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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Thousands in Philippines sign up to break organ donor record

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 08:43pm by AFP

    ... on Friday to donate kidneys and other body parts after death as part of a bid to set a world record for organ donations, the health ministry said. “If they meet an unfortunate accident ... organ donation, he added. Organ transplants are a controversial issue in the Philippines with poor people sometimes selling their kidneys and other organs to wealthy foreigners in the guise ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Mount Everest- an unlikely lab for a diabetes study

    Posted May 12th 2014, 09:57am by Kate Whitehead

    ... prevalent. Type-2 diabetes is when cells in the body fail to respond to insulin, a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels. Too much sugar can be toxic and lead to kidney and nerve damage ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Transplant lets kidney patient follow his dream of marriage and children

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Ray Mui used to have daily 11-hour kidney dialysis sessions just to stay alive. Now he plans to start a family with his new wife Gift of life that allows dreams to flourish It was like getting a "big wedding gift" when engaged transplant patient Ray Mui received a new kidney - and a new lease of life - from a deceased donor. The 40-year-old ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan researchers grow kidney tissue from stem cells

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 02:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Researchers in Japan said on Wednesday they have succeeded in growing human kidney tissue from stem cells for the first time in a potential breakthrough for millions with damaged organs who are dependent on dialysis. Kidneys have a complex structure that is not easily repaired once damaged, but the latest findings put scientists on the road to helping ...

  5. Childhood secrets lay hidden in the house on the hill

    Posted Sep 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The House of Memory stands dark and silent on the hill behind the home where Declan Steeple now lives with his young sister, his dad and his dad's girlfriend. Before Mum left, ... girlfriend and they all left the family mansion. Declan is now 16 and hasn't seen or heard from his mother for six years. He has never understood why she left and why Dad got involved ...

  6. News - World - OBITUARY

    Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dies at age 68 after illness

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:10pm by AFP

    ... arthritis- confining her to a wheelchair- and lost her sight after she was diagnosed with diabetes in the 1980s. She underwent a kidney transplant in 2009 in which her eldest son, Sean, donated ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Health officials raise 'outbreak' concerns amid low public confidence in Chinese vaccines

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 06:38pm by Zhang Hong

    ... caused by Biokangtai’s medicine. The remaining cases did not appear tied to the vaccination. The causes of death varied in all cases, from severe pneumonia, kidney failure, infant diarrhoea ...

  8. Othello

    Posted Jul 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... British theatre company Cheek by Jowl under the direction of Declan Donnellan. In English with Chinese surtitles. Wed-Fri and Jul 25: 7.45pm; Sat, 2.30pm and 7.45pm, City Hall Theatre, Central, $150-$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323 ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    It's dangerous to dismiss the Durban Demon

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 07:31pm by Michael Cox

    ... with kidney stones, for heaven’s sake. Ever since the infamous “can’t win” words were written, Whyte’s words of advice to Purton last year have been haunting me: “you stick your hands in the beehive, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Loan sharks charged kidney patient 1,000pc interest on medical bills

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Loan sharks charged kidney patient 1,000pc interest Loan sharks charged a kidney patient interest of up 1,000 per cent a year when he borrowed money to pay his medical bills, police say. The jobless man in his 50s told police he still owed more than HK$100,000 after paying about HK$10,000 a month to cover the interest in the past 12 months. ...




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