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Pakistan predicts dengue cases with helpline data

Pakistan has begun using data from a dengue helpline to forecast likely case numbers three weeks in advance.

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Malaria teamwork spells danger for humans

First species can improve conditions for second one and so intensify the disease, a study in mice shows.

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The genetic hunt to take down Chagas’ disease

A gallery on UK research into parasite strains and their insect vectors, to improve drug treatment.

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Telemedicine saves lives in disaster zones

Remote consultations help medics provide better care to those hit by war and catastrophe, says Raghu Venugopal.

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Flying solo weakens chronic disease fight

The WHO’s Global Coordination Mechanism can unite agendas and help strengthen the impact of aid, says Luke Allen.

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Children in poor nations slow in developing basic skills

Research finds a third of preschool children in LMICs are not meeting key developmental benchmarks.

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Soy diesel less toxic than other fuels

Biodiesel used in Brazil made from soybeans causes less damage to lung cells than common diesel, lab study finds.

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Lack of transgender healthcare curbs development

Limited support in Africa and the Middle East can stop transgender people working, researchers warn.

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Systematic attacks on Syrian health facilities revealed

A Red Cross study reveals that attacks against hospitals are intensifying in number and ferocity.

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Urgent action needed to tackle snakebites in Africa

Africa’s burden of snakebites requires investments and support to end suffering and deaths, say experts.

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Census data predicts imported malaria risk

Modelling migration flows shows where Central American governments should focus control efforts, says study.

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SciDev.Net Podcast: A life spent fighting HIV

This month we sit down with immunologist Carolina Herrera, who has spent the past two decades studying the virus.

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Fisheries policies urged to prioritise nutrition goals

Study bats for nutrition-sensitive fisheries policies to improve health outcomes especially for the poor.

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Periods are the next frontier of humanitarian response

Five simple changes in water and sanitation can help manage menstruation in crises, says Nicole Klaesener-Metzner.

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