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New Drug Against Malaria

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Possible progress in the fight against malaria.

Doctors in Britain have developed a new drug that's curing malaria infections in mice. Malaria is a mosquito born disease caused by a parasite. More than half-a-million people worldwide die from Malaria every year, mostly children.

Los Angeles researchers examined hundreds of medical records and found African-Americans face twice the rate of sudden cardiac arrest. It's unclear if genetics, environment, or higher rates of hypertension and diabetes play a role.

A new study points the finger at the medical community for antibiotic  overuse.  Utah researchers found 10% of doctors wrote antibiotic prescriptions for nearly every patient who came in with a cold or other respiratory infection.

Sponsored by: Mercy Health System