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  1. New drug a step forward in battle against Aids

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

    ... Few human catastrophes have exposed the dangers of income inequality and global poverty like Aids. According to a new US government study, a sexually active person who lives in a poor 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, ...

  2. Region has vital role to play in the Aids fight

    Posted Jul 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... live below the UN's US$1 per day poverty line. But the call for better-trained health-care workers and safe administration of the newly available drugs must be heeded. Here, Hong Kong may ...

  3. As grumbles over 'Olympic tea' simmer, Yunnan retains warm, unique character

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... of plants, and will remain at the vanguard of China's fledgling drive towards eco-friendliness. That is not to say Yunnan does not need investment and modernisation. Poverty blights many communities, though the tapping of natural resources is helping a poverty-alleviation plan has lifted about 5 million above the poverty line since 1994. However, as with brewing a good pot of genuine ...

  4. Sneak attack

    Posted May 26th 2006, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... the poverty line, so how could they afford any care?' says Dr Henry Pollack, who co-authored the report published in the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention's journal, Morbidity ...

  5. Smile or Die

    Posted Jan 24th 2010, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... Whatever the prosperity preachers and life coaches say, circumstances matter. Poverty matters. An upbeat attitude only goes so far. 'The lines at unemployment offices and churches offering ...

  6. Right approach needed in battle against Aids

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or unsafe blood transfusions; no poverty or ignorance; free condoms for the world's poor, and affordable retroviral drugs for the most impoverished nations; universal anti-HIV/Aids education; ... that the number of HIV-positive gay men in mainland cities has risen sharply in the past three years. The lesson of Africa, the front line of the Aids epidemic, looms large. Conservative ideologies ...

  7. Anarchy and Old Dogs

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Greg Lowe

    ... is brought into question when puzzling marks are found on his body. As Dr Siri investigates, the lines of the royalist plot and the boy's death are drawn ever closer together.The plot comes ... of environment, poverty and politics without ever raising the spectre of preachiness. While there is a clear formula at work in Anarchy and the rest of the series, the author does a good enough job ...

  8. Mainland poor are left to count high cost of medical treatment

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... luggage waiting to secure a ticket to see a neurologist the next day. There was already a line behind him that would grow hopelessly long during the night. By the time the registration window ... burden of treatment, which can fast-track the families of chronically sick people into poverty. Like many of those queuing with their luggage, the 52-year-old farmer had spent a small fortune ...

  9. Bad medicine

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Delhi hospital there are concerns that poor and illiterate Indians could end up being used as guinea pigs.. Voluntary groups say it is ridiculous to expect poverty-stricken Indians who cannot ... of the Drug Information Association in Mumbai. 'Even the first stage- screening patients- has to be done very carefully. In India, it is very sensitive indeed because of the poverty ...

  10. Medical charity pleads for $200m

    Posted Apr 13th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Samaritan Fund cannot keep providing expensive drugs to poverty-stricken patients without community help Legislators will be asked next Monday to support a one-off $200 ... has increased as our population ages. Another major reason is the inclusion of the drug Glivec as a first-line drug to deal with chronic myeloid leukaemia and gastric cancer,' ...




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