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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong professor finds novel cancer treatment effective in mice

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:22am by Howard Winn

    ... on clinical trials to assess the efficacy of the product on humans with a view to securing approval from the US Food and Drug Administration. "I am excited by this discovery but also cautious. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1642402/hong-kong-professor-finds-novel-cancer-treatment-effective-mice
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    GSK-made Ebola vaccine to start trials and may be available by next year: WHO

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:12pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Clinical trials of a preventative vaccine for the Ebola virus made by British pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline may begin next month and made available by 2015, the World Health Organisation said on Saturday. “We are targeting September for the start of clinical trials, first in the United States and certainly in African countries, since that’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570187/gsk-made-ebola-vaccine-start-trials-and-may-be-available-next-year-who
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak will hit China, virus pioneer Peter Piot warns

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 02:07pm by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... a vaccine could be made available was the middle of next year. Piot said that three pharmaceutical firms were working on vaccines, and the results of an early trial of one drug may be available ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1625753/screening-airport-arrivals-ebola-not-effective-says-co-discoverer
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Drug trial hopes hit by tight regulations

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:21am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Researchers say licensing rules mean city is losing out to rivals like Taiwan and South Korea. They hope a change in the law will help Drug trial hopes hit ... at the city's leading research centre says. Under a system put in place a decade ago, a licence for a clinical trial lasts for only two years, despite the fact large-scale trials can take a decade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528810/drug-trial-hopes-hit-tight-regulations
  5. 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

    ... and is planning clinical trials there. China has also sent hundreds of aid workers. Dudley Thomas, Liberia's ambassador to China, said his country had secured one donation of US$100,000 from a large ...

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

    Guangzhou begins trial ban of live poultry sales after H7N9 wet market tests

    Posted May 05th 2014, 11:19pm by Mimi Lau, LO WEI

    ... scheme. The move was instigated after stalls in 60 per cent of the city's wet markets tested positive for the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus at the end of last month. Upon conclusion of the trial ... the Poultry Dealers and Workers Association, said the trial in Guangzhou might lead more Hongkongers to support stopping live sales. But he also questioned whether the trial would succeed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1505389/guangzhou-begins-trial-ban-live-poultry
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Frozen pills could make faecal transplants safer and easier

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:21am by WASHPOST

    ... of capsule goes on top, and the whole thing is kept frozen. A single treatment requires 30 pills. In a trial of 20 patients, it brought normal bowel health and function to 18, which is the same rate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1615182/frozen-pills-could-make-faecal-transplants-safer-and-easier
  8. 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 ... based on the Phase 2 trial results, said Mace Rothenberg, chief medical officer of Pfizer’s oncology unit. Palbociclib is viewed as one of the company’s most important experimental drugs, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1467035/pfizer-trial-shows-experimental-drug-doubles-time-until-breast-cancer
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    1,000 gay men from Hong Kong and China wanted to trial anti-HIV jab

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 03:47am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Thousand gays needed for trial of anti-HIV jab A top Aids research team may try to recruit about 1,000 at-risk men from Hong Kong and the mainland for clinical trials of an injection to prevent HIV infection. If it goes ahead as planned next year, the project by the Aaron Diamond Aids Research Centre in New York will be the first HIV-prevention clinical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1456526/david-hos-aids-research-team-plans-china-and-hong-kong-trials-one
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO says Ebola vaccines to be available next year

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:34am by AP

    ... known to have had contact with an infected person could be given a vaccine as early as January, as part of a bigger trial to test the shot's effectiveness, she said. The Ebola outbreak ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1601362/who-says-ebola-vaccines-be-available-next-year

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