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  1. 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 ...


    Chinese herb beats drug at rheumatoid arthritis: study

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:28am by AFP

    ... and other criteria such as pain and disability. Of the 174 who completed the trial, 55 percent of those on the herb attained ACR 50, compared to 46 among those treated with methotrexate alone. But the biggest gain was among the group which took the herb-methotrexate combination: nearly 77 percent of them achieved the ACR 50 measure of improvement. Previous-- but small-scale-- trials involving ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    In debate on price of new medicines, a middle ground needs finding

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:53am by Hari Kumar

    ... its investment within a limited time. Drug companies say they have to spend an average of US$800 million on research and trials to find new drugs and investors will stay away if they feel ...

  5. News - China

    Broadband browsing at 32,000 feet: Air China introduces new fast internet service

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 09:26pm by Andrea Chen

    ... In July 2013, the company kicked off a trial of an upgraded system that strengthened the connection to the Internet. Despite these efforts, passengers have long been complaining about ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab Report: Obese children have slower cognitive function, experts say

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:08am by Jeanette Wang

    ... be surprised to learn that there is no conclusive evidence from large randomised controlled trials that have linked chocolate and acne," says Dr Diana Cohen, the app's creator. "Although ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Low-key film brings injustice to life

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57pm by James Mottram

    ... for his family to learn and find out and watch." Coogler says he approached his research scrupulously, initially studying public records and trial documents. Later, a friend working ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology

    Online supercomputers that learn from mistakes will drive the next hi-tech revolution

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:56am by Jamie Carter

    ... beyond mere logic. Watson could be used to search through millions of pages of academic research and drug trials, something a human could never do or keep up with, and in double-quick time Joe ... they lack the processing power to analyse. "Watson could be used to search through millions of pages of academic research and drug trials, something a human could never do or keep up with, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Scientists are closing in on drugs that may stop the deadly Ebola virus

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:56am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Geneva Disease still kills 90pc of its victims, four decades after emerging, but treatments entering the trial stage may change that frightening statistic Closing in on drugs ... an unattractive target for big drugmakers. Instead, much of the research has been funded by the US government. Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, for example, began its first human trial of a drug in January ...

  10. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Paraplegic fitted with exoskeleton to take first kick of World Cup in Brazil

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 08:44pm by GDN

    ... are very smooth," Nicolelis said. "They are human movements, not robotic movements." Nicolelis says that in trials so far, his patients seem to have taken to the exoskeleton. ...




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