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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

    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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bid to cut strokes in a heartbeat

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Emily Tsang

    ... The software can be run on a smartphone and patients simply have to place a finger on a small sensor. University of Hong Kong researchers hope to screen 60,000 people over the two-year trial ... cause of death in the city, according to data from the Department of Health. The free trial programme will begin in five public clinics in Western District from September this year. Dr Daniel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557677/bid-cut-strokes-heartbeat
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cheap cream can boost flu jabs for elderly, HKU study shows

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by Emily Tsang

    ... a trial on humans in 2012. Yuen was honoured as an Asian hero by Time magazine for his work during the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in 2003.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559398/cheap-cream-can-boost-flu-jabs-elderly-hku-study-shows
  9. 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
  10. 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

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