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Malaria drug could cut women’s risk of other infections

A study shows that a drug used to control malaria in pregnancy could also prevent sexually transmitted infections.

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Tackle NTDs with innovation, but not just from science

Experience from communities and educators needs to be combined with scientific tools, global meeting hears.

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Virulent bird flu strain threatens to spill out of China

Human cases of H7N9 have re-emerged in China as FAO calls for more surveillance, rapid detection to halt its spread.

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Personalised cancer treatment gets more specific

Studies in Singapore suggest that customised treatment of cancer patients may be cost-effective.

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Games, not handbooks, to beat insecticide resistance

Hear Edward Thomsen explain why digital games such as ResistanceSim can help countries control disease vectors.

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Kenya creates online system to monitor rural sanitation

Kenya’s vision of ending open defecation has received a boost from an online tool that tracks rural sanitation.

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Placenta more vulnerable to Zika in early pregnancy

In the first trimester the placenta offers a biological environment that favours infection with the virus.

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WHO omission of TB in priority list denounced

The omission of tuberculosis from a list of top diseases moved the WHO to assure that R&D on TB remains a priority.

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Malaria parasites make human hosts attract mosquitoes

Malaria parasites make infected people emit odours that attract mosquitoes and spread the disease faster.

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Networking project launched to empower girls in science

An initiative aims to provide opportunities to help African girls become future champions in drug regulation.

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Do mass media save lives? The evidence is in

Listen to Roy Head preview results of the first randomised control trial of the media’s impact on child mortality.

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Asia-Pacific Analysis: Tough times for the mining industry

The closure of several mines in the Philippines puts the region’s spotlight on an industry often seen as destructive.

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Nanopillars help orthopaedic implants resist infection

The surface of orthopaedic titanium implants can be nano-altered to resist bacterial infections, says new study.

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Bench talk boosts mental health in Zimbabwe

Clinical trial shows weekly ‘friendship bench’ meetings with trained health staff relieve depression and anxiety.

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