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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Visiting WHO chief Margaret Chan sees 'great progress' in China's health system

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:28pm by XINHUA

    ... officials and experts. Chan spotlighted the importance of a strong primary health-care system to China, with its ageing population and rapidly escalating burden of "lifestyle" diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Without action and commitment, the burden of these diseases might cancel out economic achievements, she warned. Chan also praised the "remarkable ...

  2. Vena Cava

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Jing Zhang

    ... Jing Zhang Who started it? Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai, graduates from Parsons The New School for Design in New York, established the brand in their living room in 2003. The pair, both from Los Angeles, are business and design partners. They take inspira ...

  3. Get back into circulation

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... atherosclerosis is a systemic disease and can also take place in arteries supplying blood to other parts of the body, such as the legs, arms, lungs and kidneys. In PAD, the reduced blood circulation ... of respondents to an American phone survey said they were familiar with the condition- it carries a health risk to patients. One in five PAD patients will suffer death for cardiovascular reasons, ...

  4. Doctor tells court of bid to stop bleeding

    Posted Apr 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A surgeon yesterday told an inquest he had tried various means to stop the profuse bleeding suffered by a patient undergoing keyhole surgery at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital. John Boey was operating to remove non-cancerous growths from the adr ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Reason behind dark chocolate’s cardiovascular benefits revealed

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 08:35pm by NYT

    ... seems to improve cardiovascular health. At least until now, that is. On Tuesday, researchers at a meeting of the American Chemical Society in Dallas said they had solved the confection ... travel through the gut wall and be used by the body. "These materials are anti-inflammatory and they serve to prevent or delay the onset of some forms of cardiovascular disease ...

  6. ABS Systems' HospitalMetrics3D revolutionises health care management

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 04:07pm by Reports by Laleh Larijani, Michelle Phillips, Emmanuelle Stahler and Jessica Ryan

    ... Reports by Laleh Larijani, Michelle Phillips, Emmanuelle Stahler and Jessica Ryan More countries are using health informatics to improve their health care systems, which is particularly ... technologies, homegrown software company ABS Systems is at the forefront of this evolution. "Our sole focus is on BI for health care," says executive vice-president and chief operating officer ...

  7. Opportunities set to mushroom across Asia for Hokuto

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 02:08pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan Healthier digestive, cardiovascular and immune systems are among the effects of eating mushrooms as part of a wholesome diet. As a quality mushroom manufacturer in Japan, Hokuto has cultivated its brand to represent the nutrition and tastiness that mushrooms add to Asian and Western cuisines. The company aims to familiarise ...

  8. News - China - ADMINISTRATION

    China scraps urban-rural distinction in 'hukou' household registration system

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:29am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Analysts say change to 'hukou' system unlikely to have immediate effect on social benefits Urban-rural residence distinction to be removed The decades-old distinction between urban and rural dwellers in the mainland's widely hated hukou, or household registration system, is to end, but observers doubt it will bring an immediate ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance

    HKMA and Bank of Thailand launch linked clearing system

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 01:50am by Enoch Yiu

    ... (HKMA) and the Thai central bank yesterday launched a new cross-border clearing system, in the latest move to connect the city with other regional and global market centres. Traders and bankers ... to get the necessary dollars. Hong Kong's de facto central bank, by linking up its settlement system with the Bank of Thailand, will allow its Thai counterpart to dip into its huge US dollar ...

  10. News - World - FRANCE

    How chronic stress causes heart attacks: white blood cells attack host, study shows

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:09pm by AFP

    ... they can be harmful", said Matthias Nahrendorf of the Harvard Medical School in Boston, co-author of the study. Doctors have long known that chronic stress leads to cardiovascular disease, ... stress exposure. Comparing blood samples taken during work hours and off duty, as well as the results of stress questionnaires, the researchers found a link between stress and the immune system ...




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