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  1. Business - Companies

    Hutchison to develop herbal drug with Nestle

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Joint venture to make medicine based on Chinese ingredients, with clinical trial soon Hutchison Whampoa's pharmaceutical unit has joined forces with Swiss food giant Nestle to develop ... London's Alternative Investment Market-listed Hutchison China Meditech (Chi-Med), 70.4 per cent owned by Hutchison Whampoa, formed an equally owned joint venture in November last year ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Unhealthy notion

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... of new directions and proposals, such as enhancing primary care, introducing public-private partnerships and the development of electronic health record sharing. But the main theme is obviously ... per cent of GDP, which is way behind the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries' average of 8.1 per cent. We are still far from having to worry about spending ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    We all need to be citizen scientists to guard our futures

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... by development projects. But this system depends on having worthwhile assessments, while the "environmental" consultants preparing the assessments in turn depend on funding from would-be developers. This means that consultants tend to bias their reports in favour of development, and against the environment. A conservationist friend considers the bias so strong that he dismisses ...

  5. Healthy environment

    Posted Jan 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... according to Anna Orvay, the co-owner of Sense of Touch. 'They find these aspects and solace in a spa environment,' Ms Orvay said. Treatments range from detox programmes, which ... environment. Spa parties are also in high demand, especially from groups of women who relish the chance to enjoy spa treatments with a glass of wine and in the company of friends. Finally, sleep zones ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's formula for biotech innovation

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by JOHN C. LECHLEITER

    ... economic development with the need to invest in the well-being of its people, taking major steps to reform health care systems and extend vital services to its citizens. And China has focused ... China's role as an innovator on the global stage. According to a new study by Battelle, a global research and development organisation, China's pharmaceutical output has increased by 719 per ...

  7. A doctor's calling turns dangerous as violence stalks hospitals

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their rights were not protected, nearly half regarded the working environment as adverse and 13 per cent described it as 'extremely bad'. Chen Shaoxian, a professor in public health ... and sometimes to prescribe excessive medication. 'If they didn't pursue profit, they wouldn't be able to make a living,' Chen says. On average, mainlanders have to pay nearly half ...

  8. Band heads back to studio to record message of balance - all work and no funk is unhealthy

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Annemarie Evans, Vivian Chen

    ... with Annemarie Evans. Andrew Sun is away for a few days. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen It's back to the studio for the band Mr, which was the first ... of rock on their shoulders.' So, Tam wants Hongkongers to assess their lives and strive for more important things. 'They need to give themselves a chance to enjoy the environment ...

  9. SCMP Debate

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of such complexity. Professional growth is another key area of focus. In providing our talent pool with a stimulating environment, we constantly invest in facilities and opportunities that enable our staff ... of the expanding and ageing population. More public hospitals are being developed. As the utilisation of public health care services is high, leading to overcrowding and increased waiting times, ...

  10. News - World - MEDICINE

    Deadly Sars-like virus takes toll on British family

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... syndrome. It has infected at least 15 people since it emerged in the Middle East last year- more than half of whom have died of pneumonia and multiple organ failure, symptoms common in Sars ... moved to Birmingham in order to be closer to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where he began chemotherapy in January. Abid Hussain, in his early 60s, developed flu-like symptoms immediately on his ...




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