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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    On the hunt for herbal remedies

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... extraction giant Naturex and US-based supplement makers, Kilham has travelled to more than 30 countries to identify and establish trade in medicinal plants. Invariably, he immerses himself ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1324445/hunt-herbal-remedies
  2. Illegal organ trade thrives

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com An investigative report by an official newspaper has offered a rare glimpse into the illegal organ trade on the mainland and how poverty has driven ... patients with liver disease await transplants each year. The huge gap has created a thriving organ trade. One agent mentioned in the report was said to have organised the sale of more than 100 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996728/illegal-organ-trade-thrives
  3. China's other drug trade

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... who get into the hugely profitable underground trade are already part of the legal drug industry. One suspect, detained by police in Suzhou, Jiangsu, for producing counterfeit liquid medicine ... the drug industry have been short-handed. In Heilongjiang, for instance, there are fewer than 500 food and drug officials overseeing the drug trade, according to official figures. Another factor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988588/chinas-other-drug-trade
  4. Medical Council should be more than a trade body

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng In order to alleviate the persistent manpower shortages at public hospitals, the Hospital Authority has decided to hire overseas doctors as a stop-gap measure. The authority recently submitted nine applications to the Medical Council for vett ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987719/medical-council-should-be-more-trade-body
  5. Treatments and tools of the trade

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Andrew Dembina Western- Many therapies involve therapeutic massage, manual therapy, stretch and traction manipulation, electrotherapy, electric heat pads, diathermy (short-wave frequency electromagnetic) waves and administering ultrasound waves- to topica ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980200/treatments-and-tools-trade
  6. Patients in donation queue, saved by 'hidden hero'

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei Four people have received vital new organs thanks to the generosity of a family who wanted their loved one to 'live on' through others. 'I feel reborn,' said 54-year-old Ben Lau, whose tortuous three-year wait fo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005647/patients-donation-queue-saved-hidden-hero
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must declare war on tobacco

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... struggle against tobacco is not being won, it is being relocated." The state-owned China National Tobacco Corporation, trading as China Tobacco, makes nearly all of China's tobacco ... Trade Organisation to loosen its monopoly. Since 2001, increased access has been granted to foreign companies. Today, although China Tobacco dominates the domestic market, foreign brands can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1158401/china-must-declare-war-tobacco
  8. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Targeted therapies for colorectal cancer

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... in stage four patients, says Chan. There are two targeted therapies for metastatic colorectal cancer: cetuximab (trade name Erbitxu) and bevacizumab (Avastin). Cetuximab can affect cancer cell ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1213125/targeted-therapies-colorectal-cancer
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - ENVIRONMENT

    We all need to be citizen scientists to guard our futures

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... light. Like the recent discovery of the Higgs boson, it's the kind of story that suggests science is the esoteric domain of eggheads in ivory towers, perhaps of interest but without direct ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1050312/we-all-need-be-citizen-scientists-guard-our-futures
  10. Controversial organ trade

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The trading of organs has long been a controversial issue. Earlier this year, a groundbreaking cross-family liver transplant was carried out by the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Some ... by the transplant team. We cannot regard this kind of operation as trading because it did not involve any money. Also, the donors just wanted to save the lives of their family members by exchanging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679105/controversial-organ-trade

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