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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  6. Thursday Thinktank

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen 1 Nina Wang's personal aide claims in 27 years he's never heard of Tony Chan ... Joe Nieh Chun, Vivian Chow Wai-man's husband, is probably thinking: 'Wow, she's good at keeping her fling quiet.' 2 Jackie Chan says Chinese people have too much freedom and need control ... that would explain ...

  7. Wonders never crease

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to divide, and organismal senescence is when an organism starts to respond less well to antagonists in its environment, for example becoming more prone to disease. In humans, the latter usually ... Take care of those and half the battle is won- but that's not enough for many people, particularly youth-obsessed Hongkongers. And so, new clinics offering preventative medicine ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. When big hearts can save little lives

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Medical staff recognised the boy as the son of Chen Yan and her husband, Dong Mingqiang. The baby was born premature at 32 weeks, weighing only 1,400 grams, and was battling respiratory illness. ... It will soon set up another unit in Qingxinan prefecture, Guizhou province, with funds from Operation Santa Claus, the annual fund-raiser jointly organised by the South China Morning Post and RTHK. ...

  10. 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 ...




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