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Dengue blocking bacteria Wolbachia rolled out in La Paz Mexico thanks to World Mosquito Program

Long-lasting method to prevent dengue launched in Mexico’s Baja California Sur

The communities will benefit from a self-sustaining program that uses Wolbachia mosquitoes to provide long-lasting protection from dengue, Zika and chikungunya viruses.

Medicine & health

Image-based abuse: when a photo becomes a crime

It's believed one in five Australians have had images taken of them or distributed without their permission – and that's most likely an underestimate.


Forced adoption: five years on, there's still so much work to be done to right the wrongs

There's still a lot be done if we're to right the wrongs, five years on from the national apology delivered by Julia Gillard.

Chronic illness and fertility

Plans for children often derailed by chronic illness

More than four million Australian women of childbearing age are living with chronic conditions like diabetes, cystic fibrosis and asthma, with many unaware of the implications their illness has for childbearing.

Medicine & health

Sex, man flu and the water flea

There's a lot we can learn about ourselves from this tiny crustacean, including why men might well be more susceptible to the flu.


Only one winner in Putin's Russia

Vladimir Putin focused on revived Russian pride in the lead-up to his unsurprising re-election for a fourth presidential term.


Unlocking the fear and myths around 'African gangs' in Melbourne

A moral panic and sensationalist media reporting demonstrates how rhetoric can promote fear and intolerance.

Male contraceptive pill closer thanks to Monash University and MIPS scientists

First hormone-free male pill soon to be a reality

A hormone-free male contraceptive pill may soon become a reality, with Monash scientists moving closer to a combination of drugs that block the transport of sperm during ejaculation.

Medicine & health