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#1 COSMIC RHINO

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 06:26 AM

malaria is a very serious disease which kills 500,000 people per year

 

both effective treatment and prevention are difficult

 

the insects are increasingly resisting  chemical sprays  and the disease resisting medication  

 

SCIENCEDAILY reports   that some  Harvard  university scientists are trying a new approach  ,hormonal blocking

 

please  see  http://www.scienceda...1215143549.html 15  dec  BLOCKING HORMONAL ACTIVITY IN MOSQUITOES COULD HELP REDUCE MALARIA SPREAD

 

mosquitoes  when treated with a hormone had shorter lives, fewer eggs  and the development of the plasmodium parasites

 

it is the parasite that cause malaria

 

modeling suggests that it could be as effective for infection  control as insecticide 

 

some of the researchers have applied for patents 

 

if this works it would be great  to have insects controlled without spraying chemicals

 

the work was  funded by the national institutes of health, the European community and the gates foundation


Edited by COSMIC RHINO, 20 December 2016 - 07:13 AM.

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 06:16 AM

I have heard on a BBC radio report that the origin of resistance to artemisian  comes from very cheap generic drugs sold in Laos with as little as 1% active indegrient 

 

it is not strong enough to be  effective, but has enough in it for the insects to become used to it , and compromise the proper use of this compound


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Posted 16 January 2017 - 07:15 AM

university of Texas research  shows that an increased consumption of protein , and RAW fruit and veg can lessen the cardiac and muscular impact of mild cases  malaria

 

 

please see  http://www.sciencedaily.com  go to health then malaria   12 JAN   EXERCISE,DIET COULD OFFSET EFFECTS OF MALARIA


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Posted 19 January 2017 - 01:09 AM

I have heard on a BBC radio report that the origin of resistance to artemisian  comes from very cheap generic drugs sold in Laos with as little as 1% active indegrient 

 

it is not strong enough to be  effective, but has enough in it for the insects to become used to it , and compromise the proper use of this compound

 

Regardless of the origin, this is one of the ways that resistance occurs! So maddening!



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Posted 30 January 2017 - 07:56 AM

there is some promising research into the bark of  2 west African varieties of citrus trees

 

it appears to be able to kill both the insects and the parasite

 

however, progress may be limited  as

 

  • the market is mainly from poorer nations
  • research has been published in publically available journals, so it is harder to get a patent
  • under the convention for biological diversity rights for commercial development are given to where the plants come from  

 

 

 

please see http://www.sciencedaily/com  AFRICAN TREES KILL BOTH MALARIA MOSQUITOS AND THE PARASITE dated 27 JAN 2017


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 03:37 AM

it turns out that malaria carrying misquitos are now resistant to both DDT and pyrethium.

 

this happened by the use of treated nets hung over beds

 

time to consider repellant options


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:27 AM

it turns out that malaria carrying misquitos are now resistant to both DDT and pyrethium.

 

this happened by the use of treated nets hung over beds

 

 

@COSMIC RHINO can you provide the link to the research that showed this and........... is this about Africa, India or Worldwide. I would guess that local populations are developing resistance in different ways and to different drugs.

 

so reading the research papers conclusions would be very helpful.



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:07 AM

an excellent source of information  can be found  at  http://www.sciencedaily.com on many things including medicine and environmental issues.

 

the research on  insect resistance to sprays   was done at the Liverpool tropical medicine school and published open access in PLOS 

 

the use of insect spray treated bed nets created this problem in Africa

 

the sciencedaily report notes that the resistance is less with the southern African bugs


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:19 AM

for the study please see  https://www.scienced...0202141920.html


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:36 AM

on DDT  please see https://www.scienced...0224204808.html

 

 

a  2010 study published  in the esteemed PNAS journal found that mosquitoes are resistant to DEET please  see http://www.scienceda...0506092733.html


Edited by COSMIC RHINO, 10 February 2017 - 07:39 AM.

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 09:20 AM

Thanks @COSMIC RHINO



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 08:23 AM

recent Swedish research  please see  http://www.scienceda...0209142640.html shows  that once someone has  once someone has been bitten by a malaria carrying misquito , the parasite produces a molecule HMBPP which stimulates the human red blood cells to produce more carbon dioxide and volatile compounds  which will attract more of the same stinging insects in the future 

 

even a very low level of HMPBB is appealing , they go back to the same person 

 

they need HMBPP to grow

 

it is their taxi system to spread the infection around  according to the report

 

under consideration is using HMBPP as a trap to attract malaria mosquitoes 


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 08:03 AM

  • research from the francis crik institute shows  that someone who get malaria is able to eventually   destroy most of the infection, but some remain within the body as part of the pir gene family,  they can stay around for years without causing symptoms
  • please see http://www.scienceda...0206111900.html
  • after looking a reports at sciencedaily I will be using  lemon eculyaptus , cinnamon oil etc within a body wash gel 
  • deet presents  problems ,and the one time I used it , I got a bad skin rash almost immediately
  • lemon eucalyptus oil is not the one commonly used in products, it is available in Sydney  but not easily , it is easier for me to get it online from the UK using Fishpond an online dealer from New Zealand

Edited by COSMIC RHINO, 14 February 2017 - 08:45 AM.

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 07:25 AM

  • a system to diffuse Artemesione  according  to individual patient needs is in the process of being developed 
  • it is expected to be affordable  for developing countries]
  • please see http://sciencedaily.com
  • go to health ,then more topics ,then malaria   MALARIA TREATMENT SOON TO BE SIMPLER 10 MARCH
  • this is promising

Edited by COSMIC RHINO, 13 March 2017 - 07:30 AM.

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