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Olivia Wilde isn’t just a pretty face — she’s an activist, too. The People Like Us star recently partnered with Alternative Apparel to design a bag that benefits the Academy for Peace and Justice, a secondary school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

The idea for the limited-edition “Message Bag” (as seen on Wilde, left, and below) came to fruition when the actress and her… Continue reading How a Bag Full of Bug Spray and Malaria Pills Inspired Olivia Wilde

Be still, Ladies: Actor/humanitarian George Clooney was diagnosed with malaria after a mission in the Sudan late last year, but he’s since been given a clean bill of health. No matter what Piers Morgan says. In December, UN Ambassador Clooney visited the African nation to work with the United Nations and Google on setting up […] Continue reading George Clooney Malaria

A spoonful of genetically modified starch could be a new malaria vaccine if a new strategy that seems to work in mice also performs well in humans. At present there is no efficient vaccine against malaria, which is caused by the plasmodium parasite. Now researchers from two laboratories in France have successfully vaccinated and protected […] Continue reading Edible vaccine for malaria on way

‘X Factor’ judge Cheryl Cole has revealed that she was given just 24 hours to live after getting malaria. Cheryl, 27, collapsed during The X Factor auditions after contracting the disease on a trip to Tanzania in June with dancer pal Derek Hough as he tried to take her mind off her divorce from love […] Continue reading Cheryl Cole ‘was given just 24 hours to live after getting malaria’

Out with those mundane celebrity public service announcements. A new series of star-studded spots for the “Malaria No More” campaign vows to “kick malaria in the face” with a bit of humor. Check out the spankin’-new videos, which feature John Mayer, Ted Danson, Aziz Ansari, Jason Schwartzman, Orlando Bloom, Will Arnett, and Jeremy Piven. Continue reading “Malaria No More” PSAs Challenge Deadly Disease With Dose Of Humor