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  1. April 13, 2014

    WHO plans to regulate e-cigarettes in same way as normal tobacco

    Electronic cigarette users are set to be banished to the pavement alongside their tobacco-smoking cousins – and face similar...

  2. April 9, 2014

    Price of hepatitis C drug attacked

    Gilead Sciences is facing mounting pressure over its new $1,000-a-day hepatitis C drug after the World Health Organisation...

Special Reports

  1. Combating Malaria 2012

    Disease control: Mosquitoes are the target in efforts to beat the scourge...
  2. Combating Malaria 2013

    Progress runs alongside fear that an infectious disease claiming 660,000 lives a year ...
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  1. March 28, 2014

    Spread of deadly Ebola virus to west Africa puts health experts on alert

    It has been among the world’s most feared infectious diseases since its discovery in the jungles of central Africa in 1976....

  2. beyondbrics

    March 27, 2014

    China smog a boon for EM suppliers of LNG

    The thick smog that blankets many Chinese cities represents a vast commercial opportunity for emerging market suppliers of...

  3. March 24, 2014

    Stubborn new TB strains threaten to reverse progress

    With global incidence of tuberculosis steadily declining at a rate of about 2 per cent a year, it would be easy to conclude...

  4. beyondbrics

    March 12, 2014

    Vaccine breakthrough could help millions

    On Thursday, the publication “Vaccine” publishes a study that shows the mass vaccination in Africa does not require constant...

  5. FT Alphaville

    March 7, 2014

    The Krypto$ theory

    This is Kryptos: It’s an encrypted sculpture by Jim Sanborn which stands outside the offices of the Central Intelligence...

  6. FT Alphaville

    March 5, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Why recovering assets from deposed kleptocratic politicians isn’t easy. - A new IMF paper on EM...

  7. March 5, 2014

    ‘Cut the sugar’ WHO warns in new guidelines

    One can of regular cola. Or one Mars bar. But not both in one day. Under proposed new health guidelines from the World...

  8. January 27, 2014

    Hepatitis C: Treated – at a price

    Gemma Peppe lived with hepatitis C for two decades before she – and the teenage son she inadvertently infected at birth –...

  9. January 21, 2014

    Pakistan suspends polio vaccination campaign after team shot dead

    Pakistan abruptly suspended a polio vaccination campaign in the southern port city of Karachi on Tuesday, after three...

  10. December 11, 2013

    G8 dementia summit in London aims for cure by 2025

    The developed world has committed itself to a scientific and social onslaught on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of...

  11. December 10, 2013

    Workforce skills: Better training in poor nations builds hope

    Birhanu Sendek has seen multiple “brain drains” from the medical school where he taught in Ethiopia. On graduation, many...

  12. December 10, 2013

    India’s ‘verbal autopsies’ are crude but invaluable

    The exact manner of my grandfather’s passing about 60 years ago is a matter of some mystery. He possibly died of kidney...

  13. November 27, 2013

    Latest petrol engines ‘more harmful than traditional designs’

    New-generation petrol engines typically release around 1,000 times more harmful particles, including carcinogens, than...

  14. November 24, 2013

    Seasonal Appeal: First-world care for developing nations

    The white spots appeared on Than Win Htut’s right eye just a few months after his first birthday. At first, his mother, Su...

  15. beyondbrics

    November 12, 2013

    Latin American crime: as high as ever

    Latin America is home to four of the five most violent countries in the world. For an area of the world significantly richer...

  16. November 8, 2013

    The US professor who helped to halt the global spread of Sars

    On weekday mornings, David Heymann heads deep into Bloomsbury, west London, to an art deco building decorated with giant...

  17. November 5, 2013

    Onset of winter leaves Delhi blanketed in smog

    Choking winter smog blanketed the Indian capital New Delhi on Tuesday, rivalling some of the worst air pollution episodes in...

