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Breakthrough In Malaria Treatment

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Breakthrough In Malaria Treatment

Malaria may not be a huge threat here in the US, but the disease kills nearly one million people a year.

Thankfully, researchers in Canada and the US have developed a new process to make the chemical used in malaria treatments more quickly and cheaply.

Said Canada’s Gary Goodyear, minister of state for science and technology:

“This new development in the production of a malaria treatment represents a major development in the fight against the disease. It will strengthen Canada’s position as a world leader in health research and provide a reliable and affordable solution.”

Malaria is the leading cause of death in children under 5 in sub-Saharan Africa, so this could greatly help their plight!

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George Clooney Makes The Cover Of Newsweek

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Check out George Clooney on the cover of the new issue of Newsweek (above).

He's been getting lots of press lately after visiting Sudan to work with the UN and Google on launching satellite surveillance of the area to prevent a civil war from breaking out.

While in Sudan, he contracted Malaria, which got him even more attention.

My, how things change! Just think…this time last year, George was all over the news for his Up In The Air Oscar nomination.

Wonder what he'll be up to this time NEXT year…

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George Clooney Contracted Malaria While In Sudan!!!

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Sad news for George Clooney!

The hottie contracted malaria after a trip to Sudan.

Piers Morgan, who interviewed Clooney for his show Piers Morgan Tonight, took to his Twitter and stated:

BREAKING NEWS: George Clooney has contracted malaria following recent trip to Sudan.

It's his 2nd bout of malaria. Taking medication but feeling rough.

If you recall, Clooney visited Sudan last month to work with the UN and Google on launching satellite surveillance of the area to prevent a civil war from breaking out.

You can check out more of what Clooney has to say tomorrow night on Morgan's show.

Feel better, George!

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Chezza Could Care Less What You Think Of Her

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We think it is safe to say that Cheryl Cole has had better years than 2010.

In the span of 12 months, she dealt with a messy divorce, scrutiny over her decisions on X Factor and a case of malaria. But, coming into the New Year, Chezza has confessed to sources that she is going to take things in stride and no longer listen the commentary of others about her life, especially those in the media. She explained to Elle Magazine:

"I have taken so much s**t, I’ve stopped listening to other people. I have had enough. There's only so much you can cope with and then you either allow it to swallow you up or you say, 'Sod this.' I have had it with negativity and bitchiness. I want people to like my music but I couldn't give a s**t about what they think of me. Take it or leave it. I do not care."

Perhaps that is the best way to move forward. Ignore the people who try to tear you down and live for positive things.

Besides, you're Cheryl Cole, bb! You're a superstar! A force to be reckoned with! A goddess!

Haters will always hate, but we love you to bits and we know we're not alone!

Stand tall and proud girl! 2011 is going to be your year!

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Chezza And Derek Vacay In Cape Town!

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So much for the Rockies!

Sources close to Cheryl Cole are reporting that she IS on vacation with friend Derek Hough, but the two are actually spending time in Cape Town, South Africa - after the Dancing With The Stars cast member made sure there was no way she could contract anything like malaria there!

The insider explains:

“He wanted to make sure Cheryl had a good start to 2011 after her worst year ever. Then he just told her to pack a bag as he’d organized a holiday for them. Friends warned about going back to Africa so soon afterwards. But Derek did his homework and found Cape Town to be a malaria-free region. Cheryl can relax and be pampered which is what she wanted.”


We're glad to hear that she is getting the rest that she deserves after such a tough year!

Here's looking forward in 2011, bb! Enjoy your vacay!


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Sarah Harding Disses Chezza's Vogue Cover!

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Girls Aloud member Sarah Harding recently saw her bandmate Cheryl Tweedy on the cover of Vogue, and apparently had no shame letting her claws come out!

She said:

"We stay in contact by texting and I saw pictures of her in Vogue but I think she looks poorly in the shoot. She looks glassy eyed and a bit like a rabbit in the headlights. She doesn’t look like the Cheryl I know."

Ouch! We'd expect Sarah to be more sensitive!

Especially because she most likely took these pictures sometime during her recovery from malaria!

Not very tactful, bb!

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Chezza Vs. Louis! It's On!


After her divorce earlier in the year, her bout with malaria, and most recently, death threats from disgruntled X Factor fans who were furious with her decision to eliminate contestant Gamu Nhengu, we think it's safe to say that Cheryl Tweedy is having herself a serious rough patch!

And it doesn't seem to lightening up anytime soon!

Sources close to the reality competition claim that everyone on set has had enough of the pop star's attitude, most notable fellow judge Louis Walsh, who lost his cool with her on Saturday's show and said:

"I have an opinion. It’s not all about you, Cheryl!"

He was quoted saying afterward:

"Oh she always gets the attention, she’s the nation’s sweetheart. I’m fed up listening to her! It’s not her show. I don’t care! I’m not here to keep her happy."

Apparently, Louis had been feeling this way for quite some time, and it's finally gotten too much.

An insider explains:

"He’s been bubbling with rage. He thinks Simon Cowell unfairly helps her out – to the extent of picking the songs for her contestants to sing. What really gets Louis’s goat is that she does this poor-little-me act but inside there’s a heart of stone."


We hope this doesn't become Dannii vs. Sharon 2.0!

Talk this one out!

What do U think?? Is Louis making a stink over nothing or is Chezza acting like a diva??

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