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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Whooping cough vaccine wears off over time, new US research shows

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Whooping cough jab not enough, study says Children fully inoculated against whooping cough become more susceptible to the disease as the vaccination wanes over time ... in the New England Journal of Medicine. The vaccine, known as DTaP, which also inoculates against diphtheria and tetanus, is sold in the US by GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Sanofi, and is given in five ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... of an experimental Pfizer breast cancer drug nearly doubled the amount of time patients lived without their disease getting worse. However, overall survival has not yet been shown to be statistically ... is garden variety breast cancer,” she said. “When it recurs, all we really have are other hormonal agents... This is the first new drug to really show promise.” Pfizer is conducting Phase 3 trials ...

  3. Psychiatric patients living in community need more help

    Posted Jul 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... developing additional treatment programmes. Programmes in New York could be adapted to suit Hong Kong and benefit residents. With the assisted outpatient treatment programme, court orders can ... medication compliance rose by 35 per cent in just six months. Another New York project, assertive community treatment, provides mental health treatment to patients in their own homes. Psychiatrists, ...

  4. New health chief York Chow pledges to be champion of the underdog

    Posted Oct 09th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Hong Kong finally got a new health chief yesterday- surgeon York Chow Yat-ngok, who promptly declared his priority was serving the underprivileged. But he sidestepped ... minute. Making the delayed announcement, Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa stressed Dr Chow's experience in policy-making and management and said he was confident the new minister would meet ...

  5. York Chow tipped to take over as new health minister

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A senior hospital executive who accompanied the Hong Kong Paralympics team in Athens is tipped to be the new health and welfare minister. York Chow Yat-ngok, chief executive of the Hospital Authority's Hong Kong west cluster, will succeed Yeoh Eng-kiong as secretary for health, welfare and food, sources said. Dr Chow declined to comment yesterday on whether he would ...

  6. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Rising from adversity: Timing was crucial in building Sandeep Sekhri's empire

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Bernice Chan

    ... of satisfaction in following my instincts." With the company expanding, Sekhri has more time for hobbies and family. He enjoys travel and cites New York and Melbourne as his favourite food scenes. ... Bernice Chan Restaurateur thought his business was dead as Sars hit Hong Kong Rising from adversity Timing has played a crucial role in restaurateur Sandeep Sekhri's success. ...

  7. A year in the life

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rong Xiaoqing, New York As The Eagles' song has it: 'In a New York minute, everything can change.' This is a city that updates itself so quickly that even jaded eyes can ... and the confrontation between politicians imposing control and people demanding freedoms. Despite a housing downturn that has gripped the rest of the United States, New York's luxury apartment market has ...

  8. Too little shut-eye a time bomb for the heart

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... while undergoing a brain scan. The researchers, from St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Centre and Columbia University in New York, found that the sight of unhealthy food during a period of sleep ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Sitting for too long is the new smoking

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... reading about it in a New York Times article by Olivia Judson, an evolutionary biologist. But that article didn't go viral. Gradually, I was lured back into the deadly confines of my office ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Sitting for too long is the new smoking Maybe it's the approaching middle age; my waistline has been expanding at an alarming rate. I used to blame myself. ...

  10. Government had ample time to sort out demands

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... wrote last week to Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, secretary for food and health, calling for a restriction on services to mainland mothers, or control over the expansion of private maternity services. The lack of co-ordination can also been seen internally at the Food and Health Bureau. The Department of Health continues to license new maternity beds in the private market. The right hand simply ...




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