  18. The A-List

    November 1, 2013

    The outbreak of polio in Syria is an indictment of the civilised world

    Polio has returned to the Middle East in a devastating form as a result of war, terrorism, a collapse of services and a...

  19. October 23, 2013

    More than 3m TB cases undiagnosed each year, says WHO

    More than 3m people contracting tuberculosis each year go undiagnosed and untreated, according to new estimates that raise...

  20. beyondbrics

    October 9, 2013

    China enters vaccine Premier League

    It’s a good day for global health – and a good day for China National Biotec group, a leading Chinese vaccine manufacturer....

  21. October 9, 2013

    Chinese vaccine company wins international regulatory approval

    A Chinese vaccine company has for the first time won international regulatory approval for one of its products, paving the...

  22. September 13, 2013

    Have you got the right leg? How to avoid ‘wrong-site’ surgery

    Having two of anything can be dangerous. It’s useful to have a spare (eye, kidney, leg) but symmetry can also lead to...

  23. beyondbrics

    September 11, 2013

    Mexico's soda tax: the real thing?

    There’s a telling exhibit in Mexico City’s Interactive Economy Museum illustrating relative levels of human development and...

  24. September 2, 2013

    Timeline: Chemical weapons use

    John Kerry, the US secretary of state, announced over the weekend that tests conducted on emergency workers who attended...

  25. August 11, 2013

    China steps up its scrutiny of western drugs prices

    The Chinese authorities are stepping up scrutiny of the prices of medicines from western pharmaceutical groups, against a...

  26. July 26, 2013

    Health: well informed

    In the fight against disease, a picture is worth a thousand lives. While large volumes of data have long been collected by...

  27. July 12, 2013

    Pollution: Under a cloud

    Joanne Ward was 30 when she had her second son eight years ago. It was a straightforward birth and she was happy to go home...

  28. beyondbrics

    July 10, 2013

    Taiwan - NZ trade deal: small economics, big politics

    And beyond that, you can see New Zealand Taiwan has sealed an important free trade agreement with New Zealand – the two...

  29. June 30, 2013

    New WHO guidelines lower treatment threshold for HIV

    An additional 16m people should be given access to antiretroviral therapy in order to ease the burden of HIV around the...

  30. June 11, 2013

    Q&A: Coronavirus

    What is MERS coronavirus? Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS CoV) is a new but rare virus with a very high...

  31. June 11, 2013

    Fears of coronavirus mount as pilgrimage to Mecca nears

    Global health experts have stepped up warnings to the more than a million foreign pilgrims on their way to Saudi Arabia of...

  32. June 7, 2013

    Scientists develop first lung cancer ‘vaccine’

    Argentine and Cuban scientists have developed the world’s first lung cancer “vaccine”, that clinical trials have shown...

  33. June 7, 2013

    Pakistan’s polio war

    As Rashid Ali traces the bullet entry and exit wounds that mark his chubby frame, from groin to nose, via thigh, forefinger...

  34. May 31, 2013

    Tracking China’s air quality

    China’s problems with air pollution – particularly in Beijing – have been well documented. At points over this winter in...

  35. FT Photo Diary

    May 31, 2013

    A picture speaks a thousand words in Yemen

    Yahya Arhab/EPA A man passes a wall painted with anti-smoking graffiti on World No Tobacco Day in Sanaía, Yemen, on Friday....

  36. May 28, 2013

    Axa takes Chinese ‘monster’ for spin as it looks for platform

    There is one overriding question to ask Mike Bishop, Asia chief executive of Axa: why would anyone want to write car...

  37. May 24, 2013

    Researchers challenge Saudi coronavirus patent claims

    Leading international research groups have cast doubt on claims from Saudi Arabia that the patenting of a lethal new virus...

  38. May 22, 2013

    China’s bird flu outbreak cost $6.5bn

    GENEVA, May 21 – The H7N9 virus appears to have been brought under control in China largely due to restrictions at bird...

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