Breakthrough in quest for Ebola vaccine

Aug 1, 2015

Breakthrough in quest for Ebola vaccine

An Ebola test vaccine provided blanket protection in a field trial in Guinea, researchers said Friday, possibly heralding “the beginning of the end” for the devastating West African outbreak that has killed thousands. The serum was 100 percent effective after a week in the ...

Vaccine for MERS shows promise in animal tests

Jul 29, 2015

Vaccine for MERS shows promise in animal tests

Researchers in the United States trying to develop a vaccine against the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) virus say they have had early signs of success in animal experiments. Using a two-step approach in mice and rhesus macaques, scientists at the vaccine research ...

Bigger may not be better for China's 'superhospitals'

Jul 15, 2015

Bigger may not be better for China's 'superhospitals'

Just before midnight, the sidewalk outside the glowing towers of the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University is littered with slumbering bodies. Splayed on colorful mats or folding cots, these are patients’ relatives. Inside, beds line hallways and crowd elevator lobbies, while relatives share ...

Hamp case gave oxycodone a bad name, say doctors

Jul 14, 2015

Hamp case gave oxycodone a bad name, say doctors

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The high-profile arrest of former Toyota Motor Corp. executive Julie Hamp last month over importing oxycodone might fuel prejudice in Japan against the narcotic painkillers and other strong pain-relieving drugs, experts fear. Hamp, the automaker’s first female managing officer, was released by police without ...

Jul 10, 2015

Study links Prozac, Paxil use with birth defects

A sweeping government study of thousands of women has found links between the older antidepressants Prozac and Paxil and birth defects but has cleared other popular treatments in the class, including Celexa, Lexapro and Pfizer’s Zoloft, which is the subject of a major lawsuit ...