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  1. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... with its experimental drug palbociclib, lived for an average of 20.2 months before their cancer progressed, compared with 10.2 months for patients given only letrozole. The United States Food ... based on the Phase 2 trial results, said Mace Rothenberg, chief medical officer of Pfizer’s oncology unit. Palbociclib is viewed as one of the company’s most important experimental drugs, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1467035/pfizer-trial-shows-experimental-drug-doubles-time-until-breast-cancer
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors attacked by knife-wielding patient in Shanghai, latest in series of assaults on medics

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 05:00pm by Minnie Chan

    ... month, allegedly by a patient who was unhappy with treatment he received. Li Bin, the minister in charge of of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, said earlier this month that she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1454037/doctors-attacked-knife-wieiding-patient-shanghai-latest-series-assaults
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 05:07pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... a doctor in Guangdong was publicly humiliated over a patient's death. Li Bin, the minister of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, said hospitals were places for saving lives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1441871/weeping-doctor-paraded-around-hospital-angry-mob-after-patient-dies
  4. Law spreads the load in Aids battle

    Posted Aug 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... meeting of the supreme lawmaking body that closed in Beijing yesterday. The law was endorsed by the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee and took effect immediately. Under ... in national legislation. The law also targeted the illegal sale of blood, a channel for the spread of HIV, by imposing penalties on anyone who breaches clauses that ban the illegal collection of blood ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/468242/law-spreads-load-aids-battle
  5. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

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

    ... people each year. While the disease wreaks its heaviest toll in Africa, it’s in nations along the Mekong River where the most serious threat to treating it has emerged. The availability ... Unit. White, a leading authority on the subject, said that while there’s no confirmed evidence of resistance in Africa, there’s plenty of risk of transmission by air travellers from affected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1355142/resistance-malaria-drugs-spreading-southeast-asia
  6. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... as in other European nations, with 35.4 per cent of 10- and 11-year-old boys, and 32.4 per cent of girls the same age overweight. Of these children, 20.7 per cent of boys and 17.7 per cent of girls were obese. The school-based measurements also show 23.5 per cent of four- to five-year-old boys and 21.6 per cent of girls are overweight. The WHO’s latest profiles on European nations show ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1434807/overweight-children-be-new-norm-europe
  7. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... on their own whether they need to shut these markets temporarily or permanently. The National Health and Family Planning Commission said earlier this week that it could not rule out the possibility ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1416636/elderly-man-latest-die-hong-kong-after-contracting-h7n9-bird-flu
  8. Doctors unite for a joint Election Committee run

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... are reserved for legislators and Hong Kong deputies to the mainland's National People's Congress. Except for the district councils, nominations for the committee's subsector elections ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984208/doctors-unite-joint-election-committee-run
  9. CCB unit plans 5b yuan investment fund for health-care sector

    Posted Nov 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai China Construction Bank Corp's investment banking arm plans to launch a fund that invests in the nation's health-care sector, aiming to raise up to five billion yuan (HK$5.67 billion) in the initial stage. The fund would invest in sectors including pharmacy, medical equipment manufacturing and medical institutions and services. It was not revealed when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658990/ccb-unit-plans-5b-yuan-investment-fund-health-care-sector
  10. Let's call it a day

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Anyone suggesting that the United Nations is a bloated, money-wasting beast with no clear co-ordination or direction need only look at the calendar for confirmation. ... world. Poverty alleviation is in everyone's interest, yet it is a subject far from the international agenda because of concern among wealthy donor nations of economic meltdown. The rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656568/lets-call-it-day

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