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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.
2012/6/5
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.
2012/5/31
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.
2012/5/27
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.
2012/5/22
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.
2012/5/20
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.
2012/5/3
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.
2012/4/24
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.
2012/4/17
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.
2012/4/6
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.
2012/4/5
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