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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Child mortality halves in 20 years, but persists in Africa and South Asia

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. These regions have cut the child death rate by half since 1990. Under-five deaths are now concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, which ... Agence France-Presse in New York Some 6.9m died last year, compared with 12m in 1990, but South Asia and Africa are lagging Death rate for under-fives nearly halved in 20 years The global ...

  2. 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 expectancy by more than 11 years and significantly reduced the risk of infection for healthy individuals, according to new research. The study, published in the journal Science, comes as wealthy ...

  3. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... people each year. While the disease wreaks its heaviest toll in Africa, it’s in nations along the Mekong River where the most serious threat to treating it has emerged. The availability ... Unit. White, a leading authority on the subject, said that while there’s no confirmed evidence of resistance in Africa, there’s plenty of risk of transmission by air travellers from affected ...

  4. Business - Commodities

    Silicosis suit could crush S.Africa’s gold mining sector

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 01:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg Thousands of ex-gold miners suffering from silicosis have launched a class action suit in South Africa, in what could prove the final nail ... with litigation by thousands of their former employees. The plaintiffs- mostly black migrant labourers from nearby countries and South Africa’s far flung mountainous villages of the Eastern Cape region- ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    Ultra crazy: The North Face 100, Hong Kong's latest 100km race

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 11:07am by Jeanette Wang

    ... for century races that Hong Kong is set to have its fourth this year: The North Face 100 Hong Kong on Dec 14. It joins the Vibram Hong Kong 100, Lantau 100 and Oxfam Trailwalker on the territory’s ... – a set of eight peaks – to the finish.   The North Face athlete Kami Semick, a top American ultra-runner based in Hong Kong, believes runners can expect “a challenging course that best represents ...

  6. News - World - MEDICINE

    Medecins sans Frontieres seeks China's help on Africa malaria cure

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com MSF chief says Chinese scientists have long fought against the mosquito-borne disease China can help develop malaria remedy for Africa One of the world's leading medical NGOs is in talks with Chinese scientists and researchers to develop a malaria treatment suitable for Africa, as well as other places. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) ...

  7. Health sector in Africa targeted

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Chinese firms are poised to tap into the health sector in Africa after being already well established in mining, manufacturing, construction ... such challenges.' Sino-African co-operation in health has been mainly in technological and material support. China sent its first medical team to Africa in 1963 and over the years built 30 malaria treatment ...

  8. News - World - SCIENCE

    Study finds people in tropics die younger

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... and education, as well as access to water, sanitation and medical technology, were also important factors. According to the report, central and southern Africa had the worst adult mortality rates, ... of the world. Australia has the largest tropical area among developed nations. University vice-chancellor Sandra Harding said a person in the north typically died 2-1/2 years earlier than one ...

  9. On the wild side

    Posted Oct 14th 2010, 12:00am by Nadine Bateman

    ... Nadine Bateman Exotic meats, such as antelope, camel and zebra, tend to be very lean and low in saturated fats and a healthy alternative to conventional farmed meat. The majority of the exotic animals are not farmed for their meat, but are culled to contr ...

  10. Africa's malaria miracle growing in the wilds of Yunnan

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Mary Lloyd

    ... A mainland firm is playing a key role in helping to wipe out the mosquito-borne disease, writes Mary Lloyd Africa, the usually forgotten continent, is again front and centre ... that preceded the summit- overshadow smaller miracles that, too, have the potential to work wonders in Africa. These often occur far from the international limelight, in unlikely places ...




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