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Lack of US cash for neglected disease R&D raises fears

A drop in routine funding by the world’s major research donor leaves us vulnerable to epidemics, warns report.

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Widespread ingestion of packaging chemical revealed

People in poorer nations are as exposed to potentially harmful bisphenol A as those in richer ones, review finds.

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World’s poorest face large ongoing health bills

Patients will still be paying for much of their care in 2040 as state spending falls behind demand, study warns.

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Cheap device for examining eyes successfully tested

Pocket-sized ophthalmoscope could improve medical care and training in developing countries.

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Zika poses long infection risk through sex

The virus is infectious for much longer in semen than in the bloodstream, Brazilian researchers find.

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Get a grip on deadly crowd-control weapons

Official reports that show they cause permanent disability are just the tip of the iceberg, says Rohini Haar.

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Islamic State body dumping did not spread leishmaniasis

Syrians cannot catch the disease from the corpses of infected people dumped by the terrorist group, says paper.

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Unexpected details ram home scale of Gaza crisis

Contaminated water corrodes surgical instruments, but this problem gets lost among so many others.

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Neglected diseases also strike rich nations

Neglected tropical diseases affect poor people in all types of nations, so we need global teamwork, event hears.

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India’s informal doctors are assets not crooks

They should be trained and their impact evaluated to see if it improves care for poor people, says Jishnu Das.

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Dispel rumours to fix immunisation’s image problems

Vaccine programmes can trigger fears of conspiracies and oppression. It’s time they got more collaborative.

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Giant rats sniff out TB in Mozambique, Tanzania

A project in Mozambique and Tanzania uses giant rats to detect TB at a faster rate than conventional methods.

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Raw milk breeds fever disease in East Africa

Kenya and Tanzania remain hotbed for Brucellosis, which is spread through unprocessed milk.

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Health risk from Peruvian oil spills still unclear

Two months after leaks, local people do not know if it is safe to drink, bathe in or fish in river water.

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