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  1. 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 ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must help to contain Ebola

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial World must help to contain Ebola For Hong Kong there is a chilling reminder of the 2002-03 Sars epidemic in the latest- and worst yet- outbreak of Ebola, a viral disease with a mortality rate from 60 to 90 per cent. It has now swept across borders in west Africa, killing over 700 people in four countries. As with Sars, the victims include doctors, nurses and even ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Measles threat to migrant workers

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... mobile population. One of them is the spread of measles, a disease Beijing planned to virtually eliminate by 2012 with a vaccination campaign. At the end of last year China had about 245 million migrant workers, accounting for 18 per cent of the population. The disease is making a comeback among them because millions of their children are slipping through the vaccination net. Low ...

  4. 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 ... not treat its way out of the burden of the disease. "We now know for certain," he said, "that [most] cancers are attributable to what have been called 'lifestyle choices', ...

  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

    ... for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed the average number of years lost to disability and serious illness by Beijingers. Hale is calculated by subtracting from life expectancy the average number ... blamed food, pollution and lifestyle issues for the results, along with lack of medical resources to cure diseases before they become serious. The most prevalent chronic illnesses in the study ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to live-chicken sales, health should be the top priority

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to a system of central slaughtering was seen as necessary to protect us from dangerous infectious diseases. The government shelved the idea after a consultant said it would be uneconomic, amid a false ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A ban on trans-fats is the way to go

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... mainland and international safety standards, but the content was not indicated on nutrition labels. There is no shortage of scientific evidence to prove that the risk of coronary heart disease ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Being healthy adds to the wealth of life, and sport has a part in that

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 04:58am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Research into cardiovascular fitness by university of South Australia academics found that globally, children are 15 per cent slower at running than their counterparts 30 years ago, and those from ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A welcome step to easing burden on public health care system

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of the cost, about HK$233, to be borne by the authority. The authority says it will review the scheme after a year to determine whether it should be extended to other districts and diseases. The outlay ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Free markets make you fatter

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 02:11am by SCMP Editorial

    ... lead to healthier hearts and longer lives. Lead author Quanhe Yang of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention called the results sobering. The heavy hand of regulation alone may ...




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