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  1. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

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

    ... Associated Press in Washington Experts warn resistance to current drugs used to treat malaria is growing and alternatives are not available International experts raised the alarm ... to take it out now,” White told a conference at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies think tank in Washington. No alternative anti-malarial drug is on the horizon, he said. “Once ...

  2. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... of 11-year-olds across Europe are too heavy, says the UN agency that focuses on international public health. Greece has Europe's highest proportion of overweight 11-year-olds, at 33 per cent, ...

  3. Singapore medical bill is heart-stopping

    Posted Jun 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to Brunei's royal family for the treatment of one of its members in 2007. It was calculated on the basis of S$200,000 a day over seven months. That's the kind of money that bankers get for their bonuses. But it now appears elite doctors in Singapore- which has long aimed to be Asia's hub for medical tourism- are reaching that level. The royal family complained about it, and received ...

  4. The Wow Factor

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is included to calm skin. The moisturiser contains UV protection and antioxidant tea extracts. Bliss products are available at Times Square and Pacific Place Lane Crawford. Smells like the Caribbean Aveda's Caribbean Therapy Body Cleanser (HK$260) contains babassu nut oil, Caribbean-sourced coconut oil, aloe and passion fruit which promise to hydrate and smooth skin. As with other products ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Great E-scapes

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... while travellers to St Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean are encouraged to leave gadgets behind as a part of a digital detox holiday package that comes complete with a guidebook ...

  6. Eastern Hospital upgrades to meet international mark

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Patients can expect a bigger emergency room at Eastern Hospital as it becomes the first public facility to gain an international hospital accreditation. The expansion at the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital in Chai Wan was one of more than a dozen recommendations made by a team from the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards. The Hospital Authority hired ...

  7. Internal exam needed for problem, indecent assault trial told

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A woman who has accused a doctor of indecent assault had symptoms that called for an internal examination, a court has heard. A professor of public health told Sha Tin Court that it was appropriate for the doctor to have conducted the internal examination to distinguish between shingles and genital herpes. Antonio Chuh An-tung, adjunct associate professor in public health at Chinese ...

  8. Breastfeeding on the rise but still below international norms

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

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The proportion of Hong Kong mothers breastfeeding their babies has doubled in the past decade, but the level is still lower than the international average, a government survey shows. Of 2,500 mothers surveyed in 2008 by the Department of Health, 12.7 per cent said they fed their babies only breast milk continuously for six months, compared to only 5.8 per cent in 1998. ...

  9. News - World - SCIENCE

    Study finds people in tropics die younger

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

    ... America, the Caribbean and Oceania. The report found that life expectancy in the tropics had increased in the past six decades, with people living 22.8 years longer than in 1950. Southeast Asia saw ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab report

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

    ... Baby marks the ‘next generation’ A British woman’s newborn last month became the first baby to be born after being screened using a new genome-mapping technique known as “next-generation sequencing”. The method – reported today  by Dr Dagan Wells of Oxford University’s NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, who led the study’s international research team – can decode entire genomes (a ...




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