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  1. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... no big advances in treatment for nearly two decades, said Dr Judy Garber, a breast cancer specialist at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, who was not involved in the palbociclib trial. “This ...

  2. Approval for foreign investment in hospitals

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... in government thinking by welcoming private and foreign capital. Overseas medical institutions and businesses will be allowed to form joint ventures with Chinese medical institutions and businesses, ... the backing of provincial-level traditional Chinese medicine administrations. Medical institutions wholly owned by overseas investors will have to follow the same procedures. Privately owned ...

  3. PLA hospitals seek foreign investors

    Posted Feb 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investor on the mainland. Conditions likely to accompany foreign investment in the sector will therefore sit uneasily on health-care providers in the country. 'From a clinical standpoint, ... across the country to foreign investment. But the military's top brass faced a tough challenge if it hoped to attract foreign money and know-how into the sector, as it must first persuade ...

  4. Foreign doctors are a cure, not a curse

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... standards, the barriers raised by the Medical Council ensure that the best foreign doctors would never want to set foot in the city. Why? My medical friend explains: 'The UK exams [I took] are the same exams that Hong Kong specialist trainees must take to qualify, but still they don't count in Hong Kong.' Local specialist colleges do not generally recognise UK qualifications. ...

  5. Foreign talent could cure hospital resources ills

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... without local certification. I suggest that the government hires qualified foreign doctors and nurses to work in public hospitals on a contract basis, such as for a duration of three years. ... The most effective solution is for the government to increase its health care budget and hire more doctors and nurses. But the problem is it takes time to train qualified medical staff. Even ...

  6. Hospital investors sick of red tape

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Some external investors are frustrated by overly restrictive regulations for investment in mainland hospitals, according to the head of a leading Taiwanese medical group, even as Beijing continues to encourage private investment in health care. In particular, investors from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan say they are struggling to open hospitals ...

  7. Foreign doctors' test 'too tough'

    Posted Aug 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee ella.lee@scmp.com Fewer than 10 per cent of foreign doctors who sit the Hong Kong Medical Council examination go on to get a licence, raising concerns that the local medical ... he says is 'too difficult'. But the city's medical association rejected claims the test was a barrier to foreign doctors, saying Hong Kong has a very free market. Cheung said ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab report

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 10:04am by Jeanette Wang

    ... respiratory syndrome. Researchers from Institut Pasteur in Paris  analysed data – 55 of the 64 laboratory-confirmed cases worldwide – on the novel Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hospital Authority faces increasing demands on its services

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by LEUNG PAK-YIN

    ... Through an extensive network of 41 hospitals and institutions, 47 specialist outpatient clinics and 74 general outpatient clinics, our dedicated team of more than 63,000 staff fulfil around 90 per ... the effectiveness and safety of our services. Lastly, building on our previous success with public-private partnerships, we will strengthen external relationships with qualified medical service providers ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:12pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... and considered the holy grail of ultrarunning by many, uses a lottery system to select its 400 participants annually – from a pool of runners who’ve met reasonably quick qualifying times in other events. ...




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