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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Tomato extract lycopene relieves damaged arteries, says study

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:50am by GUARDIAN

    ... Endothelial function predicts future events, so having a healthy endothelium is an important factor in preventing the evolution of heart disease. It was conducted as a double blind trial, which meant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1532592/tomato-extract-lycopene-relieves-damaged-arteries-says-study
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    New technology helps teeth to heal themselves, without need for fillings

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:29pm by WASHPOST

    ... said. Pitts and his partner, dentist Christopher Longbottom, formed a company called Reminova to raise money and run patient trials of the technology in partnership with King's College. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1536315/new-technology-helps-teeth-heal-themselves-without-need-fillings
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chinese researchers report breakthrough in fight against skin cancer

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:04am by Andrea Chen

    ... trials by scholars from Baptist University, University of Macau and Kaohsiung Medical University have found that injections of the compound, rhodium (III) metal complex, can inhibit ... trial, the treated tumours were on average 60 per cent lighter and smaller than those of the control group. "If we can apply the complex to sun cream, we may be able to make a cosmetics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515907/chinese-researchers-report-breakthrough-fight-against-skin-cancer
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    University opens city's first clinical trial centre

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 05:12am by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com Drugs to treat common diseases such as cancer and diabetes will be developed at new facility University opens city's first clinical trial centre The city's first dedicated drug trial centre opened yesterday to help bring new medicine to market quicker and turn Hong Kong into a regional pharmaceutical hub. Chinese University has set up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1385243/university-opens-citys-first-clinical-trial-centre
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Lasers used to regenerate teeth, promising end to root-canal pain

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 05:45am by Reuters

    ... of Health researcher said. Arany expressed hope that human clinical trials could get approval in the near future. Harvard University bioengineering professor David Mooney said: "Our treatment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1522736/lasers-used-regenerate-teeth-promising-end-root-canal-pain
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Disabled woman says service change deprives her of help at home

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:15am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Homecare Services for the Severely Disabled programme. The new programme was rolled out citywide after a three-year trial to provide personal care and escort services for disabled people, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519375/disabled-woman-says-service-change-deprives-her-help-home

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