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  1. Two cross-border health threats targeted

    Posted Aug 07th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Regional medical experts will also come to Hong Kong for a clinical training course on infectious diseases. Experts in the three places will also look at how to combine Chinese and western medicine ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Anti-HIV drug effort boosts life expectancy in South Africa

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by LA TIMES

    ... Western nations debate how best to stretch limited Aids funding at a time of economic stress. With an annual price tag of US$500 to US$900 per patient, antiretroviral therapy programmes have ...

  3. Soaring rate of diabetes blamed on western ways

    Posted Dec 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Diabetes used to be regarded as a disease of wealthy westerners, but today it afflicts almost 10 per cent of the population in some mainland cities- and it is on the rise. The increase is being blamed on a western lifestyle at odds with the genetic characteristics of mainlanders. Wang Zhili, the head of Beijing's Chaoyang Diabetes Hospital and a Fellow ...

  4. Chinese as prone to clots as westerners

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... as westerners, according to doctors. Peter Ko Put-shui, a specialist at the Centre for Orthopaedic Surgery, said medical data showed a 20-fold increase in the number of Chinese who have died from ... westerners. But this was based on medical literature published in the 1970s,' Dr Ko said. Recent statistics published in the medical journal Pathology showed that the number of deaths among ...

  5. Cross-border drugs racket smashed

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Customs officers believe they have smashed a cross-border drug trafficking syndicate with the arrest of 12 people and seizure of HK$5.7 million worth of illegal drugs in a five-month operation. They also confiscated three cars that were used as mobile storage centres. The haul, seized in nine raids since November, included 48.6kg of ketamine and a small amount ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Sep 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will be comparable in significance and scale to Harbour City in Hong Kong. The site is around 600,000 sq ft and located in the vibrant heart of Chengdu. It is at the crossing station of two major mass ... landmark for the whole of western China. Since Wharf won the auction in September 2007, approval of plans for the mega project has been regularly sought from the city authorities, which have ...

  7. A+ blood needed now, says the Red Cross

    Posted Oct 21st 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... People with type A-positive blood have been urged by the Hong Kong Red Cross to donate blood. The Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service said that because of a recent significant increase in demand for blood, it needed about 1,000 people to donate blood every day. And there was a particular need for type A-positive blood donors. The public can call the Blood Transfusion Service ...

  8. Flab-fighting, Chinese style

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Chinese medicine can be as effective in treating obesity as Western methods and with fewer side effects, a university study commissioned by the Hospital Authority ... using Western medicine. 'As a Western doctor, I found these results encouraging,' the university's assistant dean of medicine, said Professor Juliana Chan Chung-ngor, who led ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health

    The rise of robotic surgery

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... to the experts, Asian patients tend to consider surgical treatments later than their Western counterparts and their knees tend to be smaller, thereby making intricate joint surgeries like partial knee ... dramatically. Lei Soi-peng was one of Wu's first patients. She used to work in a restaurant, walking up and down stairs for 10 hours a day, causing her severe knee pain. She tried Western ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was built and motorists had a choice of routes. Harbour swim in prospect Sewage treatment and disinfection may improve harbour water quality enough by 2014 to make cross-harbour swimming and other ...




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