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Clogs gift for EU medicines agency's Brexit move

Amsterdam - Dutch officials handed over a pair of clogs and the keys to the European Medicines Agency's temporary base in Amsterdam on Wednesday as the watchdog prepares to leave London after Brexit.

Essential Science: Antimicrobial found in ancient Irish soil

Swansea - A bacterium discovered in ancient Irish soil has been shown to be capable of halting the growth of certain ‘superbugs’. The discovery offers new hope for tackling antibiotic resistance.

Thai farmers giddy over new medical marijuana law

Bangkok - Thai farmers welcomed a new law allowing cultivation and use of marijuana for medical purposes Wednesday, in an Asian first that promises an economic bonanza but also fears that foreign companies could reap the rewards.

Q&A: Making the patient a key part of the treatment Special

In contrast to traditional therapeutics, personalized cell therapies often make the patient a key part of the treatment. Vineti, Inc. and Tessa Therapeutics are partnering to change the way personalized therapies are developed, in Asia.

Wireless controlled ingestible capsule created

Boston - Medical technologists have constructed an electronic pill that can relay diagnostic information and release drugs in response to smartphone commands. This is to collect patient information or to allow for the controlled release of a drug.

Q&A: Helping to manage diabetes costs Special

Patients with diabetes pay far more in medical expenditures compared with the general population. In the U.S., the Hispanic population is hit disproportionately. To help address this, Hoy Health have issued Diabetes Management Kits.

Essential Science: Halting neuronal loss in Parkinson’s disease

A new drug aims to freeze Parkinson's disease in its tracks. The drug targets neuroinflammation, and researchers think this could halt further neuronal loss in Parkinson’s disease.

Boost for U.K. drug discovery AI-led research

The use of artificial intelligence for drug discovery has received an investment boost from Innovate U.K., a funding body established by the British government to strengthen U.K. technologies.

Separated Bhutanese twins leave Australia hospital

Melbourne - "Cheeky" Bhutanese conjoined twins who were successfully separated after a marathon operation in Australia left hospital Monday, with doctors saying they had made an excellent recovery and were starting to act independently.

Roots and shoots: China seeks new markets for ancient medicines

Shanghai - A crowd gathers at a Shanghai hospital, queuing for remedies made with plant mixtures and animal parts including scorpions and freeze-dried millipedes -- medicines that China hopes will find an audience overseas.

Bum shuffles as ex-conjoined twins try out independence

Melbourne - It took six hours for doctors to separate conjoined Bhutanese twins Nima and Dawa last week, but nurses said Thursday the recovering girls are still not ready to go their own ways.

Japan team transplants stem cells into brain to treat Parkinson's

Apo - Japanese researchers said Friday they have transplanted stem cells into the brain of a patient in the first stage of an innovative trial to cure Parkinson's disease.

Bayer applies artificial intelligence to medical cases

Major pharmaceutical firm Bayer is exploring how artificial intelligence can be used to assess case reports relating to adverse drug events in relation to its medicines.

New investment into transplantation research in Canada

Canadian politicians and health agencies have announced $3.3 million additional investment for transplantation research. The aim is to increase the availability of transplants and to raise standards to promote long-term post-operative survival.

Alzheimer’s can be treated with antidepressants

Medics have been undertaking tests to determine whether antidepressants can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease, a condition for which there is no cure. The results to date are encouraging.

Canada doctors wary of cannabis legalization

Ottawa - Canada's top medical journal warned Monday that the imminent legalization of cannabis for recreation use poses a major health concern despite broad support for ending the prohibition.

Shannon Miller to speak at Stony Brook for Women's Health Day

Seven-time Olympic medalist and gymnast Shannon Miller will serve as the keynote speaker for Women's Health Day at Stony Brook Medicine.

Q&A: Virtual reality can aid medical learning and development Special

Osso VR is a virtual reality surgical training program being used globally to train residents and surgeons. The developer of the system explains the benefit of VR to train the next generation of surgeons

US, Japan duo win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

Stockholm - Two immunologists, James Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan, won the 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize for research into how the body's natural defences can fight cancer, the jury said on Monday.

US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

Stockholm - Two immunologists, James Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan, won the 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize for research that has revolutionised the treatment of cancer, the jury said on Monday.

Most nations to miss UN target on chronic diseases: study

Paris - More than half of all countries will likely fail to hit the UN target of reducing premature deaths from a quartet of chronic diseases by a third before 2030, researchers said Friday.

IoT is driving a home healthcare industry

According to a new report, the Internet of Medical Things is helping to drive the home healthcare industry into new innovations, clustered around wearables and e-skin devices.

New group to explore AI benefits for discovering new medicines

Artificial intelligence has great potential for the development of new medicines, from screening molecules to develop new drugs to pinpointing process efficiencies. A new group aims to explore these potentials more fully.

New drug developed to treat pancreatic cancer

A new drug for pancreatic cancer has been developed by a college of pharmacy researchers. The new product could lead to the formation of a new strategy to fight cancer. The medicine targets two genes at the same time.

Cancer to kill 10 mn in 2018 despite better prevention

Paris - Cancer will kill nearly 10 million people this year, experts said Wednesday, warning the disease's global burden continues to rise in spite of better prevention and earlier diagnosis. An estimated 18.

Pharmacy professionals in favor of banning homeopathy

Edinburgh - A new survey finds that 60 percent of pharmacists are in favor of banning the sale and dispensing of homeopathic products from pharmacies. This is due to the considered view relating to product efficacy.

Survey finds Japan med schools admitting men at higher rates

Apo - A government survey sparked by a discrimination scandal has found most Japanese medical schools admit male applicants at a higher rate than women, prompting further government investigation.

Essential Science: Developing a universal flu vaccine

A universal flu vaccine would address the challenges around selecting the most appropriate vaccine for the flu season, and for challenging viral mutations. A new step has been achieved in terms of developing such a vaccine.

No safe level of alcohol: Research

How much alcohol is safe to consume? Advice varies considerably between different medical studies, and with different studies offering advice that this sometimes confusing to consumers. A new study cuts through this and puts the case for abstinence.

UK govt plans medicines airlift in no-deal Brexit scenario

London - Britain is preparing to airlift in medicines with a short shelf life if London cannot strike a Brexit deal with the EU, the government said Thursday.
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