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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Teaching pupils about benefits of rest has no effect on their sleeping habits: study

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 06:15pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Results of Chinese University research are nothing to lose sleep over Offering students special classes on the benefits of sleep had almost no effect on their sleep habits, a Chinese University study has found. But one school which delayed the start of its school day by 15 minutes as part of the study has decided to make the schedule change permanent ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... ward as he was in Tuen Mun Hospital have been placed under medical surveillance. On the mainland, the Legal Evening News, citing an official at the Chinese Centre for Disease Control ...

  3. Gentle diplomacy

    Posted Jun 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Better Hong Kong Foundation is visiting Washington and New York to try and raise the SAR's profile in the US. Should we care what Americans think about Hong Kong? Write to us. ...

  4. Joint effort boosts global battle against TB

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the global population, figures from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention show. Scientists from China, the US, India, Kenya and Nigeria conducted the research, which was sponsored ... exciting progress! I just read the abstract in your article... I believe this should become the model in our future co-operation in global health diplomacy.' Chen particularly noted ...


    Traditional Chinese medicine's scraping treatment put to the test

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Elizabeth Snouffer

    ... There is mounting evidence that gua sha , an ancient form of Chinese medicine whereby the skin is scraped by a blunt instrument, can indeed be effective for pain relief. The 2,000-year-old treatment, used for generations by Chinese mothers as a home remedy for sick children, has migrated from East to West. Gua sha is now performed throughout Southeast Asia, and in Asian immigrant ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health

    On the hunt for herbal remedies

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... but are relatively unknown in the West. Kilham says Erigeron breviscapus , a herb native to the southwestern province of Yunnan and known as duan ting fei peng in Chinese and Lifeflower in English, is one ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chinese University's pill camera makes checks for bowel cancer easier

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Chinese University offers alternative to colonoscopy, aiming to shorten waits and provide a more appealing test Pill camera makes checks for bowel cancer easier Chinese University is offering a colon "pill camera" as an alternative diagnostic tool for bowel cancer, in an effort to spare patients the discomfort and embarrassment of invasive test ...

  8. News - China - SOCIETY

    Underdiagnosis of hypertension reveals bigger health system gap in China, experts say

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... in China, say the study researchers. Yang Gonghuan, professor of epidemiology at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and one of the study’s principal investigators, says the pattern of disease ... on average, compared with 3.09 for men. “In Western countries, it’s always the opposite,” says Smith. “It’s partly because education in China is very restricted for Chinese women historically.” ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Eye scanner that can detect stroke risk developed by Chinese University

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Researchers at Chinese University develop program that can analyse retinal images Eye scanner can see if you're likely to have a stroke A computer program that scans images of patients' eyes may offer a cheap and speedy way to identify people at risk of a stroke. Developed by Chinese University researchers, the system automatically checks blood ...

  10. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Doctor remembers a family's sacrifice in donating organs

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by KRISHNAN GANAPATHY

    ... appeared at 3am to record the events. The atmosphere was palpably tense. The task of getting the family's approval involved tact and diplomacy ... discretion and consideration The lift ... link was crucial. A few hours into the crisis, consent had still not been obtained and the clock was ticking. The task of getting the family's approval involved tact and diplomacy ...




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