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Analysis calls for combining vaccine, treatment to control HIV/AIDS epidemic

The best hopes for turning the corner on the global pandemic of HIV and AIDS, according to a new analysis, is the development and widespread use of a vaccine that's even partially effective against HIV, along with more progress toward diagnosis and treatment.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/21 9:42:58

Aussie scientists trial "magnet therapy" to slow Alzheimer's disease

Non-invasive magnet therapy is being trialled by Australian researchers to slow the development of Alzheimer's disease.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/15 9:39:26

China reports 26 H7N9 cases in one week

From March 3 to 9, there were 26 cases of H7N9 infections, including three deaths, reported on the Chinese mainland, according to health authorities Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/10 22:45:22

Experimental oral delivery system may allow needle-free vaccines: study

Researchers have developed an experimental oral delivery system that may one day allow patients to self-administer vaccines without using needles, according to a proof-of-concept study released Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/9 7:45:33

Fructose found making muscular dystrophy treatment more effective

A new study suggests that fructose, a sugar found in honey, fruits and vegetables, makes a type of molecular treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy more effective.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/3 8:19:55

NATO develops telemedicine system to provide medical services in emergencies

NATO has developed a multinational telemedicine system to provide medical services in emergencies, the security organization said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/25 7:53:19

Off-label use of antidepressant drugs may not work: scientists

Most off-label use of antidepressants is not backed by evidence that the drugs will work as intended, scientists said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/22 23:48:40

China first to repair lungs with stem cells

Chinese scientists made a major breakthrough in repairing lungs with stem cells, according to a report by Reuters. The groundbreaking research was done by a team at the Center for Stem Cell Engineering Translational Medicine at Shanghai East Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Tongji University.
Source: People.cn | 2017/2/14 10:22:19

Surgery on Bangladesh ‘tree girl’ successful

Bangladeshi doctors on Tuesday conducted surgery to remove bark-like growths from the skin of a young girl believed to be the first female to suffer from a condition known as "tree man syndrome."
Source: AFP | 2017/2/8 0:05:54

China issues guideline on vaccine development, management

The central government has issued a guideline to boost development and management of vaccines.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/7 21:52:47