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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dental school to investigate months-long use of tainted water lines

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Hong Kong University taskforce will include members from the medical and dental faculties, leading to questions about its independence Dental school to probe use of tainted water The faculty of dentistry at the University of Hong Kong has set up a taskforce to investigate an incident in which dental chairs whose attached water hoses became ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Doctors need to work on communication: survey

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Eng-kiong, of the faculty of medicine at the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care at CUHK. Yeoh noted that communication skills was an area that hospitals needed to work ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Children of Chinese blood donors offered grades boost as incentive

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:37pm by Nectar Gan

    ... to win his future child one extra point on his or her high school entrance exam. "Because of this policy, I [donated so much blood that I] have put my life at risk! [I] want to tell my future son: No worries with the high school entrance exams, Dad has already got you bonus marks!” said the post by Weibo user with a handle translating to “Dawei riding a small wheel”. The human ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Later start to school day would benefit teenagers, research shows

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:37pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune One extra hour of sleep a day could improve attendance and lower school dropout rates, and even reduce car crashes among adolescents Research supports late start for teens If you thought trying to get a sleepy teenager out of bed in time for school each morning was your own private struggle, you thought wrong. The American Academy of Paediatrics declared ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Discovery of new gene mutation may improve ataxia patients' lives

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:50am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... team, led by Professor Edwin Chan Ho-yin of the university's school of life sciences, discovered the mutation, named SCA40, while analysing the genetic sequence of a form of SCA in the Hong ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Dry roasting to blame for peanut allergies, research suggests

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 09:42pm by MCT

    ... to the study. Still, senior author Quentin Sattentau of Oxford's Sir William Dunn School of Pathology warned that "it would be premature to avoid roasted peanuts and their products until ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    US study shows how pregnancy can increase risk of flu complications

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 09:08pm by MCT

    ... of an inflammatory response on overdrive. "Nobody bothered to look at the direct viral response before," said Dr Catherine Blish, an immunologist at Stanford University School of Medicine ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Big US soft-drink firms pledge to cut calorie count and container sizes over the next decade

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:16pm by WASHINGTON POST

    ... epidemic,” the Harvard School of Public Health notes on its website. This is why pledging to cut beverage calories by 20 per cent by 2025 is seen as an important shift in the right direction. Former ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Jilin to ban schools from giving pupils medicine without parental consent

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:14pm by Anne Yi

    ... Jilin would follow in the steps of eastern Anhui province, which is the first province to impose such a law on schools. The proposed regulation makes it illegal for preschool educational institutions to administer medicine to their pupils without their parents or guardians’ express consent. It also prohibits schools from giving pupils medicine not approved by the local administration. ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Ambulance crew shortage costing lives, Shanghai experience shows

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Alice Yan

    ... Shanghai's health authority ordered a local technical school to launch a course in emergency medical care, and its first batch of 68 graduates are expected to work as ambulance doctors in 2016. Until ...




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