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  1. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    Chinese prostitutes as young as 15 suffering high STD and abortion rates, study reveals

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:46pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Prostitutes in a remote province of China – some of them as young as 15 – are suffering from high rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), unplanned ... information from schools,” the study concluded. As a result, 40 per cent of respondents resorted to incorrect or unreliable birth-control methods, consequently leading to high unplanned pregnancy ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    'You can even tailor your baby's sex': Inside an illicit Beijing surrogacy firm

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 07:11pm by Nectar Gan

    ... mothers could give birth to the babies in the Southeast Asian country. In an old, dimly lit apartment-hotel room which served as the company’s reception office, a representative of the China, ... by various factors such as increasing infertility rates and the one-child policy, according to the Chinese website of The New York Times. Liu said the technology on the mainland lagged behind ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Urban planners urged to build social living spaces for the elderly to cut suicide rates

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... socialising among residents. The suicide rate of those aged at least 60- although it has declined slightly in recent years- still stood at 21.6 for every 100,000 people last year, compared with the overall rate of 12.3. The University of Hong Kong's Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention said elderly people who lived alone but socialised with neighbours reported ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Drive to ensure mothers make right breastfeeding decision

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by REBECCA LAM

    ... in all maternity and community health care facilities, to improve local breastfeeding rates and to extend the feeding period. Currently, there are more than 20,000 hospitals in 156 countries certified as "baby friendly". In Hong Kong, the breastfeeding rate has continued to rise over the past two decades, from 19 per cent in 1994- while the mother were still in hospital- to 86 ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Nearly one in two Chinese mothers chose to give birth by caesarean

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 04:33am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Three decades ago, caesarean sections were rare; nearly half of today's mums have them Turning away from natural birth Wu Xi recalled her ... ago to 46 per cent in 2010- the highest rate globally. The World Health Organisation recommends the rate should not be higher than 10 per cent to 15 per cent. A 2011 report in the WHO Bulletin ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New treatment gives liver patients hope

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... compared against those of another 48 patients who underwent a more conventional treatment. The new technique showed a 70 per cent success rate in completely destroying the liver tumours, compared with the conventional method's 50 per cent success rate. The technique also yielded a higher median overall survival rate- a measure used in cancer trials to calculate the success of treatments- of 25 ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Dengue epidemic rises rapidly in Guangdong

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 10:12pm by Mimi Lau

    ... and bacterial diseases dangerous to human health. Dengue is linked to urbanisation but has a relatively low mortality rate. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pain and skin rashes. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Whose line is it anyway? Pregnant woman battles hospital over right to keep umbilical cord blood

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao, Emily Tsang

    ... in Kowloon has refused to allow Liu to keep hers despite months of complaints.  The controversy comes just weeks after an American woman won the right to keep her placenta following the birth of her ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Reports of deadly disease caused by food bacteria more than double in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 06:48pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... cases of the infection- which has a 20 per cent mortality rate- were reported in Hong Kong, more than twice the annual average of 11 in the previous three years. Sixteen cases have already been ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Researchers in United States debunk theory that wearing bras causes cancer

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:18am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... but many note a 1995 book, Dressed to Kill, which pointed out an association between lower breast cancer rates in societies where women don't wear bras and higher rates in cultures where ...




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