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  1. September 17, 2014

    IMF and World Bank pledge $300m for Ebola campaign

    The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have pledged $300m in emergency aid for the three most affected countries...

  2. September 17, 2014

    Oxford volunteer given experimental vaccine against Ebola

    Britain’s trial of an experimental vaccine against Ebola has begun in Oxford with the first healthy volunteer receiving the...

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  1. September 12, 2014

    Castro and Gates unlikely allies in fight against Ebola

    Raúl Castro and Bill Gates may not be the most natural allies but the pair have emerged this week at the forefront of...

  2. September 5, 2014

    Sierra Leone plans national ‘lockdown’ to halt Ebola

    Sierra Leone is preparing a four-day nationwide “lockdown” in an effort to contain the Ebola epidemic that has killed more...

  3. September 5, 2014

    Critics fume over WHO call for curbs on ecigarette sales

    The debate over the safety of electronic cigarettes – and how they should be regulated – intensified on Friday as a panel of...

  4. September 3, 2014

    Volunteers sought for human trials of Ebola vaccine

    Researchers at Oxford university’s Jenner Institute are seeking sixty healthy people for the first human trials of an Ebola...

  5. September 2, 2014

    Biotech stocks buoyed by bullish broker UBS

    US biotech stocks were buoyed on Tuesday after brokerage UBS lifted price targets for a swathe of companies in the sector on...

  6. August 29, 2014

    Trial and ebola: the drug and vaccine pipeline

    Ebola virus (Getty)   © Getty By Clive Cookson Research into Ebola drugs and vaccines had been chugging along at a fairly...

  7. August 29, 2014

    Battle over ecigarettes starts to heat up

    Nausea, headaches, eye redness, breathing difficulties: the list of health problems that Americans have blamed on...

  8. August 28, 2014

    WHO warns 20,000 in west Africa at risk from Ebola

    More than 20,000 people in west Africa are at risk from the Ebola epidemic, according to a new assessment contained in a...

  9. August 26, 2014

    World Health Organisation calls for regulation of ecigarettes

    The World Health Organisation has called for the regulation of electronic cigarettes as both tobacco and medical products,...

  10. August 24, 2014

    London doctors prepare for Ebola patient as crisis worsens in west Africa

    Medics at a London hospital were preparing on Sunday to treat a British healthcare worker who contracted Ebola in Sierra...

  11. August 22, 2014

    Cordon sanitaire tightens around west African states to beat Ebola

    The dystopian vision conjured up in Hollywood scare movies such as Outbreak and Contagion is creeping closer to reality as...

  12. August 20, 2014

    Liberia police fire live bullets to disperse Ebola protest

    Monrovia, Aug 20 – Police in the Liberian capital Monrovia fired live rounds and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a...

  13. August 13, 2014

    Ebola is not an invincible superbug

    The Ebola epidemic raging through west Africa has highlighted not only the terrible state of the region’s public health...

  14. August 10, 2014

    Guinea shuts borders in bid to halt Ebola

    CONAKRY, Aug 9 – Guinea closed its borders with Sierra Leone and Liberia on Saturday in a bid to halt the spread of an Ebola...

  15. August 8, 2014

    Cure a moral ailment that allows Ebola to fell the poor

    Until last week media coverage of the growing Ebola epidemic in west Africa, which the World Health Organisation has...

  16. August 8, 2014

    World Health Organisation declares Ebola international emergency

    The World Health Organisation has declared the largest Ebola outbreak on record an international emergency but stopped short...

  17. August 7, 2014

    Experimental Ebola drug raises ethical dilemma

    Mapp Biopharmaceutical was, until this week, just another small, unheralded Californian biotech company prospecting quietly...

  18. FT Photo Diary

    August 7, 2014

    Ebola misery in Liberia

    Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA A woman grieves for a relative who has died from Ebola, in the Banjor community on the outskirts of...

  19. August 4, 2014

    World Bank pledges $200m to fight Ebola

    The World Bank pledged up to $200m in emergency funding to help fight the Ebola virus in west Africa, as the death toll in...

  20. August 3, 2014

    Ebola death toll rises as outbreak spins out of control

    The death toll from the outbreak of Ebola virus in west Africa has climbed to 826, nearly double the number of fatalities of...

  21. August 1, 2014

    WHO warns Ebola outbreak spreading beyond control

    The World Health Organisation warned that the outbreak of the Ebola virus that has killed more than 700 people in west...

  22. July 31, 2014

    Sierra Leone declares Ebola virus public health emergency

    The leaders of the three west African countries hit by an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus have vowed to work together to...

  23. July 28, 2014

    Africa needs help to fight Ebola

    As a terrifying outbreak of Ebola virus spreads across west Africa, the world is beginning to wake up to the threat of a...

  24. July 28, 2014

    Borders closed to tackle Ebola outbreak

    West African nations have imposed travel restrictions in a last-ditch attempt to stop the worst ever outbreak of Ebola, a...

  25. July 28, 2014

    Q&A: Why the Ebola outbreak is causing such concern

    Ebola spreads West Africa is grappling with the worst-ever outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. Once confined to rural...

  26. July 27, 2014

    Global push can bring remedies within reach of all who need them

    We are witnessing a remarkable transformation in the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection (HCV). Intensive research is...

  27. July 27, 2014

    Politics of prevention is part of the cure for hepatitis C

    When researchers in Pakistan made an attempt to quantify the extent of hepatitis C in their country in 2007, they came up...

  28. July 27, 2014

    Advances in hepatitis C research prompt calls for improved prevention

    For specialists in hepatitis C, the past few years have been disconcerting. After decades in the shadows struggling to...

  29. July 25, 2014

    Ebola outbreak poses threat to African economies

    Ebola spreads Until this week, Sheikh Umar Khan was the top doctor fighting the deadliest ever outbreak of the Ebola virus....

  30. July 10, 2014

    Mental illness is our most pressing health problem

    Depression and anxiety cause more misery than physical illness, poverty or unemployment. They also impose huge economic...

  31. July 2, 2014

    David Cameron calls for action to fight antibiotic resistance

    David Cameron has appointed former Goldman Sachs chief economist Jim O’Neill to lead a team of experts to spur the...

  32. June 29, 2014

    Profile of a palliative pioneer

    In India, many doctors, and the wider society, tend to see the death of a critically ill patient as a “failure” – and...

  33. June 23, 2014

    Ebola outbreak in west Africa ‘out of control’, warns aid group

    The outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in west Africa is “out of control”, increasing the risk of a regional epidemic,...

  34. June 10, 2014

    Hepatitis C: Gilead’s Odyssey

    The Hepatitis C virus is the kind of problem that drug companies are meant to solve. The World Health Organisation thinks as...

  35. May 29, 2014

    WHO rebuffs BAT push to be involved in ecigarette health debate

    The World Health Organisation has slapped down British American Tobacco’s attempts to involve itself in the public health...

  36. FT Alphaville

    May 29, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Paul has a look at the funding for lending scheme that ain’t funding much. NEWS Sisi...

  37. May 29, 2014

    Academics urge WHO over e-cigarette regulations

    More than 50 public health scientists have called on the World Health Organisation to steer clear of burdening e-cigarettes...

  38. April 30, 2014

    Antibiotic resistance threatens modern medicine, WHO warns

    Antibiotic resistance is “a threat so serious that it threatens the achievements of modern medicine”, the World Health...

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