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Kenya on verge of eradicating elephantiasis

Kenya is set to join countries in sub-Saharan Africa that have successfully eliminated elephantiasis (lymphatic filariasis-LF), the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/13 22:59:55

Researchers develop new approach to efficiently detect liver cancer

An international team of researchers have developed a new diagnostic and prognosis method for early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), based on a simple blood sample containing circulating tumor DNA, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Materials.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/10 10:31:50

Lifesaving cancer medication to be subsidized by Aussie gov't

Australian cancer patients will be saved hundreds of thousands of dollars after the government announced it would subsidize a new lifesaving medication.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/9 14:34:25

Chinese pharmaceutical producers see decreasing exports, rising costs

Political tension between India and China has hurt the drug exporting business of some Chinese companies, as domestic drug exporters told the Global Times that they have seen decreasing exports and rising costs in the Indian market.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/8 21:58:39

Cancer drugs enter European market without evidence of survival or life quality benefit: study

Almost 57 percent of cancer drugs authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) between 2003 and 2009 came onto the market without any clear evidence they improved the quality or quantity of patients' lives, according to a study released on Thursday by King's College London.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/6 14:53:26

200,000 foreigners visit China for traditional medicine treatment annually

About 200,000 foreign patients come to China every year seeking traditional Chinese medicine treatment, a senior health official said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/28 17:43:56

First lab for study of contagious viruses set to go into operation

China's first bio-safety laboratory for research into highly contagious viruses such as Ebola will go into operation by the end of this year, Science and Technology Daily reported on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/26 19:13:40

Scientists create new 3-part antibody that attacks 99 percent of HIV strains

It has long been challenging to fight HIV due to the virus' unimaginable ability to mutate and change its appearance, but scientists might have found a silver lining.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/23 13:41:05

Antibody cocktail better in preventing HIV infection: studies

A cocktail of two or three antibodies could be more effective than a single one in preventing HIV transmission, according to results released Wednesday from two separate monkey studies.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/21 7:09:36

China to launch well-funded brain project to rival US, European ventures

China plans to launch its own brain project of this year with an investment equal to the US Brain Initiative, aiming to achieve better understanding of human brain function and promote development of medical treatment and artificial intelligence.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/18 22:18:40