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System-Wide Change Critical In Efforts Against Antibiotic Drug Resistance

Project Syndicate: A Fair Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance Gerald Bloom, physician and health economist at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex “…Meeting the challenge of drug-resistant microbes will be difficult. … Implementing a system-wide change in the use of antibiotics will require the creation of national…

Disease Models Should Better Allow For Uncertainty, New Paper Says

SciDev.Net: Disease models need room for randomness, paper urges “Models used to manage disease outbreaks such as the ongoing Ebola epidemic must make greater allowances for uncertainty, according to a paper published today by the Royal Society in the United Kingdom. … ‘Attention to uncertainty helps one prepare rationally for…

Lesbian, Bisexual Women In Cuba Receive Unequal Health Services, Activists, Health Experts Say

Inter Press Service: Lesbians Receiving Unequal Treatment from Cuban Health Services “In addition to other forms of discrimination, lesbian and bisexual women in Cuba face unequal treatment from public health services. Their specific sexual and reproductive health needs are ignored, and they are invisible in prevention and treatment campaigns for…

Malaria Test Identifies Asymptomatic Malaria Carriers, Paper Says

SciDev.Net: Diagnostic tests plumb depths of ‘hidden malaria’ “A self-styled ‘ultrasensitive’ malaria test could lead to more accurate identification of the potentially significant pool of people who carry the disease without showing any symptoms, a paper has found. The paper indicates that these ‘asymptomatic carriers’ are far more common than…

U.K. Scientists, NHS Medics Develop Rapid Ebola Diagnostic Kit In Sierra Leone

The Guardian: Ebola rapid diagnostic kit developed by U.K. scientists in Sierra Leone “A rapid Ebola diagnostic kit similar to a pregnancy kit has been developed by British military scientists and NHS medics in Sierra Leone. It can be administered at the bedside and return its first results within 20…