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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Paint factory in Hunan town closed after state media reports 300 children suffer lead poisoning

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:02am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Paint manufacturer closed after CCTV report that children living nearby had five times the national limit for the metal in their blood Factory shut amid lead poisoning claims A paint factory in Hunan province, which residents blame for lead poisoning in more than 300 children, has been shut following a state media report on Saturday, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1533561/paint-factory-hunan-town-closed-after-state-media-reports-300-children
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Study finds hazardous chemicals in children's soccer boots on sale in Hong Kong

    Posted May 19th 2014, 06:08pm by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Greenpeace study blows whistle on children's soccer boots endorsed by World Cup stars over use of substances harmful to reproduction Nike boots get red card over chemicals Hong Kong children are being sold soccer boots containing hazardous chemicals that are endorsed by stars of next month's World Cup, a global environmental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515670/study-hazardous-chemicals-childrens-soccer-boots-hong-kong-nike-adidas-puma
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Breast milk 'best for preventing infections'

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... of 8,327 children born in 1997. Their research found that breastfeeding for the first three months or more reduced the risk of hospital admission for an infection by 36 per cent. Children are most ... Bureau is due to announce on Monday the findings of a consultation on a voluntary code of conduct for formula advertising. The study on the 1997 children found that just 6 per cent of mothers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556480/breast-milk-best-preventing-infections
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Study gives parents a wake-up call over hidden dangers of snoring snoozers

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 11:09am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com One in eight Hong Kong children snore, which may be a symptom of a sleep disorder that can lead to behavioural problems and obesity Study gives wake-up call on kids who snore Parents have been given a wake-up call about their children’s snoring after a study found that about one in eight of the city’s youngsters have the noisy night-time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550930/study-gives-parents-wake-call-over-hidden-dangers-snoring-snoozers
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Concern groups push for urgent action to limit milk powder advertisements

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by LO WEI

    ... and a minority of professionals, particularly on the proposal that formula milk for children up to three years old should not be advertised. "In the following few months, I will be re-examining ... with about 3,000 signatures to Ko yesterday. The UN children's organisation wants the code to regulate advertisements on formula milk for children. As legislation took time, it would be better ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554952/concern-groups-push-urgent-action-limit-milk-powder-advertisements
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Average Hong Kong toddler starts using electronic tablets at just 16 months

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Parents are being warned of the health dangers posed to children who spend too much time in front of electronic screens, after a government study found that toddlers began using tablet computers at an average age of 16 months. The early exposure to such gadgets was worrying, but so was the unhealthy amount of time older children were spending in front ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549901/health-warning-survey-finds-hong-kong-toddlers-begin-using-tablets-16
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Survey reveals extent of toddlers' early exposure to computer screens

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 06:13pm by Emily Tsang

    ... A public health expert has voiced concerns about young children’s early exposure to devices with electronic screens, as a government study revealed toddlers in Hong Kong begin using tablet computers from as young as 16 months old. The survey, carried out by an advisory group commissioned by the health bureau, also found that some young children were being exposed to television ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549694/survey-reveals-extent-toddlers-early-exposure-computer-screens
  8. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... Reuters in Chicago TB 'superbug' poses global threat As many as 32,000 children worldwide fall ill each year with a drug-resistant "superbug" strain of tuberculosis, suggests a new study which, for the first time, has quantified rates of this difficult-to-treat form of TB. The study by United States researchers also shows that as many as one million children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1456460/tuberculosis-superbug-affects-32000-children-year-global-threat
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Young cancer survivor awarded for being inspiration to other patients

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by LO WEI

    ... sessions and 30 radiotherapy sessions. After eight months of treatment, she got involved in activities to encourage other sick children, and later took part in fundraising events for poor families ... children with serious illnesses can be active and contribute once they get better. The school, which offers bedside lessons for children and organises events, is celebrating its 60th anniversary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553525/young-cancer-survivor-awarded-being-inspiration-other-patients
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    US boy develops itchy rash from his iPad amid reports of nickel allergies

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:14pm by AP

    ... but they could be very uncomfortable, and they might require treatment with steroids and antibiotics if the skin eruptions became infected, said Dr Sharon Jacob, a dermatologist at Rady Children ... showing that about 25 per cent of children who got skin tests for allergies had nickel allergies, versus about 17 per cent a decade ago. She said doctors needed to consider electronic devices ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554242/us-boy-develops-itchy-rash-his-ipad-amid-reports-nickel-allergies

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