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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Black lungs, rotting teeth: China urged to use graphic warnings on cigarette packs

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:45am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter WHO, mainland experts argue that simple text warnings are no longer an effective deterrent China’s cigarette packages need more graphic warnings like rotting teeth and blackened lungs to replace less effective text labels, say mainland expe ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    21,000 hospital patients wait three years for specialist care

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:05am by Emily Tsang

    ... mechanism,” Chiu told the South China Morning Post. “It gives suitable patients the option of attending clinics in other clusters that have shorter waiting times.” The report showed that last year ... specialist clinics had minor conditions that could be treated by family doctors, said Chiu. He cited an authority audit that revealed about 10 per cent of new cases for orthopaedic services suffered ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong compiles database of 13,000 breast cancer patients

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:13am by LO WEI

    ... per cent of patients. The registry covers patients treated at the city's 12 public hospitals, eight private hospitals and 22 private clinics. Its steering committee includes oncology ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Young Parkinson's disease patient in China starts website to help fellow sufferers

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:17am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... resources for people afflicted are scarce on the mainland, Ximen says. Only hospitals in Beijing and Shanghai have dedicated Parkinson's clinics. Travelling to cities for treatment presents ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    1,000 gay men from Hong Kong and China wanted to trial anti-HIV jab

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 03:47am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Thousand gays needed for trial of anti-HIV jab A top Aids research team may try to recruit about 1,000 at-risk men from Hong Kong and the mainland for clinical trials of an injection to prevent HIV infection. If it goes ahead as planned next year, the project by the Aaron Diamond Aids Research Centre in New York will be the first HIV-prevention clinical ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... Reuters US Food and Drug Administration grants “breakthrough” status for the drug, palbociclib, but overall survival still not statistically significant, say researchers A clinical trial of an experimental Pfizer breast cancer drug nearly doubled the amount of time patients lived without their disease getting worse. However, overall survival has not yet been shown to be statistically ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Researchers develop new test for early diagnosis of nasopharyngeal cancer

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 01:24pm by LO WEI

    ... sometimes required anaesthesia, needed skilled specialists and might cause slight injury. But the brush test was simple enough for use by family doctors and nurses in primary care clinics, he said. ... the DNA collected fresh. In the next step, the team will recruit about 100 high-risk people from Hong Kong, Singapore and Canada for a clinical trial on the test's use in early detection. ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    In the face of escalating physical violence, outspoken Chinese doctors take grievances online

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:20am by WU NAN

    ... known as "Dr Smile" to his 140,000 Weibo followers. Zhang is one of many doctors who have left public hospitals to create private clinics. Such moves, he says, will compel hospitals to work to regain the public's trust. Zhang quit in 2012 after working for more than two decades in large hospitals in Shanghai. Now he splits his time between two private clinics- the World ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU team hail H7N9 flu vaccine 'breakthrough'

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Emily Tsang

    ... in human clinical trials, Poon said. HKU led the study with technical help from the United States' National Cancer Institute. It published the findings in international scientific journal ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    University opens city's first clinical trial centre

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 05:12am by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com Drugs to treat common diseases such as cancer and diabetes will be developed at new facility University opens city's first clinical trial centre ... the Phase 1 Clinical Trial Centre at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin to develop drugs for diseases which are prevalent in Asia, such as diabetes, viral hepatitis and certain cancers. ...




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