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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. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Japan drug maker Takeda loses US lawsuit

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

    ... in the US in 1999, and misled US regulators about the medicine's risks. Cooper's case was heard on an expedited basis after Freeman found he was "gravely ill", according to court ... warn" Cooper's doctors about Actos' cancer risk and that failure was "a substantial factor" in causing harm, according to court filings. Jurors awarded US$5 million ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health

    On the hunt for herbal remedies

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... extraction giant Naturex and US-based supplement makers, Kilham has travelled to more than 30 countries to identify and establish trade in medicinal plants. Invariably, he immerses himself ... root and hibiscus for about 3,000 years as a social drink. Thanks largely to Kilham, who collaborated with a US-based company to develop kava as an alternative treatment for anxiety and related ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Court awards damages against top doctor

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 03:49pm by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A prominent paediatrician must pay HK$314,608 in compensation for treatment that resulted in the amputation of a baby’s fingertip, the High Court ruled on Tuesday morning. ... Bosco Law Yin-pok, now 4½ years old, had the tip of his right ring finger amputated after Chan inspecting the baby’s wound when Bosco was 14 months old, Deputy High Court Justice Conrad Seagroat ...

  6. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Devi Shetty's Narayana Hrudayalaya can perform heart surgery for US$800

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... offers heart surgery for US$800 What if hospitals were run like a mix of Walmart and a low-cost airline? The result might be something like the chain of "no-frills" Narayana Hrudayalaya ... surgery to US$800. "Today healthcare has got phenomenal services to offer. Almost every disease can be cured and if you can't cure patients, you can give them meaningful life," says ...

  7. Patent owner to sue in US over e-cigarette rights

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    .... The company has won a number of patent infringement cases on the mainland, but a victory in US courts for Dragonite International would probably bolster its claim on the burgeoning e-cigarette market. ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong-listed patent owner Dragonite International is hoping to secure its hold on the estimated US$500 million global market for electronic cigarettes by suing potential ...

  8. Mainland fake drug network smashed

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Supreme People's Court said last week that cases involving fake medicine increased dramatically in the first half of this year. Courts across the mainland received 688 cases related to fake ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    That makes two of us: How bioengineers are using 3D printing to create body parts

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by DAVID TAN

    ... of us It was used to create haute couture dresses at January's Paris Fashion week, Valentine's Day chocolates in the shape of a person's face in Japan and, possibly soon ... manufacturing to architecture. Medicine has a huge scope for making use of the process. Last week, a man in the US had 75 per cent of his damaged skull replaced with a custom-made implant produced ...

  10. Kissel in total body pain, doctor tells court

    Posted Aug 13th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... had been assaulted and she might want to make a court case out of it.' The doctor recalled Kissel received a phone call in the middle of the consultation and said to the caller 'I am ... told Dr Dytham that computer records had shown the accused was making arrangements for breast-lift surgery in the US 45 minutes after the visit to her clinic. Dr Dytham prescribed Kissel 10 ...




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