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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

    ... Reuters US Food and Drug Administration grants “breakthrough” status for the drug, palbociclib, but overall survival still not statistically significant, say researchers A clinical trial ... 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
  2. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Devi Shetty's Narayana Hrudayalaya can perform heart surgery for US$800

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... offers heart surgery for US$800 What if hospitals were run like a mix of Walmart and a low-cost airline? The result might be something like the chain of "no-frills" Narayana Hrudayalaya ... surgery to US$800. "Today healthcare has got phenomenal services to offer. Almost every disease can be cured and if you can't cure patients, you can give them meaningful life," says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1220078/devi-shettys-narayana-hrudayalaya-can-perform-heart-surgery-us800
  3. Risky business

    Posted Apr 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Senior doctors have called for urgent action to improve private hospitals' handling of emergencies. What steps should be taken to ensure these hospitals uphold standards? Write to us. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/634560/risky-business
  4. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

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

    ... for most of malaria deaths in the Mekong region, according to a report for the conference written by Dr Christopher Daniel, a former commander of the US Naval Medical Research Centre. Myanmar’s ... is advocating greater US involvement and aid for health and fighting malaria in the Mekong region, particularly in Myanmar, where Washington has been in the vanguard of increasing international aid. ...

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

    Control factor makes leaders less prone to stress, US study finds

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by MCT

    ... Management consultants say 60 per cent of senior executives experience high stress and anxiety on a regular basis, and a thriving industry of motivational speakers teaches business leaders how ... military, business and non-profit organisations are actually pretty chill. Compared with people of similar age, sex and ethnicity who haven't made it to the top, leaders pronounced themselves ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1047142/control-factor-makes-leaders-less-prone-stress-us-study-finds
  6. Lifestyle - Health

    On the hunt for herbal remedies

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... extraction giant Naturex and US-based supplement makers, Kilham has travelled to more than 30 countries to identify and establish trade in medicinal plants. Invariably, he immerses himself ... root and hibiscus for about 3,000 years as a social drink. Thanks largely to Kilham, who collaborated with a US-based company to develop kava as an alternative treatment for anxiety and related ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1324445/hunt-herbal-remedies
  7. HealthCare issues US$15m in shares to US hedge fund

    Posted May 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So China HealthCare Holdings issued US$15 million convertible preference shares to US hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management yesterday to pay for upgrading facilities and services at its clinics. Och-Ziff is one of the top 20 hedge funds in the US with assets in excess of US$16 billion. The health-care services provider also entered an agreement yesterday to acquire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547103/healthcare-issues-us15m-shares-us-hedge-fund
  8. Giving insurance firms final say on health decisions is risky business

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As an expat who fought insurers on the legal front in the US for almost 40 years, I can assure people that a patient's health is not a consideration when it comes to the bottom line for an insurance company ('Insurers deciding whether you need hospital treatment', March 19). It is profit, pure and simple. One of the most despicable practices that firms use is to pay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674020/giving-insurance-firms-final-say-health-decisions-risky-business
  9. Bird-flu alert opens business windows

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pointed out that some companies have already found new business opportunities linked to fears of a global pandemic. And opportunities are likely to grow as the danger increases. CLSA Asia-Pacific ... Manufacturers of poultry vaccines such as Fort Dodge Animal Health (US), Sinsui (Japan) and Schering-Plough Animal Health (US) could benefit. Companies that provide diagnostic testing services ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/495992/bird-flu-alert-opens-business-windows
  10. Health food shops brace for loss of business

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Scarlett Chiang and Peter So Central health food retailer Selina Chan Ka-yan says the new food-labelling standards will hit her business hard. 'Eighty per cent [out of almost 400 items] of the imported health foods selling in my shop cannot meet the new standards,' she said yesterday. 'It will be difficult to sustain the business after the two-year grace ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/639585/health-food-shops-brace-loss-business

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