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  1. Tourism industry rebounds after Sars

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... The tourism industry in Hong Kong is steadily recovering from the Sars outbreak, as arrivals exceeded 720,000 last month, according to the latest figures released by the Tourism Board. ... a continuing upward pattern,' Ms Lee said. 'We have already surpassed June arrivals with more than 760,000 visitors in the first 20 days [of July].' The average hotel occupancy rate ...

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    How much do man-made chemicals affect our health?

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... interacting with other substances in the environment and body. Three, only 800 out of 143,000, and rising, industrial chemicals have been assessed for endocrine disruptor potential. Problems ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health

    Men need educating about prostate cancer, SCMP poll shows

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... to friends, friends of friends, and colleagues, and the rest through a street survey over a weekday lunchtime in Central. The respondents, all men, were aged from 18 to 63, with an average age of 35.8 ... and take part'," says Rafferty. "Besides, a lame moustache tends to generate more conversation." Additional reporting by Joanna Gwynne-Jones and Crystal Ha Cheuk-yu ...

  4. Pharmacists strike out over industry rules

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Pharmacists plan to go on strike this summer to drive home their criticism of how the government oversees and regulates the industry. Pharmacists and medical groups in the Drug Safety Consortium issued the threat yesterday. It plans to strike in stages, beginning in July, if the government continues to ignore industry pleas to standardise ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Discovery Bay cancer family in SOS to Filipinos

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... found that he in fact has lymphoma, and removing the organ was unnecessary. His wife, Debra Jones, said Perez had been in remission since May but some small lumps were detected in his neck three ... the registers worldwide," Jones, a music teacher, said. She said their three children missed their father since he went back to hospital. "They have really enjoyed having their father around ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - MEDICINE

    Prioritising rare 'orphan diseases' of the medical world

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Mitochondrial disease is one of the orphan diseases - an ailment that has been ignored by the medical and pharmaceutical industries because of its rarity. There is no money to be made from finding a cure for it. Governments also allocate little resources to patients with rare diseases as can be seen in the lack of funding for equipment to diagnose mitochondrial disease in Hong Kong. ...

  7. Monopolise drugs industry, tycoon says

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... industry, Zong Qinghou says a monopoly needs to be created. 'The tobacco industry is regulated well. Even though the tobacco industry is highly profitable and the pharmaceutical industry ... of the industry, saying there were too many firms and too much competition, with much medicine overpriced and of poor quality. He said the government should direct pharmaceutical companies to produce ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - QUIZ


    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... sprinter Marion Jones are among the high-profile offenders. EPO is a peptide hormone that is produced naturally by the body to stimulate red blood cell production. An increase in red blood cells ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's formula for biotech innovation

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

    ... on creating an innovation economy, notably pledging to increase investment in its biotechnology industry by more than US$300 billion in the next five years. These commitments are transforming ... cent since 2000. Venture capital investments in the sector have grown from US$7 million to US$491 million over the same period. The US biopharmaceutical industry- which I joined as a scientist ...

  10. Young given chance to care for elderly

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to join its staff. The move by the Haven of Hope Christian Service is a part of a larger attempt to reform the aged-care industry and ease a worsening manpower shortage. It is the first programme ... per month. Care homes are struggling with a staff shortage of about 10 per cent and are facing what has been dubbed an 'old people taking care of older people' situation. The average ...




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