Author Archives: SciDev.net

Virulent Salmonella strain spotted in Brazil

More: Virulent Salmonella strain spotted in Brazil

Posted in General Global Health, Noncommunicable Disease | Tagged | Comments closed

The tough job facing Tedros, WHO’s first African head

Backed by the global South, can the WHO’s new chief kick it into shape? Linda Nordling finds out.

Posted in General Global Health, Policy & Systems | Tagged , | Comments closed

Antimalarial candidate holds promise as a single dose

A drug candidate boosts malaria prevention and control as a single dose, a study in mice and monkeys shows.

Posted in Aid, Aid & Development, General Global Health, Infectious Disease, Malaria | Tagged | Comments closed

Garbage #recycling in #Egypt: Trading health for livelihood

Cairo’s garbage collectors, integral to the city’s waste management, object to scheme that threatens their livelihoods.

Posted in Aid, Aid & Development, Environment, General Global Health, Social | Comments closed

Medical marijuana gains ground in South America

Approval to use and sell cannabis in three countries is backed by scientific evidence, but disagreements persist.

Posted in General Global Health | Comments closed

Transistor that mimics neurons developed

Brazilian scientists develop computing device that promises more efficient technologies with inherent memory.

Posted in General Global Health, Research | Tagged | Comments closed

Elephantiasis linked to volcanic soils in Uganda

Walking barefoot raises one’s risk of getting a different form of elephantiasis by 13 times, says a researcher.

Posted in General Global Health, Research | Tagged , , | Comments closed

GM drive against malaria: Treading a fine line

DNA editing technology set on permanently disrupting spread of the disease negotiates promise and risks.

Posted in Aid & Development, General Global Health, Infectious Disease, Malaria, Technology | Tagged , | Comments closed

Brazilian scientists break genetic code of Zika protein

Characterisation of protein involved in replication paves the way to developing an antiviral drug.

Posted in General Global Health, Infectious Disease, Zika | Tagged , | Comments closed

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.

Posted in General Global Health, Infectious Disease, Malaria | Tagged , , | Comments closed

Tackle NTDs with innovation, but not just from science

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

Posted in General Global Health | Tagged , , | Comments closed

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.

Posted in General Global Health, Infectious Disease, Influenza, Surveillance | Tagged , , , | Comments closed

Personalised cancer treatment gets more specific

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

Posted in Cancer, General Global Health | Tagged | Comments closed

Games, not handbooks, to beat insecticide resistance

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

Posted in Aid & Development, General Global Health | Tagged , , , | Comments closed