Malaria, Hypertension and Pregnancy: where communicable and non-communicable diseases may cross paths

Tomorrow, May 17th, is World Hypertension Day.  Much attention of recent has been focused on the importance of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like hypertension in terms of global burden, and concerns have been expressed that communicable or infectious diseases (CDs) may become neglected, although they still cause huge levels of morbidity and mortality. What people may… Continue reading Malaria, Hypertension and Pregnancy: where communicable and non-communicable diseases may cross paths

Malaria and Cancer: World Cancer Day on 4th February

As World Cancer Day approaches it is worth considering the connections between communicable and non-communicable diseases.  Below are some brief extracts from recent studies that show relationships between malaria and cancers when it comes to diagnostics, drug research, treatment, prevention and epidemiology. PLoS One has a new article entitled: “Sloth Hair as a Novel Source… Continue reading Malaria and Cancer: World Cancer Day on 4th February