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  1. Couple give million-dollar boy a new life

    Posted Apr 06th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... plight in the South China Morning Post. 'They told me they knew how it felt when your child is sick, and that was why they helped us,' she said. 'We cannot speak very good English ...

  2. Health fund and China cut US$95m from grant

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com China and a global health fund have agreed to cut US$95 million from grants for disease-fighting programmes in the country, following allegations of misuse that resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in grants being cut off. A spokesman for the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria said restructuring elements of the grants ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Hutchison to develop herbal drug with Nestle

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

    ... for the stage-three trial, which will enrol more than 2,500 patients, mainly in the US and Europe. However, he said some health-care sector analysts had estimated the drug's total development cost to be in the hundreds of millions of US dollars. Hogg expected Chi-Med's operating cash flows to be sufficient to fund the project, and the firm has no equity or bond fund-raising plans. He said the amount ...

  4. Drug safety centre needs the tools to protect us

    Posted Jan 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to establish the efficacy and safety of drugs usually take several years and cost hundreds of millions of US dollars. As we report today, the problem with analogue drugs is not what they do but what ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on a 2003 national survey of 264,684 adults in the US. Reuters quoted the report as stating that 6.7 per cent of people aged 18 to 64, including 11.7 per cent of those aged 45 to 64, said ... do in a job than the overall working population throughout the US. ...

  6. Pioneering leukaemia drug made from arsenic wins US patent

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... more suitable for elderly patients, researchers say. The drug was developed in 2000 and has been under testing since. The researchers announced yesterday it had been awarded the US patent last ... than having it injected or going through chemotherapy. He said patients could save thousands of dollars as they did not need to spend months in hospital. Unlike the injection, the oral drug ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... 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 doses starting at 2 months through to school age. About 25,000 cases of whooping cough have been reported in the US so far this year. The totals have almost reached the 27,550 cases for all ...

  8. There's an obvious hole in the argument about spectacular growth

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp LET US HAVE it now. If you jump into a hole and climb back out again, can you really clap yourself on the back for having taken yourself to new heights? Yes, our ... months in which the Sars epidemic had its greatest impact on our gross domestic product. It should be no surprise that the figure was high. Let us look at it a different way. Instead of making ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    US doctors say circumcision is safe and helpful, but others disagree

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and is also a common rite among Muslims. The wider US population adopted the practice due to its potential health benefits, but some query this and there have been efforts to ban circumcision in San ...

  10. Magazines - Faces - PHILANTHROPY

    Beautiful gestures

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

    ... of dollars, cosmetics brands are in a powerful position to influence worldwide trends in beauty and lifestyle. Increasingly, they are using their power to spread the message that doing good ... Teese to Lady Gaga and most recently, Ricky Martin and Nicki Minaj lending their star power. To date the fund has raised US$250 million. John Demsey, group president and chairman of the M.A.C ...




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