Using a cocktail of drugs may help doctors more effectively treat three of the world’s most common parasitic diseases, researchers working in Zanzibar reported on Jan. 23. The drugs treat elephantiasis, soil-transmitted worms and schistomiasis. All the treatments are known to be effective but the impact of delivering them all at once was not known. The WHO has long recommended the coordinated delivery of drugs to tackle neglected tropical diseases, but the number of treatments has so far been limited to two because of safety concerns over potential side-effects. (Reuters)

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