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Medical Technology

New self-monitoring devices are a boon to diabetics

When Tsiang Chi-tsing was diagnosed as diabetic five years ago, he stuck to a self-testing regime of using a fingerstick to measure his blood glucose levels three times a week. But after six months, his self-discipline sagged due to overwhelming work and family duties.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 9:45am 1 comment

Alzheimer's-detecting technology Neurotrack takes SXSW prize

Neurotrack, which uses eye tracking to achieve a claimed 100 per cent success rate, clinched the health technologies category in the SXSW Accelerator competition as the festival's interactive segment drew to a close.

17 Mar 2013 - 2:20am

3-D printing breakthrough with stem cells

Three-dimensional printing is all the rage: from crafting musical instruments and prosthetic limbs to constructing a manned base on the moon.

5 Feb 2013 - 5:14pm

Allergy sufferers to benefit from mobile phone testing device

Finding out if the food you're eating contains anything you're allergic to could soon be as easy as turning on your mobile phone.

18 Dec 2012 - 8:48am

Study finds people in tropics die younger

People living in tropical areas are likely to die more than seven years younger than those in other regions, the first findings of a global research project show.

The State of the Tropics study, run by 13 institutions across 12 countries, reported that people living in the world's tropical zones in 2010 had an average life expectancy of 64.4 years.

20 Nov 2012 - 4:18am

Microchip that mimics breathing offers new way to test cancer drugs

US researchers have begun testing drugs using a microchip lined with living cells that replicates many of the features of a human lung, a technology that may one day help improve drug testing and reduce researchers' dependence on animal studies.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:27am

Just what the doctor ordered

With nearly 170 exhibitors from around the world, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair showcases the latest in state-of-the-art medical products and services for the consumer and professional markets.

7 May 2012 - 12:00am

Church v state on population policy

The Philippines is the most populous Catholic country in Asia. China is the most populous country in the world. It's interesting to observe their diametrically opposed government policies on birth control.

19 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Cradle to the grave

It's a familiar story told too many times, and it has a tragic end.

An unmarried girl secretly gives birth. She is alone; one helpless child burdened with another. In this tale, it is the innocent who perishes, at the hands of the ignorant - a teenage mother.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

Break down barriers to contraception

Public health and development experts agree: contraception is one of the most effective investments a country can make to protect the health of mothers and babies and to enable women's full participation in economic development.

2 Aug 2010 - 12:00am