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    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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. August 7, 2014

    Experimental Ebola drug raises ethical dilemma

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

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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....

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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,...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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....

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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,...

  30. 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,...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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....

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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