A cherry-flavored pill which is easy to swallow could help save the lives of children in malaria-affected areas, say researchers in Tanzania. They say the tablet is not as bitter as other anti-malaria drugs and does not need to be crushed before eating. This would make it easier for children to stick to the treatment, the team told the medical journal, The Lancet. Malaria kills more than a million people every year, many of them young children in sub-Saharan Africa. There is no vaccine for malaria but it is curable if treated promptly. (BBC)

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