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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

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April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

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April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

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Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

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Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

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Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

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Jewish World Review Nov. 11, 2005 / 8 Mar-Cheshvan, 5766

Let's kill the malaria mosquitoes now

By Drs. Michael A. Glueck & Robert J. Cihak

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Once a year or more The Medicine Men column has spoken out on the medical urgency to use DDT to fight malaria. But no matter the scientific facts the tree huggers still stick with their fiction — and half a billion people yearly are infected with malaria. The disease is responsible for a million deaths per year, most of them in children under five years in sub-Saharan Africa. This, in spite of proof that DDT in the required low doses is not harmful to the environment.

A recent Association of American Physician and Surgeons (AAPS) article notes, "The Kill Malarial Mosquitoes NOW! Declaration asks that two-thirds of world malaria control monies be spent on DDT, or any more cost-effective insecticide, plus artemisia-based combination therapies (ACTs)." Currently almost none of the $200 million that U.S. taxpayers contribute to world malaria control each year is spent on controlling the vector.

In a courageous statement, Archbishop Desmond Tutu calls for DDT use to fight malaria. Nobel Laureate Tutu has joined an international coalition calling on the Bush Administration and Congress to deploy DDT as a primary weapon in world malaria control policy.

South Africa slashed malaria rates by 96 percent in just three years, using a combination of DDT and ACT. Zambia reduced malaria by 75 percent in two years, through private efforts, also using DDT. A single spraying of household walls protects everyone in the home for at least six months.

In contrast, insecticide-treated bed nets "could" reduce childhood malaria deaths "by as much as one-fifth," according to the World Bank.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged more than a quarter of a billion dollars to research a vaccine, which might be available by 2011.

Just last week, a Perspective in the November 3, 2005, New England Journal of Medicine titled, "Betting on a Malaria Vaccine," notes that "Sometime within the next two years, clinical researchers are expected to begin inoculating at least 2000 African infants in the largest trial ever undertaken of an experimental vaccine for malaria . . . If the vaccine is found to reduce significantly the rates of death and severe illness in children with malaria, it will be viewed as a public health triumph. An expensive failure, on the other hand, could slow progress toward controlling the disease.

The Perspective further notes that even if a vaccine is developed, it will still require medications, bed nets and mosquito control methods to reduce the morbidity and mortality of the disease.

In closing, the NEJM author quotes Brain Greenwood, a researcher in this anti-malaria effort, who offered a prediction that there would be a vaccine in use by 2015 that offers partial protection, "but we don't know which one it will be and whether it will be affordable."

In the meantime while we anxiously wait, hope and pray for 10 years, malaria infects 500 million people and kills more than a million each year. These are mostly African babies and pregnant women, as USAID, the European Union, and others have effectively denied African nations access to DDT.

Along with Archbishop Tutu, others supporting the Kill Malarial Mosquitoes NOW! Declaration are the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE); former Surgeon General of the Navy Admiral Harold Koenig, M.D.; and Greenpeace cofounder Patrick Moore.

Would you rather destroy the insect that carries the parasite that bites the man (or woman) and gives him the disease — or invite the malarial parasite in and hope the medicines and a future vaccine will help?

It is time for Congress to stop playing politics with a deadly disease and take a stand against malaria — particularly when the DDT solution is so simple, inexpensive, proven to be effective and is available now — not ten or more years from now!

Editor's Note: Michael Arnold Glueck submitted this week's comment.

Additional information:

"DDT: a Case Study in Scientific Fraud," by J Gordon Edwards, J Am Phys Surg, Fall 2004

"New York Times Supports DDT to Fight Malaria," News of the Day, Jan 11, 2005

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Michael Arnold Glueck, M.D., is a multiple award winning writer who comments on medical-legal issues. Robert J. Cihak, M.D., is a Discovery Institute Senior Fellow and a past president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Both JWR contributors are Harvard trained diagnostic radiologists. Comment by clicking here.

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