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Mapping trachoma to eradicate blindness

Explore how a huge project targeting this infectious eye condition has set the standard for surveying disease.

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Roads are biggest killer of adolescents

Collisions killed around 115,000 young people in 2013, while about 76,000 died from HIV/AIDS, shows study.

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Fortified rice raises risk of hookworm infections

Cambodian children fed rice with added micronutrients were more at risk than those fed plain rice, finds study.

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SciDev.Net Podcast: Former farmers hunt gold in Ghana

February’s show also features the threat of drug resistance and new ways to learn how zoonotic diseases spread.

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GM mosquitoes protect Brazilian city from Zika

Release cut numbers of the insect, which spreads Zika and dengue fever, by 82 per cent in Piracicaba.

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Stillbirths down by quarter since 2000

There are now 18 such deaths per 1,000 births, but speed of fall is too slow to meet SDG target, say researchers.

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Abortion checklist promises safer procedures

Health workers in rural areas use list to assess risk, enabling faster decisions on easier, earlier terminations.

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Game Changers: How maths fights infectious disease

Hear about the life of the novelist and epidemiologist Sunetra Gupta, and her work on how viruses spread.

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Eating stink bugs could boost health in Africa

Researchers identify essential nutrients in an edible insect and recommend its incorporation in cereal diets.

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Overlooked disease believed to kill throughout tropics

Melioidosis, a bacterial disease, is common in South-East Asia, but likely to exist much more widely, paper finds.

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Phone doctors help Bangladesh battle diabetes

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Hear how a new project uses mobiles to deliver health information to rural people at risk of the disease.

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Focus on Private Sector: Time to clear the air

As deaths from air pollution rise, industries must clean up their act and cut emissions, says Maha Rafi Atal.

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Focus on Disability: Kids at risk from El Niño

There are ways to stem malnutrition among disabled children, set to worsen in the Horn of Africa, says Hannah Kuper.

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Ebola over, but WHO failure pinned on politicians

As Ebola ends, paper ponders on member states’ share of blame for slow response to the 2014 epidemic.

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