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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

    ... 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 ... is promising US$20 million per year in health assistance under its recently resumed bilateral aid programme. White said the problem was less a lack of funds, more than in countries having ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1355142/resistance-malaria-drugs-spreading-southeast-asia
  2. Lifestyle - Health

    On the hunt for herbal remedies

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... PureWorld, a company he was working for at that time but was eventually bought out by Naturex. It took three years before the company finally showed an interest and agreed to fund his expedition ... to a thriving business for the growers, whose standard of living has greatly improved since 1998. Revenues from Naturex's maca business have funded an internet cafe and dental office ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1324445/hunt-herbal-remedies
  3. IVF: in sickness and in wealth

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... More single women are choosing to harvest their eggs and have them frozen for future use by licensed in vitro fertilisation (IVF) clinics before they undergo medical treatment such as chemotherapy. The Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, one of the leaders ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982050/ivf-sickness-and-wealth
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Priced out of life: the patients who chose to die

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... that campaigns for the rights of the disabled. The Neuro-Muscular Disease Association said the tragedies were the result of limited funding options. It wants the government to step in to provide more ... of the reason," Lau said. "But in reality, money has been a major decision-maker for them." There is currently one private fund - the Yan Chai Tetraplegic Fund - offering regular monthly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1236291/priced-out-life-patients-who-chose-die
  5. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    China health under pressure from rapid change in diets

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 10:08am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Increasing wealth and urbanisation on the mainland have led to a dramatic change in eating habits – and a matching shift in the causes of premature death, writes Jeanette Wang Under pressure China’s rapid economic growth and emergence as a global power has been accompanied by other speedy developments, two of which made headlines on the same ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1262682/rapid-change-diets-put-china-health-under-pressure
  6. The danger of focusing on health funding

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... of reforming our health care system. The bottom line is that we will need at least some new funding. Much of the debate is about exactly how extra funds should be routed from the pool of wealth our ... how health care could be funded in future, but how the whole structure of the system could change. The foundation's report identifies several problems: our system emphasises cure rather ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/602793/danger-focusing-health-funding
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Patient counts the cost of just staying alive

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... not qualify for a respiratory machine subsidy offered by the government's Community Care Fund. Critics say families of patients like Lo are being forced into drastic measures to finance the cost ... trust funds and a government handicap subsidy every month, while his mother and sister earn a combined income of around HK$25,000. His father's pension pays out HK$2,000. If the bills ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1236264/patient-counts-cost-just-staying-alive
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hitting the high road in HIV fight with Aids Walk 2013

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... the wind and drizzle to take part in a charity walk on The Peak yesterday to raise funds for HIV and Aids sufferers. Around 300 people took part in Aids Walk 2013, some bringing their children ... if they are on proper medication. They have a future, it's not a death sentence," Chan said. The society hoped to raise HK$200,000 from the walk, which would go into funding support services ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1220098/hitting-high-road-hiv-fight-aids-walk-2013
  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Parents play important role in kids' fitness

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... five-year-old Debbie Lau Yee, who was dressed as a banana, over a one-kilometre stretch of the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade. For this year's race, organisers from the World Cancer Research Fund Hong ... and is partly caused by physical inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle, says Ady Leung, the cancer fund's general manager. "Studies have shown that parents play a crucial role in influencing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1199489/parents-play-important-role-kids-fitness
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Anti-HIV drug effort boosts life expectancy in South Africa

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by LA TIMES

    ... Western nations debate how best to stretch limited Aids funding at a time of economic stress. With an annual price tag of US$500 to US$900 per patient, antiretroviral therapy programmes have ... such as condom distribution, male circumcision and behaviour modification, deserve more attention and funding, they say. The new economic analysis of a US$10.8 million campaign in KwaZulu-Natal province ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1157164/anti-hiv-drug-effort-boosts-life-expectancy-south-africa

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