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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Jet lag can make you fat, thanks to bacteria disturbed by travel

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:39am by WASHPOST

    ... the result could be a gut full of the wrong kinds of bacteria- including species that promote obesity. Researchers looked at the microbiome, or bacterial populations, in rodent and human subjects. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1619503/jet-lag-can-make-you-fat-thanks-bacteria-disturbed-travel
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Wan Chai workers feeling the strain

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of the mobile working population in our district," said Suen Kai-cheong, chairman of the district council. "They appear to be concerned about the air quality, noise and traffic congestion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620781/wan-chai-workers-feeling-strain
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bernard Chan opens door to fitness in your 50s

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by Olga Wong

    ... Service since 2000. He said demand for such a centre as the population aged became apparent during his social service work. The number of people aged over 65 is expected to double to 2.16 million- a quarter of the population- within 20 years, and make up a third of the population by 2041. A new generation of retirees with higher education levels and mandatory provident fund savings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1600448/bernard-chan-opens-door-fitness-your-50s
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chronic illness affects more than 25 per cent of population

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... representing about 28.1 per cent of the population, the report revealed. And the older one gets, the higher the chance of suffering from a chronic disease. Some 73.7 per cent of those aged over 64 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1122527/chronic-illness-affects-more-25-cent-population
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Pilots, crews face increased skin cancer risk from high altitude exposure

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:23pm by AFP

    ... population. The incidence rate was attributed to ultraviolet rays filtering into planes at high altitude through cockpit windscreens and windows on the fuselage, the author of the meta-study published ... of this population". The study appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology. Researchers reported that at 9,000 metres above sea level, the cruising altitude of most commercial jets, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1585261/pilots-crews-face-increased-skin-cancer-risk-high-altitude-exposure
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Discovery of new gene mutation may improve ataxia patients' lives

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:50am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Kong population as part of a three-year study. "For SCA40, the main thing now is to look more into the disease mechanism so that we can … devise a more disease-specific treatment," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1599657/discovery-new-gene-mutation-may-improve-ataxia-patients-lives
  7. News - China - HEALTH

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

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

    ... 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'Don't wait to check for breast cancer'

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... and in Singapore. Screenings can help with earlier diagnosis, which can reduce the need for treatments like chemotherapy and mastectomy. The department said it did not offer population-based mammograms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1600450/dont-wait-check-breast-cancer
  9. 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

    ... per cent, or 133 of the total 210 sampling stations across the city, had populations of up to 12 times more than the acceptable standard. The report said there would be two or three city-wide ...

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

    Playing videogames can help improve brain functions, study says

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Playing videogames can reverse up to seven years of age-linked declines and improve brain functions, study of middle-aged subjects shows TV games can turn back clock on ageing Playing videogames can prevent and even reve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1228625/playing-videogames-can-help-improve-brain-functions-study-says

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