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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1479329/young-parkinsons-disease-patient-china-starts-website-help-fellow
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1477877/china-and-india-face-huge-cancer-burden
  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

    ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1471021/black-lungs-rotting-teeth-china-urged-switch-more-graphic-warnings
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1462717/website-aims-help-mainland-china-families-exchange-advice-autism
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    1,000 gay men from Hong Kong and China wanted to trial anti-HIV jab

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 03:47am by LO WEI

    ... trial in China. The plan comes after the team, led by celebrated Taiwanese-American researcher Dr David Ho, used an antiretroviral drug dubbed GSK744 to protect laboratory monkeys from HIV ... activity. But Professor Martin Markowitz, clinical director of the centre, which is an affiliate of Rockefeller University, said yesterday that the stigma surrounding gay men in China might pose ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1456526/david-hos-aids-research-team-plans-china-and-hong-kong-trials-one
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Reports from the front lines of hospital violence in China

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by AGENCIES

    ... Doctors in China” British Medical Journal September 7, 2012   Public hospitals in China enjoyed full government funding before 1985. After economic reforms, the hospitals now receive very limited ... of violence in hospitals in China can certainly be attributed to the worsening of the doctor-patient relationship, but more importantly, it is probably due to the fact that China’s health-care system ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1455898/reports-front-lines-hospital-violence-china
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese task force to target counterfeit food and drugs

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:51am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... money and resources. "China has the world's largest number of public servants and law enforcers, while its food was the least safe and environment the most polluted," she said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1460655/chinese-task-force-target-counterfeit-food-and-drugs
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482054/new-database-breast-cancer-patients-launched
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    'Chinese are shorter than Japanese, Koreans': Yao Ming, lawmaker spotlight China's fitness problems

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 06:10pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Obesity, eye problems and lagging height among youth a sign that nation must improve health A National People’s Congress delegate has urged ramped-up health programmes for the youth, saying more Chinese children are suf ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1442719/chinese-are-shorter-japanese-koreans-yao-ming-lawmaker-spotlight-chinas
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469358/bureau-denies-plan-cancel-toxic-pesticide-ban-health-risk

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