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    From the Experts: Asian flush syndrome

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by DAVID TAN

    ... David Tan healthpost@scmp.com A genetic variation prevalent among Asians puts them at greater risk of damaging their health when they drink alcohol. David Tan argues that governments ... I hear. Another one is: "Proof that my liver is working!" These beliefs are widespread and, unfortunately, dangerously misguided. What is Asian flush syndrome? Asian flush syndrome is, ...

  2. Asian firms linger in danger zone

    Posted May 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... number of Asian enterprises, particularly those in the telecommunications and banking sectors, had mapped out a DR strategy. 'We are lagging behind North America and Europe in DR adoption. ... turbulence and the threat of terrorism have generated a strong interest in DR services among companies in the region. But tight IT budgets remained a major inhibitor to the growth of the market ...

  3. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... breastfed by the age of six months as the WHO recommends, in 2010. The WHO's European office criticised the marketing of junk food to children last year in a hard-hitting report. It said children were being surrounded by adverts for foods high in salt, sugar and saturated fat, even in schools and sports centres. The report expressed concern about the use by food marketers ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Man had long-term health problems and had been in Shenzhen, where samples of the virus have been found at wet markets Hong Kong's death toll from the H7N9 strain of bird flu rose to three yesterday when the virus claimed the life a 75-year-old man who recently spent a week living near a poultry market in Shenzhen. The fatality came ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Why Asians prefer to tough it out than resort to painkillers

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Abigail Collier

    ... Abigail Collier abigail.collier@scmp.com Asians prefer to tough it out than resort to painkillers Are Asians gluttons for punishment? Experts who spoke at a Hong Kong Pain Society workshop ... by the International Narcotics Control Board published last year that looked at opioid use for medical and scientific purposes found that more than 80 per cent of East and Southeast Asian countries reported ...

  6. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

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

    ... Associated Press in Washington Experts warn resistance to current drugs used to treat malaria is growing and alternatives are not available International experts raised the alarm on Tuesday over the spread of drug-resistant malaria in several Southeast Asian countries, saying it endangers major global gains in fighting the mosquito-borne disease that kills more than 600,000 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Inequalities erode foundations of Asia's growth

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by JUZHONG ZHUANG

    ... inequality can dampen the poverty-reduction impact of economic growth and weaken the basis of growth. A recent Asian Development Bank report estimated that, if inequality had remained stable in the Asian economies where it increased, the same growth from 1990 to 2010 would have taken about 240 million more people out of poverty. High and rising inequality can curb long-term growth ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Risky medical treatments in the private market face review

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... to restrict anyone other than doctors or specialists from performing high-risk treatments in the private medical market- including those offered by the beauty industry and clinics. A city-wide review will be launched soon of all therapies offered in the private market to identify and monitor high-risk procedures, Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday. Risky procedures ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health

    On the hunt for herbal remedies

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

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Chris Kilham scours far-flung regions to source plants for a growing alternative medicine market in the West, writes Jeanette Wang Drinks, shoots ... 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 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mysteries of myopia may soon become clear

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei Wei.lo@scmp.com Huge pool of genetic data could hold answer to what causes short-sightedness and why it affects 80pc of Asians and 30pc of Westerners Mysteries of myopia may soon become clear Two professors are hoping to discover why Asians are nearly three times more likely to be short-sighted than Westerners. They are taking part in a global study which has revealed ...




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