Disease in the Developing World

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Human organ chips enable COVID-19 drug repurposing

Fitness & Health: A Wyss Institute-led collaboration spanning four research labs and hundreds of miles has used the Institute’s organ-on-a-chip…

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Malaria vaccine becomes first to achieve WHO-specified 75% efficacy goal

Fitness & Health: Researchers from the University of Oxford and their partners have today reported findings from a Phase IIb…

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Sales of sugar sweetened beverages decline after SA introduces Health Promotion Levy – study

Fitness & Health: Led by a South African team at the South African Medical Research Council Centre for Health Economics…

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How many mothers have lost a child: A global comparison

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: Cumulative prevalence of mothers (45-49-years-old) bereaved by child death, expressed per 1,000 mothers view more  Credit: USC…

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Toxic PAH air pollutants from fossil fuels ‘multiply’ in sunlight

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: When power stations burn coal, a class of compounds called Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, or PAHs, form part…

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Personal values & political worldviews shape perception of COVID-19 risk more than its severity

Fitness & Health: Study taken throughout the pandemic shows those who feel government should be less controlling believe COVID-19 poses…

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Climate change could have direct consequences on malaria transmission in Africa

Fitness & Health: The slowdown in global warming that was observed at the end of last century was reflected by…

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New Lancet series shows mixed progress on maternal and child undernutrition in last decade

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: International Center for Equity in Health view more  Credit: International Center for Equity in Health The Lancet…

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WRAIR, Duke scientists find evidence of monoclonal antibodies activity against malaria

Fitness & Health: Scientists at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, in a collaboration with Duke University, have confirmed that…

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Vision impairment is associated with mortality

Fitness & Health: The global population is aging, and so are their eyes. In fact, the number of people with…

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