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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 ... with Nestle's wholly owned Nestle Health Science to develop nutritional and medicinal products derived from botanical plants. Last week, the venture said the first patient had been enrolled to begin ...

  2. HK researchers develop smart disinfectant

    Posted Sep 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung A disinfectant that can kill almost all bacteria within minutes and remain effective for a month has been developed by researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Body heat from someone touching the coating causes it to release the disinfectant. It is transparent, colourless, and odourless. Test results show it can kill 99.9 per cent of bacteria ...

  3. Two more develop neurological symptoms after swine flu shots

    Posted Feb 24th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Two more people have developed symptoms of a neurological illness after having swine flu shots, the government announced yesterday. The news raised fears that the patients could ... The first case involved a 34-year-old man who developed a headache on Saturday and double vision on Sunday, when he was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, a spokesman for the Centre for Health ...

  4. Centre warns hundreds set to develop severe swine flu complications

    Posted Dec 19th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee More than 200 people in Hong Kong could develop severe complications from swine flu in the winter peak expected to arrive next month, Dr Thomas Tsang Hoi-fai of the Centre ... Hospital, Sheung Shui. She developed a fever and chest discomfort on December 9 before seeking emergency treatment at the hospital on Wednesday. She was prescribed Tamiflu and antibiotics ...

  5. Scientists race to develop quick test

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee University of Hong Kong scientists are racing against time to develop a quick test to diagnose the new swine flu virus, a key tool to manage a possible outbreak. The microbiology department is helping the government and the Hospital Authority to develop a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test that could confirm an infection in four to six hours. Conventional tests take one ...

  6. Shanghai maternity leave extended

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maximum maternity leave in Shanghai has been increased to nine months - compared with an average of four months across the mainland - according to a circular from the municipal health bureau. The circular says that, based on a 1990 regulation and its inte ...

  7. Let our children develop a natural immunity to flu

    Posted Mar 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the elderly and the young to be vaccinated against the flu to develop immunity artificially, whereas we can develop this immunity from childhood from recovering from common flu. Moreover, the flu ... officials estimate will develop the flu? How much money can we save from future flu vaccination programmes if the population is to be allowed to develop immunity the natural way by getting infected ...

  8. Bringing early hope for children with delayed development

    Posted Nov 18th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... multi-sensory training room in the Uncle James' Child Development Centre in Central. Suspension facilities for flying, swinging and bouncing activities will be provided in the room with sufficient ...

  9. Expert finds more young women are developing breast cancer

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... specialist and director of the Hong Kong Cancer Registry, agreed that more women between aged 35 to 49 had developed breast cancer in recent years, but he stressed that the trend ... breast cancer was widely regarded as a byproduct of a western lifestyle. He said only one out of 23 Hong Kong women developed the disease compared with three out of 23 western women. According ...

  10. social services

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension Answer the following questions: 1 What is the aim of the proposed means test to get places in government-subsidised elderly homes? a To encourage people to send the elderly to care centres b To simplify applications for elderly home ...




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