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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New treatment gives liver patients hope

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... with the conventional method's 50 per cent success rate. The technique also yielded a higher median overall survival rate- a measure used in cancer trials to calculate the success of treatments- of 25 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1598985/new-treatment-gives-liver-patients-hope
  3. 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
  4. 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

    ... trials of an Ebola vaccine as soon as this week. Inserm, the French national health institute, is talking with Guinea health authorities about human trials of drugs from Fujifilm Holdings ... they were given ZMapp. Geisbert, who wrote a commentary accompanying the study in Nature, said the next step would be to perform a safety trial of the medicine in humans. ...

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

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

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

    ... tied to cancer. Novo Nordisk is conducting a post-marketing trial to determine Victoza's effect on the heart. The cancer links are also being monitored while Victoza is on the market, ...

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

    Ebola outbreak could top 20,000 cases, says World Health Organisation

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:50am by AP

    ... was developed by the US government and GlaxoSmithKline and the preliminary trial will test the shot in healthy US adults in Maryland. At the same time, British experts will test the same vaccine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581627/ebola-outbreak-could-top-20000-cases-says-world-health-organisation
  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 - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Nigerian staying at Hong Kong's Chungking Mansions tests negative for Ebola

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:47pm by SAMUEL CHAN, Patsy Moy

    ... trials could start soon. Additional reporting by Danny Mok, Agence France-Presse, Xinhua ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570697/nigerian-hong-kong-hospital-suspected-have-ebola-says-centre-health

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