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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    China’s second hypersonic glider test fails as PLA trials nuclear weapons delivery system

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Second hypersonic glider test fails The People's Liberation Army has carried out a second, albeit unsuccessful test of a hypersonic vehicle, two sources close to the military said, as China attempts to find a way to deliver nuclear weapons at immense speed to evade defence systems. The test was carried out on August 7 at a missile ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578756/chinas-second-test-nuclear-armed-hypersonic-glider-fails
  2. News - Asia - Ebola virus

    Vietnam releases Nigerians isolated for Ebola screening as Myanmar continues tests

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:40pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Vietnam has released two Nigerians isolated after arriving from West Africa with fevers, saying they show no symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus. Ebola test ... Organisation, the latest official toll from Ebola has jumped 106 in two days to 1,350 dead, with the bulk of cases in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. In Myanmar a local man is still undergoing tests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1578372/vietnam-releases-two-nigerians-isolated-ebola-tests
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Gene tests 'critical' for diagnosing lung cancer

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Gene tests 'critical' for diagnosing lung cancer A genetic test is crucial in diagnosing lung cancer as an increasing number of non-smokers ... extend patients' median survival rate from eight months to almost two years. "I hope the usage of genetic tests can be extended so that more patients can receive personal treatment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577866/gene-tests-critical-diagnosing-lung-cancer
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How the new SAT test will instil US values into impressionable young Chinese minds

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:59pm by Kelly Yang

    ... know that the SAT, the test for US university admissions, is changing. There will be a longer essay and a new scoring system. What they don't know is that the new test, with its heavy ... about a quarter of a million students to study in the US. I've been teaching the SAT exam for nearly 10 years. Those of us in the Asian SAT test prep industry understand that perfect scores ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1576794/how-new-sat-test-will-instil-us-values-impressionable-young-chinese-minds
  5. News - Asia - Ebola virus

    Vietnam and Myanmar testing three travellers from Africa for Ebola

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 03:35pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Vietnam and Myanmar are testing three patients for the deadly Ebola virus after they arrived in the Southeast Asian nations from Africa suffering fever, health officials said. Two Nigerians were sent to Ho Chi Minh City’s Tropical Diseases Hospital for isolation after they arrived in the city by plane, Vietnam’s health ministry said, adding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1577697/vietnam-and-myanmar-test-patients-ebola
  6. News - World - Ebola virus

    African detainee in Scotland tests negative after Ebola scare

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 06:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London A woman who fell ill at a deportation facility in Scotland has tested negative for the Ebola virus, health officials said on Saturday. British media said ... tests. “The results of the viral haemorrhagic fever (Ebola) tests which have been carried out are negative,” said a spokesman for NHS (National Health Service) Lanarkshire, the local health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574961/african-detainee-scotland-tests-negative-after-ebola-scare
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Shenzhen company develops kit to test for Ebola virus, report says

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 02:51pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... company has developed a field test kit that can quickly identify the Ebola virus, People’s Daily reports, as China is trying a range of countermeasures against the possible spread of the deadly ... a liquid chemical solution that would change colour if the unique nucleic acid of the Ebola viral strain is present. The state newspaper said the test kit could be massively deployed when the virus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1573511/shenzhen-company-develops-kit-test-ebola-virus-report-says
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    DNA-based test for colon cancer, costing US$599 a go, approved by US

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:17pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington DNA-based test for colon cancer approved by FDA The United States Food and Drug Administration has approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients' DNA to spot potentially deadly tumours and growths. The Cologuard test from Exact Sciences detects irregular mutations in stool samples that can be an early warning sign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572237/dna-based-test-colon-cancer-costing-us599-go-approved-us
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Nigerian staying at Hong Kong's Chungking Mansions tests negative for Ebola

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:47pm by SAMUEL CHAN, Patsy Moy

    ... Samuel Chan and Patsy Moy Chungking Mansions guest rushed to isolation, but tests prove negative Ebola scare as African falls ill in Hong Kong The deadliest Ebola epidemic in history ... was rushed to hospital yesterday with vomiting and diarrhoea, early symptoms of the virus. However, tests proved negative. While health experts believe Hong Kong is unlikely to see an Ebola outbreak, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570697/nigerian-hong-kong-hospital-suspected-have-ebola-says-centre-health
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Woman held in Shenzhen allegedly with blood of pregnant women set for Hong Kong gender tests

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:30pm by Huifeng He huifeng.he@scmp.com

    ... Huifeng He huifeng.he@scmp.com Case highlights practice – illegal in the mainland – of many expectant Chinese mothers transporting blood to test in Hong Kong using 'underground' ... to Hong Kong to test the sex of their child. The case highlights the common practice – illegal throughout the mainland – of prenatal gender tests being carried out on blood for non-medical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571334/woman-held-shenzhen-allegedly-blood-pregnant-women-set-hong-kong-gender

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