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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Ultra crazy: The North Face 100, Hong Kong's latest 100km race

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 11:07am by Jeanette Wang

    ... for century races that Hong Kong is set to have its fourth this year: The North Face 100 Hong Kong on Dec 14. It joins the Vibram Hong Kong 100, Lantau 100 and Oxfam Trailwalker on the territory’s ... – a set of eight peaks – to the finish.   The North Face athlete Kami Semick, a top American ultra-runner based in Hong Kong, believes runners can expect “a challenging course that best represents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1272321/ultra-crazy-north-face-100-hong-kongs-latest-100km-race
  2. Terminal debt and despair hit cancer villages

    Posted Oct 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Ms Lu's home are dozens of sprawling chemical factories that are blamed for turning this quiet community just 15km from Tianjin into one of the most infamous cancer villages in China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/518817/terminal-debt-and-despair-hit-cancer-villages
  3. War of words doesn't help North Koreans

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... To say it once may be regarded as carelessness; to do it a second time looks like plain foolishness. In a rare criticism, the World Health Organisation has decided to take on Amnesty International after the human rights group released a damning report on the state of North Korea's public health system. So why pick a fight defending what may be the most repressive regime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720399/war-words-doesnt-help-north-koreans
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors attacked by knife-wielding patient in Shanghai, latest in series of assaults on medics

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 05:00pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Violence comes as police in Hubei province stage a drill on how to deal with angry relatives who storm a hospital after a loved one dies after treatment Three doctors in Shanghai have been attacked by a patient with a knif ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1454037/doctors-attacked-knife-wieiding-patient-shanghai-latest-series-assaults
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 05:07pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Relatives blamed medic for death of Guangdong man who was admitted after drinking excessively A doctor in Guangdong province has been confronted by an angry mob and paraded around a hospital after a man he treated had died ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1441871/weeping-doctor-paraded-around-hospital-angry-mob-after-patient-dies
  6. Plain cigarette packs can make health warnings more credible

    Posted Sep 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter from Yvonne Ow ('Packaging won't deter smokers', August 14) on proposed plain cigarette packaging. Clear the Air's anti-tobacco committee agrees ... have demonstrated that removing colour and brand imagery from packs can increase the credibility and recall of health warnings, as well as overall perceptions of risk from tobacco use. Plain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723521/plain-cigarette-packs-can-make-health-warnings-more-credible
  7. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... chloroquine, which helped eliminate malaria from Europe, North America, the Caribbean and parts of Asia and South-Central America during the 1950s. Resistance first began appearing on the Thai-Cambodia ... The think tank says that can increase America’s profile in Southeast Asia in a way that will benefit needy people and not be viewed as threatening to strategic rival, China. But securing more funds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1355142/resistance-malaria-drugs-spreading-southeast-asia
  8. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    China health under pressure from rapid change in diets

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 10:08am by Jeanette Wang

    ... death, writes Jeanette Wang Under pressure China’s rapid economic growth and emergence as a global power has been accompanied by other speedy developments, two of which made headlines on the same ... sharply in prevalence as non-communicable diseases rose. About 85 per cent of China’s 8.3 million deaths in 2010 were due to non-communicable diseases, with stroke, ischaemic heart disease, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1262682/rapid-change-diets-put-china-health-under-pressure
  9. Lifestyle - Health

    On the hunt for herbal remedies

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... doesn't discover anything new; he simply bridges indigenous knowledge and practices with the mass market. In China, for example, he has investigated plants such as Rhodiola rosea (sometimes called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1324445/hunt-herbal-remedies
  10. News - China - SOCIETY

    Underdiagnosis of hypertension reveals bigger health system gap in China, experts say

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... but what’s more troubling is that 40 per cent don’t know it, according to findings from the landmark China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) released on Friday. With a rapidly ageing population – and increasing age being one of the key risk factors for hypertension – China face a huge health burden. Hypertension is the most common risk factors for cardiovascular disease ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1251677/underdiagnosis-hypertension-reveals-bigger-health-system-gap-china

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