By Kate Kelland | Jan 10, 2013 08:35 AM EST
A biomedical engineer has developed the so-called "nanopatch" to try to transform delivery of life-saving vaccines against potential killers like flu and the HPV virus that causes cervical cancer.
By Kate Kelland | Jan 09, 2013 08:33 AM EST
A new strain of the winter vomiting disease norovirus has spread to France, New Zealand and Japan from Australia and is overtaking all others to become the dominant strain in Britain.
By Kate Kelland | Jan 02, 2013 09:28 AM EST
There have been 3,877 laboratory-confirmed cases of norovirus in Britain this winter, 72 percent higher than the number of cases reported at the same point last year.
By Kate Kelland | Dec 17, 2012 11:07 AM EST
Global funding for the fight against malaria has stalled in the past two years.
By Kate Kelland | Dec 13, 2012 04:15 PM EST
The world has made huge progress fighting killer infectious diseases, but as a result we now lead longer and sicker lives.
By Kate Kelland | Nov 29, 2012 10:24 AM EST
Mental health experts are calling for school children to be screened for risk of mental illnesses and have devised a test that reliably identifies those at high risk.
By Kate Kelland | Nov 21, 2012 09:23 AM EST
Europe is experiencing its first sustained transmission of dengue fever since the 1920s with more than 1,300 people infected with the mosquito-borne disease.
By Kate Kelland | Nov 20, 2012 09:21 AM EST
A United Nations report said that eradicating AIDS was in sight, owing to better access to drugs that can both treat and prevent HIV.
By Kate Kelland | Nov 14, 2012 09:31 AM EST
Patients with schizophrenia in Britain are too often locked up in "mad house" institutions that are more likely to make them worse than better.
By Kate Kelland | Oct 22, 2012 11:08 AM EDT
Just when it seems things couldn't get any worse for Greece, the exhausted and indebted country has a new threat to deal with: mosquito-borne diseases.
By Kate Kelland | Oct 12, 2012 10:13 AM EDT
Eighteen people are confirmed to be suffering from dengue fever in the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira and another 191 probably have the mosquito-borne disease.
By Kate Kelland | Oct 10, 2012 10:54 AM EDT
When John Coates was on a winning streak during his days as a trader at Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs, the narcotic-like "high" he experienced was so powerful he was determined to find out more.
By Kate Kelland | Oct 01, 2012 09:23 AM EDT
Doctors should only test people for a new virus if they are very ill in hospital with a respiratory infection, have been in Qatar or Saudi Arabia and test negative for common forms of pneumonia and infections.
By Kate Kelland | Sep 28, 2012 10:04 AM EDT
Professor Maria Zambon's first thought when her team of scientists matched a virus from a patient's sputum to one never before seen in humans was: "Oh no, this is going to be tricky."
By Kate Kelland | Sep 27, 2012 12:03 PM EDT
The World Health Organisation has issued a global alert about the emergence of a new virus that was previously unknown in humans and can cause a potentially fatal acute respiratory infection.