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  1. News - World - MEDICINE

    Deadly Sars-like virus takes toll on British family

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... by the coronavirus that killed her husband, Khalid, last month. Azima said her father-in-law, Abid- who was the unwitting bearer of the disease- was still unconscious in hospital and unaware of his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1192446/deadly-sars-virus-takes-toll-british-family
  2. News - World - MEDICINE

    Aids 2014 conference unveils breakthrough in Aids-TB treatment

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:59pm by GDN

    ... irreversible hearing loss, means many people never complete it. This increases the potential for developing drug resistance. TB is considered the quintessential disease of the poor. For the past 50 years, TB treatment has remained much the same, while the disease has grown increasingly resistant to available drugs. PaMZ represented the first "game-changing" treatment for TB ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557273/aids-2014-conference-unveils-breakthrough-aids-tb-treatment
  3. News - World - MEDICINE

    Smart contact lens that tracks blood sugar could make diabetics’ life easier

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:30pm by Reuters

    ... health care, helping patients to monitor their own health and lowering the costs of managing chronic diseases. In turn, technology companies such as Apple, Samsung Electronics and Google ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555387/smart-contact-lens-tracks-blood-sugar-could-make-diabetics-life-easier
  4. News - World - MEDICINE

    British scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer’s by identifying predictor proteins

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 08:55pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Major breakthrough as British researchers identify group of 10 proteins that can predict onset of the incurable brain-wasting disease Scientists close in on blood test ... brain-wasting disease. Such a test could initially be used to select patients for clinical trials of experimental treatments being developed to try to halt progression of Alzheimer's. The British ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549722/british-scientists-close-blood-test-alzheimers-identifying-predictor
  5. News - World - MEDICINE

    Baby girl thought to have been 'cured' of HIV has tested positive in relapse

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:34pm by AP, AFP

    ... AP and AFP in Washington News has dashed hopes over the effectiveness of fighting the disease through early treatment A baby girl in the United States who was thought to have been cleared ... and Infectious Diseases. “We’re going to take a good hard look at the study and see if it needs any modifications,” either in terms of length and type of treatment or because of ethical concerns over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1551881/baby-girl-thought-have-been-cured-hiv-has-tested-positive-relapse
  6. News - World - MEDICINE

    US$40m towards brain implant that could restore soldiers' memories

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 08:22pm by AFP

    ... or Alzheimer's disease", said Professor Michael Kahana, director of the University of Pennsylvania's Computational Memory lab. As an example of the kind of memory researchers aim to restore, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550429/us40m-towards-brain-implant-could-restore-soldiers-memories
  7. News - World - MEDICINE

    Scientists announce breakthrough in fight against antibiotic resistance

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:06pm by AFP

    ... thus bringing down the cell walls. In April, the World Health Organisation warned the rise of drug resistance was allowing once-treatable diseases to once again become deadly. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1536319/scientists-announce-breakthrough-fight-against-antibiotic-resistance
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDICINE

    Scientists race to develop microchips to monitor the body's health

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:21am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... whenever they saw signs of an infection, an impending heart attack or another issue, essentially serving as early-warning beacons for disease. Armies of tiny robots with legs, propellers, cameras and wireless guidance systems are being developed to diagnose diseases, administer drugs and even perform surgery. But while the technology may be within reach, the idea of putting little machines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1522642/scientists-race-develop-microchips-monitor-bodys-health
  9. News - World - MEDICINE

    Scientists say no risk of pandemic yet from MERS virus

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 11:27am by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... as R- that is essentially a benchmark of contagiousness. When R is above 1, a virus or bacteria has epidemic potential. We have a window of opportunity, and it’s now that we have to act, before ... Syndrome (SARS) had an R of 0.8 at the pre-pandemic phase. The disease, which leapt from animals to animals, eventually killed 800 people. Like SARS, MERS appears to cause a lung infection, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1275870/scientists-say-no-risk-pandemic-yet-mers-virus
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDICINE

    Anti-depressant Celexa offers ray of hope in preventing Alzheimer's

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:36am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Anti-depressant is Alzheimer's hope Research shows a common antidepressant may cut production of one of the chief suspects behind Alzheimer's, a new avenue in the hunt for drugs to prevent the devastating brain disease. It's far too early for anyone worried about dementia to try the drug citalopram, which sells as the brand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1514377/anti-depressant-celexa-offers-ray-hope-preventing-alzheimers

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