New diagnostic test for malaria uses spit, not blood

Sub-Saharan Africa bears the burden of the world’s malaria cases. Credit: Franco Volpato/Shutterstock.com “Spit here, please.” Will this become the instruction we receive upon entering clinics, schools, apothecaries and ports of entry throughout the globe? One of the main factors enabling the continued transmission of malaria are individuals who are…

Surgery kills more people than HIV, TB and malaria COMBINED

Surgery kills more than HIV, TB and malaria COMBINED: Operations are the ‘neglected stepchild of global health’ after too much money has been pumped into infectious diseases Every year, 4.2million people die worldwide within 30 days of surgery This is a staggering 1.23million more deaths than HIV, TB and malaria…