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Soy diesel less toxic than other fuels

Biodiesel used in Brazil made from soybeans causes less damage to lung cells than common diesel, lab study finds.

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Lack of transgender healthcare curbs development

Limited support in Africa and the Middle East can stop transgender people working, researchers warn.

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Systematic attacks on Syrian health facilities revealed

A Red Cross study reveals that attacks against hospitals are intensifying in number and ferocity.

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Urgent action needed to tackle snakebites in Africa

Africa’s burden of snakebites requires investments and support to end suffering and deaths, say experts.

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Census data predicts imported malaria risk

Modelling migration flows shows where Central American governments should focus control efforts, says study.

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SciDev.Net Podcast: A life spent fighting HIV

This month we sit down with immunologist Carolina Herrera, who has spent the past two decades studying the virus.

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Fisheries policies urged to prioritise nutrition goals

Study bats for nutrition-sensitive fisheries policies to improve health outcomes especially for the poor.

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Periods are the next frontier of humanitarian response

Five simple changes in water and sanitation can help manage menstruation in crises, says Nicole Klaesener-Metzner.

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Malaria breath test goes for field trials

The trials will see if the test can identify the distinctive chemicals people exhale even early on in infections.

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The cave hospitals of Syria’s front line

Medics are using underground clinics and surgery guided by satellite link to save lives, says Zaher Sahloul.

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Medical charity responds to mental toll of conflict

Médicins Sans Frontières is evolving its approach to psychological care for people exposed to violence.

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Abstinence programmes unlikely to cut HIV rate

There is no evidence that encouraging celibacy or faithfulness reduces risky sexual behaviour, finds paper.

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Shared toilets increase diarrhoea risk for children

Even sharing with just one or two other households poses a significant threat to the under-fives, warns study.

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Abortion rates highest in nations that ban practice

Rates are higher in these developing nations than in developed nations that allow the procedures, finds study.

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