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Scientists create drug cocktail to cut treatment time by half for resistant tuberculosis

A new drug cocktail reduces the length of treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis from nearly two years to nine to 11 months with a similar effectiveness, according to a large clinical trial whose results were published in a U.S. journal Wednesday. Nearly 600,000 people contract multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) every year, killing more people than any other… Read More »

Why women are better at lighting fires – their lungs are more resistant to smoke

Why women are better at lighting fires: Females should light barbecues and bonfires because their lungs are more resistant to smoke, scientists say Women’s lungs evolved after being exposed to wood smoke for millions of years Wood smoke triggers less inflammation in women’s lungs than in a man’s But men take charge in seven out… Read More »