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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    China approves DNA-sequencing devices to detect genetic defects in unborn babies

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:56pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Controversial testing products for prenatal detection of birth defects get the green light Ban lifted on diagnostic devices The mainland has lifted the controversial ban on medical diagnostic products that can help detect birth defects in unborn children. The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) on Monday approved the registration of genomics ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chicken companies threaten to sue government over culling compensation

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:41pm

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Director says he will give Food and Health Bureau two weeks to respond to letter Two local chicken production companies are threatening legal action against ... Chicken, said the two companies would send a “pre-action” letter to the Food and Health Bureau and Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man on Friday. Cheng said he would give them two weeks ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Smoking to have 'devastating' economic impact in China: WHO

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... "That means you won't have the productivity of a healthy workforce. You do not have what I call a healthy, educated workforce to sustain this economic development. The devastation ... and charging higher tax on tobacco products. "These are useful tools and proven to work. They just need to be implemented," said Chan. Anti-smoking campaigners say one major problem ...

  4. 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

    ... Chung and his researchers said. "Parents and their children may not be aware that using the internet and electronic-screen products for long hours can affect the physical and psychological ... in their report on the health effects of the use of the internet and electronic-screen products. Half of them said they had lost sleep from using computers and other related devices, while 45 per cent ...

  5. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Cigarette makers ignore Indonesia health warning label deadline

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:34pm

    ... Only 409 of the more than 3,300 brands owned by 672 companies nationwide had registered the photos they plan to use on their products as of Monday, according to the Food and Drug Monitoring ... Associated Press in Jakarta Tobacco-related illnesses kill at least 200,000 each year in country with world's highest rate of smoking among men aged over 15 Tobacco companies have ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Survey reveals extent of toddlers' early exposure to computer screens

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 06:13pm by Emily Tsang

    ... products for long hours can affect the physical and psychological health of the user,” Chung said at the release of a report on the study on Tuesday. “Kids are exposed to electronic devices ...

  7. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    Drinking your own urine: The unorthodox Chinese 'miracle cure'

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 07:32pm by Nectar Gan

    ... excrement, and comes from the circulation of blood which absorbs nutrients in food and is therefore a “genuine metabolic product”. “Urine comes from blood. Its chemical components come from blood ... an unlimited partnership company registered in Hong Kong in 2008, with no corporate capacity.  It is also found that the address of the association shown on its website only leads to an old residence ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health Authority to look into expired sutures use at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by LO WEI, Patsy Moy

    ... causes" behind any of the 33 deaths following surgery. He added that in public hospitals, expiry dates of medical products were monitored manually and it was difficult for busy staff to keep track ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Wal-Mart boosts China food safety budget threefold to 300m yuan

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:44am by Reuters

    ... (HK$378 million). It covers the period 2013-2015, to which it had previously allocated 100 million yuan. The company said it would also increase DNA testing on meat products and supplier ... under attack earlier this year after its "five spice" donkey meat was found to contain fox meat. It was also fined in 2011 for selling expired duck meat. The company has about 7,000 ...

  10. 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

    ... commissioned a team of local experts and public health specialists from Harvard University to study the system. It found that public health expenditure had grown, as a share of gross domestic product ... "At present, many people opt for lower-premium products because they do not need broader coverage," Chan said. "The minimum-requirements approach would in effect force them to pay ...




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