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    1. 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 reach...

    2. 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...

    Special Reports

    1. Sustainable Healthcare

      As sedentary lifestyles and population longevity spread from industrial societies to t...
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    1. 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 people who...

    2. 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 dilemma...

    3. 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 public...

    4. 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 relatively...

    5. 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 is...

    6. 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 participants’...

    7. 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...

    8. 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 course...

    9. 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 part...

    10. 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...

    11. 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 dollars...

    12. 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...

    13. 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 the...

    14. 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 from...

    15. January 27, 2015

      Donors pledge $7.5bn to supply vaccines

      International donors led by Bill Gates have pledged $7.5bn for vaccines to immunise an extra 300m children in poor countries...

    16. January 26, 2015

      Currency market swings hit global effort to fund vaccinations

      Volatile currency markets have hit efforts to raise $7.5bn for vaccination programmes in the developing world ahead of an...

    17. January 22, 2015

      Britain’s bold move on plain cigarette packaging

      David Cameron has been accused in recent months of presiding over a “zombie government” because his ministers are submitting...

    18. January 16, 2015

      China reports sharp rise in HIV cases

      China has reported a sharp rise in new cases of HIV infection last year, highlighting increased incidence of the disease...

    19. January 15, 2015

      Lobby groups launch global anti-poverty campaign

      A thousand organisations around the world are launching a high-profile campaign named “Action/2015” on Thursday, as they...

    20. December 28, 2014

      Malaria: Real and present danger

      Ka Lar Nar’s fellow east Myanmar villagers chuckle at the story of his periodic headaches because they know he likes his...

    21. December 23, 2014

      Let us enjoy the greatest human escape of all

      The highest life expectancy recorded for women anywhere in the world has risen by a year every four years since 1840. This...

    22. December 18, 2014

      Obesity can be considered a disability, European court rules

      Obesity can be considered a disability, the European Court of Justice has said in a ruling that could change the way...

    23. December 7, 2014

      Pentagon joins international fight to halt drug-resistant malaria

      The US military is throwing its weight behind an international campaign to stop drug-resistant malaria spreading from...

    24. November 11, 2014

      Morocco’s removal as host leaves Africa Cup of Nations in turmoil

      The future of the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament was in turmoil on Monday after Morocco was formally removed as...

    25. October 23, 2014

      Industry response to Ebola quickens

      Pharmaceutical executives and international donors were thrashing out details of a push to accelerate development of...

    26. October 20, 2014

      Food shortages now huge risk in Ebola-hit regions, says UN body

      Food shortages are nearly as much of a risk as the Ebola virus in the three worst-hit countries of western Africa, an...

    27. October 16, 2014

      Ebola crisis wades into election campaign

      The Obama administration’s handling of Ebola has become an election issue as Republicans blame White House incompetence for...

    28. October 12, 2014

      UK should expect ‘handful’ of Ebola cases

      The UK will probably be hit by Ebola, according to the country’s chief medical officer, who has warned the country to expect...

    29. October 9, 2014

      African leaders plead for more help to fight Ebola

      The leaders of the three countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak pleaded on Thursday for the international community to...

    30. 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...

    31. September 16, 2014

      Obama calls for global response to Ebola

      The world must act fast to fight the global threat posed by Ebola, President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday as the US...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. July 2, 2014

      Total cull ‘necessary’ to prevent spread of bovine TB in UK

      The only sure way to stop the spread of bovine tuberculosis would be to kill all cattle in infected herds, according to a...

    35. April 1, 2014

      Drugmakers learn to blend commerce with philanthropy in Africa

      Africa has rarely been a source of good publicity for big pharma. But two events this week suggest the drugs industry is...

    36. 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....

    37. February 5, 2014

      New fatal bird flu strain detected in China

      A lethal new strain of bird flu has emerged in China. The H10N8 virus killed a 73-year-old woman in Nanchang City, according...

    38. February 3, 2014

      Merck agrees €20m deal to tap into Ablynx’s immunotherapy talent

      A biotech company that uses antibodies from llamas and alpacas to fight disease has struck a deal with Merck to help the US...

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