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Antarctic research team discover anti-inflammatory substances
After acquiring over 600 various biological specimens on excursions to the Antarctic over the past three years, a team of Taiwanese scientists yesterday claimed to have discovered anti-inflammatory substances that have higher efficacies than any existing medications.
A simple urine test could soon reveal more about a person's bones than X-rays, U.S. researchers said Tuesday after publishing results of an early phase study funded by NASA.
The EU recently provided CE Marking for the use of a dual anti-platelet therapy (DAPT) for patients suffering from coronary artery disease. Instead of undergoing at least a year of further medications after a stent placement, patients can now take advantage of a reduced medication period of a minimum of three months.
A cheap off-patent drug that is commonly used for arthritis could be a wonder treatment for amoebic parasites that infect 50 million people each year, 70,000 of them fatally, a study on Sunday said.
Researchers say the U.S. approved more new medicines in less time than Europe and Canada in the last decade, challenging long-standing criticisms that the Food and Drug Administration lags behind its peers in clearing important new drugs.
Most clinical trials for cancer, heart disease and mental health are too small to offer adequate medical evidence, said a review of the U.S. database of such studies released on Tuesday.
Despite earlier indications that people taking cholesterol-lowering statins might have a reduced risk of developing melanoma, a study of thousands of women found that the popular drugs do nothing to prevent the deadly skin cancer.
Extracts from turmeric spice, known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, may help ward off heart attacks in people who have had recent bypass surgery, according to a study from Thailand.
A hand-held flashlight-like device can swiftly kill dangerous bacteria, offering a potential boon for emergency workers battling infection risks in wars or disaster zones, scientists reported on Thursday.
Negotiators from 135 nations sealed Wednesday a global deal to stem the illegal tobacco trade that could net governments US$50 billion more annually in tax revenues, the World Health Organisation said.
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