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  1. News - World - EUROPE

    Russia tests Nato's resolve with 'kidnap' of policeman

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 10:46pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tallinn Estonia says officer was snatched from within its borders in a demonstration of Moscow's power Russia tests Nato's resolve with 'kidnap' of policeman Russia's arrest of an Estonian policeman has sparked fears that Moscow is using the incident to test Nato's resolve to defend its small Baltic allies. Moscow detained officer ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Little evidence testosterone-boosting drugs are beneficial, US regulator says

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 09:31pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US regulator says there is little evidence to back claims for testosterone boosters, but questions studies suggesting they carry serious risk Hormone drugs give men 'little benefit' The US Food and Drug Administration says there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs taken by millions of men are beneficial, though it is also ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Tobacco sales halted sooner than planned at US drug store chain CVS

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Leading US drug chain ends sale of tobacco CVS, the leading US drug chain by sales, announced that it had stopped selling tobacco products and was changing its name to reflect a greater focus on health. CVS- which operates some 7,700 pharmacies- said on Wednesday that it had ended the sale of cigarettes, pipe tobacco and other products ...

  4. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTES

    Vietnam tests hi-tech submarines as navy expansion gives China food for thought

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 12:19pm

    ... Reuters Hanoi increases naval defences in disputed seas, taking possession of two Kilo-class vessels under a US$2.6 billion deal with Russia Vietnam will soon have a credible naval deterrent to China in the South China Sea in the form of Kilo-class submar ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Drug trial offers hope to diabetics after pancreas removal

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:01am by MLT

    ... now takes a small daily dose of insulin, but retains some islet function, which makes his diabetes easier to control. Now there's hope that a new drug can increase islet survival University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre's new Islet Transplantation Centre, led by director Martin Wijkstrom, is participating in a human clinical trial to test whether the drug, Reparixin, ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO endorses using Ebola survivors' blood to help infected patients

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by MCT

    ... quantities of a tested vaccine will not be available until November at the earliest, and stocks of experimental drugs such as ZMapp may not be ready until next year. "One of the things driving ... for Ebola As medical researchers struggle to produce desperately needed drugs to fight the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organisation endorsed an old-school remedy that is already abundant ...

  7. News - World - DISEASE

    Ebola vaccine performs well in tests on monkeys, scientists say

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 09:56pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Ebola vaccine performs well in tests on monkeys Tests of an experimental Ebola vaccine have shown positive results, protecting healthy monkeys from the virus, researchers ... crisis, US officials overseeing the trials suggested that the availability of a tested vaccine would offer some assurance of protection to health-care workers wary of going to West Africa. ...

  8. News - World - CRIME

    DNA test has identified Jack the Ripper, claims author

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Tests on a blood-stained shawl found at 1888 murder scene link it to a barber who died in an insane asylum and was already under suspicion DNA test 'identifies' Jack the Ripper Jack the Ripper, one of the most notorious serial killers in history, has been identified through DNA traces found on a shawl, claims a sleuth in a book out today. The true ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - FUNDRAISING

    China banks to test investor appetite with US$20b in Basel securities

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 12:41pm by DON WEINLAND

    ... could make for a challenging market. "The large volume of issuance relative to the size of the market could test investor appetite when there are persisting uncertainties surrounding ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Reckless Tomas Lavanini to miss Wallabies test

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 09:50pm by Reuters

    ... Agencies in Napier, New Zealand Argentina lock, who admits guilt in charge of dangerous charging, accepts one-week suspension imposed by Sanzar Reckless Lavanini to miss Wallabies test Argentina lock Tomás Lavanini will miss this weekend's Rugby Championship test against the Wallabies after being suspended by Sanzar yesterday. Sanzar judicial officer Adam Casselden accepted ...




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