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  1. News - World - MEDICINE

    Scottish study shows heart benefit of the use of statins earlier in life

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 09:48pm by AP

    ... benefits of statins continue into late life, but researchers were surprised to see new ones become evident over time, he said. The results are from the West of Scotland Coronary Prevention Trial, the first study to show that statins could prevent heart problems in people who had not yet developed clogged arteries but had high LDL, the bad type of cholesterol. The watershed trial led ...

  2. News - China Insider - MEDICINE

    Cancer treatment developed in Guangzhou using natural virus shows promise

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 03:31pm by Chris Luo

    ... a “supplement and advancement of the existed cancer treatment”, the Southern Metropolis Daily reported on Wednesday. But it will still be years before clinical trials can be conducted to confirm results of the study, he added. “We’ll seek to complete all research within three years before obtaining permissions [for] clinical trials,” he was cited as saying. “This is the soonest date [in which it] can ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDICINE

    Who's telling truth about Tamiflu after latest study of trial data

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:22am by Reuters

    ... by the Cochrane Review research network and the British Medical Journal of an analysis of trial data that found no good evidence for claims the drugs cut hospital admissions or reduced complications. ... of about seven million. Heneghan's team said its analysis was the first based on full data: from 20 trials of Tamiflu, known generically as oseltamivir, and 26 trials of Relenza, also known ...

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    Omega-3 fatty acid heart benefits still unproven after decades of research

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:41am by Slate magazine

    ... for fish oil pills is booming, even as scientists conduct trial after trial to hunt for a link to heart health that has never quite solidified. Bang and Dyerberg were clinical chemists at Aalborg ... supplements. Nutritional guidelines in the US, Canada, and Europe call for fish twice a week. Yet the performance of these fatty acids in clinical trials has been mixed. One of those clinical trials ...

  5. News - World - MEDICINE

    Bone marrow drug breakthrough for alopecia sufferers

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:16pm by GDN

    ... hair loss, is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks and destroys the hair follicles. Of sufferers involved in the trial, all three showed hair regrowth after treatment ...

  6. News - World - MEDICINE

    Seeing the light: smart glasses help boost sight of visually impaired

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:54pm by GDN

    ... to walk down unfamiliar streets and be able to avoid bollards and buggies." Lyn Oliver, 70, from Faringdon, Oxfordshire, has joined the trials. She says she can see structures from almost two ...

  7. News - World - MEDICINE

    British scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer’s by identifying predictor proteins

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 08:55pm by Reuters

    ... brain-wasting disease. Such a test could initially be used to select patients for clinical trials of experimental treatments being developed to try to halt progression of Alzheimer's. The British ... years before patients are diagnosed. "Many of our drug trials fail because by the time patients are given the drugs, the brain has already been too severely affected. "A simple blood ...

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    Paracetamol no better than placebo in treating lower-back pain: study

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 09:47am by Reuters

    ... to treat people with acute lower back pain, does not speed recovery or reduce pain from the condition, according to a large trial. A study published yesterday in The Lancet medical journal found ... and Williams said this was despite the fact that no previous studies had provided robust evidence that it worked. In his trial, 1,652 people from Sydney with acute low back pain were assigned at random ...

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    Scientist falsified Aids vaccine study, American court told

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 12:39am by AP

    ... Iowa State University scientist was released on bond and his trial was scheduled for September 2. Prosecutors say Han wrote a letter to university officials before he resigned last fall ...

  10. News - World - MEDICINE

    British MPs criticise millions spent on stockpiling Tamiflu

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 08:46pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Secrecy surrounding Tamiflu trials suggest HK$5b may have been misspent, panel finds British MPs criticise stockpiling of flu drug British lawmakers yesterday criticised ... Parliament's influential Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said that it was "surprised and concerned" to discover that information on methods and results of clinical trials of such prescribed ...




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