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Nanotech bandage heals wounds in days

A team of Egyptian researchers is using nanotechnology to develop a bandage that speeds up wound healing.

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Cancer in poor countries: Too big to tackle?

Governments face an uphill battle to control cancer. Simple messages and basic capabilities can help.

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Sri Lanka eliminates malaria with shift in strategy

Sri Lanka shows that eliminating malaria demands a concerted plan including parasite surveillance.

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Multiple dengue strains plague Pakistan

With four strains of the dengue virus circulating, Pakistan faces a serious health crisis, says study.

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Sick street dogs failed by medical donations

The diseases of street dogs in Nepal are poorly understood, making medical interventions difficult to target.

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HIV patients ‘getting old before their time’

Research indicates that HIV infection makes changes to immune system that could lead to age-related conditions.

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Middle East life expectancy drops due to conflict

After five years of war and political unrest, the region’s health resources are depleted, study finds.

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Robot baby found to increase teenage pregnancy

Exposing girls to a baby simulator does not put them off becoming a young parent, study finds.

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India develops moth allergy kit

Indian medical scientists are developing a testing kit capable of diagnosing allergic disease caused by moths.

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HIV prevention drugs could halve new cases

Trials in Africa show that HIV prevention drugs could cut the risk of infection by 50 per cent in women.

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Emerging diseases threaten Maasai and their herds

This photo gallery explores communities at risk from zoonotic disease and efforts to improve their resilience.

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Mobile tech enables family planning data access

A mobile tech project is helping eight Sub-Saharan African nations access new family planning data every six months.

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3D printing upgrades crisis response

Hear MSF’s Elvina Motard explain how new technologies are transforming emergency response.

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Roach milk inspires food supplement

Milk produced by a roach species is the inspiration for the making of energy-rich food supplements.

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