Health workers in Liberia where a second case of ebola has been reported.

Liberia has confirmed a second case of Ebola just a day after authorities said they had detected a new case of the deadly virus previously thought (...)

Hans Jørgen Wiberg, inventor of Be My Eyes. Be My Eyes that connects blind people with volunteer helpers from around the world via live video chat Photograph: Thelle Kristensen

A Danish nonprofit startup has combined the humble video call with an army of volunteers who can see clearly. The result is an app that enables visual(...)

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon said the truce, called to mark the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan later this week, should last for at least two weeks to allow life-saving supplies into the country. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

The UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, launched Yemen peace talks in Geneva on Monday with a call for a humanitarian truce after warplanes from a Saud(...)

“Bayer has been looking to sell this business for several years and management was frustrated by its negative effect on growth and margins,” Alistair Campbell, an analyst at Berenberg said .

Bayer is to sell its diabetes devices unit to Panasonic Healthcare , a joint venture backed by buyout firm KKR, for about €1 billion to leave a busine(...)

Nepalese victims of Saturday’s earthquake lie inside an Indian air force helicopter as they are evacuated from Trishuli Bazar to Kathmandu airport in Nepal. Photograph: AP 1:50

Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlie(...)

A weighing scales: ‘I prefer the old weighing scales; it’s so off the mark.’ Photograph: Getty

The weighing scales in my local gym is out by almost two-and-a-half stone. I’m 13st 6lb on it. Happy days. There are two scales in the (...)

A report by sanitation charity WaterAid and the World Health Organization says every year half a million babies die before they reach a month old due to a lack of clean water and safe sanitation.  Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Over a third of hospitals and clinics in developing countries have nowhere for staff or patients to wash with soap, and almost 40 per cent have no sou(...)

 The World Health Organisation says that, when it comes to cancer, no amount of alcohol is safe

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, to be enacted by the end of 2015, will include many measures aimed at tackling overconsumption of alcohol in Ireland(...)

An elderly woman collects cardboard boxes in Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong will have the highest share of population aged 65 years and over in Asia by 2050, outpacing Japan. (Photograph: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg)

Eighty-six years old and still job hunting. Wong Siu-ying had to stop passing out leaflets on a Hong Kong flyover when she hurt her knee in August. Wi(...)

Researchers hope eventually to enrol up to 30,000 people in the trial. Photograph: Reuters/Eddie Keogh

The first batch of an experimental Ebola vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline(GSK) has been shipped to West Africa and is expected to arrive in Liberia lat(...)