Could the great hope for treating malaria be losing its power? Artemisinin is the world’s most effective drug for treating malaria, but resistance to it is emerging on the Thai Cambodian border – worryingly the place where resistance to the previous drugs for the disease first emerged. Last week experts from round the world met in Phnom Penh to discuss the problem, from Cambodia Guy De Launey reports.
When you’re ill with flu the symptoms are bad enough – the aching, the fever, the exhaustion, but along with the physical comes the emotional side of being ill – feeling depressed, tired and withdrawn. Researchers at Sussex University have found that it’s not the physical symptoms that are making us feel so rotten, it’s brain’s response to the infection. Dr Neil Harrison from Sussex University explains.
Condom fit: New research has found that the men who found that condoms didn’t fit properly were more likely to find they broke, slipped off or reduced their or their partner’s pleasure. Professor Bill Yarber from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction in the USA explains.
As part of the BBC’s Superpower season Anna Vissens from the BBC’s Russian service explains how some people with disability in Samara, Russia are using the internet for the first time and blogging about their experiences.