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A man sprays the walls of a house with insecticide against mosquitoes. Cristina Aldehuela/AFP via Getty Images

Fresh signs of mosquito insecticide resistance in South Africa

Insecticide resistance is a growing threat to malaria control efforts globally. It is, thus, important to keep a close eye on vector mosquito populations in affected areas.
Medicines, insecticides and nets may deliver short-term anti-malaria goals. Shutterstock

The warning lights are on for malaria medicines in Africa

Treatments for uncomplicated malaria remain mostly robust. But the arsenal against severe malaria and deaths is rapidly weakening. New options are urgently required.
Effective delivery of PNA therapies may offer a way to treat multidrug-resistant infections and other diseases. sorbetto/DigitalVision Vectors via Getty Images

New technology can create treatment against drug-resistant bacteria in under a week and adapt to antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health threats in the world. New research, however, may have found a way to keep up with rapidly evolving bacteria.
More stringent use of antibiotics is needed to curb antibiotic resistance. But how can we achieve this? From shutterstock.com

We can reverse antibiotic resistance in Australia. Here’s how Sweden is doing it

Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest health challenges we face today. But making a few small changes to the way antibiotics are prescribed could make a big difference in Australia.

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