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    1. April 9, 2015

      Taking on the smart criminals

      In the mid-1990s, Marc Goodman, then an investigator in the Los Angeles Police Department, tried to convince his boss of the...

    2. April 8, 2015

      UN envoy upbeat on progress against Ebola

      An end to the Ebola epidemic in Liberia and Sierra Leone is within sight but the outbreak is volatile in Guinea and all...

    Special Reports

    1. Combating Malaria 2012

      Disease control: Mosquitoes are the target in efforts to beat the scourge...
    2. Combating Cancer

      A wave of drugs that harnesses the body’s immune system is fuelling optimism that scie...
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    1. April 6, 2015

      Opinion: Negotiation is best way to make drugs affordable

      Co-operation, not coercion, may be the best way for developing countries to expand access to vital affordable drugs. That is...

    2. April 3, 2015

      Pfizer halts China vaccine sales after import licence not renewed

      US drugmaker Pfizer has halted vaccine sales in China after an import licence for one of its top-selling treatments expired,...

    3. March 31, 2015

      Taiwan applies to join China-led AIIB

      Taiwan has applied to join Beijing’s newly created Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, in a test of how China’s political...

    4. March 25, 2015

      The American century will survive the rise of China

      In 1941 Time editor Henry Luce proclaimed “the American century”. Some now see this coming to an end as a result of the...

    5. March 24, 2015

      Monsanto rejects claim weedkiller contains ‘probable carcinogen’

      Monsanto has called for the World Health Organisation’s cancer agency to retract a report that found that glyphosate, the...

    6. March 22, 2015

      Ebola still a mortal danger in west Africa, warn health leaders

      Ebola remains a mortal danger in west Africa a year after the first cases were confirmed, health leaders have warned, as a...

    7. March 20, 2015

      New study points to link between weedkiller glyphosate and cancer

      The World Health Organisation’s cancer agency has declared the world’s most widely used weedkiller a “probable carcinogen”...

    8. March 19, 2015

      The charity that matches surplus medicine with acute need

      Pharmaceuticals executives might not seem the most likely recipients of hospitality from HRH the Prince of Wales. The heir...

    9. March 17, 2015

      Dementia research boosted by $100m venture capital fund

      Research into dementia is to be boosted by a $100m venture capital fund backed by the UK government and several of the...

    10. March 11, 2015

      Delhi to limit visibility of smog data

      India’s government has decided to stop releasing real-time air quality data for the capital New Delhi, amid growing global...

    11. March 5, 2015

      GE and Philips scan Africa medical market

      Judging by the long and determined-looking queue waiting to meet Samuel Were in London last week, executives from medical...

    12. March 4, 2015

      US sugar industry attacks ‘misleading’ WHO guidelines

      The US sugar industry has slammed “misleading” new recommendations from the World Health Organisation that people should...

    13. February 27, 2015

      Virology: could a new vaccine beat polio?

      As the battle to eradicate polio falters, scientists hope that a new synthetic vaccine being designed by UK and US...

    14. February 25, 2015

      Sierra Leone eyes post Ebola recovery

      Sierra Leone’s first biofuels factory should already be complete, pumping out ethanol and cheap renewable electricity...

    15. February 20, 2015

      Cause for optimism about global health

      Given the clouds of pessimism sweeping across the world, it is a good time to ask a simple question: is global health...

    16. February 16, 2015

      Ebola spurs healthcare insurance debate

      The one good thing to come from the Ebola outbreak in west Africa is a fresh debate on the urgency of improving access to...

    17. February 15, 2015

      World urged not to relax in fight against Ebola

      The world must not drop its guard in the fight against Ebola in west Africa even though the death toll and infection rate...

    18. February 11, 2015

      Public scientists urged to quit over food and drink group links

      Leading public health scientists who advise the government on nutrition have received millions of pounds in research funding...

    19. February 5, 2015

      Call for superfund to fight superbugs

      The world needs a new superfund to support research into drug-resistant superbugs, according to the UK-led Review on...

    20. January 23, 2015

      GSK ships Ebola vaccine to west Africa

      GlaxoSmithKline has shipped the first batch of its experimental Ebola vaccine to west Africa for clinical trials even as a...

    21. January 16, 2015

      China reports sharp rise in HIV cases

      China has reported a sharp rise in new cases of HIV infection last year, highlighting increased incidence of the disease...

    22. January 9, 2015

      Two Ebola vaccines given go-ahead for trials in west Africa

      Two vaccines for Ebola have been given the go-ahead for frontline trials in west Africa as the World Health Organisation...

    23. December 30, 2014

      Sales of ecigarettes surge in UK supermarkets

      Ecigarettes outpaced sports nutrition drinks to became the UK’s fastest-growing supermarket product by both volume and value...

    24. December 29, 2014

      Scotland confirms Ebola case

      The Scottish government has confirmed that a case of Ebola has been diagnosed in Glasgow. The unidentified female patient, a...

    25. December 28, 2014

      Malaria: Real and present danger

      Ka Lar Nar’s fellow east Myanmar villagers chuckle at the story of his periodic headaches because they know he likes his...

    26. December 9, 2014

      Sierra Leone overtakes Liberia in number of Ebola cases

      Sierra Leone has overtaken Liberia as the centre of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa with nearly 8,000 cases, according to...

    27. December 8, 2014

      Rival central bank governors vie for control of Libya’s oil earnings

      The divisions opened up by Libya’s civil war have left it not only with two governments fighting for power but also with...

    28. December 7, 2014

      Merck’s Cubist takeover highlights lure of antibiotics

      The $9.5bn takeover of Cubist, the US biotech company, by Merck & Co highlights renewed interest from big pharma in the...

    29. December 7, 2014

      Pentagon joins international fight to halt drug-resistant malaria

      The US military is throwing its weight behind an international campaign to stop drug-resistant malaria spreading from...

    30. beyondbrics

      December 2, 2014

      Ebola: The economic damage is mounting

      This year’s Ebola outbreak has been a heart-wrenching humanitarian tragedy. Almost 6,000 people, all but a handful in West...

    31. November 26, 2014

      Ebola vaccine shows promise in trials

      Thousands of healthcare workers in west Africa could be given a vaccine against Ebola early next year after the first one to...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      November 26, 2014

      Washing before prayers in Guinea

      Jerome Delay/AP Men wash before prayers at the fishing port of Conakry, Guinea’s capital. Last March, the World Health...

    33. November 20, 2014

      Fat places $2tn burden on world economy, says McKinsey report

      Fat is becoming a weighty economic issue. Almost a third of the world’s population is overweight or obese, levying an...

    34. November 13, 2014

      Reliable facts in short supply for advice on what diabetics should eat

      Almost every day, some new piece of dietary advice is issued to the public – usually implausible enough to grab the...

    35. November 12, 2014

      G20 to consider plans to create pandemic fighting fund

      Plans for a multibillion-dollar emergency fund to tackle future pandemics will be floated at the Group of 20 summit of major...

    36. November 10, 2014

      Law change allows first ecigarette ad to be shown on British TV

      An advertisement showing someone ‘smoking’ a cigarette will appear on British TV for the first time in almost half a century...

    37. October 29, 2014

      WHO strikes a cautious note on Ebola

      The World Health Organisation has for the first time expressed “cautious optimism” that the growth in new Ebola cases in...

    38. October 27, 2014

      Jim Yong Kim finds mission in Ebola crisis

      When Jim Yong Kim took over as president of the World Bank in July 2012, his professional background came under scrutiny....

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