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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    E-cigarettes could gain status of medicine in Britain's National Health Service

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 09:13pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London E-cigarettes could gainstatus of medicine in UK E-cigarettes could be available on Britain's National Health Service (NHS) by the end of the year, with at least two companies- one a subsidiary of British American Tobacco- having already embarked on obtaining licences from the medicines regulator. The British company Nicolites said its application ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1420057/e-cigarettes-could-gain-status-medicine-britains-national-health-service
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    More childless Westerners are turning to Chinese medicine, say doctors

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 06:14am by Emily Tsang

    ... on Chinese medicine Childless Westerners in Hong Kong are increasingly turning to traditional Chinese medicine to improve their chances of having a baby, according to two practitioners. The patients- ... a lack of research proving the efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine in fertility. One fertility specialist, who believes women can boost their rate of conception by combining Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1355425/more-childless-westerners-are-turning-chinese-medicine-say-doctors
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Tablet app ensures seniors get right medicine

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 06:09am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Elderly patients linked to their pills via iPad Tablet app ensures seniors get right medicine While many of us use tablet computers to entertain us on our commutes, the gadgets now have a whole other function: helping ensure that elderly people don't take the wrong medicine. The innovative dispensing system, which uses an Apple iPad, has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1346839/tablet-app-ensures-seniors-get-right-medicine
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Gansu parents protest as scandal over drugged kindergarten pupils widens

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:05am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Nursery school in Gansu province latest alleged to have given medicine without parents' consent Parents protest at another preschool drugging pupils ... found to have given pupils medicine without their parents' knowledge. The government last week ordered inspections at every kindergarten, primary and middle school in the country to check ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1457279/gansu-parents-protest-scandal-over-drugged-kindergarten-pupils-widens
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    21,000 hospital patients wait three years for specialist care

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:05am by Emily Tsang

    ... was expected to get worse over time with a growing population and more elderly people to treat. In response to the demand, the authority has set up clinics involving family medicine and major ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1487664/21000-three-year-wait-specialist-care
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    China and India face huge cancer burden

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 08:59am by AFP

    ... tinged by either fatalism or a misplaced faith in traditional medicine. Funding is also an issue. China spends only 5.1 per cent of its national income on health care- roughly half the rate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1477877/china-and-india-face-huge-cancer-burden
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong compiles database of 13,000 breast cancer patients

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:13am by LO WEI

    ... medicine and other treatments. After registering, doctors can key in their patient's details, such as age, the stage of their cancer and the type of tumour involved, and see how similar cases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482054/new-database-breast-cancer-patients-launched
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Guinea confirms epidemic that has killed 34 is deadly Ebola virus

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:53am by AFP

    ... "These structures are essential to prevent the spread of the disease, which is highly contagious," said MSF tropical medicine adviser Esther Sterk said. "Specialised staff are providing care to patients showing signs of infection." MSF said it was sending around 33 tonnes of medicines and isolation, sanitation and protective equipment in two planes leaving from Belgium ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1455166/guinea-confirms-epidemic-has-killed-34-deadly-ebola-virus
  9. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Alternatively speaking: Will Chinese medicine lead to a new diabetes cure?

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by Elizabeth Snouffer

    ... As the blending of alternative and mainstream medicine gains traction worldwide, more studies emerge on the benefits of embracing both Eastern and Western philosophies. A recent one published in the journal PLOS ONE found that a conventional diabetes drug, when taken alongside traditional Chinese medicine herbs, was significantly more effective in treating type 2 diabetes. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1265917/alternatively-speaking-will-chinese-medicine-lead-new-diabetes-cure
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... are starting to separate... It hasn’t reached statistical significance, but patients are still being followed,” said Dr Richard Finn, associate professor of medicine at the University of California, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1467035/pfizer-trial-shows-experimental-drug-doubles-time-until-breast-cancer

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