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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Completely foreign owned hospitals approved for leading cities

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:53am by Alice Yan

    ... on the mainland has swelled significantly. But the number of foreign hospitals that are supposed to serve this particular group remains low," he said. "We see foreign investors come ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO warns on drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:03pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Medical groups warn that drug-resistant versions of disease are serious global problem New strains of TB hit ex-Soviet countries Strains of tuberculosis that resist most drugs used to treat them are spreading across the former Soviet Union and pose a serious global threat, doctors warn. Drug-resistant TB has been found everywhere in the world. According to the World ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dental school urged to 'come clean' on blunders

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:37am by Olga Wong

    ... Thursday's district council meeting that the dental hospital reports to the Hospital Authority's Hong Kong west grouping, which oversees all hospitals in Central and Western district. "The grouping has been reporting its blunders to the council regularly. The reporting can cover those of the dental hospital too," he said. The hospital is not supervised by the Health Department ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Frozen pills could make faecal transplants safer and easier

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:21am by WASHPOST

    ... the bacterial colonies that help maintain the donor's healthy gut. The transplanted bacteria can often fight off Clostridium difficile within days. In a previous study by the same group, frozen ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Woman 'critical' after liposuction treatment at Causeway Bay clinic

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:05am by Clifford Lo, Jennifer Ngo and Alan Yu

    ... to a gynaecologist to have breast-enlargement surgery. Government sources told the Post in March that a Health Department working group would recommend a ban on high-risk medical procedures being carried out ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese 'Flying Tigers' pilot who served in second world war squadron falls critically ill

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 06:31pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... University. Strictly, the name Flying Tigers refers to the American Volunteer Group (AVG) pilots who helped China fight the Japanese and who were known for the shark faces painted on the nose ... year. After he left the service, he worked for the Chongqing Iron and Steel Group until his retirement. When he met up in Chongqing with a former Flying Tigers colleague from the United States ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Doctors need to work on communication: survey

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... was commissioned by the Hospital Authority to carry out the study of 5,500 patients in hospitals within its seven groupings in September last year. About 80 per cent of those polled gave a good overall ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Discovery of new gene mutation may improve ataxia patients' lives

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:50am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... common types of SCA. They discovered the SCA40 mutation after screening a small group of families from 30 cases, he said. No drug treatment is currently available for SCA, meaning patients ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Big US soft-drink firms pledge to cut calorie count and container sizes over the next decade

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:16pm by WASHINGTON POST

    ... of the agreement reached by the American Beverage Association and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Dr Pepper Snapple Group will promote smaller portions as well as zero- ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Artificial sweeteners create conditions for onset of diabetes, study suggests

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 08:09pm by MCT

    ... the researchers added saccharine, sucralose or aspartame to the drinking water of different groups of mice. Other mouse groups got real sugars in their water, and a control group got plain, unsweetened ... the mouse groups were able to metabolise sugar equally well. This was the first evidence that the bacteria in the mice was being affected by the artificial sweeteners. Next, the researchers ...




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