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  1. Agency admits weak infrastructure for food and drug safety

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... containing many pledges to improve supervision amid intense international pressure. Administration spokeswoman Yan Jiangying said: 'As a developing country, China's food and drug supervision began relatively late and the infrastructure remains comparatively weak. 'Therefore, we cannot be optimistic about the food and drug safety situation we are facing.' Beijing ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 05:07pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... received. The Guangzhou Daily said the doctor in Chaozhou was paraded around the hospital by angry relatives for about half an hour on Wednesday. Watch: A Sina.com video shows the doctor surrounded ... at Guangdong's Chaozhou Central Hospital was paraded through the hospital for half an hour by more than 100 friends and family members of a patient who died on Wednesday after being admitted ...

  5. Hopes high for a wealthier, greener and fairer world- Science & Technology

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The mainland has made startling advances in science and technology in recent years, and significant progress is expected in the coming year. Jia Hepeng, editor-in-chief of the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Science Weekly Magazine, says the most anticipated development will be the release of a drug that cures diabetes. 'It's a huge project. Many researchers ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors attacked by knife-wielding patient in Shanghai, latest in series of assaults on medics

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 05:00pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Violence comes as police in Hubei province stage a drill on how to deal with angry relatives who storm a hospital after a loved one dies after treatment Three doctors in Shanghai have been attacked by a patient with a knif ...

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    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... than 30 per cent of boys and girls aged 15 or over are not doing enough exercise, and also eating the wrong sorts of foods, the WHO says. “We need to create environments where physical activity ... “Physical activity and healthy food choices should be taken very seriously in all environments – schools, hospitals, cities, towns and workplaces. As well as the food industry, the urban planning ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Shenzhen hospital's buying of vital devices held up by red tape

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Professor Liu Bao, of the public health school at Fudan University, said mainland cities had their own health development plans governing infrastructure investment to avoid duplication. All big ... that the bureaucratic application procedures for buying medical equipment and opening departments made her feel "poorly acclimatised", China News Service reported. She said some equipment ...

  9. China NT Pharma plans expansion after listing

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung Vaccine and pharmaceutical products company China NT Pharma Group will fund expansion of its distribution, products and infrastructure through a Hong Kong main-board listing ... in the second half when demand for vaccines was higher. The National Development and Reform Commission cut the retail price ceiling for 162 pharmaceutical products last month, but the company said only ...

  10. Half population engaging in risky behaviour: Aids expert

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Not enough is being done to combat the HIV pandemic that threatens economic development More than half the people living on the mainland engage in activities ... The pandemic could abort China's economic development,' she said. 'It will spread insecurity and instability in the more fragile economies of the outlying provinces. It could threaten ...




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