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  1. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    Chinese prostitutes as young as 15 suffering high STD and abortion rates, study reveals

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:46pm by Chris Luo

    ... of the southwestern province of Yunnan. Two thirds of the women and girls said they had experienced STD-related symptoms in the past year. Some 44 per cent had undergone abortions according to the research, ... week, for “excellence in research that addresses girls related to HIV/Aids”. The study found that the prostitutes lacked proper sexual health-related knowledge. Some 70 per cent of those polled ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    20 per cent more elderly seeking treatment for serious eye condition each year

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com More seeking care for age-related eye condition At least 20 per cent more elderly people in Hong Kong are seeking treatment every year for an eye condition ... which is harder to treat and requires more therapy." In Hong Kong, AMD is the leading cause of blindness and accounts for 23 per cent of all people who have lost their sight, according ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Having good neighbours may help curb heart attack risk

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 10:23pm by AFP

    ... a reduced heart attack risk over the four-year study period. People who gave a full score of seven out of seven had a 67 per cent reduced heart attack risk compared to people who gave a score ... are the number one cause of death globally, claiming some 15 million lives in 2010, according to the latest Global Burden of Disease study. Research into neighbourhoods and health had in the past focused ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Obesity increases risk of having 10 common cancers, study shows

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:42pm by AFP

    ... of cancers of the uterus (62 per cent increase), gallbladder (31 per cent), kidney (25 per cent), cervix (10 per cent), thyroid (9 per cent), and leukaemia (9 per cent)," said the statement. Higher BMI also increased the risk of cancer of the liver (19 per cent), colon (10 per cent), ovaries (9 per cent) and breast (5 per cent), although the effect on these types was influenced ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Charity given deadline on huge rent rise

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by BRIAN YAP

    ... five days to decide whether to give up its headquarters or pay close to 50 per cent more in rent, potentially leaving the organisation out of funds in a year. In May, the Hong Kong Arthritis ... the price would be just HK$49 per square metre. The authority instead offered premises elsewhere that were allocated for welfare use. But the foundation says its offices must be in a place ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's only remedy for Ebola is a breast cancer drug

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang, Arthur Chan

    ... with a fatality rate of 54 per cent, has killed more than 1,200 people in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. It spreads through human-to-human transmission with infection resulting from direct ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    New study questions conventional wisdom on health threat from salt

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:43pm by AP

    ... be bad, and sodium isn't the whole story. People should go for moderation." About 40 per cent of participants had high blood pressure. Sodium levels were estimated from a single urine ... People who consume three to six grams of sodium a day (about eight to 15 grams of salt) had the lowest risk of heart problems or death from any cause during the nearly four-year study. More ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    DNA-based test for colon cancer, costing US$599 a go, approved by US

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:17pm by AP

    ... and precancerous polyps. But company studies of Cologuard showed that it was more accurate at detecting tumours and polyps than traditional stool blood tests. Cologuard detected 92 per cent of colon cancers and 42 per cent of advanced polyps in a study of 10,000 patients, while traditional blood screening detected only 74 per cent of cancers and 24 per cent of polyps. The new test ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chronic shortage of doctors in Hong Kong will not be resolved for years, report warns

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 11:46pm by Emily Tsang

    ... for doctors and an annual staff turnover of more than 5 per cent. But the Medical Association, the doctors' union, has long opposed lowering licensing requirements for overseas doctors. Ninety per cent of patients use public hospitals, but they employ just 40 per cent of doctors. Efforts to meet the shortfall have included adding places on medical courses at the two universities ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU researchers' new liver cancer system helps prolong patients' lives

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... stages. Under the new system, about 30 per cent more liver cancer patients can now receive the more effective surgical treatment, researchers say. They believe the system will reduce resources ... Tung-ping, of the University of Hong Kong medicine faculty's surgery department. Although Asia accounts for over 80 per cent of global liver cancer deaths each year, it did not have its own ...




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