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  1. 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

    ... said bad habits, pollution and lack of exercise might all be contributing factors to the increase in cancer cases. Leung, manager of the Charles K. Kao Foundation for Alzheimer's Disease, ... only about 10 per cent of sufferers are thought to be receiving specialist care, said Wilfred Leung Chi-hang, the manager of the Charles K. Kao Foundation for Alzheimer's Disease. ...

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

    Care is failing to keep up with rise in dementia: expert

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Emily Tsang

    ... Leung Chi-hang, the manager of the Charles K. Kao Foundation for Alzheimer's Disease. "Dementia is becoming more common because there is a longer life expectancy for Hongkongers," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493744/care-failing-keep-rise-dementia-expert
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong compiles database of 13,000 breast cancer patients

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:13am by LO WEI

    ... mainly on Western data. On May 22, the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation will be making its registry of information accessible to doctors. Relying on donations over the past seven years, the foundation has collected the case histories of some 13,000 patients, about one-third of those who have been diagnosed with the disease. It's like a foundation stone on which many buildings can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482054/new-database-breast-cancer-patients-launched
  4. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    A year of cancer, one photo at a time: Former Hongkonger keeps picture diary of battle

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:32pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Former Hong Kong resident Jennifer Glass took a photo of herself daily during a year-long battle with lung cancer Jennifer Glass has always had an adventurous spirit. In 1990, she left the United States and journeyed to Southeast Asia for several months of solo backpacking. Then, she migrated to rural Japan to teach English for two years before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1483126/year-cancer-one-photo-time
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Young Parkinson's disease patient in China starts website to help fellow sufferers

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:17am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... 1998. He established a foundation and today is one of the world's best known advocates for Parkinson's research. Ximen said his site was open to all Parkinson's patients, but he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1479329/young-parkinsons-disease-patient-china-starts-website-help-fellow
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    China and India face huge cancer burden

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 08:59am by AFP

    ... in the countryside. "A quarter of all cancer deaths worldwide are in China," said Paul Goss, a Harvard Medical School professor who led the Chinese study. "Some of the main factors responsible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1477877/china-and-india-face-huge-cancer-burden
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Government, schools need to do more to stop youth suicides, say experts

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... to suicide prevention, said schools needed to do a better job of educating young people on depression, self harm and suicide. "We've received an increasing number of calls and e-mails from ... project leader of the Samaritans' youth outreach programme, said there was still "a certain stigma" on suicide in Hong Kong. "Some schools welcome us but … are concerned about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1454331/government-schools-need-do-more-stop-youth-suicides-say-experts
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Call for inquiry into flu drugs given to pupils at Xian kindergarten without parents' consent

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 05:02am by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com Xian kindergarten secretly fed prescription flu medicine to young pupils for long periods Parents call for inquiry into school pill doses Outraged parents are demanding an official inquiry into why a kindergarten in Xian, capital of Shaanxi, fed prescription flu medicine to hundreds of pupils for months, perhaps years. The parents have accused the school ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1448083/call-inquiry-flu-drugs-given-pupils-xian-kindergarten-without-parents
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    E-cigarettes can cause injury to eyes and skin, US CDC reports

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:00pm by NYT

    ... The CDC estimates that 10 per cent of American high school students and nearly 3 per cent of middle school students used e-cigarettes in 2012. The authors of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1465024/e-cigarettes-can-cause-injury-eyes-and-skin-us-cdc-reports
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Gansu parents protest as scandal over drugged kindergarten pupils widens

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:05am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Nursery school in Gansu province latest alleged to have given medicine without parents' consent Parents protest at another preschool drugging pupils Hundreds of angry parents yesterday staged a protest outside a kindergarten in Gansu province that gave children a prescription drug without consent. It is the latest nursery school on the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1457279/gansu-parents-protest-scandal-over-drugged-kindergarten-pupils-widens

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