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    1. February 5, 2016

      Biden’s ‘moonshot’ mission

      A couple of weeks ago I wriggled my way into an overcrowded conference room at the World Economic Forum in Davos to...

    2. 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...

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    1. FT Health: Devices and Diagnostics

      Digital technology is unleashing a wave of medical devices to aid in the rapid detecti...
    2. Technology Leaders

      Companies across the world must adapt to new digital technologies, or risk being overt...
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    1. 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...

    2. December 10, 2015

      Tobacco groups challenge plain-pack rules

      Four of the world’s largest tobacco groups have begun a high-profile legal challenge against the government on the...

    3. December 3, 2015

      Pre-exposure drug is new HIV front line

      When sexual health professionals marked the 27th annual World Aids Day earlier this week there was much to celebrate. A...

    4. 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...

    5. November 11, 2015

      Medical researchers herald an app-driven revolution

      Stanley Shaw, a researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, recalls the difficulty most scientists once...

    6. November 3, 2015

      White, middle-aged, uneducated and dying

      Drug and alcohol abuse and mental health issues in the US are contributing to an alarming surge in deaths among white...

    7. November 2, 2015

      Software eases pain of drug discovery

      Scientists at Inventiva, a drug-discovery company, used to spend long hours collecting data manually from the machines...

    8. October 8, 2015

      Scientists sniffy over £600m flu medicines

      Ministers have been warned that doctors have “no idea” whether flu treatments stockpiled by the UK government at a cost...

    9. October 5, 2015

      Discoverers of anti-parasite drugs win Nobel Prize

      The Nobel Prize for medicine has been shared between three scientists for groundbreaking work on key drugs used to...

    10. Lawrence Summers

      September 24, 2015

      The importance of global health investment

      One of the things I am proudest of having done in Washington was having the idea as chief economist of the World Bank...

    11. September 22, 2015

      The real cost of high pharmaceutical prices

      High drug prices are at best a necessary evil. A world that wants new remedies to be discovered must allow...

    12. September 9, 2015

      First evidence of Alzheimer’s transmission between people

      The first evidence has emerged that clinical features of Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia, can be...

    13. September 3, 2015

      Jamie Oliver back on campaign trail with ‘absolute war’ on sugar

      Jamie Oliver faced accusations of the pot calling the kettle black on Thursday as the celebrity chef released a...

    14. July 19, 2015

      Pharmaceuticals: Brain power

      Garbed in white lab coat and goggles, a young scientist carefully cuts a mouse’s brain into wafer thin slices. She adds...

    15. July 17, 2015

      Britons advised to halve sugar intake

      Britons should cut their sugar intake by more than half for the sake of their health, according to scientific advice...

    16. June 25, 2015

      Private equity eyes North Africa healthcare

      Private equity groups are increasingly eyeing opportunities in North Africa’s healthcare market, attracted by expanding...

    17. June 25, 2015

      UN-backed report warns against complacency in fight against Aids

      Peter Piot has spent much of the past year focused on Ebola — the virus he helped discover as a young Belgian...

    18. June 8, 2015

      South Korea struggles to explain spread of Mers virus

      A sudden outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome in South Korea has put the spotlight back on a disease that had...

    19. June 8, 2015

      Surveillance is the best defence against a border-breaching virus

      Respiratory diseases have a Houdini-esque habit of escaping their neatly labelled boxes. Swine flu crossed from pigs...

    20. June 4, 2015

      Mers outbreak hits South Korea

      Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, which has killed more than 430 since the first case was reported in Saudi Arabia in...

    21. June 2, 2015

      The dilemmas thrown up by the war on cancer

      Developing a drug is an expensive endeavour. The cost of research, testing and development often runs into the...

    22. May 11, 2015

      Healthy eating becomes a luxury in emerging markets

      Healthy eating is becoming an expensive luxury in emerging markets, and taxing junk food and sugar-laden sodas, as...

    23. April 28, 2015

      GSK reveals strong trial results for shingles drug

      GlaxoSmithKline has revealed strong results from trials of a new shingles vaccine that some analysts believe could...

    24. April 17, 2015

      Since you asked: The technology billionaires aiming to disrupt death

      “Has the first person to achieve immortality already been born?” Motherboard, April 13 So there is nothing certain but...

    25. April 6, 2015

      World watches how Japan manages its ageing citizens

      Japanese companies from Hitachi and Toyota to Daiwa Securities are turning to digital medical records to tackle the...

    26. April 6, 2015

      Simple phone calls help India to fight TB

      In Mumbai and other Indian cities, a simple technology is helping combat the effects of a fragmented, underfunded...

    27. April 6, 2015

      Signs show Obamacare is bearing fruit

      In 1960, when John F Kennedy became president and Elvis Presley dominated the charts, staying alive in the US was...

    28. April 6, 2015

      High price of gene therapy drug adds to costs debate

      Drugmakers often like to describe their medicines as groundbreaking, but one of the few to truly merit this adjective...

    29. April 6, 2015

      How the internet of things can speed up health delivery

      Tiny sensors that can be swallowed are improving the accuracy of clinical trials by monitoring and managing...

    30. April 6, 2015

      Workplace wellness has a long way to go

      A giant spiral staircase dominates the airy atrium of GlaxoSmithKline’s Navy Yard office in Philadelphia, coaxing...

    31. April 6, 2015

      Studies fuel criticism of high drug development costs

      How much does it cost to develop a prescription drug? Opinion varies. The highest — and most publicised — estimate is...

    32. April 6, 2015

      Financial crisis adds to health providers’ woes

      When a group of clinicians in the west of England was faced by a deepening financial hole, they decided on a radical...

    33. April 6, 2015

      World’s wealth will add to health burden

      At the start of the 20th century, the global average lifespan was 31 years. Today, it is about 70. This is in large...

    34. March 29, 2015

      Brics banker Jim O’Neill goes to war on superbugs

      Jim O’Neill has a new acronym to focus on. The man who invented the Bric moniker for Brazil, Russia, India and China is...

    35. March 6, 2015

      US regulators approve first biosimilar drug

      US regulators have approved the first of a new class of drugs called biosimilars, which promise to shave billions of...

    36. February 13, 2015

      Is biotech growth just what the doctor ordered?

      When the head of the US Federal Reserve raises concerns over a potential bubble in a sector, is it time to worry? Janet...

    37. February 13, 2015

      Toxic Ganges adds to spread of drug-resistant bacteria

      Antibiotic resistance, a factor in hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide each year, is spreading in south Asia via...

    38. January 29, 2015

      Golden triangle of mutual gain that blights the science industry

      Sheldon Silver seemed to have the Midas touch, enriching many within his orbit. Among those alleged to have benefited...

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