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  1. Correction

    Posted Jun 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the Netherlands Country Report published in the South China Morning Post on May 28, 2010, in the article entitled Setting standards for testing and certification, the company name should have been KEMA Quality not KEMA Quality Group. ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Aug 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... legal right to euthanasia exists only in the Netherlands and Belgium, where it applies only to the terminally ill who are in extreme pain'. The Netherlands' Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Act of 2002, allows euthanasia for patients who have 'no prospect of improvement, and are experiencing unbearable suffering'. Patients requesting euthanasia in the Netherlands ...

  3. New drug a step forward in battle against Aids

    Posted Jul 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... American neighbourhood or falls below the national poverty line is far more likely to contract HIV than one who does not, regardless of their sexual orientations. Likewise, the poorest countries, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, have been hit hardest by the global plague. In these countries, women patients often outnumber men. Any effective treatment that can help protect women from Aids ...

  4. Plea to save children

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a summer education trip to Laos with a fellow university student. The pair returned with a greater understanding of child health in the Southeast Asian country, and are now organising ... not be good for them,' he says. Laos is one of the poorest countries in the region. Its child mortality rate is high - out of 1,000 newborn babies, 70 will die within the first 30 days. This rate ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Only a quarter of women report breast cancer, poll shows In a poll of 1,007 women aged 18 to 65, conducted by the University of Hong Kong in December for the Anti-Cancer Society, only ... Margaret Hospital in Kwai Chung. It is the first confirmed meningitis case this year. Two cases were reported last year. Appeal for help on missing teen Police yesterday appealed for help to find ...

  6. Voluntary health plan the right, if not the best, step

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and remains specialist-led and hospital-dominated. It does nothing to advance the role of primary care and preventive medicine - a key component of health care in other advanced countries ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors attacked by knife-wielding patient in Shanghai, latest in series of assaults on medics

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 05:00pm by Minnie Chan

    ... yesterday morning, injuring the medics, state television reported. The man was arrested by the police about five minutes after the assault. None of the doctors injuries were life threatening, the report said. The man been discharged from hospital on Monday. Police are investigating the motive for the attack, the report said. The police in Xiangyang in Hubei carried out the drill to deal ...

  8. Battle against swine flu not over, Wen says

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... exports of face masks have surged as countries around the globe panic over swine flu, domestic consumers have yet to show an interest in them. More than 5 million masks are being shipped overseas ...

  9. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... with obesity as the new norm. Physical inactivity – coupled with a culture that promotes cheap, convenient foods high in fats, salt and sugars – is deadly.” In 23 out of 36 European countries, more ... breastfed by the age of six months as the WHO recommends, in 2010. The WHO's European office criticised the marketing of junk food to children last year in a hard-hitting report. It said ...

  10. Wen apologises to victims of tainted milk

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen In state broadcast, leader feels 'extremely guilty' Premier Wen Jiabao apologised yesterday to the victims of the tainted-milk scare and to the country ... chemical compound, was found in baby milk powder produced by dozens of mainland brands. Reports about the four infant deaths and the thousands more left ill have sparked a public fury that looms ...




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