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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong researchers may have found way to combat Alzheimer's disease

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:01pm by LO WEI

    ... The study was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America last month. The team is now seeking to work with drug manufacturers and medical schools, ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    US gun lobby blasted for opposing Obama’s choice for surgeon general

    Posted May 08th 2014, 10:03pm by AFP

    ... of radical gun control measures raises significant concerns about his ability to objectively examine issues pertinent to America's 100 million firearm owners," said one NRA letter to lawmakers. Dr Murthy's... support of radical gun control measures raises significant concerns about his ability to objectively examine issues pertinent to America's 100 million firearm ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Study finds hazardous chemicals in children's soccer boots on sale in Hong Kong

    Posted May 19th 2014, 06:08pm by FANNY FUNG

    ... markets in Latin America, Europe and Asia, including Hong Kong, were tested by the University of Exeter in the UK and at Greenpeace facilities in Germany. They included boots, shirts gloves ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU team hail H7N9 flu vaccine 'breakthrough'

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Emily Tsang

    ... Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America yesterday. The researchers used the vaccinia virus- the key ingredient in the smallpox vaccine- as a vaccine carrier. ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Doubts over vitamin E health benefits

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 08:12pm by AFP

    ... to be ineffective at preventing the two most fatal diseases in America. The findings are based on a systematic review of scientific studies which found that vitamin E does not help- and beta-carotene ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    H1N1 flu epidemic 'killed 203,000' according to WHO study

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 10:23pm by NYT

    ... that the mortality burden of this pandemic fell most heavily on younger people and those living in certain parts of the Americas." The relatively modest number of deaths estimated by the WHO prompted ... of victims were younger than age 65. Traditionally, seasonal influenza hits seniors the hardest. Researchers also calculated that flu-related deaths were 20 times greater in Central America and South ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Gene therapy and new antiretroviral offer hope of better HIV treatment

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:37pm by GDN

    ... raised their hopes. "We are absolutely encouraged by these results," said Bruce Levine, who ran the trial with Carl June at the University of Pennsylvania in America. "This ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Broadcaster Tom Brokaw ‘optimistic’ despite being diagnosed with cancer

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 08:45pm by Reuters

    ... with Walter Cronkite was still America's top weeknight network newscast. Within several years, however, Brokaw and Nightly News moved to the top of the Nielsen ratings, leading Dan Rather ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    China the hardest hit by global surge in cancer, says WHO report

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 03:41am by Li Jing

    ... edition of the World Cancer Report said developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America were among the hardest hit by cancer. Overall, the world registered 14 million new ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    US health authorities set target for putting an end to cigarette smoking

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 01:22pm by AP

    ... making smokes more expensive. Laws banning smoking in restaurants, bars and workplaces have popped up all over America. Polls show that cigarette smoking is no longer considered normal behaviour. ...




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