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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    We must stand up and fight diabetes

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 04:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... evidence that the disease comes earlier than previously known. Diabetes increases the risk of heart problems and stroke. Statistically, half of the patients die of cardiovascular disease. With 347 ... SCMP Editorial We must stand up and fight diabetes Much has been said about a growing tendency for certain killer diseases to strike at an early age, and that a healthy lifestyle ...

  2. Comment - Blogs - ice bucket challenge

    From splash to backlash: in defence of the ice bucket challenge

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:04am by Jason Y Ng

    ... over a million hits. The latest social media phenomenon, intended to raise awareness for ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease), began in June and had raged to an all-out Internet frenzy ... challenge has raised HK$15 million for the Hong Kong Neuro-Muscular Disease Association (HKNMDA). The group, which provides support to ALS patients and their caretakers, has been caught completely ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 1, 2014

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by LETTERS

    ... sounded the alarm bell in 2008 about agricultural subsidies in the EU. There were strong links between cardiovascular diseases among European citizens and an overdose of saturated fat in full-fat ... neurone disease. Through the challenge, money is being raised for research into the disease. It started with celebrities in the US and has spread across the globe. While some of those accepting ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - China

    State-sponsored experts deny coal burning shortens lives

    Posted Jul 12th 2013, 07:12pm by Vicky Feng

    ... a state-run newspaper, quoted a doctor from a government institution as saying, “Air pollution from coal burning and smog inevitably lead to an increase in cardiovascular diseases and correspondingly cause higher mortality. But there are many causes of cardiovascular diseases. And there is no medical study proving a direct link between environmental pollution and mortality from ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by STAFF

    ... Should this deployment extend into combat operations, [it] could go on for quite some time Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on a deployment to back the fight against Islamic State   Our cultural heritage is suffering from a disease … These priceless icons are deteriorating Robert van Langh of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum on fading classic paintings   As a team we probably ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Success against ozone depletion shows no threat is too big for a world united

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

    ... was accompanied by bad news on global warming; levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases are at a record high. The world also faces wars, terrorism, disease, over-population and ocean acidification. Tackling ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    War on Ebola can be won, if human ingenuity again rises to the challenge

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 06:00pm by THOMAS TANG

    ... Thomas Tang Thomas Tang says in our focus to contain the spread of the Ebola virus, we should heed the lessons of previous disease outbreaks and realise that cities can be resilient, ... powerless to halt the spread of the disease, which stokes fears of a global pandemic. As a learning species, what lessons can humankind take away from the tracks of this virus? The Ebola virus ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 16, 2014

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:11am by LETTERS

    ... is safe for human consumption. The government must implement more stringent regulations to ensue food safety in Hong Kong. Unsafe food may cause illness and help to spread disease. Edmond Chan, ...

  10. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:36pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... Economic Forum study estimated that the six key contributors to premature death and poor health- cardiovascular disease, strokes, diabetes, respiratory illness, cancer and mental ill health- would ...




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