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Sarah Boseley

Sarah Boseley

    Sierra Leone bans festive gatherings on Ebola fears
    Sierra Leone bans festive gatherings on Ebola fears
    The government of Sierra Leone has banned Christmas and New Year gatherings for fear the Ebola virus will spread to rural villages as people...
    Why Ebola hit West Africa hard
    Why Ebola hit West Africa hard
    West Africa, in the throes of a calamitous Ebola epidemic, missed out on significant health investment during the past decade or more because it had...
    Don't screen, follow Nigeria's lead
    Don't screen, follow Nigeria's lead
    Screening for passengers arriving at airports in the United Kingdom and United States will have little chance of detecting someone infected with the...
    Warning of 10 000 new ebola cases a week
    Warning of 10 000 new ebola cases a week
    The Ebola outbreak could grow to 10 000 new cases a week within two months, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned this week as the death...
    Drug trials go to heart of Ebola
    Drug trials go to heart of Ebola
    Experimental drugs are to be fast-tracked in West Africa so that they can be tested and, if they work, save lives in the Ebola epidemic that experts...
    Grow your own marijuana policy
    Grow your own marijuana policy
    Legalisation of cannabis is making slow but unstoppable progress across much of the developed world, many experts believe, following the end of...
    Weight gain ratchets up risk of ovarian cancer
    Weight gain ratchets up risk of ovarian cancer
    Putting on weight can increase women's risk of ovarian cancer, according to a new assessment of the evidence.
    Fast food linked to child asthma
    Fast food linked to child asthma
    A diet of fast food and takeaways may be behind the steady surge in children's asthma and allergies affecting the United Kingdom and other...
    Money can't buy a clean bill of health
    Money can't buy a clean bill of health
    The United States may be one of the richest countries in the world, but its people are less healthy and more likely to die early from disease or...
    Obesity: Children tip the scales
    Obesity: Children tip the scales
    More than a third of children about to leave primary school are obese or overweight and the numbers are rising, according to official figures from...
    Attempts to avert HIV are off target
    Attempts to avert HIV are off target
    Risky sexual behaviour is continuing around the globe and even increasing in some countries, threatening to derail efforts to stop transmission of...
    Prevention still better than cure
    Prevention still better than cure
    Progress against cancer is stalling, with the latest targeted cancer drugs failing to live up to expectations and priced so high that treatment is...