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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1585262/little-evidence-testosterone-boosting-drugs-are-beneficial-us-regulator
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    African demand for Ebola drug grows as it completely heals monkeys in lab test

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:03pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York Experimental medicine cures monkeys infected with the deadly virus Anti-Ebola drug shows promising results Monkeys infected with the Ebola virus survived after being treated with an experimental drug in a study that suggests the drug may be effective even after severe symptoms are present. Monkeys were given three doses of the antibody-based treatment ZMapp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1582023/africas-demand-ebola-drug-grows-it-wipes-out-virus-monkey-lab-test
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Mainland orders local governments to review Ebola preparations

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:12am by STAFF AND WIRE

    ... with military ties revealed it had sent an experimental Ebola drug to Africa for use by Chinese aid workers. Sihuan Pharmaceutical had supplied several thousand doses of its drug JK-05 to the region and more could be sent if needed, chief operating officer Jia Zhongxin said. "Aid workers have already taken the drug with them, and if a case breaks out [among the aid workers], then the drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1617972/mainland-orders-local-governments-review-ebola-preparations
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    China's rich and corporations lag in fight against Ebola, World Food Programme says

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:37am by Reuters

    ... in West Africa right now." Sihuan Pharmaceutical Holdings, a Chinese drug maker with military ties, has sent several thousand doses of an experimental Ebola drug to West Africa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1620916/chinas-rich-and-corporations-lag-fight-against-ebola-world-food-programme
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's only remedy for Ebola is a breast cancer drug

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang, Arthur Chan

    ... Emily Tsang and Arthur Chan City's only Ebola remedy is breast cancer drug A breast cancer drug is the only possible remedy Hong Kong has for an Ebola outbreak after the city was denied supplies of other drugs being tested against the deadly virus. The medicine, which has shown promise in treating Ebola infections in mice, has never been tested in humans for this purpose. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577156/hong-kongs-only-remedy-ebola-breast-cancer-drug
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Novo’s weight-loss shot wins backing of U.S. advisers

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:50pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Wide acceptance likely for new drugs if health schemes cover more of cost Finally, fat pills that may go big in US A weight-loss drug from Novo Nordisk helped people get thinner, U.S. regulators said, as the Danish drugmaker became the latest to push a pharmaceutical remedy for America’s obesity woes. Novo's injectable drug, to be named Saxenda, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589518/novos-weight-loss-shot-wins-backing-us-advisers
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Africa to get experimental drugs to fight Ebola fight as death toll passes 1,000

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 07:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva World Health Organisation approves use of serum in West Africa Experimental drug sent to fight Ebola The World Health Organisation yesterday authorised the use of experimental drugs in the fight against Ebola as the death of the first European to succumb to the virus helped push the outbreak's toll above 1,000. The UN health agency's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572205/who-backs-use-experimental-ebola-drugs-west-africa-outbreak
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Discovery of new gene mutation may improve ataxia patients' lives

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:50am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Alice Woodhouse alice.woodhouse@scmp.com Chinese University scientists find new type of hereditary brain disease and are working on developing drugs to counter the degenerative illness ... common types of SCA. They discovered the SCA40 mutation after screening a small group of families from 30 cases, he said. No drug treatment is currently available for SCA, meaning patients ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1599657/discovery-new-gene-mutation-may-improve-ataxia-patients-lives
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Stress pushes Hongkongers to front of night relief queue

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... than once. Other factors contributing to night-time urination include sleep disorders, excessive fluid intake before sleep, drinking, bladder problems, drugs and ageing. Lead researcher Dr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620783/stress-pushes-hongkongers-front-night-relief-queue
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ex-drug users shun hepatitis treatment

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Chinese University study finds that 80 per cent of those diagnosed with disease opt against medication that cuts risk of cirrhosis, cancer Ex-drug users shun hepatitis treatment The vast majority of former drug users found to have hepatitis C in a screening programme did not take up an offer of treatment- with many apparently unwilling to take time off ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555653/ex-drug-users-shun-hepatitis-treatment

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