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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Changes eyed to Beijing indoor smoking ban set bad example, WHO says

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:42am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... widely hailed at the time by tobacco control advocates as significant progress. Yet the wording dramatically changed in July, after the first reading by the city's legislature, a move ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New treatment gives liver patients hope

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Affordable technique that more effectively destroys liver tumours hailed as major breakthrough in treating world's fourth most deadly cancer New treatment gives liver patients hope Local researchers have come up with a new, cheaper way to treat liver cancer, Chinese University's medical faculty has revealed. The treatment, which ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Senior doctor leading fight against Ebola contracts the virus in Sierra Leone

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 10:37am by Reuters in Freetown

    ... by medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres. A source at the ward confirmed that the doctor was alive and receiving treatment, but gave no details of his condition. Khan has been hailed a “national ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'I could never give up on my HIV-positive son'

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com After his wife died when their child was just one, Mr Chan gave all he could for his boy. Now, Aids activists hail him as a role model 'I could never give up on my HIV-positive son' Being a single father is not easy. Being a single father with an HIV-infected child is even harder. But when the father is unemployed and has to travel back ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU team hail H7N9 flu vaccine 'breakthrough'

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Research may lead to first single jab that protects against many flu viruses HK team hail vaccine 'breakthrough' University of Hong Kong researchers have developed a vaccine that may be the first in the world to offer a shield against many influenza viruses- including the deadly H7N9 bird flu strain- in one simple shot. The HKU team ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Network for organ donations in China to end prison harvesting

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... on allocation are often opaque and arbitrary, giving rise to corruption and abuses. A veteran organ transplant surgeon at a military hospital yesterday hailed the network as a significant improvement ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Flu fighter Thomas Tsang hails his successor as protector of Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Super-Detective Fai hails man who has to fill his shoes The man who helped ban smoking in Hong Kong's bars and restaurants has been chosen to replace the hugely respected "flu fighter" Dr Thomas Tsang Ho-fai in leading the city's defence against epidemic diseases. Dr Leung Ting-hung, 55, an epidemiologist- a specialist ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Saudis forced to restrict haj pilgrims due to Mers cases

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP, Reuters

    ... of vaccination against meningitis 10 days before the departure of pilgrims to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, and for polio vaccinations by pilgrims hailing from countries where the disease ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangzhou may reverse ban on people with sexually-transmitted diseases from teaching

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:14pm by Ernest Kao

    ... teachers and widespread condemnation from rights groups.  Nanjing-based anti-discrimination NGO Justice for All hailed the new decision as a “landmark breakthrough” and a sign ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Aids patients march through Beijing

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... by various government agencies for years without success, but their hope has been renewed by the party's leadership transition and recent remarks by Li. He has been hailed by the mainland media ...



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