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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 ... some analysts believe could eventually claim annual sales of more than US$5 billion, if approved by regulators. The trial tested the pill, which targets proteins involved in cell division, ...

  2. Politics of life

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The tragedy of brain-damaged Terri Schiavo has seen the involvement of the US Congress at the request of her parents. Critics say the moral majority has hijacked the issue for political expediency. What do you think? Share your views. Write to us. ...

  3. Health care reform not the place for politics

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be offered and how- the complexities invariably raise the hackles of politicians and interest groups. US President Barack Obama was always going to have a challenging time winning approval from ... of the 46.3 million uninsured citizens and the rising numbers of those joining them. But an even more worrying trend is taking place- the ignoring of the issue itself in the name of politics ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Control factor makes leaders less prone to stress, US study finds

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... to manage their corrosive burden of stress. But just how uneasy lies the head that wears the crown? Not so uneasy, it turns out. A new study reveals that those who sit atop America's political ...

  5. Scientist leaves politics out of equation

    Posted Oct 27th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The head of the Centre for Health Protection's scientific committee on emerging and zoonotic diseases says his role is purely about science and nothing to do with politics ... former structure under the Department of Health. Only during a crisis will we know if the CHP can better protect us.' Dr Kwok says the centre should conduct more drills with public ...

  6. No cure for politics in health care

    Posted Jul 04th 2006, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... that reforming health-care financing, in all countries, is as much about politics as economics. In Hong Kong, the debate has been with us for almost two decades: the 'problem' has yet ... Anthony Cheung If you believe media speculation, you may think the government's public consultation on reforming health-care funding might be delayed for political reasons. Namely, ...

  7. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... for most of malaria deaths in the Mekong region, according to a report for the conference written by Dr Christopher Daniel, a former commander of the US Naval Medical Research Centre. Myanmar’s ... is advocating greater US involvement and aid for health and fighting malaria in the Mekong region, particularly in Myanmar, where Washington has been in the vanguard of increasing international aid. ...


    US-based Science Exchange lets researchers recheck study results

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... parts of experiments, from DNA sequencing (US$2.50 per sample) to bioinformatics (US$50 per hour). It is funded largely by venture capitalists and angel investors. It may not be obvious why ... to almost white- matched that of the printed words. Self-described political moderates perceived the greys more accurately than liberals or conservatives, who literally saw the world in black ...

  9. US health care bill passes

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The health care bill we've been hearing so much has been passed. Read all about it in the main paper. Go online to find out how United States President Barack Obama managed to do it. ...

  10. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Japan drug maker Takeda loses US lawsuit

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

    ... Bloomberg in Los Angeles Takeda Pharmaceutical is ordered to pay a patient US$6.5 million for failure to warn of cancer risk from diabetes medicine Actos Japanese drug firm loses U.S. lawsuit Takeda Pharmaceutical of Japan must pay US$6.5 million in damages to a California man who said Asia's largest drug-maker failed to warn consumers that its Actos diabetes drug could ...




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