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  1. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Mers virus unlikely to spread in Asia: World Health Organisation

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila World Health Organisation downplays risks to Asia from Sars-related Middle East respiratory virus, which has killed at least 287 people in the Arabian ... for communicable diseases in the Western Pacific. The relatives of those infected have not been showing any signs of catching it, he added. “The risk to almost everyone in the world is extremely low.” Mark ...

  2. News - Asia - HEALTH

    ‘Lifestyle diseases’ are new threat to Asia

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Asia-Pacific countries face challenges from 'lifestyle' diseases and ageing populations, says WHO regional director Asia-Pacific countries face ... obesity. “Over many years, this will lead to huge health care costs. Societies will lose this productive labour power,” he warned. Shin also said ageing populations in some Asia-Pacific countries ...

  3. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Cigarette makers ignore Indonesia health warning label deadline

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:34pm

    ... 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 largely ignored an Indonesian deadline to put graphic health warnings ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Poor diet blamed for rise in metabolic condition

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:19am by Emily Tsang

    ... adults are overweight or obese based on their body mass index. The global average is just 14 per cent; for Southeast Asia, it is 3.7 per cent. Citing figures from a study in the journal Metabolic ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Saudi Arabia confirms six people died of Mers virus over the weekend

    Posted May 19th 2014, 04:04pm by AFP

    ... recorded cases, mostly in people who had been to the desert kingdom. Mers is considered a deadlier but less transmissible cousin of the Sars virus that appeared in Asia in 2003 and infected 8,273 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    20 per cent more elderly seeking treatment for serious eye condition each year

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by Emily Tsang

    ... that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is less common in Asia than in the West. "Traditionally we believed AMD is more common among Caucasian populations as the occurrences of disease-susceptible ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Study finds hazardous chemicals in children's soccer boots on sale in Hong Kong

    Posted May 19th 2014, 06:08pm by FANNY FUNG

    ... markets in Latin America, Europe and Asia, including Hong Kong, were tested by the University of Exeter in the UK and at Greenpeace facilities in Germany. They included boots, shirts gloves ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    US Centres for Disease Control scientists study infectiousness of mild Mers cases

    Posted May 18th 2014, 06:26am by Reuters and AFP

    ... partly responsible for the spike in hospital infections. Mers is considered a deadlier but less transmissible cousin of the Sars virus that appeared in Asia in 2003 and infected 8,273 people, ...

  9. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Asia battles drug-resistant malaria

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 03:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... worldwide,” he said ahead of “Malaria this year: Saving Lives in the Asia-Pacific” in Sydney. “I think we’ve undoubtedly slowed it down, the international efforts have undoubtedly had a positive ... Feachem, the former founding head of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Some 22 countries in the Asia-Pacific still have malaria, but enormous progress has been made ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Wearing hard contact lenses at night could raise infection risk: study

    Posted May 13th 2014, 05:58pm by Christy Choi

    ... and 2008, over 100 cases of microbial keratitis associated with ortho-k have been recorded globally, mostly in East Asia. “It’s not a condition to be taken lightly,” said Dr Alvin Young of Prince ...




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