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  1. Organ transplant team aims to conserve resources

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com Queen Mary Hospital will set up a special team to handle emergency organ transplants by the end of this year, in order to avoid seconding manpower from general wards and disrupting other scheduled services. A dozen doctors ...

  2. Foreign talent could cure hospital resources ills

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and insufficient resources in the public health care system have dramatically increased staff workloads. These unreasonable work demands can lead to an increase in medical blunders, endangering the safety ...

  3. Just add water

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of homeopathy. The process involves serial dilution with water and intense shaking. Serial dilution removes the chemical toxicity of ingredients like arsenic used in remedies. But critics of homeopathy ... they term 'succession', transfers the essence of the ingredients to the water, which retains a memory of the substance. 'We often use the analogy of a CD. Under the microscope, ...

  4. Rare complication muddies the waters

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Mr Wong, 71, had spent decades working as a toy factory worker and sailor. After years of toil, he finally retired and could enjoy life at a leisurely pace with few worries. His daughter had grown up and married and w ...

  5. Resources wasted on creation of Sars vaccine, says researcher

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A scientist at the Academy of Military Medical Sciences says too many research institutions are working on a Sars vaccine, leading to a duplication of efforts and a waste of resources. Zhu Qingyu's institute, which is leading one of two state-supported efforts to develop a vaccine, said the situation was chaotic. 'Everybody is doing their own thing. I am afraid there is going ...

  6. Decaying bodies prompt fears over water supply

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing A huge number of decaying bodies have contaminated waters in Beichuan- one of the worst-hit areas- raising the risk of an epidemic, according to a local health official. Authorities are facing mounting pressure to protect the water sources in the quake region, as the supply of clean drinking water will be crucial to preventing an epidemic. Relief workers ...

  7. Business - Companies

    Hutchison to develop herbal drug with Nestle

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

    ... product development for chronic diseases, its chief executive, Luis Cantarell, said it could leverage Nestle's huge resources in developing nutritional products. Chi-Med has partnered ...

  8. Cholera crisis managers calm the waters

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... fish water is not the root cause of the problem in this case,' it said. 'Therefore we will be focusing our investigation at this time on the live fish supply chain in Hong Kong.' ...

  9. Parasites play it smart to survive in warmer world

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... an unusual species of fish because they have no scales. A paper published in Global Change Biology last week showed that in warmer waters, the fish grew slower while the parasites inside them grew ... of Leicester. The scientists raised one group of parasite-exposed fish in water temperatures of 15 degrees Celsius and another batch in 20 degrees Celsius. After eight weeks, the ones raised at 20 ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How much do man-made chemicals affect our health?

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... are widespread. This month, for example, Aquatic Biology published findings by Wen Rushu and colleagues of sexual changes in mosquitofish due to estrogenic contaminated water in the Pearl River while a team led by Zeng Qiang reported findings in Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety suggesting estrogenic chemicals in tap water at a treatment plant in Wuhan. Moreover, some disruptors persist ...




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