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    1. June 28, 2015

      Teijin spooks mosquitoes and woos buyers

      Fear of dengue fever in Japan has led to soaring sales of a wonder fabric called Scoron that claims to make your clothes...

    2. June 26, 2015

      Drones get a new mission: saving lives in the Mediterranean

      Buffeted by the wind, a wooden vessel carrying 297 mostly Eritrean migrants, many of them young women, begins taking in...

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      June 24, 2015

      Three lessons governments must learn from the Ebola crisis

      In August last year I received a phone call from President Koroma of Sierra Leone. His country was fast becoming the centre...

    2. June 17, 2015

      Circumcision device challenges China copycat image

      China’s leaders have long lamented a perceived lack of innovation in the country but, according to the World Health...

    3. June 15, 2015

      South Korea Mers death toll rises to 16

      The South Korean death toll from Middle East respiratory syndrome has risen to 16, as local authorities struggle to contain...

    4. June 11, 2015

      Studies on the biology of a tumour changed treatment regimes

      Away from the laboratory, Laura van ’t Veer finds her focus on the water. The inventor of a gene-based test for breast...

    5. June 11, 2015

      Ian Frazer and Jian Zhou — inventors of the HPV vaccine

      Ian Frazer has global ambitions. The co-inventor, with Jian Zhou, of the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV), the...

    6. June 8, 2015

      Surveillance is the best defence against a border-breaching virus

      Respiratory diseases have a Houdini-esque habit of escaping their neatly labelled boxes. Swine flu crossed from pigs into...

    7. June 5, 2015

      Cancer treatment: Healing powers

      It felt more like a gathering of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs than a mainstream medical meeting. But the 30,000 delegates at...

    8. June 4, 2015

      Mers outbreak hits South Korea

      Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, which has killed more than 430 since the first case was reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012,...

    9. June 1, 2015

      Beijing stubs out public smoking

      Beijing on Monday introduced the toughest smoking restrictions in China, the world’s largest consumer of tobacco, with a...

    10. May 10, 2015

      Saudi blockade threatens ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ in Yemen

      Yemen’s violent conflict has intensified in the run up to a five-day ceasefire scheduled to start on Tuesday as aid experts...

    11. April 23, 2015

      Time has come to cast net wider as pesticide resistance grows

      The humble lightbulb is not often counted among the tools used to fight infectious disease. But, as questions hang over the...

    12. April 23, 2015

      Race against time to kill resistant mosquitoes

      At the turn of the millennium, health experts hit on a way to reduce the scourge of malaria in the developing world....

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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,...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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”...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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