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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

    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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Measles makes a comeback in China as vaccination falters among migrant workers

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... that according to Guangzhou's Centre for Disease Control and Prevention director Wang Ming, migrant children often failed to receive vaccinations on time, forcing public health workers to try to reach them. In Beijing, more than 92 per cent of permanent residents' children have had shots, but in some areas of the capital with a high proportion of migrant workers, the rate is only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548296/measles-makes-comeback-china-vaccination-falters-among-migrant-workers
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Smoking to have 'devastating' economic impact in China: WHO

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... statistics. Some 740 million people, including 180 million children, are affected by passive smoking.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550692/smoking-have-devastating-economic-impact-china-who
  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

    Putting fears into words to help fight breast cancer

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by LO WEI

    ... and its consequences to their children. When she was diagnosed with cancer, her two older children were at university in Britain and the younger two were in secondary school. She was having difficulty enough accepting her breast cancer and believed handling the children's emotions would just make the situation more challenging. The older pair were also facing examinations, so she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544447/putting-fears-words-help-fight-breast-cancer
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    China approves DNA-sequencing devices to detect genetic defects in unborn babies

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:56pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Controversial testing products for prenatal detection of birth defects get the green light Ban lifted on diagnostic devices The mainland has lifted the controversial ban on medical diagnostic products that can help detect birth defects in unborn children. The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) on Monday approved the registration of genomics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1545648/china-approves-dna-sequencing-devices-detect-babies-birth-defects

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