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The hydroxychloroquine tablet was used to to suppress Kelly Moseley’s immune system

Scientists alarmed by drug-resistant malaria

Treatment that was hailed as wonder cure proves less effective in Cambodia

Malaria: The holiday bug with a lethal sting

The most deadly form of malaria is on the rise among travellers – yet all too many are failing to take the steps that could prevent it. City worker Andrew Wylde tells Rob Sharp his own cautionary tale

Fallen Angel, by William Fotheringham

Who is Italy's most popular sportsman of the 20th century? Not motor-racing maestro Enzo Ferrari (third) or skiing supremo Alberto Tomba (second) but the cyclist they call "il campionissimo", the champion of champions, Fausto Coppi, who died aged 40 in 1960.

Inside Travel: Can travel damage your health?

Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth offers her expert opinion on the likely risks for tourists

Flower Hunters, By Mary Gribbin & John Gribbin

The assiduous Gribbins have uncovered much splendid detail in this bouquet of 11 floral explorers. Carl Linnaeus was an obsessive organiser who invented plant classification, though this precision did not prevent him from attempting to fiddle his travelling expenses. .

Inside Yarl's Wood: Britain's shame over child detainees

Emily Dugan on the shocking treatment of families in immigration centres

Sarah Brown: So much depends on ensuring the health of the world's mothers

There are are many causes that exist side by side and each of us are right to argue for the causes we know to be important. Action on HIV/Aids. On malaria. On nutrition, on infant deaths. Action on schools and on building health care systems.

Breakthrough in fight against malaria

Killer bites are caused by older insects – so scientists have developed a pesticide that attacks only them

Leading article: A bitter pill to swallow

Capitalism has long lived with contradictions. But it is not necessary to attempt to comprehend the complexity of the credit crunch to see that. Consider the polypill. You would have to go a long way to uncover a market failure as striking as that.

Malaria kills BA steward and leaves two seriously ill

The death of a cabin crew member raises concerns that a change in drugs provision has put staff at risk

Tears as British couple get year's hard labour

Gambian judge makes an example of Christians who criticised Muslim state

Something To Declare: Las Vegas; Malaria in Gambia; £9 rooms

Where to go, how to save, what to avoid

Collapse of sterling hits value of British aid

British aid has been in effect reduced by up to £334m as a result of the plummeting value of the pound, according to figures to be released by the Conservative Party today.

The <i>IoS</i> Christmas Appeal: First cholera. Now it's malaria and anthrax

Our special correspondent reports from Mashonaland West, where Zimbabwe's hard-pressed doctors are doing all they can to stop the spread of disease

The tiny microscope that needs no lens

Scientists have developed and built a thumbnail sized microscope that magnifies without lenses.

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