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300 million hepatitis B sufferers but only one in 20 treated: study

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Some 300 million people worldwide are living with the deadly hepatitis B virus (HBV), but only one in 20 received adequate treatment, researchers reported Tuesday.

Study discovers molecular pathways for the development of mucormycosis

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Research published today in the journal, Nature Communications, provides new insights into the evolution of Mucorales fungi, which cause a fatal infection in ever-increasing segments of patient population, and several molecular pathways that might be exploited as potential therapeutic or diagnost...

Population and birth rates: Claims about decline of the West are 'exaggerated'

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A new paper argues that some countries in Western Europe, and the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand now have birth rates that are now relatively close to replacement, that the underlying trend in Europe is upwards, and that population aging, although inevitable, is likely to be 'manageable'....

US farms hit by bird flu - but a vaccine might make things worse

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So far 8 million chickens and turkeys have been destroyed to stop the spread of H5N2, but a vaccine could encourage the spread of "silent" infections

Hippocratic Oaf: My First Day as a Doctor

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Seeing a new patient wheeled into the cardiac care unit, I leapt up from my seat. “Easy,” said the physician next to me. He placed a hand on my shoulder and guided me back into my chair like a trainer gentling an unsteady colt. “Give the nurses a few minutes to do their thing.” He spoke s...

Testing and Treating the Missing Millions with Tuberculosis

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by Madhukar Pai, Puneet Dewan

A stiff new layer in Earth's mantle

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By crushing minerals between diamonds, a new study suggests the existence of an unknown layer inside Earth: part of the lower mantle where the rock gets three times stiffer. The discovery may explain a mystery: why slabs of Earth's sinking tectonic plates sometimes stall and thicken 930 miles und...

Superbug risk from tonnes of antibiotics fed to animals

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A side of superbugs with your steak? Farm animals are fed 63,000 tonnes of antibiotics a year, exacerbating the problem of antibiotic resistanceAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

South-East Asian haze increases risk of respiratory mortality

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Research has shown a significant association between haze events in South-East Asia and mortality rates caused by respiratory illness on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia.

Reflecting on the Maternal Health Collections

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In celebration of the MHTF-PLOS Maternal Health collaboration we take a look back through the collections and highlight some of the most influential and interesting articles included in the collections. In November 2011, the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) and … Continue reading »The post Re...

More than 2 million people die prematurely every year because treatment for kidney failure is unavailable

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At best, only half of people worldwide needing kidney dialysis or transplantation to treat kidney failure in 2010 received it, new research shows. This suggests that at least 2.3 million people may have died prematurely from kidney failure because they could not access this life-saving treatment.

Morquio Syndrome: 'Without the drug, I know I don’t have long left'

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Children and adults living with this rare and debilitating disease are facing an uncertain future, as a life-changing drug has been denied NHS fundingOne child in 25 in the UK is born with a genetic disorder, many of them extremely rare. Here, families share their stories about living with unusua...

He's 14. He Was A Child Soldier. He's Suicidal. How Can He Be Saved?

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Rates of post-traumatic stress disorder are high among teens in northern Uganda, a new study shows. Counselors, teachers and parents can help. So can walking on eggs — literally.

“Vaccine Hesitancy”: The PLOS Currents Collection

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Peter Hotez (@peterhotez), President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, announces the launch of PLOS Currents Outbreaks collection on Vaccine Hesitancy. Measles was eliminated from the United States in 2000 – with elimination defined ...
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Leprosy maintains stubborn hold through infectious buddy system

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Leprosy is an ancient and debilitating infectious disease largely quelled with medicine in the past several decades. Yet its persistence in some developing countries has mystified scientists, who long have thought the bacteria that cause the disease cannot survive in the environment.

Unique Sulawesi frog gives birth to tadpoles

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Frogs exhibit an amazing variety of reproductive behaviors, ranging from brooding their eggs in their mouths to carrying tadpoles on their backs. Fewer than a dozen species of 6,000+ worldwide have developed internal fertilization, and some of these give birth to froglets instead of eggs. One spe...
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Killing for DNA: A predatory device in the cholera bacterium

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Scientists have uncovered the unconventional way that the cholera bacterium stabs and kills other bacteria to steal their DNA, making it potentially more virulent. Cholera is caused when the bacterium Vibrio cholerae infects the small intestine. The disease is characterized by acute watery diarrh...
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From Joint Thinking to Joint Action: A Call to Action on Improving Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Maternal and Newborn Health

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by Yael Velleman, Elizabeth Mason, Wendy Graham, Lenka Benova, Mickey Chopra, Oona M. R. Campbell, Bruce Gordon, Sanjay Wijesekera, Sennen Hounton, Joanna Esteves Mills, Val Curtis, Kaosar Afsana, Sophie Boisson, Moke Magoma, Sandy Cairncross, Oliver Cumming

Each dollar spent on kids' nutrition can yield more than $100 later

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There are strong economic incentives for governments to invest in early childhood nutrition, reports a new paper that reveals that every dollar spent on nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a child's life can provide a country up to $166 in future earnings.

'Non-echolocating' fruit bats actually do echolocate, with wing clicks

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In a discovery that overturns conventional wisdom about bats, researchers have found that Old World fruit bats -- long classified as 'non-echolocating' -- actually do use a rudimentary form of echolocation. Perhaps most surprisingly, the clicks they emit to produce the echoes that guide them thro...

New evidence of ancient rock art across Southeast Asia

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Research on the oldest surviving rock art of Southeast Asia shows the region's first people brought with them a rich art practice. These earliest people skilfully produced paintings of animals in rock shelters from southwest China to Indonesia. Besides these countries, early sites were also recor...