NEW YORK – Combined treatment with the chemotherapy drugs topotecan and docetaxel is effective for women who have had a return of their uterine or ovarian cancer and have already been treated with other drug combos, new research shows.
GENEVA – The World Health Organisation has asked Swiss pharmaceutical group Roche to deploy emergency stockpiles of its antiviral drug Tamiflu in response to the swine flu outbreak, Roche said in a statement on Saturday.
HONG KONG – When millions of people started dying around the world in 1918, doctors and scientists hadn’t a clue what was happening. As the epidemic spread, people blamed it on everything from tiny plants to old dusty books.
ATLANTA – Mexico’s health secretary may have thought he was allaying fears about swine flu when he suggested that the nation’s swine flu death rate was 6 or 7 percent. In reality, that would mean a monstrous killer virus — and no experts are close to saying that.
MEXICO CITY – The cloth patches in green, blue and white are everywhere, clamped tight over the mouth and nose of teachers, toddlers, policemen and drunks. Even the statue at the church of St. Jude, patron of lost causes, has been fitted with a light-blue surgical mask to ward off swine flu. But do they work?