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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

    ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1467035/pfizer-trial-shows-experimental-drug-doubles-time-until-breast-cancer
  2. Comment - Blogs

    A case for good weather warnings

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 10:50pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... cold weather, very hot weather, what have you. Most recently we had that Black Rain day on May 22- the first since 2010- when school was called off and the stock market opened only in the afternoon when the signal was lowered. I think a good weather warning should be in force too. Seriously. Instead of calling off work or school during bad weather – black rain, T8, T9, T10 – I feel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1263861/case-good-weather-warnings
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mysteries of myopia may soon become clear

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... that both groups share similar myopic-related genes. And they say the data will lead towards the development of genetic tests for short-sightedness, clinically known as myopia. It is estimated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1252204/mysteries-myopia-may-soon-become-clear
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hospital Authority faces increasing demands on its services

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by LEUNG PAK-YIN

    ... Through an extensive network of 41 hospitals and institutions, 47 specialist outpatient clinics and 74 general outpatient clinics, our dedicated team of more than 63,000 staff fulfil around 90 per ... and enhancements to quality assurance using IT-based clinical systems. The ageing population and increased incidence of chronic illnesses are placing greater strain on certain services. The number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1238363/hospital-authority-faces-increasing-demands-its-services
  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Great E-scapes

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... a sharp-suited, but slouching businessman opposite frantically scrolls through his BlackBerry. There's no doubt we are slaves to digital devices in a world where technology is an all-powerful and, ... off the grid with body and mind balancing programmes of yoga, meditation and hiking. The BlackBerry, not the baby, is left at the "crèche" at the Lifehouse Spa Resort in Britain, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1220727/great-e-scapes
  6. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Nanomedicine could outdo surgery

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by DAVID TAN

    ... a blood clot and stop the bleeding. But the application of the nanomaterial was able to stop the bleeding within 15 seconds." Dr Kenneth Wong, clinical assistant professor at HKU's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1218416/nanomedicine-could-outdo-surgery
  7. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Devi Shetty's Narayana Hrudayalaya can perform heart surgery for US$800

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... clinics in southern India. Using prefabricated buildings, stripping out air-conditioning and training visitors to help with post-operative care, the group believes it can cut the cost of heart ... and your cost goes down," he said. From 6,000 beds now in 17 clinics, he aims to expand to 30,000 beds in the next five years. "The current regulatory structures, the current policies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1220078/devi-shettys-narayana-hrudayalaya-can-perform-heart-surgery-us800
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Drug reaction may have killed patient

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... usually a number of alternative antibiotics available in public hospitals. A clinical pharmacist's review of the prescription before the patient took the drug might have averted the fatality, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1217062/drug-reaction-may-have-killed-patient
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Clinic makes a point of hiring top acupuncturists

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... and will be replaced if they leave after the 12 months. "It really is a win-win situation," said Liao Ying, director of the WFAS in Hong Kong. "The clinic will be able to offer training for Hong ... location and a society conducive to the development of traditional Chinese medicine will provide a platform for international exchanges on acupuncture," she said. The clinic typically treats ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1214705/clinic-makes-point-hiring-top-acupuncturists
  10. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Targeted therapies for colorectal cancer

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... While lung cancer still tops the incidence list with 4,480 new cases reported in 2010, specialist in clinical oncology Anthony Ying Chi-ho says colorectal cancer will become the most prevalent ... should take bevacizumab so that unnecessary toxicity and financial cost can be spared. Large-scale clinical studies show that chemotherapy combined with anti-EGFR targeted therapy produce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1213125/targeted-therapies-colorectal-cancer

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