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  1. Business - Companies

    Hutchison to develop herbal drug with Nestle

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Joint venture to make medicine based on Chinese ingredients, with clinical trial soon Hutchison Whampoa's pharmaceutical unit has joined forces with Swiss food giant Nestle to develop ... of registration trial." Chi-Med started discovery work in 2003 and won approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2005 to go into clinical trial for the oral drug, Hogg said last ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - World - MEDICINE

    Insulin breakthrough may end daily jabs for diabetics

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in developing nations, allowing for the creation of more stable insulin that does not need refrigeration. There are an estimated 347 million diabetes sufferers worldwide, with diagnoses increasing, ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Occurrence of multiple-drug-resistant tuberculosis grows

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... management and a lack of new drugs makes the fight against the disease extremely difficult. Dr Zhao Yanlin, director of the National TB Reference Laboratory, has said that the mainland has a "serious epidemic" of drug-resistant TB, but the situation "could easily be much worse". Also deputy director of the National Centre for Tuberculosis Control and Prevention ...

  5. Magazines - Faces - PHILANTHROPY

    Beautiful gestures

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by KAREN FONG

    ... with The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to draw attention to the plight of the endangered elephant. "We first became aware of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust through a moving article in National ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Gloria's so grateful for charity that saved her life

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... set up Hong Kong's first paediatric bone marrow transplant unit at the Prince of Wales Hospital. Yuen, now 75, and honorary clinical professor of paediatrics at Chinese University, still ... and we couldn't fail or it would affect morale." Yuen spent two years raising funds to build the team and set up the unit. "We started from scratch, but then we received so many ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Superbug cases rise fourfold in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... to countries including the United States, Australia and the Netherlands and is one of many deadly superbugs. Pak, who is also chairman of the Centre for Health Protection's Health Protection ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors declare war on a deadly chest disease too long ignored by its victims

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... The most recent national COPD survey, in 2000 by leading respiratory health expert Dr Zhong Nanshan, estimated that just nearly two-thirds of cases go undiagnosed. The diagnosis rate remains low ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    World Diabetes Day a timely reminder of a global killer

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Timely reminder of a global killer Amid a national party congress that will install China's new leaders and the aftermath of a US presidential election, a day on the UN calendar that comes round every year seems unremarkable. World Diabetes Day is an exception. The disease is not infectious, yet it assumes epidemic proportions in ageing societies like Hong ...


    The parasite strikes back

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Elizabeth Snouffer

    ... of Vienna and head of the experimental tropical medicine and field research unit is concerned. "The potentially devastating implications of resistance to a drug class to which ...




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