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  1. News - World - MEDICINE

    Patients fitted with heart stents may need to use blood thinner for longer

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 09:24pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Chicago Extended use of anti-clotting drugs after angioplasty lowers the risk of cardiac arrest Heart stents may require longer blood thinner use Millions of people with stents that prop open clogged heart arteries may need anti-clotting drugs much longer than the one year doctors recommend now. A large study found that continuing for another 18 months lowers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1642285/patients-fitted-heart-stents-may-need-use-blood-thinner-longer
  2. News - World - MEDICINE

    Scottish study shows heart benefit of the use of statins earlier in life

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 09:48pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Chicago Early use of statins cuts heart risks in later life Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age could lower heart and death risks ... to these drugs becoming a mainstay of treatment and among of the most prescribed medicines around the world. The long-term results were discussed at an American Heart Association conference that ended ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1644691/scottish-study-shows-heart-benefit-use-statins-earlier-life
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Lifestyle - Health - MEDICINE

    Chinese herb thunder god vine works better than drug in easing arthritis

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Chinese herb better than drug in easing arthritis A Chinese herb called thunder god vine is better than a widely prescribed pharmaceutical drug at easing ... already fired the interest of drug laboratories as they contain hundreds of compounds, including molecules called diterpenoids, which are believed to ease the inflammation and immune response. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1489465/chinese-herb-thunder-god-vine-works-better-drug-easing-arthritis
  9. News - World - MEDICINE

    US to bolster inspections of China drug production facilities amid safety concerns

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:57am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Increased export volume spurs enhanced US Food and Drug Administration safety inspections of pharmaceutical production plants in China The US Food and Drug Administration is increasing its oversight of Chinese manufacturers of pharmaceutical ingredients to improve the safety of the US drug supply chain, the director of the agency’s China office, Christopher ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1464508/us-bolster-inspections-china-drug-production-facilities-amid-safety
  10. News - World - MEDICINE

    First birth from transplanted womb, to Swedish mum, seen as breakthrough

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 06:08am by AFP, AP

    ... by increasing a dose of corticosteroid drugs to suppress the immune system. "Our success is based on more than 10 years of intensive animal research and surgical training by our team and opens up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1609787/first-birth-transplanted-womb-swedish-mum-seen-breakthrough

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