Artemisia miracle plant, really? | Press room

Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz / CC BY-SA Native to Asia, the Artemisia plant has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Nearly 400 species of the plant now grow around the world, includingArtemisia annua (annual sagebrush). It is from this species that artemisinin is extracted, the active ingredient contained in the main antimalarial treatments used […]

Malaria – Health priority

Published on : 05/22/2020 – 11:57Modified : 05/22/2020 – 12:05 Malaria is a potentially fatal disease, which caused 405,000 deaths in 2018, 94% of which in Africa. iStock / RolfAasa Transmitted to humans, by mosquito bites, malaria is a potentially fatal disease, which caused 405,000 deaths in 2018, 94% of which were in Africa. While […]

Malaria vaccine created by the Portuguese reaches 95% protection | Malaria

There is news in the old fight against malaria. The results of two different projects appear in this Wednesday’s edition of the magazine Science Translational Medicine, one of them is from an international team of researchers led by Miguel Prudêncio, at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular (IMM), in Lisbon. In both cases, scientists looking for […]

Covid-Organics, a controversial treatment widely distributed in Madagascar

In Madagascar, the fight against coronavirus has taken the form of a caramel brown liquid. Distributed in plastic bottles, five-liter cans or in the form of tea bags for infusion, the product, called Covid-Organics (CVO), would be effective in “seven days” according to Andry Rajoelina. The Madagascan president no longer appears in public without his […]

Malaria in southern Africa on the rise due to corona

MMore than 130 dead and 135,000 infected in the past few weeks alone – while the world is busy with Covid-19, malaria tropica is raging almost unnoticed in Zimbabwe. The impoverished state’s health ministry has registered over 200 different outbreaks in southern Africa so far – the provinces Manicaland, Masvingo and Mashonaland are most affected. […]

The fight against malaria could suffer from the Covid-19 pandemic

Published on : 04/25/2020 – 04:06 This Saturday, April 25 marks the International Malaria Day. The disease affected 228 million people in 2018 and killed 405,000. High numbers, which could be even higher in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. More than 700,000 people died of malaria in 2020. This is the grim WHO forecast […]

“The great inventory of flagrant untruths about chloroquine”

End of February 2020. The first Frenchman who had not recently traveled abroad died in the Oise. For doctors worried about what’s going on in China, this is the red alert. Despite posters posted by Agnès Buzyn at airports, the coronavirus has entered French territory. No one knew at the time how it would be […]

“The elephant in the room” – Liberation

This diary started just before confinement, four weeks ago, and yet I barely touched on “The elephant in the room”, “The elephant in the room”. This English expression indicates an important, obvious, possibly risky subject, of which everyone notes the existence but which nobody dares to mention, for fear of the consequences. Our elephant is […]

Using antimalarials to avoid Covid-19 can leave patients who need them short of supplies

R. I. Madrid Updated:04/03/2020 01:30 save Related news Malaria drugs are being valued as one of the alternatives for the treatment of coronavirus. However, Italian experts warn today in a letter published online today in « Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases »that the fact of limited global supplies of these drugs, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, may […]

Small study finds malaria drug speeds recovery for coronavirus patients

R.I. Madrid Updated:04/02/2020 14: 54h save Related news The antimalarial drug, hydroxychloroquine, has shown in a small study, that it helps speed recovery of a small number of patients who were slightly ill due to the coronavirus. The researchers of the Renmin Hospital in Wuham (China) point out that some classic symptoms of COVID-19, such […]