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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Ambulance crew shortage costing lives, Shanghai experience shows

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Alice Yan

    ... patients- and they seldom receive the same recognition from society as hospital doctors." She said when ambulance doctors got older and no longer had the strength to carry patients, they found ... 60 or above at the end of last year, according to statistics from the municipal Civil Affairs Bureau. "It means high demand and a heavy workload for our ambulance doctors," Wang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586875/ambulance-crew-shortage-costing-lives-shanghai-experience-shows
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Researchers in United States debunk theory that wearing bras causes cancer

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:18am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... but many note a 1995 book, Dressed to Kill, which pointed out an association between lower breast cancer rates in societies where women don't wear bras and higher rates in cultures where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1591778/researchers-united-states-debunk-theory-wearing-bras-causes
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Urban planners urged to build social living spaces for the elderly to cut suicide rates

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... at an old age added to the woes of elderly people, many of whom were already battling long-term illnesses. He said the digital divide segregating the older generation from the rest of society meant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589602/urban-planners-urged-build-social-living-spaces-elderly-cut-suicide
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Suicide: the taboo that’s killing Hong Kong’s elderly

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:35pm by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Shaheera Abdullah and Emilia Goh

    ... Hong Kong is an ageing society," warned Dr Frances Law Yik-wa, of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at the University of Hong Kong. "The efforts we are now ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588977/hong-kongs-suicide-taboo-killing-our-elderly-experts
  5. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Two Koreas top of global suicide charts, for different reasons

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:21am by AGENCIES

    ... began climbing around the economic crisis of the late 1990s and has continued to increase. Many who took their own lives had expressed hopelessness in a society where there is stiff competition ... is among many negative aspects of society that the government tries to keep quiet. According to the report, suicide was the second leading cause of death of people between the ages of 15 and 29 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1586198/two-koreas-top-global-suicide-charts-different-reasons
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Surgeon helped quake survivors live again

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Annemarie Evans

    ... challenges to achieve; conduct their business in a socially responsible way or use innovation for good by introducing new products that can help our society, among other categories. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581490/surgeon-helped-quake-survivors-live-again
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Later start to school day would benefit teenagers, research shows

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:37pm by NYT

    ... down after 14.5 to 18.5 hours awake than it does for people in other stages of life. "This research indicates that the average teenager in today's society has difficulty falling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580884/later-start-school-day-would-benefit-teenagers-research-shows
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ice Bucket Challenge risky for health of some people, Hong Kong doctors say

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by DANNY LEE

    ... phenomenon, raking in HK$530,000 between Monday and Thursday. The figure amounts to about five times the amount the society usually receives annually. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580196/ice-bucket-challenge-risky-health-some-people-hong-kong-doctors-say
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New hospital touts transparent pricing to serve middle class

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... for the university to set up the Jockey Club Institute of Ageing to conduct research and develop strategies on an ageing society.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578786/new-hospital-touts-transparent-pricing-serve-middle-class
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola-hit Liberia fears starvation as quarantine blocks food supplies

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AFP

    ... They also considered paying an advance on the salaries of civil servants caught in quarantined zones. But for many, the help is not coming fast enough. Sando Johnson, a senator in the province ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570771/ebola-hit-liberia-fears-starvation-quarantine-blocks-food-supplies

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