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  1. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong lagging region on breastfeeding statistics

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... HK hasn't achieved breastfeeding-friendly environment The Hong Kong Committee for Unicef applauds and commends the efforts made by Lisa Milliner as described in her letter ... and not alienated. Changing attitudes and creating a breastfeeding-friendly environment in Hong Kong need a multi-pronged approach. We recommend the establishment of a multi-sector central breastfeeding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1025783/hong-kong-lagging-region-breastfeeding-statistics
  2. Monopolise drugs industry, tycoon says

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of boosting culture, as elaborated at the sixth plenary session of the CPC Central Committee,' said Feng Jicai, vice chairman of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, People's ... the government pay salaries of hospital medical staff at similar levels to public servants. Meanwhile, a standing committee member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994516/monopolise-drugs-industry-tycoon-says
  3. Experts split on need for central drug list

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... on the central drug list can enjoy the government-subsidised price of $10 for prescription periods of up to 16 weeks. The authority has said the drugs will be selected based on 'efficacy, safety, clinical evidence, cost-effectiveness and existing practice'. Prescription guidelines on drugs not included in the central list would also be formulated. But the plan has led to concerns ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/468351/experts-split-need-central-drug-list
  4. Rest easy at Central oasis

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... with Tinnie Chow Rest is something we never seem to get enough of in busy Hong Kong. The owner of New York@hAL gym, the Asia 21 Health Club, has come up with something innovative and well-suited to the hardcore urbanite. In Central's daunting New World Tower, there now sits a little oasis; a home away from home- little private rest stations for people who need to zone out, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/437318/rest-easy-central-oasis
  5. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Prioritising rare 'orphan diseases' of the medical world

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... researched online for potential treatments for the central nervous system disorder that paralysed him. She was told her son's case was the only one in Hong Kong. She found that two treatments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1152631/prioritising-rare-orphan-diseases-medical-world
  6. Wen letter gladdens Sars-struck estate

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... want] to see residents of Amoy Gardens and interact with students of the University of Hong Kong.' Wilson Yip Hing-kwok, chairman of the Amoy Gardens owner committee, then wrote a letter to Wen on April 8, and Chief Executive-elect Leung Chun-ying passed it to Wen in Beijing. Yip received the reply yesterday from a senior official of the central government's liaison office. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999148/wen-letter-gladdens-sars-struck-estate
  7. Radiologist arrested in painkiller death case

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the hospital, had rarely showed up since the inquest hearing. But she still attends her clinic in Central. Stephen Hung Wan-shun, chairman of the Law Society's criminal law and procedure committee ... The couple ran and funded several schools across the city. Yau declined to make any comment on the police probe despite repeated phone calls and a visit to her clinic in Central yesterday. Anson Chan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975497/radiologist-arrested-painkiller-death-case
  8. Youth drug abuse cases jump 22pc

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Cases of drug abuse by young people rose 22.4 per cent in the first half of the year to 2,064, compared with 1,686 in the same period last year, the Central Registry of Drug ... meeting yesterday of the Action Committee Against Narcotics noted that the top three places where young people used drugs were at home or a friend's home (65.5 per cent), a recreation area, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654150/youth-drug-abuse-cases-jump-22pc
  9. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    HK study shows breast cancer risks from stress and lack of exercise

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... a member of the organisation's steering committee. "Genetic factors may be one of the reasons." There are about 3,000 new cases of breast cancer every year in Hong Kong. The registry ... for the disease", said committee chairwoman Dr Polly Cheung Suk-yee. Among patients over 40, being overweight and obese are more common factors, the research showed. Breast cancer has been the main cancer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1040905/hk-study-shows-breast-cancer-risks-stress-and-lack-exercise
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    Study draws link between statins and survival rates in cancer fight

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by ERNIE YAP

    ... of cholesterol-lowering drugs. Statins are a class of drugs used to lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting the enzyme 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-CoA (HMG-CoA) reductase, which plays a central role ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1100790/study-draws-link-between-statins-and-survival-rates-cancer

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