Using a simple device based on a tube and netting European scientists believe they have taken a major step in preventing malaria
After 42 days during which no new cases of Ebola have been recorded in Mali, the government says the epidemic there is over, but people are urged to continue with preventative measures
It is one of the most hazardous virus known to humans. It originated in Africa, on the banks of the Ebola River, where the first known outbreak
Sierra Leone has announced house-to-house searches for Ebola patients and internal travel restrictions as part of a new plan to battle the outbreak
Officials in the Netherlands said on Sunday that another case of bird flu has been found on a poultry farm, the fourth in recent weeks.
An Italian doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has returned home for treatment.
Video released by the Italian Air Force shows
The World Health Organisation has sounded the alarm over an outbreak of the plague in Madagascar.
It says 40 people have died since August, out of
Dutch authorities have confirmed a case of bird flu, the second in the country this week. In the latest case officials say all 43,000 chickens at a
Spain’s 18th Duchess of Alba has died aged 88, surrounded by family in Seville, after being taken to hospital on Sunday with pneumonia.
She was one
British health officials have begun killing 6,000 ducks at a breeding farm in East Yorkshire after an outbreak of bird flu.
The strain of the virus
A man who infected eight people in four years with HIV has been ordered to stop spreading the disease and seek treatment.
A Seattle judge has
It has been called the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history and the virus is continuing to spread in West Africa.
Twenty-one people died in just two
Philippe Douste-Blazy is a former minister in the French government and President of UNITAID. He wants to eradicate extreme poverty and raise
L’Institut Pasteur has filed a case to the prosecutor of Paris to investigate the disappearance of more than 2,000 vials containing samples of the
Oysters are being wiped out in Europe. But can science save them? In southwest France, oyster farmers say they have good reason to fear for their
Over the past 50 years, dengue has spread from nine to over a hundred countries, making it the most rapidly spreading vector-borne disease.
Saturated fat is not a “major issue” in heart disease, a UK cardiologist has claimed.
Aseem Malhotra, writing in the British Medical Journal, said
Around 700,000 Europeans are diagnosed with Crohn’s disease each year.
Specialists at University College hospital in central London, are exploring
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was discovered 30 years ago. In 1983, French and
Tuberculosis still turns some people’s lives to hell. One of them is Alfredo Cabaleiro Besada, from Spain.
He said: “After being diagnosed with
Chronic, degenerative and incurable, Parkinson’s disease affects five out of 1000 Europeans over 60 years old.
Researchers are now using the latest
“I lost the swing in my left arm. It did not work very well. I realised something was wrong”.
“My problems started 11 years ago. So I went to the
You might think that leprosy is a disease of the past, but millions across the world still suffer the body wasting disease.
New treatments offer
One year after Haiti’s earthquake, the country is reeling from cholera, which broke out in October. In a particularly vulnerable population
Each year millions of people become infected by diseases transmitted by animals. These viruses can be found in nature especially in rodents.