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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDICINE

    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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1570054/omega-3-fatty-acid-heart-benefits-still-unproven-after-decades
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1576172/bone-marrow-drug-breakthrough-alopecia-sufferers
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1478982/whos-telling-truth-about-tamiflu-after-latest-study-trial-data
  4. News - World - MEDICINE

    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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557998/paracetamol-no-better-placebo-low-back-pain-study
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549722/british-scientists-close-blood-test-alzheimers-identifying-predictor
  6. News - World - MEDICINE

    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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545052/scientist-falsified-aids-vaccine-study-american-court-told
  7. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Bioethics centre at Chinese University to tackle medical moral dilemmas

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Jennifer Ngo and Christy Choi

    ... rules for clinical trials of drugs and therapies. "Biotechnology in Hong Kong is developing at a similar pace to the rest of the world," Fok said. "But as medical practitioners, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528228/bioethics-centre-chinese-university-tackle-medical-moral-dilemmas
  8. Lifestyle - Health - MEDICINE

    Chinese herb thunder god vine works better than drug in easing arthritis

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:53am by AFP

    ... indicates a 50 per cent improvement in the tally of tender or swollen joints and pain and disability. Of the 174 who completed the trial, 55 per cent of those on the herb attained ACR 50, compared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1489465/chinese-herb-thunder-god-vine-works-better-drug-easing-arthritis
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1396834/british-mps-criticise-millions-spent-stockpiling-tamiflu
  10. News - World - MEDICINE

    New treatment using pig bladders regenerates human muscle lost in traumatic injury

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington Medical trials on men with severe muscle injuries using 'extracellular matrix' material from pigs have proven effective, say researchers US doctors said on Wednesday they have succeeded in coaxing the regeneration of muscle tissue lost in people who suffered traumatic injuries, including wartime bomb wounds, with a new type of treatment that uses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1501613/new-treatment-using-pig-bladders-regenerates-human-muscle-lost-traumatic

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