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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 - 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 ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    China suspends 'GM rice' scientist pending further probes by ethics panel

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The researcher, who made contradictory statements during probe, will face further investigation by ethics review committee 'GM rice' scientist ... A levels in children and help fight diet-influenced diseases in developing countries. The results, which appeared promising, were published last month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition ...

  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. News - World

    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 ...

  6. Selfish interests

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng taipan@albertcheng.hk The chief executive has submitted his report on constitutional development, boiling the public's views down to a few points. The community wants to attain universal suffrage as soon as possible. More than half would like it introduced for the chief executive election in 2012, but it would be more likely to win general acceptance in 2017. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

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

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

    ... but not on the mainland." 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. ... 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 ...




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