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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

    ... 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 mortality rate for young children has been nearly halved in the past two decades, but Africa and South Asia have not kept pace, the United Nations said yesterday. The number of infants and children ...

  2. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

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

    ... chloroquine, which helped eliminate malaria from Europe, North America, the Caribbean and parts of Asia and South-Central America during the 1950s. Resistance first began appearing on the Thai-Cambodia ... The think tank says that can increase America’s profile in Southeast Asia in a way that will benefit needy people and not be viewed as threatening to strategic rival, China. But securing more funds ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Inequalities erode foundations of Asia's growth

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by JUZHONG ZHUANG

    ... school as their peers in the richest fifth in some countries. In tertiary education, high gender disparities remain in South Asia and the Pacific. On health, infant mortality rates among ... Juzhong Zhuang Juzhong Zhuang says Asia must work harder to equalise opportunities Inequalities are erodingthe foundations of growth Developing Asia's impressive growth continues, ...

  4. Centre for allergies is first in Asia

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com The Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital is to be home to Asia's first centre for allergies, the South China Morning Post has learned. The Allergies Centre, which will be launched tomorrow at the private hospital in Happy Valley, will employ a team of experts to carry out the latest diagnostic tests and provide cutting-edge treatment ...

  5. A tale of two Asias

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang in Colombo, Sri Lanka yukhang.ng@scmp.com A serious health threat is hanging over Asia, putting hundreds of millions of lives at risk. It's not swine flu, nor dengue ... under- and over-nutrition- is pushing a quarter of the region's population into the arms of early death. In the Asia-Pacific region alone, 578 million people are undernourished, World Health ...

  6. Union Hospital, Asia Financial express interest in hospital sites

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... investment firm Asia Financial Holdings, chaired by Chan, submitted an expression of interest yesterday in developing a hospital on a site in Wong Chuk Hang, in which Union Hospital is also interested. Union Hospital, being developed by property tycoon Lee Shau-kee, will lodge its expression of interest in developing a hospital on the site today, the deadline for submissions. Asia ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Unleash Hong Kong's healing power

    Posted Nov 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and it is not weighty enough to deliver prosperity to society. Can health-care delivery make Hong Kong prosperous? Health-care expenditure in Asia, excluding Japan, is at US$539 billion a year, and in China it is US$82 billion. Projected growth for the region is 9 per cent annually. Among the top 10 health-care players in Asia, annual sales range from US$28 million for KPJ Healthcare in Malaysia ...

  9. News - World - SCIENCE

    Study finds people in tropics die younger

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

    ... in the cooler south. The study estimates that all continents except Europe and Antarctica are partly in the tropics and 144 nations or territories are either "fully or partly in the tropical region". By 2050 about half the world is expected to live in the tropics, a vast area encompassing swathes of Australia, South and Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Central and South ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTHY GOURMET

    Healthy Gourmet

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Andrea Oschetti

    ... Andrea Oschetti healthpost@scmp.com Gourd's gift to cleansing your body the right way When Hippocrates proffered the sage advice "let food be thy medicine", we had not yet been confronted with preservative-laden pre-packaged meals and a mic ...




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