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      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...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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....

    13. October 26, 2014

      The Silver Economy: Apps at the heart of new age of medicine

      Omri Shor’s business started with a close call. Two and a half years ago, his 59-year-old diabetic father overdosed on...

    14. October 23, 2014

      Industry response to Ebola quickens

      Pharmaceutical executives and international donors were thrashing out details of a push to accelerate development of...

    15. October 22, 2014

      GSK expects first doses of Ebola vaccine ready by year end

      GlaxoSmithKline said it expected to have the first doses of its experimental Ebola vaccine ready by the end of this year, as...

    16. October 20, 2014

      Nigeria saw off Ebola but fraud and Boko Haram plague country

      Nigeria has had many battles on its hands this year but only one resounding victory: against Ebola. By Monday, six weeks had...

    17. October 16, 2014

      Campaign to halt Ebola is barely off the ground in west Africa

      In a village near Port Loko, a “hot zone” of Ebola infection in Sierra Leone, the “isolation unit” at the local health...

    18. October 15, 2014

      US races to track 132 passengers on flight with Ebola patient

      The infection of a second US healthcare worker with Ebola triggered a race on Wednesday to track down 132 air passengers who...

    19. The A-List

      October 15, 2014

      An underfunded WHO is incapable of fighting Ebola

      Protective clothing at a WHO training centre in Liberia  © PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images Now that Ebola has reached the US...

    20. October 14, 2014

      Business loses out by neglecting dementia pound

      When drivers at Mainline Sevens, a Salford taxi company, received pick-up requests from an elderly customer in the early...

    21. October 14, 2014

      WHO predicts Ebola cases in west Africa will soar up to tenfold

      The Ebola epidemic in west Africa is set to reach a peak of between 5,000 and 10,000 cases a week by early December – up to...

    22. October 14, 2014

      You see a loophole, we Irish call it ‘opportunity’

      My friend the hill farmer went into anaphylactic shock last week when he heard that the double Irish could be banned. Part...

    23. October 13, 2014

      Ebola virus threatens state failure, World Health Organisation warns

      The Ebola outbreak is threatening “state failure” in west Africa, the World Health Organisation warned, as the US said it...

    24. October 13, 2014

      Nigeria’s hard-earned lesson for quashing Ebola

      When Liberian development consultant Patrick Sawyer collapsed in the arrivals hall of Lagos airport with the symptoms of...

    25. FT Data

      October 13, 2014

      Interactive: tracking the Ebola outbreak

      The current Ebola virus outbreak has claimed more than 4,000 lives in West Africa, as well as one in the US and a small...

    26. October 12, 2014

      US health worker tests positive for Ebola

      Oct 12 – A Texas health worker who provided care for the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the US has tested positive for...

    27. October 10, 2014

      Ebola virus: ‘Our people are dying’

      Thomas Frieden, head of the US Centers for Disease Control and a 30-year veteran of public health work, can think of only...

    28. October 9, 2014

      Shoes, sanitation and culture are key in eradicating hookworm in Kenya

      Kapalo Wenslaus grew up in western Kenya where perfect conditions exist for hookworm to flourish. The weather is hot and...

    29. October 9, 2014

      Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine is in a global fight against suffering

      The war on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is being fought by “boots on the ground” in the jungles of Africa and Asia....

    30. October 9, 2014

      Ebola thrives in absence of weapons to contain it

      At the beginning of 2014, Ebola was very much a neglected disease, feared for its high mortality rate but not generally...

    31. October 9, 2014

      Ebola outbreak points to need for behavioural change

      Mohamed Lamin Turay has seen the dangers of Ebola close up in Sierra Leone and it has only strengthened his resolve to help...

    32. October 9, 2014

      Snake bite anti-venom remains crude and expensive

      On a farm at an undisclosed location in Utah, a British company milks venom from 500 carefully nurtured snakes every month....

    33. October 9, 2014

      Environmental and educational efforts lead assault on trachoma

      Some diseases are devastating because of their symptoms, some because of their outcome. Blinding trachoma is both:...

    34. October 9, 2014

      War waged on scourge of the lesser known diseases

      It is one of Africa’s most feared diseases with symptoms including fever, swelling of internal organs and skin lesions. If...

    35. October 9, 2014

      African leaders plead for more help to fight Ebola

      The leaders of the three countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak pleaded on Thursday for the international community to...

    36. October 9, 2014

      Chinese company develops Ebola treatment

      One of China’s leading generic pharmaceutical companies has purchased the rights to commercialise an experimental drug...

    37. October 8, 2014

      Travel groups resigned to Ebola impact on investor confidence

      Airlines, hotels, tour operators and cruise businesses are resigned to a period of crisis management as investors retreat...

    38. October 7, 2014

      Experts reject fears Ebola could become airborne

      Virologists rejected suggestions on Tuesday that Ebola might mutate to become an airborne virus after a Spanish nurse became...

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