young children and pregnant women in order to achieve over 80 percent coverage in these high-risk groups.

The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr Gerry Killeen at the Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre in Tanzania.

As part of the study, researchers used recently developed models of mosquito behaviour and mortality to see the effect of insecticide-treated nets.

Researchers found that the use of the nets could greatly reduce the number of mosquitoes that survived repeated encounters with protected humans. Also, by preventing the mosquitoes feeding on humans, the nets could divert them to feed on other mammals, which do not host the malaria parasite, reducing the number of humans bitten and of mosquitoes carrying the parasite.

"Insecticide-treated nets can protect not only the individuals and households that use them, but also members of the surrounding community. This is because they kill adult mosquitoes directly or force them to undertake longer, more hazardous foraging expeditions in search of blood to feed on and aquatic habitats in which to breed," Dr Killeen said.

The findings of the study were published in the open access journal PLoS Medicine.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Virus Combats Brain Tumour
2. Combating insomnia with warm feet
3. Oral Medication Effective In Combating Eye Infection
4. Vitamin- B 12 Supplements Found To Be Effective In Combating Depression
5. Chocolate To Combat Cancer: So Indulge!
6. Increase Cereal Fibre To Combat Atherosclerosis
7. China To Distribute Free Condoms To Combat AIDS/HIV
8. Novel Strategy To Combat Alzheimer’s Disease
9. Mizoram Prepares To Combat Bird Flu
10. A Joint Venture by Golfers And Military Forces To Combat AIDS
11. Supercomputer Grid Enlists PCs To Combat AIDS
Post Your Comments:
(Date:4/23/2014)... NY, April 23, 2014Men whose testosterone falls below normal ... to be overweight and have heart disease and type ... identify testosterone-deficient men for further testing and possible treatment ... Men,s Health , a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann ... the Journal of Men,s Health website at ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... of probiotics, antioxidants and other nutritional compounds, more and ... is getting in on the action. But legitimate skepticism ... industry is responding with clinical research to shore up ... Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly news ... Bomgardner, a senior editor at C&EN, writes that about ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... team of scientists led by a researcher from the ... National University of Singapore has identified the cancer specific ... up the possibility of developing new drugs for the ... , The research group, led by Dr Chan Shing ... the first time that a cancer-specific variant of a ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... the depletion of self-control, according to research published in ... for Psychological Science. , Self-control can be difficult ... on a boring textbook are hard things to do. ... Exerting self-control for a long period seems to "deplete" ... , "It is as if self-control is a limited ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) today to ... launch of the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), ... for business innovation through the leveraging of industry, ... Senator Cory Booker, Panasonic Corp. of North America ... Governor Kim Guadagno, New Jersey Secretary of Higher ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Scientists identify cancer specific cell for potential treatment of gastric cancer 2Health News:Scientists identify cancer specific cell for potential treatment of gastric cancer 3Health News:ADHD drug may help preserve our self-control resources 2Health News:Government and industry leaders herald launch of NJIT's New Jersey Innovation Institute 2
... an interesting,snapshot of Minnesotans, changing driving habits, retail ... percent decline compared to sales in July 2007.,According ... motorists,bought 211,982,582 gallons of gasoline in July, compared ... the amount of ethanol-based,E85 sold during the same ...
... medical student in the country. That,s because the three-part ... delivered in a new way: by listening to a ... an Achilles heel in the medical field. , ... test know they don,t have this auditory skill," says Michael ...
... Trevino, master permanent make-up artist and educator joins Nouveau Cosmetique ... advance the education of permanent cosmetic professionals in the US. ... ... August 25, 2008 -- Nouveau Cosmetique USA, Inc., the exclusive ...
... (PTCB) Exhibits at this week,s National Association of Chain Drug ... solutions for enhanced patient safety and the benefits of pharmacy ... ... CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2008 - The https://www.ptcb.org/ ...
... HMS Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq:,HMSY) today announced that it ... which will be held September 3-5, 2008 at the,Four ... and Chief Financial Officer of HMS Holdings Corp.,will present ... A live broadcast of the Company,s presentation can ...
... 96 on the, 2008 Inc. 500, with three-year sales growth ... ... Inc. magazine today ranked The,Coding Source No. 96 on its 27th ... list is the most,comprehensive look at the most important segment of the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Listen up! 2Health News:Master Permanent Make-up Artist and Educator Sulema Trevino Joins Nouveau Cosmetique Team 2Health News:Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exhibits at 2008 NACDS Pharmacy & Technology Conference 2Health News:Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Exhibits at 2008 NACDS Pharmacy & Technology Conference 3Health News:The Coding Source Named to Inc. Magazine's 27th Annual List of America's 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies 2Health News:The Coding Source Named to Inc. Magazine's 27th Annual List of America's 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014  According to Millennium Research Group ... intelligence, the United States ... markets will expand moderately through 2022, with embolization ... particular, increasing interest in drug-eluting beads (DEBs) and ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Reportlinker.com ... is available in its catalogue: ... Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 ... PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... NEW YORK , Jan. 15, 2014 ... research report is available in its catalogue: ... Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p01940411/Global-Markets-and-Technologies-for-Advanced-Drug-Delivery-Systems----Focus-on-End-Users.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Drug_Delivery_Technology STUDY OBJECTIVES ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:US and European Transcatheter Embolization and Occlusion Device Market to Surpass $1.6 Billion by 2022 2US and European Transcatheter Embolization and Occlusion Device Market to Surpass $1.6 Billion by 2022 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 2PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 4PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 16Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 17Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on End Users 18
... has,received a Complete Response Letter from the U.S. ... Application (NDA) for a,controlled-release form of hydrocodone with ... will discuss the letter with,the FDA, and will ... seeking the approval of controlled-release hydrocodone with,acetaminophen as ...
... 20 Alsius Corporation,(Nasdaq: ALUS ), the ... announced that four scientific,posters featuring both patient cases ... utilized will be presented this week at the ... in Orlando., Dr. Arie Blitz, Director of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Thermogard XP(TM) Studies to Be Presented at American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting 2Thermogard XP(TM) Studies to Be Presented at American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting 3
70 discs to investigate acquired color deficiency. Quantifies neutral zone characteristics of dyschromatopsia and evaluates the relative luminance....
... 15 disc test (P/N LD15C) include a ... comprehensive instructions. P/N LD15C also includes a ... tip covers for the test subjects fingers ... the color discs). Beware that these finger ...
Solo-care is a multi-purpose solution for cleaning, rinsing, disinfection and storing soft contact lenses....
Opti-Free Express multi-purpose disinfecting solution lasting comfort No Rub formula provides triple action protection for your contact lenses....
Medicine Products: