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  1. Ill wind blows

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... is incurable. 'Without treatment the median survival is only six to eight months,' Professor Mok said. 'There's a lot of new hope coming out for lung cancer patients. However, no matter how good that treatment is, there's nothing better than preventing it.' Breast cancer was uncommon among Asian women in the past, but changes in diet and childbirth patterns were ...

  2. Drug for smokers to quit could be a drag on resources

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Lung Cancer Treatment Centre at Capital Medical University, propose a gradual approach. He said pilot programmes should first be conducted in designated cities that already have hospital-based ... consultations with doctors on quitting smoking covered by basic medical insurance and the drugs involved in such treatment included in the essential drugs catalogue. While many doctors and tobacco ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    WHO demands urgent smoking controls to curb number of deaths

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... of deaths in China. NCDs - chronic problems such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and lung disease - account for 83 per cent of deaths on the mainland and smoking is a major risk factor. ... there will be a lot of people with NCDs, so the cost of treatment is a big burden. It can drag the family into poverty. "Another challenge is people are often living with not one but multiple NCDs." ...

  4. Medi watch

    Posted Feb 04th 2008, 12:00am by Ned Lydon

    ... by Ned Lydon ned.lydon@gmail.com Cancer epidemic in next decade Developing countries face a growing cancer epidemic and are likely to account for 70 per cent of all new cases in the next ... about US$1 billion to provide adequate therapy and treatment in developing countries during the next 10 years. Protection factor in contraceptive pill The birth-control pill protects women from ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, January 6, 2013

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Riley said. Reuters   HIV smokers lose more years of life to tobacco HIV patients who get good treatment but who smoke lose more years of life to tobacco than to the virus, a Danish study has ... Clinical Infectious Diseases. A 35-year-old HIV patient who did not smoke was likely to live to 78, while one who smoked was likely to die before 63, it found. The risk of early death from cancer ...

  6. Toxic tastes

    Posted Feb 28th 2005, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... Margaret Cheng News that a cancer-causing chemical managed to enter the local food supply has had officials scrambling to check whether any other suspect products are on sale in Hong Kong. It's good to see such vigilance, but if you look at the list of known cancer-causing agents, many of the big killers are legally available. Some are even solid government revenue earners. Every ...

  7. Kicking the habit... and fighting off lung cancer

    Posted May 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Ben Wong, a smoker for more than four decades, took just seven days to kick the habit. When the 62-year-old businessman found he had lung cancer two years ago, he ... and I don't want to quit smoking.' With this mindset, he agreed to attend a Hospital Authority quit-smoking clinic. 'I did not realise my cancer was caused by smoking... I thought I would ...

  8. Public Eye

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah's disastrous budget. They want to trim his 41 per cent increase in cigarette tax. Don't they know that means putting cheap cancer sticks ... explain to them how ludicrous this logic is. If we must make cancer sticks affordable for the grass roots, then surely logic dictates we must also have cheap charcoal for poor people contemplating ...

  9. Chain reaction

    Posted Sep 12th 2005, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... cancer, something that again should raise suspicions because it doesn't say which cancer, how the lead in lipstick does this or what science there is to support it. You might think ... of getting cancer are higher if you smoke after meals. They're not. You get cancer from smoking, whether it's first thing in the morning, the middle of the night or in the bath. The more ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as Hong Kong would be quite high, but apparently not. I wholeheartedly support the government's anti-smoking campaign. Even if smokers do not care whether they suffer from lung cancer ... not want to hear warnings. They know their chances for lung cancer, vascular diseases and ageing of skin are huge. The ban will make it easier for non-smokers to go out, but it will give smokers ...




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