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  1. Business - China Business - REFORM

    China health care reform poses risks and opportunities for foreign firms

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 09:33am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Health care reform in China, unfolding amid a government crackdown on corruption, presents opportunities and challenges to foreign players Foreign firms vie for health care action China's health care reforms present opportunities and challenges to foreign health care firms, according to speakers at a recent hearing of the US-China ...

  2. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    'Go home', mental health experts urge families of missing Chinese passngers on flight MH370

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:49pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Kuala Lumpur teddy.ng@scmp.com Mental health experts urge families to return home Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight should return home to start the recovery process, mental health experts say. Such a prolonged period disconnected from friends and family was having an adverse effect on their well-being and keeping them locked ...

  3. Lifestyle

    Health-minded entrepreneurs fill gap in market for vegan, raw food snacks

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 09:20am by Jeanette Wang

    ... vegan health food company, Anything But Salads. "Working as a lawyer would pay well, but after having my health issues, I realised that money wasn't everything," she says. ... been "incredibly good", she says, with bestsellers being the Cheesy Kale Crisps and Sicilian Pizza Flax Crackers. In February, she had a booth at the Lohas Expo health foods trade ...

  4. 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 amou ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health chiefs to sign deal securing supply of chickenpox vaccine

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 03:51am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Deal over supplies of chickenpox vaccine Health chiefs plan to sign a contract with a supplier of chickenpox vaccine to ensure adequate supplies when the disease ... shortage. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday that the supplier had pledged adequate supplies for Hong Kong's programme. "The Department of Health will enter ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A welcome step to easing burden on public health care system

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Welcome step to ease care burden More than eight years after the last major report on health care reform, little has changed. The long-awaited voluntary health insurance scheme will be the only reform of financing of health services aimed at shifting more of the patient burden to the private sector and more of the cost to those who can afford it. The delivery ...

  7. Lay Hong promotes health with poultry products

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:39am by Reports by Elaine Deng, Krystin Chu, Stacey Johnson, Khay Inn Poh and Jessica Ryan

    ... Hong's brands have become bywords for cleanliness and health among households. The company supplies to food majors such as MacFood, Unilever and Gardenia Bakeries. "Our highly integrated ... feed it developed with animal health company Alltech Biotechnology. This natural method also allows Lay Hong to produce eggs with more omega-3 and 50 per cent less cholesterol. From a single ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Landfill extensions will threaten public health

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 04:39am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Landfill extensions will pose threat to public health Zero-waste plans are well advanced worldwide. San Francisco is already at 80 per cent recycling, with plans to reach ... Landfill extensions and a super incinerator involve substantial capital and operating expenditure, are not sustainable and threaten public health. Peter Reid, chairman, Zero Waste Smart City ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health Authority to spend HK$14m to subsidise private care for 6,000 people

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:52pm by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Health Authority announces pilot plan in which more than 6,000 people suffering from chronic diseases will be treated by private doctors HK$14m to be spent ... the burden on the overloaded public health system. Beginning in the second half of this year, more than 6,000 patients in three districts with diabetes, high blood pressure and excessive blood fats ...

  10. Magazines - Good Eating - MACAU

    Health trip

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 10:32pm by Tracey Furniss

    ... Tracey Furniss Focus on neighbouring city is placed firmly on first-rate Chinese and Indian establishments We take the private lift from the Crown Towers Macau to the VIP entrance of the elegant Jade Dragon, the Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant at th ...




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