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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong to probe Colgate toothpaste over cancer-linked ingredient

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:32pm by Phila Siu, Bloomberg

    ... into the report, and seek professional advice from the Department of Health on health concerns." Under the Consumer Goods Safety Ordinance, it is an offence to supply, manufacture or import into the city consumer goods unless they comply with "general safety requirements", the spokesman said. The maximum penalty for the offence is a fine of HK$100,000 and imprisonment of one year ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    New study questions conventional wisdom on health threat from salt

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:43pm by AP

    ... not A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most people consume is OK for heart health- and too little may ... People who consume three to six grams of sodium a day (about eight to 15 grams of salt) had the lowest risk of heart problems or death from any cause during the nearly four-year study. More ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mystery surrounds chicken deaths at Hong Kong farm as toll hits 3,500

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by Phila Siu

    ... then buys them back when they are big enough for sale. He urged consumers not to worry about avian influenza because the government's tests had ruled it out. "We have been very concerned ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    British parliamentarians urge health warnings for alcohol

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 08:08pm by GDN

    ... on tobacco products, alcohol packaging only outlines alcohol content. "In order to inform consumers about balanced risk, every alcohol label should include an evidence-based health warning ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Low-tar cigarette lawsuit not over, as campaigner vows to keep up health fight

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... a claim against a tobacco company had been accepted by a mainland court. All previous attempts had failed. "I was told the case was accepted as a usual commercial fraud case. It was too late ... to fraud. Li submitted a report by the then Ministry of Health in 2012. It said lowering tar content or adding herbs to cigarettes did not reduce health hazards of smoking. "To me the verdict ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Too much red bean ice becomes a weighty issue

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by SARAH KARACS

    ... and to offer a greater range of low-sugar beverages. Registered dietician Leslie Chan Kwok-pan said red bean drinks could still be enjoyed, as long as consumers kept an eye on portion sizes ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Company at centre of rotten meat scandal promises China division shake-up

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:43pm by Daniel Ren, Nectar Gan

    ... issue among consumers on the mainland after a series of scandals. Eight cooked food stores and a hotpot restaurant in Shanghai were ordered to shut down last year for selling mutton mixed ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKUST scientists invent new water purifier

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... disinfection technologies such as chlorination produce pungent smells and toxic by-products, while heating and reverse osmosis consume energy and are costly. "The idea is to find a technique ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:47pm by NYT

    ... Although overall consumption of antibiotics fell in Europe and the US over the decade studied, largely due to public awareness campaigns, the US remains a very high consumer of antibiotics on a per-person basis. Per capita consumption also increased substantially in Australia and New Zealand, and all of the high-income Asian countries ranked among the top per capita consumers. Within ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

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

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

    ... was promised by leaders that this problem would be addressed over time. China is the world's largest cigarette manufacturer and consumer, with more than 300 million smokers, according to national ...




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