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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... the brand name Femara. Researchers said that because only about 30 patients in each arm of the 165-patient trial had died it was still too early to define the drug’s impact on survival. “The curves ...

  2. Fractured arm puts Suen in hospital

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung was admitted to hospital yesterday with a broken arm following a fall at his home. A spokesman ... in his right arm. No further details were given. The education chief was last admitted to hospital in December for a 12-day stay after being diagnosed with legionnaires' disease. ...

  3. Surgical clip left in patient's arm

    Posted Apr 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong A surgical clip used to control bleeding was left in the arm of a patient after an operation- one of 21 medical errors reported in the final three months of last year. The Hospital Authority said the 1.5cm clip was found to be missing in an instrument check after the operation. An X-ray showed it was still in the patient's left arm and was surgically removed. ...

  4. Township hospitals and local clinics get a shot in the arm

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Beijing has promised to provide more funding for grass-roots health care institutions, many of which lack sufficient resources to take up their new role under a policy designed to divert patients from big hospitals. A key policy shift in the nat ...

  5. A shot in the arm for the needy and workers on low pay

    Posted Oct 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... POOR, OLD AND DISABLED Set up a Community Care Fund: government will endow HK$5 billion and raise HK$5 billion from the business sector to provide support for the needy in areas not covered by the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Scheme. Transport ...

  6. Programme is a shot in the arm for students

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer Managing health care services, whether in the public or private sector, is becoming increasingly complex. Professionals in the field must oversee costs, policy, resources and the day-to-day delivery of quality care, while remaining responsive ...

  7. Vaccination scheme needs shot in the arm

    Posted Jan 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The peak of the winter flu season is fast approaching. Health officials expect it to begin around the end of the month. It is time to remember the lessons of the last season. Worryingly, it seems that many parents of young children may have forgotten them ...

  8. In arms' way

    Posted May 04th 2007, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... not a pair of toned, lean arms. Before you reach for the dumbbells, follow the advice of experts and keep your goals realistic. The unfortunate fact is that, for a lot of women, the upper arms ... of overall aerobic exercise with general toning of the arms- and if that doesn't work it may be that you just have to accept your genetic makeup. Whatever the outcome, don't go to extremes. ...

  9. Medics armed for battle after claimants attack hospital

    Posted Dec 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen Doctors and nurses at a Shenzhen hospital have been forced to wear helmets and carry personal weapons to work after the hospital was targeted by a group claiming medical compensation. Medics at Shanxia Hospital in Longgang district said they had had to arm themselves after several colleagues were attacked in recent days. Hospital management asked local ...

  10. Broken arm? Brace for a more flexible future

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu Patients suffering a broken forearm can now be spared the immobility of a plaster cast thanks to an innovative new healing brace. The brace, devised by a research team at Polytechnic University, allows more flexibility in wrist movement than a tr ...




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