Blood test detects ovarian cancer early

February 15, 2008  
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Reuters – Researchers have developed what they believe is the first blood test that accurately detects ovarian cancer at an early stage. Read more

‘Engineered’ virus slows stubborn cancers

February 14, 2008  
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CM NEWS – A lab-engineered virus has been proved to slow the growth of two particularly stubborn solid tumour cancers – neuroblastoma and peripheral nerve sheath tumours – without harming healthy tissues, according to study results published in the Cancer Research. Read more

New anti-cancer drug maybe from sea algae

February 11, 2008  
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cyanobacteria.jpgCM NEWS, UCSD release – A team of researchers has identified a potent new anti-cancer drug isolated from a toxic blue-green algae found in the South Pacific. Read more

HK at centre of global drugs scam

February 11, 2008  
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The Standard - Hong Kong is at the centre of a scam channeling counterfeit drugs from the mainland abroad, according to an industry insider.

Counterfeiters have moved from lifestyle drugs including impotence, sleeping and slimming pills and antifungal shampoos to medicines for severe and chronic conditions such as diabetes, cholesterol, and liver and heart problems, a source in the local pharmacy industry revealed. Read more

Acupuncture ‘increases IVF success’ by 65%

February 10, 2008  
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Times – Women who undergo IVF increase their chances of pregnancy if they are also treated with acupuncture, a new analysis suggests.

The benefits may be large — a 65% increase in the chance of becoming pregnant, and a 91% increase in the number of live births. Read more

Indian herb prevents cancer progress

February 10, 2008  
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acanthus-ilicifolius.jpgCM NEWS – An Indian medicinal plant Acanthus ilicifolius shows encouraging results in preventing liver cancer cells from progressing, dubbed chemoprevention, according to a study. Read more

Herbal sex remedy linked to cancer

February 10, 2008  
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Reuters, CanWest – Two men seeking to boost sexual performance and grow bigger muscles instead ended up with advanced prostate cancer after taking “herbal” supplements, US doctors said. Read more

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