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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    US study finds that three-dimension mammograms detect cancer better

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:14am by WASHPOST

    ... Cancer Society, although screening mammography has been important in reducing the mortality rate. In recent years, influential medical boards in the United States, Canada and Switzerland have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1540460/us-study-finds-three-dimension-mammograms-detect-cancer-better
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijingers spend a quarter of their lives sick, landmark study finds

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:39pm by Alice Yan

    ... with illnesses or disabilities", Deng said. "Therefore women should attach more importance to their health and quality of life." Canada's figures for 2007, the most recent year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1534753/beijingers-spend-one-third-their-lives-sick-landmark-china-health-study
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bureau denies plan to cancel toxic pesticide ban is 'health risk'

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 05:44pm by Emily Tsang

    ... deputy secretary Philip Chan Kwan-yee told the Legislative Council food and health panel yesterday. "But other stakeholders from places such as Canada and the United States have also given ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469358/bureau-denies-plan-cancel-toxic-pesticide-ban-health-risk
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Researchers develop new test for early diagnosis of nasopharyngeal cancer

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 01:24pm by LO WEI

    ... the DNA collected fresh. In the next step, the team will recruit about 100 high-risk people from Hong Kong, Singapore and Canada for a clinical trial on the test's use in early detection. ... in Hong Kong over the past six months, but has yet to be adopted in public hospitals. It is also being used in Canada and the United States. The team conducted a 10-year clinical trial on 578 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1452369/researchers-develop-new-test-early-diagnosis-throat-cancer
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Black lungs, rotting teeth: China urged to use graphic warnings on cigarette packs

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:45am by Staff Reporter

    ... has stopped short of endorsing graphics such as skeletons and damaged lungs, which have proven effective at deterring cigarette buyers elsewhere. Canada and most European Union countries have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1471021/black-lungs-rotting-teeth-china-urged-switch-more-graphic-warnings
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Scientists are closing in on drugs that may stop the deadly Ebola virus

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:56am by Bloomberg

    ... contract with the Defence Department. Tekmira, based in Canada, this month won fast-track designation from the US Food and Drug Administration to develop the experimental treatment. While HIV, ... at Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory, though it needed more work before it could be tested in humans, Public Health Canada said. Mapp Biopharmaceutical, a closely held company in San Diego, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1460373/scientists-are-closing-drugs-may-stop-deadly-ebola-virus
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ban smoking in Hong Kong homes and cars to protect children, expert urges

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 03:01am by EMILY TSANG AND AGENCIES

    ... banned in the United States, Australia and Canada. Britain is set to follow soon. According to the World Health Organisation, 6 million people a year die due to smoking, while 600,000 die from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1441310/ban-smoking-hong-kong-homes-and-cars-protect-children-expert-urges
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Removing ovaries best way for BRCA carriers to beat cancer, study shows

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 08:11pm by AP

    ... four- to five-fold. The new study included 5,787 BRCA carriers from Canada, the US and parts of Europe. Interestingly, removing the ovaries can reduce the risk of breast cancer as well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1435119/removing-ovaries-best-way-brca-carriers-beat-cancer-study-shows
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Genetic profile of 6th century plague offers clues to how pandemics spread

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 05:21pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... in the United States and McMaster University in Canada. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1415784/genetic-profile-6th-century-plague-offers-clues-how-pandemics-spread
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    More people smoke worldwide now than did in 1980, American Medical Association report says

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 10:49am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... smoking have been made since 1980, particularly in countries where more than one in five people smoked. Iceland, Mexico and Canada had the most significant declines (3 per cent), followed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1400495/more-people-smoke-worldwide-now-did-1980-american-medical-association

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