Kate Kelland

Recent and archived articles by Kate Kelland

5 Jul 2018 | 8:25 PM

Factbox: What do we know - and do not know - about the Novichok poisonings?

LONDON (Reuters) - Two British citizens are critically ill after they were exposed to Novichok, the same nerve agent that struck down a former Russian agent and his daughter in March, Britain's top counter-terrorism officer said.

21 Jun 2018 | 9:08 PM

Top GB athletes plagued by tooth decay, oral disease - study

LONDON (Reuters) - Winning athletes love to bite their medals and smile for the cameras as they hold their trophies aloft, but their teeth may actually be holding them back.

19 Jun 2018 | 8:00 PM

Gaming addiction classified as mental health disorder by WHO

Many parents already have concerns, but some may now have a new argument for limiting their children's 'screen time' – addiction to videogames has been recognised by World Health Organization as a mental health disorder.

23 May 2018 | 10:59 PM

Why the world needs more than one Ebola vaccine

LONDON (Reuters) - - In the life-and-death race to make the first effective vaccine against Ebola, one company - Merck - seems bound to win.

21 May 2018 | 8:37 PM

First Ebola vaccines given as WHO seeks to beat Congo outbreak

LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) - A vaccination campaign aimed at beating an outbreak of Ebola in Congo began on Monday in the port city of Mbandaka, where four cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed.

18 May 2018 | 5:50 PM

Analysis - In Congo outbreak, Ebola vaccine faces reality tests

LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) - An experimental Ebola vaccine to be deployed in an outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has conquered some major scientific hurdles in giving high protection, but it now faces extreme real-world tests including heat, humidity, language barriers and lack of roads.

18 Apr 2018 | 7:52 AM

Global leaders seek to reignite fight against deadly malaria

LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) - Renewed action and boosted funding to fight malaria could prevent 350 million cases of the disease in the next five years and save 650,000 lives across commonwealth countries, health experts said on Wednesday.

16 Mar 2018 | 6:54 PM

Deadly listeria could herald tighter food safety rules in South Africa

LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) - A huge and deadly outbreak of listeria in South Africa could alter the country's approach to food-borne disease and prompt improvements in food safety standards, a leading health official said on Friday.

22 Feb 2018 | 7:40 AM

Study seeks to end antidepressant debate: the drugs do work

LONDON (Reuters) - A vast research study that sought to settle a long-standing debate about whether or not anti-depressant drugs really work has found they are indeed effective in relieving acute depression in adults.

31 Jan 2018 | 7:40 AM

Global cancer survival rates improve, but wide gaps remain

LONDON (Reuters) - Cancer patients' survival prospects are improving, even for some of the deadliest types such as lung cancer, but there are huge disparities between countries, particularly for children, according to a study published on Wednesday.