New research suggests an earlier emergence of malaria in Africa. Credit: Institut Pasteur Malaria claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year—mainly children, and especially in Africa. It is one of the leading causes of death by an infectious agent, the Plasmodium falciparum parasite. In research on malaria, the genetic mutation that causes sickle cell […]Continue Reading ...
Explosive population growth, urbanization and a growing economy – the air over West Africa is exposed to a lot of stress. However, so far there is hardly meaningful information on the effects on health, weather and climate. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) coordinated the European-African consortium “DACCIWA”, which has collected new data to investigate […]Continue Reading ...
African Americans – especially African American women – have a significantly higher risk of sudden cardiac death during their lifetime than whites, and much of the disparity can be attributed to income and education levels, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. “We wanted to explain the risk of sudden cardiac […]Continue Reading ...
Extremely high blood pressure that leads to strokes, heart attacks and acute kidney damage, classified as hypertensive emergency, is five times higher in inner-city African-American patients than the national average, according to a recent study co-lead by a Rutgers researcher. The study, which is the largest one of its kind to compare the development of […]Continue Reading ...
The largest population study of hepatitis C in Africa has found three new strains of the virus circulating in the general population in sub-Saharan Africa. The research from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research and collaborators suggested that certain antiviral drugs currently used in the West may not be […]Continue Reading ...
Insilico Medicine, a Rockville-based leader in next-generation artificial intelligence for drug discovery, biomarker development, and aging research, is pleased to announce the talk of its Head of Africa Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare Initiative, Iraneus Ogu, who will present alongside other academic thought leaders and industry experts at the 4th Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2018 (HISA), […]Continue Reading ...
Self-testing kits and vending machines distributing prescription drugs are two ways that HIV treatment is being automated to reduce stigma in South Africa, home of the world’s biggest HIV epidemic.Continue Reading ...
April 3, 2018 Atlas Award-winning study in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology calls for more funding and motivated governments Allergies are on the rise in Africa, but with too few specialists to treat them, and a parallel increase in immune deficiency diseases, the situation is worse than we thought. According to researchers from […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 — The urban African-American population has a high prevalence of hypertensive crisis and hypertensive emergencies, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in Blood Pressure. Frederick A. Waldron, M.D., from the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in New Jersey, and colleagues used emergency department medical records to assess the prevalence […]Continue Reading ...
From 19th century medical students denied their degrees to today’s surgeons, there are many African-American clinicians with connections to Columbia University Irving Medical Center you should know.Continue Reading ...
A long-term initiative championed by the UK Research and Innovation Council (UKRI) could significantly improve the health and life prospects of a generation of Africa’s youth. The Oxford University-led project is one of 12 individual studies taking place as part of the new UKRI Global Research Hubs. The work is financially supported through the Global […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 — Female genital mutilation/cutting has declined sharply in most of Africa, but the practice is still widespread in western Asia, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data collected in 29 countries in Africa, as well as in western Asia (Iraq and Yemen) between 1990 and 2017. The greatest declines among girls […]Continue Reading ...
WHAT: The Central Africa region is experiencing rapid urbanization and economic growth, and infrastructure development. These changes, while generally positive and welcome, also make the region more vulnerable to explosive infectious disease outbreaks, according to an international group of scientists. Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, the authors, all of whom have field […]Continue Reading ...
April 13, 2018 A new study to find a safer, efficacious and more patient-friendly treatment and improved diagnostic tools for people living with visceral leishmaniasis (VL) has begun in eastern Africa, within the new Afri-KA-DIA Consortium with funding from The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). The large-scale Phase III clinical trial seeks […]Continue Reading ...
Rapid urbanisation and associated changes in people’s lifestyle means Africa faces a growing obesity problem. Across the continent the share of the urban population is projected to increase to 50% by 2030 and 60% by 2050. Increased urbanisation is associated with lifestyle changes such as decreased physical activity. This is often accompanied by increased intake […]Continue Reading ...
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