Health Care/Hospital

World Cancer Day, 4 February 2007 Marks Launch of World Cancer Campaign

Messages offer healthy lessons parents can share with their children GENEVA, 30 Jan. /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- It is an amazing statistic: 43 percent of cancer cases can be prevented through healthy lifestyles established in childhood. The World Cancer Campaign - "Today’s Children, Tomorrow’s ...

2007-01-30 23:15 907

Winner Medical to Exhibit at Arab Health 2007

- Company to Showcase PurCotton(TM) and Traditional Products at Largest Continuous Medical Education Conference in the Middle East - SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 25 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Winner Medical Group Inc., ("Winner Medical") (OTC Bulletin Board: WMDG), will exhibit its wide-ran...

2007-01-25 21:30 1001

WHO Revives Efforts to Eliminate Forgotten Disease

GENEVA, Jan. 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- A neglected disease with a nearly forgotten name is making a comeback following a global control programme that almost eradicated it more than forty years ago. Yaws, a disease which eats away at the skin, cartilage and bones of its victims (mostly children...

2007-01-26 09:40 789

WuXiPharmaTech Fills Two Key Leadership Positions with Internal Candidates

SHANGHAI, China, Jan. 25 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- WuXi PharmaTech, China's leading provider of pharmaceutical R&D outsourcing services announced today that it has promoted Dr. Suhan Tang and Dr. Hai Mi to Chief Manufacturing Officer and Vice President of Corporate Communications respectively. ...

2007-01-25 18:11 2015

HIV/AIDS Affected Families in Shanxi Supported by Microfinance

UNDP Initiative Increases Incomes of HIV/AIDS Affected Households Through Microcredit Scheme BEIJING, Jan. 23 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- A conference was held today in Beijing highlighting lessons learned from a United Nations microfinance initiative that has empowered people living with HIV/...

2007-01-23 19:49 1057

China Health Holding Establishes Strategic Alliance with Drug R&D Institution

Company Gains 10-Year Right to Acquire and Market Drug Compounds and Intellectual Properties Developed by Beijing Jifatang Chinese Medicine Research & Development Institution LAS VEGAS, Jan. 22 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- China Health Holding, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CHHH.OB), a development st...

2007-01-22 23:08 1093

WHO Executive Board to Tackle Key Global Health Issues

Agenda Includes Measles, Polio, Chronic Diseases and Pandemic Influenza GENEVA, Jan. 23 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) opened its twice-yearly session on Monday with a speech from the new Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan, highlighting rec...

2007-01-23 10:12 851

Pharmaxis Appoints Spanish Distributor for Aridol

SYDNEY, Australia, Jan. 22 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pharmaxis (ASX: PXS; Nasdaq: PXSL) today announced the appointment of Aldo-Union SA to market and distribute its asthma diagnostic and management tool, Aridol, in Spain. Spain is among the first group of countries selected to review ...

2007-01-22 22:00 1163

China Kangtai Cactus Biotech Announces Preliminary Year End 2006 Results

Net Sales Increase 110%; Net Income Grows Over 300% HARBIN, China, Jan. 23 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- China Kangtai Cactus Biotech, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CKGT), a vertically integrated grower, developer, manufacturer and marketer of a variety of cactus-based consumer products, today reporte...

2007-01-23 05:31 783

New Phase III Data Highlights Excellent Efficacy of Roche’s Cancer Drugs Xeloda and Avastin for Treatment of Advanced Colorectal Cancer

BASEL, Switzerland, Jan. 22 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- New Phase III data presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Gastrointestinal Symposium (ASCO GI) continue to demonstrate the excellent efficacy of two of Roche’s innovative cancer drugs Xeloda and Avastin, which offer improved surv...

2007-01-22 16:14 1091

Global Goal to Reduce Measles Deaths in Children Surpassed

Measles Deaths Fall by 60 Per cent NEW YORK and GENEVA, Jan. 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Measles deaths have fallen by 60 per cent worldwide since 1999 -- a major public health success. This exceeds the United Nations goal to halve measles deaths between 1999 and 2005 and is largely due to a...

2007-01-19 11:00 855

Winner Medical Group Commences Production of PurCotton(TM)

Company Expects to Ship First Order of New Revolutionary Cotton Cloth Product by End of January SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Winner Medical Group Inc., ("Winner Medical") (OTC Bulletin Board: WMDG), has commenced production of PurCotton(TM), its new revolutionary cotton c...

2007-01-18 21:30 970

Mindray Announces Preliminary 2006 Operating Results

Company to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2006 Financial Results on March 12, 2007 SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mindray Medical International Limited (NYSE: MR) today announced selected preliminary unaudited results for the fiscal year ended December 31,...

2007-01-17 21:35 702

Winner Medical Subsidiary Invited to Present at DOME Corporation Annual Sales Conference

-- Shanghai Winner to Showcase Its Sports Bandages at Event Held by Largest Sports Bandages Distributor in Japan -- SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Winner Medical Group Inc., ("Winner Medical") (OTC Bulletin Board: WMDG), is pleased to announce that Liu Jun, general manager...

2007-01-17 21:30 1159

WuXi PharmaTech Starts Moving Scientists to New Facility

SHANGHAI, China, Jan. 16 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- WuXi PharmaTech, China's leading provider of pharmaceutical R&D outsourcing services announced today that it has begun moving the first group of scientists to its state-of-the-art Tianjin research facility, which first became operational in De...

2007-01-16 21:08 896

'Pulse On America' Show to Feature Global Pharmatech

Thursday, January 11, 2007 8:30 ET JILIN, China, Jan. 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Global Pharmatech, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GBLP; the "Company") a company that develops, manufactures and markets proprietary botanical drugs and dietary supplements, announced that it will be featured in Platin...

2007-01-11 21:30 911

ChemBridge Announces Their New Fragment Library for Screening

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 10 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- ChemBridge has assembled an exemplary collection of small molecules useful for fragment-based screening: the new Fragment Library. The emergence and development of high throughput X-ray crystallography and NMR methodologies for drug discovery have contr...

2007-01-10 20:00 1036

WHO Plans to Increase Treatment Access for Victims of Rabies and Snake Bites

GENEVA, Jan. 10 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Although more than 12 million people each year are bitten by dogs or snakes, or stung by scorpions, the world's capacity to treat them is inadequate. Effective treatment for these conditions is critically dependent on therapeutic sera*, but this essential ...

2007-01-10 12:05 890

Organon Partners With HUYA to Identify and Develop Chinese Biopharmaceuticals

Collaboration Looks for Opportunities to Expand the Organon Biotech Research Programs and Facilitate Links With China's Biotech Industry OSS, Netherlands and SAN DIEGO, Jan. 9 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Organon, the human healthcare business of Akzo Nobel (Nasdaq: AKZOY), announced today that i...

2007-01-09 21:00 893

TaiGen Initiates Phase II Trial of Nemonoxacin for Treatment of Adult Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Jan. 8 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- TaiGen Biotechnology Inc. announced today that the company has started enrollment of patients for the Phase II clinical trial of Nemonoxacin (TG-873870) for the treatment of adult community acquired pneumonia (CAP). The randomized, double-blind, c...

2007-01-08 21:30 725