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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Anti-HIV drug effort boosts life expectancy in South Africa

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by LA TIMES

    ... Los Angeles Times African HIV drug effortboosts life expectancy An intensive campaign to combat HIV/Aids with costly antiretroviral drugs in rural South Africa has increased life ... In 2003, the year before the drugs were available, 29 per cent of all residents were infected with HIV and half of all deaths there were caused by Aids. Life expectancy in the region was slightly ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Gloria's so grateful for charity that saved her life

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Gloria's gratitude for fund that saved her life Gloria Cheng Pui-yan considered herself blessed to become the first child in Hong Kong to have a bone marrow transplant. More than 20 years on, her battle with cancer is long past, but she is still thankful to those who helped her. Cheng was 13 years old when she was diagnosed with a rare form of leukaemia. ...

  3. Life-saver for HK liver patients

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for a transplant,' Miller said, adding that it was not certain whether such patients would need transplants later in life. The other four patients reacted similarly to the treatment. Work on the project ...

  4. Kidney patients given a second chance at life

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Helen Yu hoishan.yu@scmp.com With nearly 2,000 people on the waiting list for a kidney, patients can wait years before they get the chance of a transplant and a new lease of life. Yet five ... and given me a new life.' The 46-year-old had been bedridden and unable to work, as he had to undergo renal cleansing in hospital four times a day. Ho just missed out on the chance ...

  5. Life in your gland

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Nadine Bateman healthpost@scmp.com For more than a decade, Maria Santos suffered symptoms of a thyroid disorder that left her struggling at work and unable to enjoy life. 'I felt ... prescribed thyroxine, which she will take every day for the rest of her life. 'It took my body a while to adjust, but my heart is better now and I can do more exercise,' Chan says. Last ...

  6. Carman's legacy is the gift of life for six others

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... father said he was thankful that Sky was given a second chance. 'I brought him into the world, but I only gave him six years of life. The donor is giving him many more years.' But while Sky and the other five transplant recipients can look forward to a better life, thousands of Hongkongers still await transplants. The situation for renal patients is particularly dire. While ...

  7. Life-saving drugs need funding, charity says

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... list of funded drugs. Li will need to take the medicine for the rest of her life. But the fund- which runs its programme out of Tuen Mun and United Christian hospitals- can no longer support ...

  8. Life in your hands

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... workers equipped with fetal monitors and wireless ultrasound transmit information by phone to a clinic. A South African project called Cell-Life sends text messages to HIV-positive mothers ... a child is born, a digital health record will be created that will belong to that individual for the rest of his or her life and in which every health transaction, test and procedure ...

  9. Fashion snapper turns lens on cancer patient in moving portrayal of life and death in the city

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... includes fashion shoots and celebrity photography for glossy magazines, said filming Cancer and the City changed his life. 'As a storyteller, you want to tell good, meaningful stories. ...

  10. Steps to ensure animals get the most out of life

    Posted Dec 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy There are several ways to help your dog or cat live a longer and healthier life. Veterinarian Kitty Wong from The Ark Veterinary Hospital in Sai Ying Pun shares some tips ... by mosquitos. With Hong Kong's hot and humid climate, flea and tick prevention is a must. 'We have tick fever in Hong Kong, which can be life-threatening,' explains Wong. 'It's ...




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