The hydroxychloroquine tablet was used to to suppress Kelly Moseley’s immune system
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Wednesday 09 July 2008
G8 leaders have bowed to pressure to renew their pledge to double aid to the world's poorest countries to $50bn (£25bn) a year by 2010. A draft communiqué for their meeting in Japan angered aid campaigners by omitting the keynote promise made at Gleneagles three years ago.
Friday 20 June 2008
Simon Mann has insisted at his trial that he was "only a junior member" of a team plotting a coup in Equatorial Guinea and would have ended up as just a glorified security manager after regime change. He claimed that the "real leader", the London-based businessman Eli Calil, thought of himself as becoming the new president's right-hand man after engineering a takeover by an exiled opposition leader.
Wednesday 04 June 2008
For Western travellers to malarial parts of the world such as sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and south America, the parasite holds few terrors. Dose yourself with the right prophylactic drug – Malarone is the current gold standard for areas where there is drug resistance – douse yourself with insect repellent and you are unlikely to fall victim to the lethal disease.
Wednesday 04 June 2008
The lives of more than a million children who die each year from malaria could be saved by a new technique for making a drug based on an ancient Chinese herbal remedy first used more than 2,000 years ago.
Friday 23 May 2008
Saturday 17 May 2008
Q Our children love animals and are now old enough,at three and five, to enjoy a safari. We'd like to visit a game park but I have heard how there are problems giving malaria pills to children. Would it be safest to give them a homeopathic preparation? P Sims, Manchester
Friday 25 April 2008
They don't look like witches, whatever witches are supposed to look like. They are often old, shrivelled, hardy farm workers who toil with the rest of the villagers, bent over in the searing heat of the sun. Sometimes they are young and bounding, in trainers and bright, funky shirts, displaying their wares with the eager eyes of an entrepreneur. And, in any case, many of these witch doctors have a point.
Tuesday 19 February 2008
Faced with the task of reading a favourite book to a room full of schoolchildren, the second President Bush often seems rather at a loss. Of course, when he gave his ill-fated, leaden recitation of "The Pet Goat" at a Florida elementary school on 11 September 2001, it was because he had rather more important things to think about. But now, as he nears the end of his final term in office, he can sit back and enjoy a few state visits while the rest of Washington focuses on the contest to replace him.
Friday 01 February 2008
Monday 18 December 2006
Juan Diego Florez is a rare breed. A tenor, yes, but a very particular kind of tenor. There are various terms for his voice type. The Italians might call him a tenore lirico-leggero(light tenor) or, more fittingly, a tenore di grazia (graceful tenor). But none of this gives you much indication of what makes him so special. It has partly to do with a technique so effortless it is barely apparent, but more significant is an evenness of tone that enables him to access the stratospheric upper register without any apparent break. Top Cs and Ds are almost casually negotiated; scales and arpeggios glide off the vocal chords.
Monday 31 October 2005
Sunday 07 August 2005
Tuesday 18 January 2005
For many Mozambicans such as Fernando Martias, a Japanese donation last week of 25,000 durable Olyset mosquito nets to fight malaria is too little too late.
Thursday 25 November 2004
Saturday 22 May 2004
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
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