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  1. In Brief

    Posted Oct 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Children still being treated Eighteen of 40 children with food poisoning were still receiving treatment in hospital in Harbin, Heilongjiang, a day after falling ill from a school lunch, Xinhua said. Kelly Chan ...

  2. Harvard defends research on farmers

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rebuffing Xinhua, it says blood studies were ethical and promises were kept Harvard University yesterday rebuffed China's accusation it had conducted unethical human genetic research ... the investigations, was 'slowly resuming'. Ms Herman was speaking after Xinhua challenged the university to account for its mistakes and honour promises to correct them. The Harvard research ...

  3. 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

    ... a sample batch tested positive for the virus, prompting a city-wide ban on the sale of live chickens. Xinhua said mainland experts were not certain if human-to-human transmission was involved ... ward as he was in Tuen Mun Hospital have been placed under medical surveillance. On the mainland, the Legal Evening News, citing an official at the Chinese Centre for Disease Control ...

  4. 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 of an experimental Pfizer breast cancer drug nearly doubled the amou ...

  5. 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, ... and some Scandinavian countries, the figures appeared to show a plateau effect. The WHO said these particular countries had implemented policies that the UN agency advises, including promoting ...

  6. 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

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Violence comes as police in Hubei province stage a drill on how to deal with angry relatives who storm a hospital after a loved one dies after treatment Three doctors in Shanghai have been attacked by a patient with a knif ...

  7. 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

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Results of Chinese University research are nothing to lose sleep over Offering students special classes on the benefits of sleep had almost no effect on their sleep habits, a Chinese University study has found. But one s ...

  8. Agency admits weak infrastructure for food and drug safety

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... measures to ensure safety. Ms Yan said the food and drug agency would soon announce measures to increase the transparency of drug approval procedures, to stamp out licensing corruption. She said the agency's website would post the names of officials who approved drugs, and key officials would have to change jobs regularly. Ms Yan was confident the new measures would root out corruption ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 05:07pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Relatives blamed medic for death of Guangdong man who was admitted after drinking excessively A doctor in Guangdong province has been confronted by an angry mob and paraded around a hospital after a man he treated had died ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Organ donor saves two lives as doctors perform ground-breaking operation

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:57pm

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Man killed by brain haemorrhage donates lungs to one patient, heart to another Organ donations from a brain haemorrhage victim have enabled doctors to save two lives, one of them in a ground-breaking operation.   An operation involv ...




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