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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 - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... of 11-year-olds across Europe are too heavy, says the UN agency that focuses on international public health. Greece has Europe's highest proportion of overweight 11-year-olds, at 33 per cent, ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1434807/overweight-children-be-new-norm-europe
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Teaching pupils about benefits of rest has no effect on their sleeping habits: study

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 06:15pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... a positive impact on students. “A lot of blood and sweat went into [securing] those 15 minutes,” said headmaster Chester Kwok Chi-hung. Kwok said there were complaints from parents and the school had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1448736/teaching-pupils-about-benefits-rest-has-no-effect-their-sleeping
  5. US food safety agency recalls popular chicken health tonic

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Hong Kong revealed that those sold here were produced on the mainland. The US agency deemed that the chicken drinks were ineligible for import and ordered a recall of about 1.29 tonnes ... Yau Chui-yan A brand of chicken essence drink, popular in Hong Kong as a health tonic and energy booster, has been recalled in the US because officials say they cannot be sure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673353/us-food-safety-agency-recalls-popular-chicken-health-tonic
  6. 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
  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. 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 ... 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 ...

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

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

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

    ... their schedules, their daily living circumstances, their financial security, their enterprises and their lives. "Leaders possess a particular psychological resource- a sense of control- that may buffer against stress," the research team reported in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences. Though the finding appeared to fly in the face of conventional wisdom, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1047142/control-factor-makes-leaders-less-prone-stress-us-study-finds
  10. News - Asia - HEALTH

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangalore Cardiac surgeon Devi Shetty's pre-fabricated facility in India performs about 30 operations a day, and poor are treated free No frills hospital 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 ...

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

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