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  1. 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
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Antibiotics can cure chronic lower back pain, say Danish scientists

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by GUARDIAN

    ... with a 100-day course of antibiotics. In a random trial, the drugs reduced pain in 80 per cent of patients who had suffered for more than six months and had signs of damaged vertebra under MRI scans. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1235530/antibiotics-can-cure-chronic-lower-back-pain-say-danish
  3. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Japan drug maker Takeda loses US lawsuit

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... cause cancer, a jury ruled in the first of more than 3,000 lawsuits over the medication to go to trial. Jurors in state court in Los Angeles found that Osaka-based Takeda did not provide ... in Illinois. More than 1,200 suits have been consolidated before a federal judge in Louisiana for pretrial information exchanges. The first federal case is set for trial in January, according to court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1224872/japan-drug-maker-takeda-loses-us-lawsuit
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Scientists harness inbuilt power to fight the flu

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... vaccines that stimulate TLR activity are undergoing clinical trials overseas. Such drugs had been tested in mice to fight viruses H1, H3 and H5, including bird flu, said Lee, head ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1207178/scientists-harness-inbuilt-power-fight-flu
  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Research paper finds obesity myths are still accepted at face value

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... (nor debunked) theories; such as the idea that regularly eating breakfast protects against obesity. (The lead author has since initiated a randomised controlled trial to investigate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1157162/research-paper-finds-obesity-myths-are-still-accepted-face
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, December 30, 2012

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... randomised controlled trials, each lasting at least three months, and found that regularly drinking green tea had no meaningful effect on weight loss in overweight adults. The researchers took blood ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1115345/short-science-december-30-2012
  7. Lifestyle - Health - PERSONAL BEST

    Obesity may not be bad for your health, says expert

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Clinical trials showed a HAES approach resulted in greater improvement in both physical and psychological health, and healthier behaviour compared with traditional weight loss. Aphramor joined ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1107094/obesity-may-not-be-bad-your-health-says-expert
  8. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, December 13, 2012

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... GUANGXI Pollution bribe trial Two environmental officials in Hechi who allegedly received bribes from polluting companies in exchange for turning a blind eye to the dumping of cadmium in the Long River went on trial this week, Xinhuanet.com reports. Prosecutors said each official took about 20,000 yuan and two local smelters dumped about 20 tonnes of the toxic element into the waterway, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1103946/china-digest-december-13-2012
  9. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, November 17, 2012

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... death sentence, while the others each got at least 13 years in jail. Two more suspects await trial. Region leads west in trade Chongqing exported US$33.2 billion worth of goods and services ... trial from the Lanzhou Intermediate People's Court on charges that he defrauded banks of more than three million yuan (HK$3.7 million), the Lanzhou Evening News reports. The man ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1084207/china-digest-november-17-2012
  10. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Green tea drinkers show lower cancer risks study

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:18pm by Reuters in New York

    ... women’s tea habits remained linked to their cancer risks, Zheng noted- even though this type of study cannot prove cause and effect. Few clinical trials have looked at whether green tea can cut ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1068599/green-tea-drinkers-show-lower-cancer-risks-study

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