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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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Promote alliances in cassava R&D to aid food security

A forum has called for increased collaborations in cassava R&D to tackle food insecurity in Central Africa.

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German and African researchers join forces for health

Hear Andreas Strecker of the German Research Foundation outline goals of collaborative work on neglected diseases.

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Our top 10 most popular pieces of 2016

Quick-healing nanotech bandages, a banana fungus catastrophe and finding Africa’s best bean are top picks in SciDev.Net’s most viewed articles this year.

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Millions exposed to mercury in urban Pakistan

Hair samples taken from 22 sites across Pakistan show high exposure to mercury from agriculture and industry.

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HIV-test kits given to women boost testing in men

Giving self-test kits to women visiting clinics could increase HIV testing among men in Africa, a study says.

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‘Evolutions and revolutions’ in chronic disease care

In an audio interview, Peter Piot discusses a private-sector partnership that draws on tech and puts patients first.

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Leave no child behind: Moving the agenda forward

Progress has been made protecting children around the world, but how can we continue this trend, as well as assess children under the radar?

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Latent TB high in India’s healthcare workers

Research reveals that more than 4-in-10 health workers in India afflicted with latent tuberculosis.

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Q&A: WHO’s response to the Syrian health crisis

Tarik Jasarevich discusses the pace of deterioration in Syria, its healthcare needs and how stakeholders are working on the ground to improve the situation.

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Drones to deliver drugs in remote Costa Rica

Plans to pilot the drones in eight isolated towns aims to reduce waiting time from days to 45 minutes.

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Child dehydration test outperforms WHO standard

The ‘DHAKA score’ assesses dehydration in diarrhoea-affected children best, says new study.

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