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Antibiotics that fight deadly infections in babies are losing their power

Tuesday, November 07, 2023

New research finds that the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in Southeast Asia are only 50% effective at treating sepsis and meningitis in newborns. It's a cause for global concern.


A 'tropical disease' carried by sand flies is confirmed in a new country: the U.S.

Wednesday, November 01, 2023

Leishmaniasis, a disease spread by a parasite carried by sand flies, is generally considered a tropical disease. Now, thanks to climate change, new research finds it's endemic to the United States.


Q&A: This scientist developed a soap that could help fight skin cancer. He's 14.

Friday, October 27, 2023

Inspired by a childhood in sun-baked Ethiopia, Heman Bekele wanted to tackle skin cancer. He came up with a topical cancer-fighting soap, and it won him the 3M Young Scientist's Challenge.


This expert on water scarcity would never call herself a 'genius.' But MacArthur would

Wednesday, October 04, 2023

Amber Wutich, an anthropologist and newly minted 'MacArthur genius,' says water scarcity is a human-caused problem that requires human-generated solutions.


A male mosquito's hairy ears tune into mates. New research suggests we can stop that

Friday, August 18, 2023

If the guy skeeters can't hear the buzz of females ... no mating, no new generations. The results of a study on mosquito hearing could lead to a different kind of population control tool.


A new clue to the reason some people come down with long COVID

Tuesday, August 08, 2023

Researchers have found a link between the FOXP4 gene and the occurrence of what's known as long COVID. The finding could lead to a better understanding of a condition that affects millions.


You know those folks who had COVID but no symptoms? A new study offers an explanation

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Everybody knows someone — maybe it's you — who got COVID but never got sick or who thinks they never got COVID at all. A new study found one possible reason, involving a certain gene and common colds.


The doctor who warned the world of the mpox outbreak of 2022 is still worried

Wednesday, July 05, 2023

Is the mpox emergency over or is there still cause for concern? Numbers are down, but some specialists are still concerned about the likelihood of another outbreak.


Very short films on club feet, youth depression, sexual health among WHO honorees

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Honorees from the World Health Organization's Health for all Film Festival take on stories of resilience but do not shy away from pain. In 8 minutes or less, they tell important stories about health.


New hope for an antidote to death cap mushrooms and other poison fungi

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

The death cap mushroom is one of the deadliest poison fungi on earth. Few effective treatments are available. But a team of Chinese and Australian scientists say they've made a leap forward.


Why do some people get UTIs over and over? A new report holds clues

Thursday, April 13, 2023

A new study looks at how urinary tract infections can affect DNA. And down the road that could lead to new treatments for the millions who get UTIs.


A deadly disease so neglected it's not even on the list of neglected tropical diseases

Saturday, April 01, 2023

It's called noma and is a disease of poverty, striking mainly children. Most patients die. Survivors are badly disfigured. Now there's a campaign to add it to the list of neglected tropical diseases


What's a spillover? A spillback? Here are definitions for the vocab of a pandemic

Saturday, February 04, 2023

Since the pandemic was declared in 2020, many perhaps unfamiliar terms have become part of daily conversation. Here's a glossary, from antibodies to zoonosis.


Don't think of Africa as a hungry child, says a champion of Africa's food prowess

Monday, January 02, 2023

If you think that African countries have nothing to contribute to the global food supply, Ndidi Nunweli would like you to think about what you eat daily.


Popular global TikToks of 2022: Bad Bunny leads the fluffle!

Monday, December 19, 2022

TikTok is more than just goofy dances and challenges. Here are some of the most widely viewed — and engaging — global TikToks of the year.


With one dose, new drug may cure sleeping sickness. Could it also wipe it out?

Friday, December 02, 2022

This often fatal disease found in many African countries is painful and lengthy to treat. But a single oral dose proved incredibly effective in a clinical trial, raising hopes of eradication.


The first satellites launched by Uganda and Zimbabwe aim to improve life on the ground

Sunday, November 20, 2022

The nanosatellites will observe the health of the land to help people make the best use of their countries' natural resources. A growing number of African countries are venturing into space.


Uganda ends school year early as it tries to contain growing Ebola outbreak

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Since the outbreak began in September, eight children have died — and there is no approved vaccine. But doctors are hopeful that public health measures may be enough to stop the spread.


WHO releases list of threatening fungi. The most dangerous might surprise you

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Invasive, deadly fungi are on the rise. In its first-ever Fungal Priority Pathogen List, the World Health Organization says these are the most important.


This MacArthur 'genius' grantee says she isn't a drug price rebel but she kind of is

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Health justice lawyer Priti Krishtel doesn't believe your ability to heal should depend on your ability to pay. Her mission is to reform the patent system that drug companies use to block competition.