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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

Special Reports

  1. Combating Malaria 2012

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

    Treatment for the virus is in the midst of its biggest advance for at least a decade a...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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....

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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,...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. April 29, 2014

    Weaning the world off its sweet tooth

    Obesity is the world’s biggest threat to health and sugar is the source of many of the calories that cause weight gain....

  15. April 25, 2014

    Researchers warn victory against malaria remains a long way off

    Success can be a dangerous thing in the world of global health policy. Deaths from malaria have fallen by 42 per cent since...

  16. April 25, 2014

    Telecoms help pave way to improved mosquito net benefits

    Perhaps the reason Martin Edlund is optimistic about the procurement and distribution of anti-malaria tools is his...

  17. April 25, 2014

    Insecticides to fight malaria face increased resistance

    Even the most predictable problems cannot always be averted. Ahead of a World Health Organisation (WHO) endorsed,...

  18. April 25, 2014

    Race is on to find new treatments for malaria

    Mao Zedong may seem an unlikely hero of the battle against malaria. During his leadership of China in the 1960s,...

  19. April 24, 2014

    Sugar: Drastic measures

    Beads of sweat glisten on the burly shoeshiner’s brow as he works at his stand in a busy square outside a Mexico City metro...

  20. April 22, 2014

    Saudi health minister removed as coronavirus fears grow

    Saudi Arabia replaced its health minister as concerns grow about the spread of Mers CoV, or the Middle East respiratory...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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....

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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 –...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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