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    Default Using Soup To Fight Off Malaria

    Ana Sandoiu
    November 19, 2019

    A new paper suggests that certain traditional soup broths may contain active ingredients that could help fight off malaria.

    The research appears in the BMJ journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, and professor Jake Baum, from the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London in the United Kingdom, is the last and corresponding author of the paper.
    As Prof. Baum and his colleagues mention, almost half of the world's population is at risk of developing a malaria infection, with half-a-million children dying as a result of the condition each year across the globe.
    Several parasite species from the Plasmodium genus cause malaria, but Plasmodium falciparum, specifically, is responsible for 99% of the deaths. P. falciparum is increasingly resistant to antimalarial drugs, explain the researchers, which makes the need for new therapies imperative.

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    I like this final statement (in case you didn't read all the way to the end): "At a time when there is a resurgent voice against evidence-based medicine, such exercises have great importance for educating the next generation about how new drugs are discovered, how they might work, and how untapped resources still exist in the fight against global diseases of significance."
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