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Malaria parasite drives infected mosquitos to aggressively pursue human blood

British researchers announced Wednesday that they have established that the malaria parasite makes the smell of human beings even more irresistible to mosquitos that feed on our blood. According to a paper published in the Public Library of Science’s PLOS One journal and reported by NPR, mosquitos that carry malaria…

Newborn death rates decrease worldwide: WHO

GENEVA — Global death rates among newborns under one month old are dropping, a study by the World Health Organization showed Tuesday. “Newborn deaths decreased from 4.6 million in 1990 to 3.3 million in 2009,” the UN health agency said in a statement. However, developing nations are still reporting a…