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  1. Justice minister accepts concerns about school drug tests

    Posted Nov 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu Some schools and parents had expressed worries about a proposal that government schools test pupils for drugs, Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung acknowledged yesterday. He said they were worried about how such a scheme would be implemented, the possible consequences for a student of taking a drug test, student privacy and the possible unfavourable effects on a school ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660320/justice-minister-accepts-concerns-about-school-drug-tests
  2. Lifestyle - Health - FIT & FAB

    The ultimate test of mettle

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by BEN SIN

    ... Ben Sin healthpost@scmp.com After giving up sport to pursue his career, Martin Lieberz returned to triathlons and now represents Hong Kong The ultimatetest of mettle Growing up in a small village in Cologne, Germany, Martin Lieberz fell in love with sport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1210033/ultimatetest-mettle
  3. Few signs of inner turmoil

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... arranged a doctor's appointment. A blood test showed that Lee had low levels of both haemoglobin (red blood cells) and serum ferritin, which is a protein in the body that binds to iron. She ... sent for faecal blood testing came back positive. This warranted a colonoscopy to check the colon and rectum. Lee had to follow a liquid diet for a day before the procedure, drinking only clear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/979541/few-signs-inner-turmoil
  4. Genetic tests key to a quick diagnosis

    Posted Oct 05th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Genetic tests being researched in Hong Kong will help doctors determine more quickly the seriousness of illness and injuries - and the best treatment - using only a few drops ... One test, which takes about three hours, has an 80 per cent accuracy rate. But Professor Lo said the technology remained on trial and would not be in general clinical use until it was improved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430111/genetic-tests-key-quick-diagnosis
  5. HKU launches the region's first automated Pap tests

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... acquired the equipment, which has been approved by the United States' Food and Drug Administration, last month. Whereas traditional Pap tests rely on the human eye to search for abnormal cells ... twice before the report is sent out.' The HKU laboratory will have test results ready within eight days, instead of the two weeks previously required. The HKU's biggest client, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/498270/hku-launches-regions-first-automated-pap-tests
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Older bus drivers need tougher fitness tests

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... tests for hidden diseases, a driver may be given a false sense of his fitness to work. The repeated accidents have reinforced the argument for more comprehensive checks for all public-transport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1087040/older-bus-drivers-need-tougher-fitness-tests
  7. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... some analysts believe could eventually claim annual sales of more than US$5 billion, if approved by regulators. The trial tested the pill, which targets proteins involved in cell division, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1467035/pfizer-trial-shows-experimental-drug-doubles-time-until-breast-cancer
  8. Experts question genetic testing

    Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:00am by Chris Huang

    ... Chris Huang Everybody has a talent and the easiest way to discover it is to undergo a genetic test, according to a company in Foshan. The R&D Centre of Multiple Intelligence at the Oriental Plaza shopping centre in Foshan claims there are two main methods for genetically testing people's aptitude. One method is using a specialised laser to scan fingerprints, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698543/experts-question-genetic-testing
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Mums-to-be in rush for fetus sex tests

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... for fetus sex tests A controversial procedure that gives mothers-to-be the sex of their child before the crucial abortion threshold has sparked a surge in pregnant mainlanders visiting Hong Kong. With the question of "is it a boy or a girl" prohibited on the mainland- where families favour males- a series of clinics specialising in the DNA blood tests have sprung up in the special ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1051897/mums-be-rush-fetus-sex-tests
  10. Lifestyle - Health - TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE GUA SHA

    Traditional Chinese medicine's scraping treatment put to the test

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Elizabeth Snouffer

    ... There is mounting evidence that gua sha , an ancient form of Chinese medicine whereby the skin is scraped by a blunt instrument, can indeed be effective for pain relief. The 2,000-year-old treatment, used for generations by Chinese mothers as a home remed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1056423/tcm-scraping-treatment-put-test

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