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  1. Rites of passage

    Posted May 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Photographers Mark Wilson and Chip Somodevilla from Getty Images North America spent a day at the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, known as the 'Yard', during the annual sea trials, which test the leadership and teamwork skills of freshm ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Yosemite phones flooded by global callers asking about hantavirus

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... cancellations," Delaware North Cos Parks & Resorts spokeswoman Lisa Cesaro said. Most of the cancellations were in the roughly 500-unit Curry Village, Cesaro said. The Ahwahnee Hotel and Yosemite ... England, a decade ago, has been to Camp Curry often. When she and her partner decided to visit the States this summer with their nephew, the park was on their list. They had heard about hantavirus ...

  3. State must pay to defuse health-care time bomb

    Posted May 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to state hospitals that they had previously and the amount has been steadily decreasing. More and more, mainlanders are having to dig deeper into their pockets to pay for health care. Government control over services has steadily diminished as user charges have displaced state funding as the hospitals' main source of income. This has led to a corrupt system where those willing to pay ...

  4. HKers reluctant to burden loved ones with dying wishes

    Posted Jan 27th 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Kobi Chan Most people, if facing a terminal illness, would not want to burden family members by telling them what they want to do before they die, a poll has found. Only one in five would tell loved ones of their last wishes. Hongkongers' top three d ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... helping staff adopt healthier lifestyles Employers in the United States were using benefits enrolment systems to encourage staff to adopt healthier behaviour, a survey by global consulting firm ...

  6. Health industry praises new state policy

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui A State Council policy paper aiming at removing barriers for private investment in mainland medical services is an important stride towards a more dynamic health care ... optimistic. 'This announcement will spur us on to open more hospitals and develop rapidly,' said Roberta Lipson, chairwoman of the Board of United Family Hospitals (UFH) and president ...

  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

    ... 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 ...

  8. A guardian angel for youngsters without hope

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Many nights Lyn Gould lies wide awake, staring at the ceiling and wondering if setting up a palliative care centre in China was 'the most stupid thing' she has ever done. 'I would think: 'It's too ...

  9. Patients tell what most irks them

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Spending more time with their doctors would not make chronically ill patients more satisfied, a survey suggests. The survey also asked patients about the comments they get during consultations and which ones irked them the most. The most offen ...

  10. Plasma unit negligence sparks Aids concerns

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... voluntary blood donations, is tightly controlled, CCTV reporters found that the Deqing collection unit had been violating regulations. The law states that trans-provincial blood plasma sales require ... a Beijing-based Aids activist. 'If one donor has HIV or Aids, all other donors will also get infected.' National regulations state that plasma collection stations, which separate plasma from ...




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