Mar 20, 2013 17:21 EDT
A new vaccine that has raised hopes of becoming a potent new tool in the battle against malaria seems to stop working in children after four years, according to research published Wednesday.
Mar 19, 2013 19:19 EDT
Physical therapy is often as effective as knee surgery when treating patients with tears to the meniscus or arthritis, according to a clinical study published on Tuesday.
Mar 11, 2013 16:33 EDT
A single dose of an experimental anti-inflammatory treatment reduces heart muscle damage during an angioplasty operation to open blocked arteries, a study found Sunday.
Feb 14, 2013 03:51 EST
Researchers in Japan have moved one step closer to clinical trials using adult stem cells in a therapy they hope will prove a cure for common sight problems, an official said Thursday.
Feb 11, 2013 15:31 EST
IBM is putting its Watson supercomputer to work fighting cancer, in what is described as the first commercial program of its kind to use "big data" to help patients with the disease.
Feb 04, 2013 14:42 EST
The most promising vaccine to replace the world's 91-year-old tuberculosis jab does not protect against the disease, according to results released Monday of large-scale trials conducted among infants in South Africa.
Jan 03, 2013 03:36 EST
India's Supreme Court said on Thursday that unregulated clinical trials of new drugs were causing "havoc" in the country as it ordered the health ministry to monitor any new applications for tests.
Nov 20, 2012 15:15 EST
US market regulators implicated star hedge fund group SAC Capital Tuesday in what they called a record insider trading case that earned beneficiaries $276 million from privileged knowledge of drug test results.
Sep 18, 2012 12:03 EDT
German pharmaceuticals maker Merck KGaA said Tuesday it is withdrawing its application for its drug Erbitux to be used to treat patients with lung cancer.
Jul 23, 2012 17:03 EDT
Researchers reported progress Monday with an experimental drug cocktail that killed a record 99 percent of TB bacteria in two weeks and costs a fraction of existing treatments.
Jul 05, 2012 06:28 EDT
German pharmaceuticals maker Merck KGaA said Thursday that phase III clinical trials of its gastric cancer drug Erbitux had shown no benefits for patients.
Jun 04, 2012 00:13 EDT
Two new experimental treatments against advanced melanoma have shown promise in keeping deadly skin cancer at bay, according to research presented in the United States on Monday.
Jun 03, 2012 01:56 EDT
An experimental drug treatment may help keep a certain kind of aggressive breast cancer at bay, offering new hope for individual therapies against difficult tumors, said research released Sunday.
Jun 02, 2012 14:25 EDT
A drug cocktail that combines chemotherapy with Avastin was shown to double the amount of time patients lived without progression of ovarian cancer, according to research released Saturday.
Jun 02, 2012 10:10 EDT
A drug that is already approved for prostate cancer has been shown to slow the spread of advanced forms of the disease for the first time, according to research released Saturday.
Jun 02, 2012 02:18 EDT
A pair of experimental treatments that fight cancer by boosting the immune system have shown promise in early studies and deserve testing in larger patient groups, said US research released Saturday.
May 10, 2012 14:40 EDT
India's Health Ministry said Thursday it was examining charges that the government's top drug regulatory agency had colluded with pharmaceutical firms to approve drugs without proper clinical trials.
Apr 04, 2012 15:06 EDT
A new method of delivering cancer drugs that could cut down on chemotherapy's side effects and boost the strength of the tumor-fighting medicine has shown promise, US researchers said Wednesday.
Mar 30, 2012 13:17 EDT
South African researchers said Friday they were conducting medical trials to shorten the duration of tuberculosis treatment to make it easier for patients to complete the full regimen.
Mar 26, 2012 16:37 EDT
A new kind of blood thinner that comes in a pill form and is made by German drug giant Bayer works as well as injection therapy to ward off blood clots in the lungs, said a study on Monday.