Nestlé buys rights to baby allergy kit

Swiss group to pay up to €100m for milk allergy skin patch test

Mr Kipling cakes for UK COS.
©Charlie Bibby

Diet advice turns into a food fight

Spat leaves consumers confused about whether to slather their toast with butter or low-fat margarine

Four Seasons seeks bigger fee increases

Losses at Britain’s biggest care home owner continue to deepen

World Bank launches pandemic finance facility

G7 finance ministers announce $500m emerging diseases fund

Junior doctors warn of fragile peace

Details yet to be worked out as critics brand deal a ‘sellout’

American ex-pat, Molly Melching, director and founder of Tostan, a community-led development organisation, visits her favourite market, Marché Kermel, an old covered food market downtown. Melching haggles with traders in Wolof, one of Senegal's major languages.

Social entrepreneurs give lift to state

A new ecosystem for public problem-solving is emerging, writes Anne-Marie Slaughter

Coiled copperhead

Snake antivenom boost adds bite to BTG

Data strengthen case for wider use of group’s second-biggest product

Infographic: A tale of two healthcare systems

The most common causes of death in the US and UK


The Siemens song is a Spandex-clad horror

There is not a single example of a business putting its values to music without mass humiliation

Picky investors unsettle IPOs

Buyout groups floating companies find a wary market

Welsh hospital adopts F1 pit stop tactics

Williams team asked to refine emergency procedures

Care UK becomes main jail healthcare group

Number of NHS workers moved to private sector has accelerated

Sonova looks to retail to spur growth

Store network will allow hearing aid maker to offer specialist services

Care-home operators in closures warning

Providers in crisis meeting with health department over tax increase

Student’s death sparks probe of Baidu

Shares fall 7.9% on news of China investigation into paid search listings

Abbott to buy St Jude in $25bn deal

Acquisition of medical devices group resumes pharma merger spree

Care homes operator in crisis talks

Four Seasons says ‘all options are on the table’

UBS raises $471m for cancer investment fund

Bank aims to supplement work of charities and public programmes

Tony Coles – mission against Alzheimer’s

Big-company veteran on fundraising and hiring for biotech start-up

Africa life expectancy jumps dramatically

Longevity gains provide upbeat counterpoint to gloom on continent


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insulin vials ©Jacob Ehrbahn Combating Diabetes

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An elderly man uses a magnifier to see the descriptions on a pack of medicine at a pharmacy in Dandong, Liaoning province March 30, 2011 ©Jacky Chen/Reuter Health: Emerging Markets


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