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Malaria Drug Mefloquine Advisory Warns of Permanent Side Effects

Anopheles is a genus of mosquito first described and named by J. W. Meigen in 1818. About 460 species are recognized; while over 100 can transmit human malaria, only 30–40 commonly transmit parasites of the genus Plasmodium, which cause malaria in humans in endemic areas. Anopheles gambiae is one of the best known, because of its predominant role in the transmission of the most dangerous malaria... 

VA Clears Backlog of Disability Claims

Washington DC (June 28, 2013) – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that as a result of the initiative launched in April to expedite disability compensation claims decisions for Veterans who have a waited a year or longer, more than 65,000-claims – or 97 percent of all claims over two years old in the inventory – have been eliminated from the backlog. Veterans Benefits... 

Obama Administration’s FY 2014 Defense Budget Over Promises

Washington DC (April 10, 2013) – The President’s FY 2014 defense budget request released today is a “placebo, a placeholder with no effect,” according to Travis Sharp, a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Mr. Sharp notes in his commentary, Placebo: The 2014 Defense Budget and DOD’s Credibility Challenges, that defense spending levels... 
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