A clinical trial of an experimental Pfizer breast cancer drug nearly doubled the amount of time patients lived without their disease getting worse.
However, overall survival has not yet been shown to be statistically significant, researchers said.Monday, 7 April, 2014, 4:52pm
Three doctors in Shanghai have been attacked by a patient with a knife, the latest in a wave of assaults against medical staff on the mainland. The attack came as police in a city in Hubei carried out a drill to practice how to deal with large groups of angry patient’s relatives attacking a hospital.21 Mar 2014 - 6:40pm
Results of Chinese University research are nothing to lose sleep over.14 Mar 2014 - 6:17pm 2 comments
A doctor in Guangdong province has been confronted by an angry mob and paraded around a hospital after a man he treated had died the previous night, a mainland newspaper reported.7 Mar 2014 - 9:48am 1 comment
Organ donations from a brain haemorrhage victim have enabled doctors to save two lives, one of them in a ground-breaking operation.
An operation involving a double lung transplant and heart repair surgery, carried out in Hong Kong for the first time, was one of two life-saving procedures made possible by the organ donations of a man who died on Tuesday night.27 Feb 2014 - 3:27pm 2 comments
A lack of exercise and unhealthy diets high in fat and sugar are making it common for children and adults in Europe to be overweight, the World Health Organisation has warned.
Up to one third of 11-year-olds across Europe are too heavy, says the UN agency that focuses on international public health.25 Feb 2014 - 6:14pm
Hong Kong's death toll from the H7N9 strain of bird flu rose to three yesterday when the virus claimed the life a 75-year-old man who recently spent a week living near a poultry market in Shenzhen.30 Jan 2014 - 1:03pm
International experts raised the alarm on Tuesday over the spread of drug-resistant malaria in several Southeast Asian countries, saying it endangers major global gains in fighting the mosquito-borne disease that kills more than 600,000 people each year.13 Nov 2013 - 3:20pm
Several times a year, Chris Kilham ventures into the Amazonian jungles where he gets together with shamans for a few drinks. These are occasions that make a big Friday night in Lan Kwai Fong seem like a stroll through Victoria Park.8 Oct 2013 - 9:59am
A British woman’s newborn last month became the first baby to be born after being screened using a new genome-mapping technique known as “next-generation sequencing”8 Jul 2013 - 10:04am
While Djokovic and co. fight it out at Wimbledon, there’s another Grand Slam taking place in the US that’s attracting a small but growing crowd – including the attention of Hongkongers.4 Jul 2013 - 12:47pm 2 comments
The Hong Kong Observatory sure has a lot of weather warnings: for typhoons, rainstorms, thunderstorms, flooding, landslips, monsoons, frost, fire, cold weather, very hot weather, what have you.18 Jun 2013 - 11:06pm
It’s a timely coincidence. Diet is the leading risk factor for premature death on the mainland, accounting for one in three deaths in 2010, according to the study published in The Lancet.17 Jun 2013 - 1:00pm 2 comments
Fans of juice fasting claim that drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices for three days is the trick to giving the body a good spring clean.17 Jun 2013 - 10:13am