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    1. February 8, 2016

      Obama asks Congress for $1.8bn to battle Zika virus

      The White House is asking Congress for $1.8bn to help combat the Zika virus in the US and overseas as alarm grows over...

    2. February 8, 2016

      The hidden workplace skills of those with dyspraxia

      When she returned from the summer break last year, British politician Emma Lewell-Buck searched in vain for her office....

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    1. February 5, 2016

      Zika virus threatens Brazil’s Olympic boost

      For Paulo Guerra, the managing director of the Osler laboratory in Brazil, it was a Saturday he will never forget. On...

    2. February 4, 2016

      Spain confirms Europe’s first Zika virus case in pregnant woman

      Spain on Thursday became the first European country to confirm the Zika virus in a pregnant woman — a milestone in the...

    3. February 2, 2016

      Sanofi leads hunt for Zika vaccine

      Sanofi is ready to take a leading role in the hunt for a vaccine to combat Zika virus after it became the first...

    4. February 1, 2016

      Zika declared a global emergency by WHO

      Zika has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation as the number of suspected birth defects...

    5. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      WHO declares Zika virus a global health emergency

      Zika has been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation as the number of suspected birth defects...

    6. February 1, 2016

      Zika virus shows that fear is more contagious than any infection

      The rapid spread of the Zika virus powerfully demonstrates the threat posed by infectious disease crises. The Ebola...

    7. January 31, 2016

      WHO is right to move swiftly to tackle Zika

      As the Ebola epidemic fizzles out in west Africa, after killing more than 11,000 people, international alarms are...

    8. January 29, 2016

      Zika virus: Latin America’s ills compound crisis

      Isla de León, a slum on the outskirts of Cartagena on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, is a lesson in how to manufacture and...

    9. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Cruise operators, airlines hit as Zika worries rise

      The Zika virus, a mosquito born disease that has caused alarm for travellers visiting tropical South American...

    10. January 28, 2016

      Zika virus: WHO warns large parts of the world at risk

      Large swaths of the tropical and subtropical world are at risk of the Zika virus, the World Health Organisation has...

    11. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Zika virus 'spreading explosively' - WHO

      The Zika virus, which has been associated with an increase in the birth of babies with abnormally small heads, is...

    12. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      FirstFT - The neurologist who hacked his brain

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. The Zika virus: an explainer The...

    13. January 26, 2016

      The hunt for Zika’s link to the lost children of the Americas

      The photographs of the Brazilian babies, their small, distorted faces peering out from the laps of their parents are...

    14. January 25, 2016

      WHO issues warning over ‘explosive spread’ of Zika virus

      The fast-spreading Zika virus, which is believed to cause birth defects, has already reached 21 countries in Central...

    15. January 14, 2016

      Agribusiness eyes Mexico as courts debate lifting GM maize ban

      Martha Wilcox dips her hand into the baskets she has laid out on the table, trickling their red, white, yellow, black...

    16. January 14, 2016

      Obesity surge drives debate on sugar and other sin taxes

      “Sugar, rum and tobacco,” Scottish moral philosopher and economist Adam Smith once wrote, “are commodities which are...

    17. January 13, 2016

      Fund of $4.5bn proposed for protection against pandemics

      The world must invest at least $4.5bn a year in a concerted effort to protect against pandemics that could kill...

    18. January 1, 2016

      Delhi forces cars off roads in anti-pollution drive

      The Indian capital, one of the world’s largest and most polluted cities, has launched an experimental scheme banning...

    19. December 23, 2015

      Nesquik ad banned over ‘great start to the day’ claim

      A cartoon bunny advertising Nesquik hot chocolate had the spring taken out of its step on Wednesday when Nestlé, the...

    20. December 15, 2015

      Affordable diagnostics is the missing link in medicine

      From fundamental science to practical implementation, work on diagnostics that can reliably detect diseases in the...

    21. December 14, 2015

      Automated autos may be a game changer for health and safety

      Road safety statistics make for grim reading. Almost 1.3m individuals die in traffic accidents worldwide each year, and...

    22. December 9, 2015

      Defiance of a cigar veteran

      Stand in Zürich’s Paradeplatz, where trams rattle past the head offices of Switzerland’s biggest banks, and you catch a...

    23. November 24, 2015

      A false alarm on red meat and cancer

      This month the World Health Organisation announced that eating red meat is an activity fraught with risk, and shoppers...

    24. November 22, 2015

      Ebola and other lethal diseases remain a threat

      The world’s attention may have turned elsewhere, but the threat of Ebola in Africa — and of other lethal infections...

    25. November 18, 2015

      Ebola is almost gone but the viral threat remains

      The Ebolapocalypse will soon be over. Liberia and Sierra Leone, two of the three west African countries ravaged by the...

    26. November 17, 2015

      Pollution in India: Gasping for air

      Shortly before their first child was born in 2010, Saurabh Bhasin and Gauri Rao moved from London to New Delhi, their...

    27. October 27, 2015

      You can either savour the bacon or relish the hysteria

      All reports about food and health should start with the same instruction: if you enjoy recreational worrying, read on....

    28. October 25, 2015

      Industry set to reject WHO’s processed meat carcinogens ruling

      The global meat industry has reacted with fury to the prospect of its products being declared carcinogenic by the...

    29. October 14, 2015

      Pandemic bonds have potential to be win-win-win

      During the annual International Monetary Fund-World Bank meetings last week in Lima, Peru, I was part of a discussion...

    30. October 9, 2015

      Scots nurse ‘serious’ with Ebola after-effects as epidemic fades

      A Scottish nurse suffering the after-effects of Ebola was readmitted to an isolation unit on Friday — highlighting...

    31. October 9, 2015

      The few and the many

      In 1998, a minister in Britain’s recently elected Labour government told an American industrialist that his party was...

    32. September 9, 2015

      Indian drugs: not what the doctor ordered

      Last year, Israeli generics company Teva recalled 40,000 bottles of medicine manufactured for it by India’s Emcure...

    33. August 28, 2015

      Iran’s Rouhani softens stance on NGOs

      When hundreds of animal lovers gathered in front of Iran’s highest state body for the environment earlier this year to...

    34. August 19, 2015

      Officials call for faster medicinal licensing of ecigarettes

      Health officials have called for a review of ecigarette licensing to speed up their availability on prescription after...

    35. August 10, 2015

      Malaria vaccines and changing advice for business travellers

      When the European Medicines Agency last month issued what it called a positive scientific opinion for a vaccine for...

    36. July 31, 2015

      Health experts hail Ebola breakthrough

      Public health experts have hailed a “turning point” in the fight against Ebola, after preliminary results for an...

    37. FT Alphaville

      July 24, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      The world’s first malaria vaccine has been given the green light by European regulators after 28 years of development...

    38. July 21, 2015

      Turkey links Isis to border town slaughter

      Turkey’s prime minister says there is a “strong likelihood” that the bomb attack that killed 32 young activists in the...

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