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  1. News - World - MEDICINE

    Bone marrow drug breakthrough for alopecia sufferers

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:16pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Drug breakthrough for alopecia hair-loss cases Treatment with a drug normally used for a bone marrow condition had reversed baldness caused by alopecia in three patients, ... identified the immune cells responsible for destroying the hair follicles. The treatment would not work for male pattern baldness, which is linked to hormones. The scientists tested two drugs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576172/bone-marrow-drug-breakthrough-alopecia-sufferers
  2. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital investigates death of man, 50, after he is given wrong dosage of drug

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by Emily Tsang

    ... an incorrect dosage of a drug to slow down his heart rate. The public hospital's radiology department gave him at least twice the amount of the heartbeat reduction medication he should have ... heart failure and dilated heart chambers. Doctors recommended he be prescribed a lower dose of Betaloc- a heart-rate reducing drug to treat high blood pressure- as he had been scheduled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567859/queen-elizabeth-hospital-investigates-death-man-50-after-he-given
  3. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Asthma patients can now breathe easy for longer

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Asthma patients can now breathe easy for longer Scholars of Chinese medicine have drawn on nanotechnology to create a new drug-delivery system that can provide a controlled release of medicine in the bodies of pulmonary disease sufferers for up to three days. The technology, which can be used in microgram inhalers, boosts drug effectiveness ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576272/asthma-patients-can-now-breathe-easy-longer
  4. News - World - MEDICINE

    Monkey HIV drug-resistant within days, dampening hopes for Aids cure

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 09:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Monkey research dampens hopes for Aids cure The monkey version of HIV can take refuge from anti-Aids drugs within days of entering the body, a study said, dampening ... birth and continued for 18 months, tested positive for the virus after two drug-free years. "The unfortunate clinical findings of viral rebound in the Mississippi baby appear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557018/monkey-hiv-drug-resistant-within-days-dampening-hopes-aids-cure
  5. News - World - MEDICINE

    Aids 2014 conference unveils breakthrough in Aids-TB treatment

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

    ... for the two conditions unable to be given together because of side effects. But a drug combination unveiled at the Aids 2014 symposium in Melbourne on Monday allows tuberculosis (TB) to be treated in patients while taking their HIV drugs, offering the potential to save millions of lives. Researchers, from the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development say the drug combination, known as PaMZ, can ...

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

    New Shanghai cancer clinic puts city on leading radiotherapy edge

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:36am by Alice Yan

    ... there are no errors," he said. "We will submit our clinical test assessment report to the China Food and Drug Administration, and with their thumbs-up, we will officially open the hospital." Jiang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575654/new-shanghai-cancer-clinic-puts-city-leading-radiotherapy-edge
  7. News - World - MEDICINE

    Britain announces project to map 100,000 DNA code sequences

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 09:00pm by AFP

    ... for personalised and more effective treatments. An example of this kind of therapy is Herceptin, a drug which treats a breast cancer variant characterised by overactivity of the Her2 gene. DNA samples have ... which will be targeted at you and specific forms of cancer," Farrar said. "We will look back in 20 years time and the blockbuster chemotherapy drugs that gave you all those nasty side ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564367/britain-announces-project-map-100000-dna-code-sequences
  8. News - World - MEDICINE

    Paracetamol no better than placebo in treating lower-back pain: study

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 09:47am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Study finds that the universally used drug is of no greater benefit than a placebo Paracetamol fails test as back pain treatment Paracetamol, a painkiller recommended to treat people with acute lower back pain, does not speed recovery or reduce pain from the condition, according to a large trial. A study published yesterday in The Lancet medical journal found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557998/paracetamol-no-better-placebo-low-back-pain-study
  9. 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

    ... years before patients are diagnosed. "Many of our drug trials fail because by the time patients are given the drugs, the brain has already been too severely affected. "A simple blood ... pharmaceutical firms are trying to get to the root cause and try to find treatments to halt its progression. But over the past 15 years, more than 100 experimental Alzheimer's drugs have failed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549722/british-scientists-close-blood-test-alzheimers-identifying-predictor
  10. 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

    ... of HIV, has seen her infection return – in a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful drugs might reverse the infection. The four-year-old girl was born in Mississippi in 2010 ... despite stopping treatment. As recently as March, doctors had said that she seemed free of HIV despite not having been on AIDS drugs for about two years. That was a medical first. However, ...

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

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