disease prevention http://kgou.org en Why Ending Malaria May Be More About Backhoes Than Bed Nets http://kgou.org/post/why-ending-malaria-may-be-more-about-backhoes-bed-nets Wiping out malaria is a top goal for many leaders in global health.<p>Fewer people are dying now from the mosquito-borne disease than at any other time in history. "And there's a very, very strong belief now that malaria can be eliminated," says <a href="http://www.who.int/woman_child_accountability/ierg/members/Phumaphi/en/index.html">Joy Phumaphi</a>, who chairs the African Leaders Malaria Alliance.<p>But when you look at the overall numbers on malaria, eradication almost seems like a pipe dream.<p>In 2010, malaria was ranked as the seventh biggest killer in the developing world. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:43:36 +0000 Jason Beaubien 20386 at http://kgou.org Why Ending Malaria May Be More About Backhoes Than Bed Nets Despite Many Warnings, Antibiotics Are Still Overprescribed http://kgou.org/post/despite-many-warnings-antibiotics-are-still-overprescribed We've known for years that antibiotics don't help in most cases of bronchitis or sore throat. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:20:19 +0000 editor 14748 at http://kgou.org Despite Many Warnings, Antibiotics Are Still Overprescribed Inoculated Against Fear: Vaccines In America http://kgou.org/post/inoculated-against-fear-vaccines-america <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.jpeds.com/"><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Journal of Pediatrics</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> <a href="http://www.jpeds.com/content/JPEDSDeStefano">recently published results</a> from a study indicating there is no correlation between “too many vaccines too soon” and developing autism.</span></p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:51:24 +0000 Ana Nospal 3051 at http://kgou.org Inoculated Against Fear: Vaccines In America