Authorities say the victim had only travelled to Beijing and had not visited any farms or poultry markets
Discovery of genes that confer resistance to the drug artemisinin is major step forward for treatment of the disease
Tests have confirmed 20 people died after contracting the disease on the island
Government issues ‘serious’ influenza pandemic response alert
An immunisation campaign is urgently needed
The UN expresses concern about maternal mortality among children, but few member states are willing to confront the issue
Spate of heavy rain and lightening is believed to have caused breathing problems for some in the heavily polluted city of Ahvaz
Doctors worldwide urged to be 'conservative' when diagnosing condition
World population is aging so fast most countries are not adequately prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people says report
Sometimes they print things so myopic that you feel a fly on the wall might learn something genuinely new about human nature
Only the USA will pay more on global health - with our contribution aiming to save 'a life every three minutes'
A set of naturally occurring immune cells could play a crucial role in the body's resistance to flu
It was the huge bravery of medical staff that contained the pandemic 10 years ago – many of whom risked or even lost their lives. Simon Usborne hears their stories
Campaigners protested in central London against the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM).
The patient, believed to be 49, was being treated for acute respiratory syndrome and kidney failure
One patient has now been off anti-retroviral drug treatment for 15 weeks and the other for seven weeks