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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

    ... in breast cancer patients as well as earlier-stage trials in other types of cancer. Companies trying to develop treatments similar to palbociclib include Novartis and Eli Lilly. Data from a small ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Blood bank an unwitting victim of 3+3+4 education reform: Red Cross

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Blood bank falls victim to 3+3+4 school reform The new 3+3+4 education system is taking a toll on an unlikely victim: the Red Cross says its blood bank ... aged 60 and above, as many of them were chronic patients in need of surgery for deteriorating organs and more prone to developing cancer. The ageing population would be a big challenge ...

  3. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

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

    ... to be a localised threat could easily get out of control and have serious implications for global health. Mosquitoes have developed resistance to anti-malarial drugs before. It happened with the drug ... Scientists have been working for decades to develop a malaria vaccine, but none is yet available. Nowhere are the challenges to countering drug resistance greater than in Myanmar, which accounts ...

  4. 'No compromise' warning on development of health care sector

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the marketing and banking professions. Dr Leong, the focus group convenor, said participants agreed that close public and private sector co-operation was necessary, but development of the health care ... Daniel Sin The high standard of the city's medical services should not be compromised by the development of the health care industry as a new economic pillar, Executive Council member ...

  5. Pharmaceutical firm to develop wind project

    Posted Jun 08th 2007, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Mongolia. The company will develop the project in a joint venture with Shanghai Shenhua after buying a unit of China Wind Power Holdings for HK$200 million. The acquisition, which still needs ... planned for the wind power projects. Meanwhile, motor vehicle parts-maker Shenhua Holdings will raise 261 million yuan through bank loans. The 50MW wind joint venture may begin generating ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Shanghai researchers discover how bacteria develop antibiotic resistance

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Study uncovers clues to antibiotic resistance Medical researchers in Shanghai say they have discovered why certain types of disease-causing bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics, a development that could prolong the useful life of existing drugs without having to develop expensive replacements. The over-prescription of antibiotics is widely blamed ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health

    On the hunt for herbal remedies

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... root and hibiscus for about 3,000 years as a social drink. Thanks largely to Kilham, who collaborated with a US-based company to develop kava as an alternative treatment for anxiety and related ... this work." That was in 1995. Over the next four to five years he travelled the world at a furious pace, tracking down traditional herbs and helping to develop them. "My actual body of work ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Eye scanner that can detect stroke risk developed by Chinese University

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Researchers at Chinese University develop program that can analyse retinal images Eye scanner can see if you're likely to have a stroke A computer program that scans images of patients' eyes may offer a cheap and speedy way to identify people at risk of a stroke. Developed by Chinese University researchers, the system automatically checks blood ...

  9. When big hearts can save little lives

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... or more are tax-deductible. If you would like a tax receipt, please send the completed donation form and original bank receipt with your name, address and phone number to the address above. ...

  10. Parents weigh up benefits of cord blood banking

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Ron Baker

    ... Tan Jones, for example, had her first child's cord blood stored when her baby girl was born three months ago. 'I first heard about cord blood banking when my father developed ... Ron Baker Cord blood banking- the collection and storage of blood from a newborn baby's umbilical cord- is a contentious procedure that is, however, gaining popularity in Hong Kong. ...




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