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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Pollution kills 7 million people every year, says WHO report

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:16pm by LO WEI

    ... be a priority." Watch: How to deal with Hong Kong's smog The WHO estimates there were 3.7 million deaths from outdoor air pollution in 2012 from urban and rural sources worldwide, while indoor air ... that air pollution caused 350,000 to 500,000 premature deaths a year in mainland China. Professor Wong Tze-wai, of the Chinese University of Hong Kong 's school of public Health, said although ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1457199/pollution-kills-7-million-people-every-year-says-who-report
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Air pollution leading cause of cancer, World Health Organisation warns

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 11:26pm by AP

    ... of air pollution. A recent study commissioned by Greenpeace found air quality is taking a heavy toll in Hong Kong. It linked 3,600 deaths and 4,000 cases of child asthma in 2011 alone to pollution from 96 coal-fired power plants in Guangdong and Hong Kong. Watch: How to deal with Hong Kong's smog problem The expert panel's classification was made after scientists analysed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1334017/air-pollution-leading-cause-cancer-world-health-organisation-warns
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    More lawsuits expected after WHO links air pollution and cancer

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 03:44am by Emily Tsang

    ... the major cause of lung cancer in Hong Kong remained tobacco or second-hand smoke. Greenpeace climate campaigner Prentice Koo Wai-muk said air pollution took a heavy toll in Hong Kong and urged more ... on air pollution More workers are likely to sue their employers for work-related cancer, lawyers say, after the World Health Organisation officially classified outdoor air pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1334874/more-lawsuits-expected-after-who-links-air-pollution-and-cancer
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    WHO will help set Hong Kong’s air quality goals

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Organisation experts will help set Hong Kong's air quality objectives, according to a schedule to be released by the Environment Bureau today, a source close to the government says. The 40-page road map for Clean Air for Hong Kong will outline the targets and timetables for improving air quality. The document, to be launched by Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing, will cover ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1201374/who-will-help-set-hong-kongs-air-quality-goals
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Average Hong Kong toddler starts using electronic tablets at just 16 months

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Parents are being warned of the health dangers posed to children who spend too much time in front of electronic screens, after a government study found that toddlers began using tablet computers at an average age of 16 mon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549901/health-warning-survey-finds-hong-kong-toddlers-begin-using-tablets-16
  6. 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

    ... in Alzheimer's patients and can slow the progression of the disease," she said yesterday. In 2009, Alzheimer's disease affected about 103,000 people in Hong Kong; by 2039 it is expected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548746/hong-kong-researchers-may-have-found-way-combat-alzheimers-disease
  7. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:36pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... also need to train millions more people to care for our elderly. For Hong Kong, that means taking a fresh look at how we recruit the hundreds of thousands of home helpers who come to the city ... a grim future. David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-Apec Trade Policy Group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1555349/sick-workers-cost-economies-billions
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Strain on Hong Kong's health system increases as government dithers over reform

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Hong Kong awaits report of latest study on how to fix the city's health funding ills, over 20 years after need for reform was first flagged System is sick ... College of Professional and Continuing Education, said he was not optimistic. "The history of health care in Hong Kong in the past two decades has been characterised by the repeated failure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537954/strains-health-system-rise-government-dithers-over-reform
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Top 10 killer diseases in Hong Kong claim 18pc more lives than a decade ago

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:39pm by Emily Tsang and Lo Wei

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei Average life expectancy goes up by five years in a decade Killer diseases claim 18 pc more lives in HK The top 10 killer diseases in Hong Kong cause the deaths of 18 ... expectancy in Hong Kong has increased by more than five years in the last decade, the number of people dying from age-related diseases has risen. Thanks to medical advances, fewer people now die from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493984/killer-diseases-claim-18pc-more-lives-hong-kong-over-past-decade
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    ‘Dirty’ air in subdivided flats pose health hazards

    Posted May 21st 2014, 05:06pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... metre that defines good-quality air under Hong Kong’s Air Quality Index. “The results are quite shocking,” said Baptist University biology professor Dr Lai Ka-man, one of the researchers. “Many ... Hong Kong flats. Endotoxins are a common biological indicator for indoor air quality, although there is no international standard for it. High levels of endotoxin concentration would affect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1517263/dirty-air-subdivided-flats-pose-health-hazards

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