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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    World Diabetes Day a timely reminder of a global killer

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Timely reminder of a global killer Amid a national party congress that will install China's new leaders and the aftermath of a US presidential election, a day on the UN ... The disease has already been highlighted globally once this year by the theme of World Health Day in April- ageing and health. Diabetes was bracketed with other non-communicable illnesses ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters US Food and Drug Administration grants “breakthrough” status for the drug, palbociclib, but overall survival still not statistically significant, say researchers A clinical trial of an experimental Pfizer breast cancer drug nearly doubled the amount of time patients lived without their disease getting worse. However, overall survival has not yet been shown to be statistically ...

  3. Business - HEALTH CARE

    TCL Healthcare challenges global giants

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... global names they were slowing catching up. One area in which they are exuding more confidence and shaking up their foreign rivals' monopolies is the more than 20 billion yuan (HK$24.4 ... advanced technologies to meet fresh demand for equipment," Hu said. "It just takes time to establish a brand recognised by clients." China's medical equipment has received ...

  4. Business - Companies - HEALTH CARE

    TCL Healthcare to take on global giants

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... sights on the big global operators A battle over market share in China often pits home-grown companies making affordable, low-end products against foreign rivals enjoying bumper sales ... in technological developments, we will be able to acquire the most advanced technologies to meet fresh demand for equipment," Hu said. "It just takes time to establish a brand recognised ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Yosemite phones flooded by global callers asking about hantavirus

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... of the signature tent cabins between June 10 and August 24. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said 10,000 people stayed in the cabins during that time and risked contracting the disease. ...

  6. Global medical giant joins bid for private hospitals

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A global health care company that runs 590 private clinics in the city is joining the fight to develop two new private hospitals. While some potential ... Hospitals Association says the fact that, for the first time, the government has set restrictions on services new private hospitals can offer could put investors off. The winning bidder must set ...

  7. Vegetables fail global metal test but given green light on HK index

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The lead in vegetables tested in a Baptist University study exceeded global standards by up to 2.8 times. But the levels were acceptable under Hong Kong standards which are 20 times less stringent than those of the World Health Organisation, the European Union and Australia. The results prompted calls for the government to review its standards for heavy metals ...

  8. Hospitals fight new superbug after global alert

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Reacting to a global alert, Hong Kong public hospitals declared war on a new superbug that resists an important 'big gun' antibiotic. All public hospitals started ... outbreaks in other countries, and it is time for us to act fast. It is just a matter of time before it comes to Hong Kong. 'Having a surveillance system in place will help us know how serious ...

  9. Anti-smoking crusader wins global award for relentless campaign

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... full-time on tobacco control. I also faced the formidable opposition of the transnational tobacco companies, who identified Asia as their future.' Dr Mackay, 66, said there had since been ... and continue to affect the health of those who don't even smoke... It is time society stops tolerating a product that poisons its users.' Deadly habit Smoking kills more people than car ...

  10. Nice workout- if you can get it

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Hong Kong companies. According to results released in October of a poll of HR professionals by global professional services firm Towers Watson, fewer than one in three Hong Kong companies has ... productivity. But a recent study by researchers at Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet found the opposite to be true: that it's possible to use work time for exercise or other ...




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