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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Medical sector needs greater transparency

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the misinterpretation of breast cancer as a benign tumour suggests more than a little element of luck. Medical treatment can never be risk-free, nor would it be realistic to expect that human error can ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ozone depletion not a threat to a united world

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... otherwise. The protective shield against cancer-causing ultraviolet rays was thinning and shrinking until political determination forced the phasing out of the man-made gases that destroy ozone. It is cause for optimism that even greater challenges can be dealt with. Scientists began warning in the late 1970s that mounting damage to the ozone layer was behind rising levels of skin cancer ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs effective mechanism to track suspect food

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... This is not the first time Taiwan's food has caused trouble in the region. In 2011, the island scrambled to contain a toxic drink crisis in which DEHP, a cancer-causing plasticiser, was found in some ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Food safety is paramount

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... cause the gamut of illnesses from diarrhoea to cancer. Using sensors that can determine temperature, acidity and saltiness, Baidu's battery-powered device utilises an app to analyse ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing now needs to invest more on raising quality of life

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... were cancer, followed by arthritis, cerebrovascular and heart disease, diabetes and hypertension. The survey of more than 6,000 adults found that 18-year-old males expected to live to 80 ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Education vital to cut cancer rates

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 03:54am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Education vital to cut cancer rates The global rise of cancer to rival cardiovascular disease as a killer has prompted World Health Organisation director-general Dr Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun to observe that cancers are now coming from two vastly different worlds. Those associated with the world of poverty, including infection-related cancers, remain common. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Lessons for China in fighting obesity

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 05:26am by SCMP Editorial

    ... management of weight issues. Given that health risks including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoarthritis and chronic kidney disease increase with affluence, China needs to learn from ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China must tackle soil pollution as a priority to safeguard food chain

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 03:58am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of villages near factories where cancer levels are above national averages have raised awareness of soil and land contamination. That feeds into growing concern over the environment, particularly air ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China must tackle effects of smog

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 03:20am by SCMP Editorial

    ... A couple of examples that emerged this month are timely reminders of the cost of China's rapid development. In one, an eight-year-old girl has become the nation's youngest lung-cancer patient, with doctors linking her illness to environmental factors. Dr Feng Dongjie of the Jiangsu cancer hospital says the girl lived on a busy road where she inhaled dust, including superfine ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    This time it looks like Beijing is serious about tackling smog

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 04:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... taken by lung cancer has risen by a factor of five in just three decades. The forced closure of offices, schools, roads and airports is harming business, education and tourism. Worthy ...




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