Scientists identify new target for malaria treatment

WASHINGTON — British researchers said Thursday that they had identified a possible new target for the development of novel drugs against mosquito-borne malaria. When malaria parasites invade red blood cells, they form an internal compartment in which they replicate many times before bursting out of the cell and infecting more cells, according to their study … Read More

New research identifies possible new treatment for gonorrhea

SAN FRANCISCO — New research led by the Oregon State University (OSU) has identified a possible new treatment for gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease whose numbers grow by 78 million new cases worldwide each year. Gonorrhea can lead to endometritis, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, epididymitis and infertility. If untreated or improperly treated, it is … Read More

Cholera death toll rises to 1,054 in Yemen

SANAA — The death toll from cholera in war-torn Yemen has increased to 1,054 since April 27, with the total suspected cases reaching 151,000, the Yemeni health authorities said on Saturday in a statement published by Saba news agency. Earlier this month, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) expected suspected cases could hit … Read More

Yemen cholera death toll rises to 923 in 6 weeks: WHO

SANAA — The death toll from cholera in war-torn Yemen has increased to 923 since April 27, with the total suspected cases passing 124,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. The death toll from cholera epidemic rose to 923 until late Monday, up from 789 reported on Thursday, which means that 134 Yemeni … Read More

Saudi Arabia registers 35 MERS cases in 15 days

RIYADH — Saudi Arabia registered 35 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) corona virus cases in 15 days, of which 28 of them developed the infection at health facilities, Okaz local news reported on Sunday. Although MERS corona virus cases aren’t anymore considered as high health risk like before, the infection could be fatal for those … Read More

10 die due to heat wave in northern India

NEW DELHI — At least 10 people have died due to a heat wave in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours, a senior official said Tuesday. “While four persons died in the state’s Bundelkhand region, six children lost their lives in the Avadh region in Bahraich district after suffering … Read More

Breastfeeding can substantially lower risk of cancer

SYDNEY — Women who breastfeed their children have been found to be at substantially less risk of developing uterine cancer, according to researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute on Wednesday. Dr. Susan Jordan, head of the Cancer Causes and Care research group at QIMR Berghofer spoke to Xinhua on Wednesday, saying that women … Read More