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29 Sep 2014 06:46

Roche breast cancer drug 'helps patients live longer': Study

Patients who took the new Perjeta drug in combination with chemotherapy and Roche's older anti-cancer drug Herceptin lived a median of 56.5 months, compared to 40.8 months for people in the trial who weren't on Perjeta.

  • 28 Sep 2014 03:01

    Ebola death toll passes 3,000: WHO

    The death toll in the world's worst-ever Ebola epidemic has now soared past 3,000, with the virus killing almost half of the more than 6,500 people it has infected, according to WHO figures released Saturday (Sep 27).

  • 25 Sep 2014 18:09

    Australia smoking rates down as France mulls plain packs

    Australian smoking rates have fallen sharply since plain packaging was introduced while France is expected to announce its own plans for stripped-down packaging shorn of tobacco company branding.

  • 24 Sep 2014 07:49

    Boost in quest for TB breath test

    A simple breath test may one day show whether someone has a strain of tuberculosis that will respond to a frontline antibiotic, or a drug-resistant type, scientists said on Tuesday (Sep 23).

  • 24 Sep 2014 06:38

    US beverage giants vow to cut calories to fight obesity

    US soft-drinks giants on Tuesday (Sep 23) promised to work to reduce the country's beverage calorie consumption by 20 percent by 2025 in a campaign to counter obesity trends.

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