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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    China and India face huge cancer burden

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 08:59am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris China facing major cancer crisis Most cancer cases in China are caused by "modifiable environmental factors", including smoking, water contamination and air pollution, according to experts. In a major report published in The Lancet Oncology, more than 40 specialists warn that China and India, Asia's emerging giants, are facing huge ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO officials say deadly West Africa Ebola outbreak could last months

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:52am by Associated Press in Conakry, Guinea

    ... four months,” Fukuda, who is the assistant director-general of the health security and environment cluster at the UN health agency, told reporters on a conference call from Geneva. The disease ...

  3. 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

    ... told the state news agency that smokers had a better chance of noticing graphic health warnings. Despite China ratifying the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in 2005, which ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Britons groan as they’re told to eat more fruit and vegetables

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:51pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Most struggle to eat recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, let alone seven Britons groan as they're told to eat more greens It was with a heavy heart, and some panic, that Britons digested new advice this week that their struggle to eat enough fruit and vegetables had just got harder. Over the past decade, Britain has absorbed ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Headband that helps fight migraines set to take on US market

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 08:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels US approval means a small company from Belgium is likely to see sales explode Electrode headband helps fight migraines A small technology company based in southern Belgium is set to take on the giant US market with its crowning achievement: an anti-migraine headband. The device, created after years of medical and technological research, is a diadem ...

  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

    ... The WHO had not requested emergency use of any experimental treatments that had not been through the necessary clinical tests, said Tarik Jasarevic, a spokesman for the Geneva-based agency. Trials ... and Prevention. The agency lists the virus as a Category A bioterrorism agent, alongside anthrax and smallpox. Tekmira's product, known as TKM-Ebola, is being developed under a US$140 million ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Tuberculosis 'superbug' that affects 32,000 children a year is global threat

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:17am by Reuters

    ... with drug-sensitive forms of TB generally respond very well to treatment, and their cases can offer clues about TB transmission in a community. Additional reporting by Agence France-Presse     ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Guinea confirms epidemic that has killed 34 is deadly Ebola virus

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Conakry Outbreak of deadly disease which causes diarrhoea, vomiting and bleeding kills 34 Guinea says epidemic in country is Ebola virus Guinea identified the Ebola virus yesterday as the source of a highly contagious epidemic raging through its southern forests, as the death toll rose to 34. Experts in the west African nation had been unable to identify ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese nurses enter training for opportunities abroad

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... is growing. The number of nurse-recruitment agencies in China could not be obtained. Some recruiters are authorised and some are not. In 2010, after acquiring the largest web portal for nurses in China, www.nursesky.com the nurse training centre in Weihai became the largest nurse-recruitment agency in the country. Ge Jiayu, 24, a nursing student in his final year of studies at Anhui ...

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    Scientists believe they have found key gene that determines obesity

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:13pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Discovery of mechanism that controls body mass may offer target for drugs to fight scourge Scientists believe they have found key obesity gene Geneticists believe they have pinpointed the most important obesity gene yet, throwing up a possible target for drugs to tackle a dangerous and growing epidemic. Mice bred to lack a gene dubbed IRX3 were almost a third ...




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