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  1. Forum to explore promise of DNA engineering

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... biology'. It is the first time the annual conference, the fourth of its kind, is being held in Asia, and planners are excited at the chance to share information about the innovative field: ... the non-profit BioBricks Foundation, said: 'Our intention in coming here [to Hong Kong] is to begin a dialogue, begin to develop a community, in particular, including Asia, such that all ...

  2. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... chloroquine, which helped eliminate malaria from Europe, North America, the Caribbean and parts of Asia and South-Central America during the 1950s. Resistance first began appearing on the Thai-Cambodia ... The think tank says that can increase America’s profile in Southeast Asia in a way that will benefit needy people and not be viewed as threatening to strategic rival, China. But securing more funds ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Inequalities erode foundations of Asia's growth

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by JUZHONG ZHUANG

    ... Juzhong Zhuang Juzhong Zhuang says Asia must work harder to equalise opportunities Inequalities are erodingthe foundations of growth Developing Asia's impressive growth continues, ... the Gini index worsened from 32 to 43 in China, from 33 to 37 in India, and from 29 to 39 in Indonesia. Treating developing Asia as a single unit, its Gini index rose from 39 to 46 in that period. ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Child mortality halves in 20 years, but persists in Africa and South Asia

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Some 6.9m died last year, compared with 12m in 1990, but South Asia and Africa are lagging Death rate for under-fives nearly halved in 20 years The global mortality rate for young children has been nearly halved in the past two decades, but Africa and South Asia have not kept pace, the United Nations said yesterday. The number of infants and children ...

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    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:12pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Most hail from the US; just 20 are from overseas, including only one from Asia (Japan). Last year, 25 people attempted the feat and 15 completed it – a 60 per cent success rate, the second ...

  6. Centre for allergies is first in Asia

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com The Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital is to be home to Asia's first centre for allergies, the South China Morning Post has learned. The Allergies Centre, which will be launched tomorrow at the private hospital in Happy Valley, will employ a team of experts to carry out the latest diagnostic tests and provide cutting-edge treatment ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Ultra crazy: The North Face 100, Hong Kong's latest 100km race

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 11:07am by Jeanette Wang

    ... exploded in Hong Kong and Asia. I’d also like to think that TNF 100 is new and different.   Is that why you also introduced a team event for TNF 100 in a format that’s new for Hong Kong? Yes, ...

  8. Pharmacists to aid patients in online forum

    Posted Feb 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Patients with questions about the side effects of medicines will now be able to put them to practising pharmacists online for free after Chinese University launched the city's first interactive drug information website yesterday. Visitors ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab report

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... centred Pure Yoga has opened its sixth yoga studio in Hong Kong - a 10,000 sq ft sanctuary at Asia Standard Tower in Central. Joining the usual menu of classes are two new offerings: wall rope ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTHY GOURMET

    Healthy Gourmet

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Andrea Oschetti

    ... Andrea Oschetti healthpost@scmp.com Gourd's gift to cleansing your body the right way When Hippocrates proffered the sage advice "let food be thy medicine", we had not yet been confronted with preservative-laden pre-packaged meals and a mic ...




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