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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Internships to ease strain on Hong Kong's accident and emergency departments

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:04am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Staff shortages and increase in patients have left A&E departments struggling to meet targets Interns to ease pressure on emergency doctors Public hospital emergency departments are trying to attract more new graduates to combat a shortage of doctors. The shortage, compounded by an increase in both the number of patients treated and procedures offered, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Teaching pupils about benefits of rest has no effect on their sleeping habits: study

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 06:15pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... early and wake early.” Fourteen schools with a total of 4,456 students participated in the study. Some students were given “sleep education” on how sleep could affect health, growth and grades. The research period was from 2011 to last year. After a full school year, the study found that students who did not receive sleep education slept an average 8 minutes less than they had ...


    Shenzhen reports rat boom

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 02:18pm

    ... Metropolis Daily reported, citing Zhang Shaohua, a director at the sterilisation and vector-prevention department at the city’s disease control and prevention centre. Zhang said there were 17 ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Parents praise inquiry into kindergarten medications but seek justice and assurances

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 01:36pm by DARREN WEE, WU NAN

    ... a notice from the government departments said. The order requires provincial and municipal education and health departments to carry out the inspections by April 10 and submit the results five days ... should follow strict guidelines. These include consulting with health experts and getting formal approval from health and education departments above county level. "No unit or individual can ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Call for action to prevent infections

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by LO WEI

    ... to preventing them, a Health Department survey shows. Cases of dengue fever, one of the most common such vector-borne diseases, are on the rise locally and around the world, said director of health Dr ... the theme of this year's World Health Day on Monday. About half of the world's population is exposed to such diseases, which kill one million people each year. The department interviewed ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    British study links carb breakdown gene in saliva to obesity

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:39am by GUARDIAN

    ... stronger link than in any of those found before, say the researchers. Professor Tim Spector, head of the department of twin research and genetic epidemiology at King's and joint lead ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Healthy lifestyle of walking to work gets former weatherman 'addicted'

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Phila Siu

    ... Kong," he said. The first Friday of April is Walk to Work Day, as designated by the US Department of Health and Human Services since 2004 to draw attention to the need to exercise and to prevent ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Seven-a-day diet of fruit and veg helps you live longer, says study

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 07:48pm by Staff Reporter

    ... says Dr Oyinlola Oyebode, of UCL’s department of epidemiology and public health, who was the lead author of the study. “The clear message here is that the more fruit and vegetables you eat, ... 5” guidelines, which recommend eating a total of 675 grams a day – two 150 gram portions of fruit and five 75 gram portions of vegetables. In Europe, Britain’s Department of Health, ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese task force to target counterfeit food and drugs

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:51am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... said that she hoped the new task force would reduce food- and drug- related crimes. However, she also worried that it was just an excuse for existing law enforcement departments to claim more ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Scientists are closing in on drugs that may stop the deadly Ebola virus

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:56am by Bloomberg

    ... with backing from the Defence Department. "There are already candidate cocktails that can be used in an emergency," said Erica Saphire, a professor at the Scripps Research Institute in La ... contract with the Defence Department. Tekmira, based in Canada, this month won fast-track designation from the US Food and Drug Administration to develop the experimental treatment. While HIV, ...




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