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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    MIT study finds sneezes propel germs much farther than was thought

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:53pm by NYT

    ... that sneezes release violent gas clouds with the ability to spread germs farther than previously calculated. Coughs and sneezes release a cloud of invisible gas that extends the range of droplets ... the design of workplaces and hospitals and air circulation on airliners to reduce the chances of illness being transmitted. The idea of sneezes releasing gas clouds makes sense to Sylvia ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Young Parkinson's disease patient in China starts website to help fellow sufferers

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:17am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Ximen's website helps patients share experiences of a disease usually associated with old people Giving a voice to young people with Parkinson's Six years ago Ximen felt in the prime of his life. The young ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Top 10 killer diseases in Hong Kong claim 18pc more lives than a decade ago

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:39pm by Emily Tsang and Lo Wei

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei Average life expectancy goes up by five years in a decade Killer diseases claim 18 pc more lives in HK The top 10 killer diseases in Hong Kong cause the deaths of 18 per cent more people a year than they did a decade ago because of the ageing population, unhealthy lifestyles and pollution, the South China Morning Post has found. As the average life ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    21,000 hospital patients wait three years for specialist care

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:05am by Emily Tsang

    ... mechanism,” Chiu told the South China Morning Post. “It gives suitable patients the option of attending clinics in other clusters that have shorter waiting times.” The report showed that last year ...

  6. 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

    ... Staff Reporter WHO, mainland experts argue that simple text warnings are no longer an effective deterrent China’s cigarette packages need more graphic warnings like rotting teeth ... that “severely threaten public health”. The World Health Organisation and the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project released a report on Tuesday saying China could bring down the number ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong compiles database of 13,000 breast cancer patients

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:13am by LO WEI

    ... be built Dr Polly Cheung Dr Polly Cheung Suk-yee, who established the foundation, told the South China Morning Post that the registry would help to monitor the effects of traditional Chinese ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Website aims to help mainland China families exchange advice on autism

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 02:33am by Alice Yan

    ... for World Autism Awareness Day. The project, named Blue Ocean Club, consists of a website and WeChat account that researchers hope will be China's first "systematic, regulated ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Maoming officials vow petrochemical plant will be shelved if public opposes it

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 04:13pm by Adrian Wan

    ... Hundreds protest against chemical plant in China's Maoming city Residents should express their opinions “rationally and collectively to maintain social stability”. The protesters were ... began. Photos posted online showed people holding banners and at least one police van on fire. Many of the photos have since been deleted. The government said some demonstrators provoked police ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bureau denies plan to cancel toxic pesticide ban is 'health risk'

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 05:44pm by Emily Tsang

    ... Regulation, was passed in Legco in June 2012, and the bureau is making amendments to the regulations before it takes effect in August. Mainland China and the US had different restrictions on three ...




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