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  1. Traditional Chinese medicine enters into its dog days

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. Traditional Chinese medicine has gone to the dogs, literally. Pets Central's hospital services now include animal acupuncture ... Kong, bringing her combination of western veterinary training with eastern alternative medicine to help local sick pets, um, heal. 'I got into it because I wanted to find out more about ...

  2. HIV detainees denied medicine: watchdog

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... rights violations by police. They claim these included prohibiting three HIV patients in detention from taking medicine. The move by the Hong Kong People's Alliance on WTO and the Asian ... on Civil and Political Rights. They found that three protesters from Thailand with HIV were denied access to medicine. Mabel Au Mei-po, a co-ordinator of the Hong Kong People's Alliance ...

  3. Medicine for the world

    Posted Jun 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessie Hui Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is hosting an exhibition at Sha Tin's New Town Plaza to raise public awareness of its Access to Essential Medicines campaign. One-third of the world's population lacks access to essential medicines. Too often in the countries where MSF works, patients cannot be treated because the medicines are too expensive or they are no longer ...

  4. Health bites

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com On the same wavelength To focus on a conversation in a crowded bar, your brain filters out the noise around you. This is known as auditory selective attention, and University of Washington scientists are studying the p ...

  5. A fresh spin on self-preservation

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to get into the action. Dr Steven Sampson, founder of the Orthohealing Centre and clinical instructor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, ... Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in San Diego in February this year, found PRP to be ineffective. The trial involved 79 patients split into two groups: those who received ...

  6. Feel it in your bones

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Scooping up an armful of exercise books and sitting at his desk for long hours was all in a day's work for 35-year-old Jason Wang, a secondary school language teacher. Day after day, he would pick up or hand out ...

  7. One in a million

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to stop subsidising the medicine that keeps her alive. Wing-kei, affectionately known as Kei Kei, is one of seven people in Hong Kong who suffer from Pompe disease, a rare disorder that disables ... because of weak oral muscles, is fed only liquid food through a tube connected to the stomach. Once every two weeks, she gets an enzyme injection. The medicine costs more than HK$90,000 per month, ...

  8. This week we test: blemish cream

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan These medicated troubleshooters deserve a place in any teen's arsenal against mild breakouts Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Spot Treatment Gel (HK$130/15ml) Zits dry up and reduce within a day, leaving no marks. It does a good job of soot ...

  9. Health bites

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Centre in Philadelphia. In the study, published online in The American Journal of Medicine, about one-third of the 353 patients who had body odour despite ...

  10. Chinese scientist helps team illuminate gene behind rare eye disease

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University's School of Medicine, have made what they consider a great leap forward in finding a new form of gene therapy for millions of people ...




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