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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters US Food and Drug Administration grants “breakthrough” status for the drug, palbociclib, but overall survival still not statistically significant, say researchers A clinical trial of an experimental Pfizer breast cancer drug nearly doubled the amount of time patients lived without their disease getting worse. However, overall survival has not yet been shown to be statistically ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    US doctors say circumcision is safe and helpful, but others disagree

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Chicago Medics for circumcision,but debate rages on The American Academy of Paediatrics has issued new guidelines saying the health benefits of infant circumcision outweigh the risks of the surgery, but the influential physician's group has fallen short of a universal recommendation of the procedure for all infants, saying that parents should make the final call. ...

  3. News - World

    US faces mosquito-borne West Nile virus outbreak, as cases climb 60pc

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Dallas US stricken by outbreak of West Nile infections The number of West Nile virus infections in the United States has jumped more than 60 per cent in the past week in what officials say is one of the country's biggest-ever outbreaks of the disease. The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday that 1,118 cases and 41 deaths had been ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    E-cigarette smokers in Greek study suffer no adverse effects on heart

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Munich Electronic cigarettes 'pose no heart risk' Electronic cigarettes, an increasingly popular option among smokers trying to quit, do not appear to pose a threat to the heart, according to results of a new clinical study. Greek researchers said that e-cigarettes- which are battery-powered metal tubes that transform liquid laced with nicotine into vapour- had ...

  5. News - World - WIKILEAKS

    Ecuador fears for Assange’s health, seeks UK safe passage

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 09:39am by Reuters in Moscow and London

    ... Reuters in Moscow and London WikiLeaks’ founder locked up in embassy since June Ecuador is worried about the health of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and has asked Britain to guarantee him safe passage from its London embassy to hospital if he needs medical treatment, a senior Ecuadorean diplomat said in Moscow. Assange, an Australian, has been holed up inside Ecuador’s ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Green tea drinkers show lower cancer risks study

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:18pm by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Older women who regularly drunk green tea may have slightly lower risks of colon, stomach and throat cancers than women who don’t, according to a Canadian study that followed thousands of Chinese women over a decade. The researchers, whose report appeared in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that of the more than 69,000 women, those who drank ...

  7. News - World - TOBACCO

    Russia plans to ban tobacco advertising and raise taxes on cigarettes

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Moscow

    ... Reuters in Moscow A bill aims to ban tobacco advertising and raise taxes on cigarettes in a country where 400,000 people die each year of smoking-related causes Russia targets smokers amid health crisis Russia is cracking down on smoking with a bill to ban tobacco advertising and raise taxes on cigarettes to help tackle a public health crisis in the world's second largest ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    WHO seeks details on Sars-linked virus after two cases in Middle East

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... not recommended any travel restrictions. Reuters, Associated Press ...

  9. Medi watch

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Watson

    ... such as the generic blood-pressure pill propranolol, Reuters reports. Chinese herbs beat allergies A traditional Chinese medicine may prove to be a breakthrough in controlling potentially life-threatening ... their neuropeptide levels. The team tested soldiers undergoing survival training, including being held captive, and found that those who fared best had low levels of the stress hormone cortisol, Reuters ...

  10. Medi watch

    Posted Dec 08th 2008, 12:00am by Jerome Watson

    ... but not after proteins or carbohydrates. 'This may be a new pathway... to treat obesity,' says team leader Gerald Shulman. The researchers have now begun human trials, Reuters reports. ... failure that were later given a blocking compound improved significantly, Reuters reports. Boss haters risk heart disease People who think their bosses are unfair, arbitrary, inconsiderate ...




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