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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangzhou disease control centre predicts end to dengue outbreak within weeks

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:42am by Mimi Lau, He Huifeng

    ... dangerous to human health. Dengue, which has a relatively low mortality rate, is linked to greater urbanisation. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pain and skin rashes. A very small number of cases lead to life-threatening dengue haemorrhagic fever. According to Xinhua, another 16 dengue cases have also been reported in east China’s Jianou city of Fujian province ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1599783/guangzhou-disease-control-centre-predicts-end-dengue-outbreak-within
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Dengue epidemic rises rapidly in Guangdong

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 10:12pm by Mimi Lau

    ... "severely ill". The China News Service quoted Yin as saying the two deceased patients had high blood pressure and diabetes. Nearby Foshan had recorded 622 cases, while Zhongshan and Jiangmen ... and bacterial diseases dangerous to human health. Dengue is linked to urbanisation but has a relatively low mortality rate. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pain and skin rashes. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1598933/dengue-epidemic-rises-rapidly-guangdong
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    One suicide every 40 seconds somewhere in the world, WHO says

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... suicide globally are pesticide poisoning, hanging and firearms, but jumping from buildings is a common method in highly urbanised areas in Asia. The WHO cautioned that suicide figures were ... with around 60 per cent in countries such as China and India, WHO said. The UN agency said its goal by 2020 was to cut national suicide rates by 10 per cent. The media and social network users ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1585335/one-suicide-every-40-seconds-somewhere-world-who-says
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Dengue fever brings travel and health warnings on mainland

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 11:54am by Alice Yan

    ... Wenwu, CDC researcher specialising in the disease, was quoted as saying that the public help eradicate mosquito breeding places and, when travelling to southern China and south and southeast ... for people infected outside Shanghai,” Lu told the South China Morning Post. China has two “Golden Week” holidays a year – National Day and Lunar New Year. Lu says the epidemic seems to be moving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1605302/dengue-fever-brings-out-travel-and-health-warnings-mainland
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Changes eyed to Beijing indoor smoking ban set bad example, WHO says

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:42am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... the nation's anti-smoking efforts, the World Health Organisation's representative in China says. "It would be a great shame- and a tremendous waste of life- if Beijing's leaders let ... representative in China. The municipal government proposed in April to revise the city's smoking control restrictions from "densely populated areas" to all indoor public spaces, a move ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1599781/changes-eyed-beijing-indoor-smoking-ban-set-bad-example-who-says
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese 'Flying Tigers' pilot who served in famous WW2 squadron falls critically ill

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 06:31pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... of a China-based wartime air squadron called the Flying Tigers, is critically ill at a Chongqing hospital and is struggling to pay his medical bills. Long, 91 – who flew transport aircraft and later bombers with the Tigers, a volunteer unit of the US military which aided China’s air force during the second world war – has been ill with a lung infection since early July, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1599592/chinese-flying-tigers-pilot-who-served-famous-ww2-squadron-falls
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    33 sickened by ammonia gas leak in northwestern China

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:29pm by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com Quick hospital treatment reduced the danger to the four victims most seriously injured in Ningxia; pressure on a compressor is blamed Ammonia poisoning sickened 33 people because of a leak on Sunday afternoon in Yinchuan, the capita ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587785/thirty-three-sickened-ammonia-gas-leak-northwestern-capital
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Children of Chinese blood donors offered grades boost as incentive

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:37pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Parents who donate more than 4 litres of blood can win perks under a bizarre county policy in Zhejiang province, including bonus points for their children's exams, health care discounts and and free rides on public tran ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1599553/children-chinese-blood-donors-offered-grades-boost-incentive
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    'You can even tailor your baby's sex': Inside an illicit Beijing surrogacy firm

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 07:11pm by Nectar Gan

    ... mothers could give birth to the babies in the Southeast Asian country. In an old, dimly lit apartment-hotel room which served as the company’s reception office, a representative of the China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1598817/you-can-even-tailor-your-babys-sex-inside-illegal-beijing-surrogacy-firm
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Whose line is it anyway? Pregnant woman battles hospital over right to keep umbilical cord blood

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao, Emily Tsang

    ... in Hong Kong and are not regulated by any government department. The South China Morning Post has learned that the Food and Health Bureau favours regulation to ensure the safety and service ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594958/whose-line-it-anyway-hospitals-policy-umbilical-cords-provokes-rights

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