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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Visiting WHO chief Margaret Chan sees 'great progress' in China's health system

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:28pm by XINHUA

    ... officials and experts. Chan spotlighted the importance of a strong primary health-care system to China, with its ageing population and rapidly escalating burden of "lifestyle" diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Without action and commitment, the burden of these diseases might cancel out economic achievements, she warned. Chan also praised the "remarkable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552152/visiting-who-chief-margaret-chan-sees-great-progress-chinas-health-system
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - ANIMAL PSYCHOLOGY

    Scientist finds contagious yawning takes hold among older chimpanzees

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 05:26am by LA TIMES

    ... Los Angeles Times Scientist finds that chimps respond differently to humans than they would to other chimps Contagious yawning takes hold among older chimps A young chimpanzee will yawn when a human does, regardless of whether the face is familiar, according to a study that suggests contagious yawning grows stronger in our primate cousins as they grow up. Researchers yawned, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1335334/scientist-finds-contagious-yawning-takes-hold-among-older
  3. Rare disease suspected in crayfish-linked illness

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The painful breakdown of muscle fibres suffered by more than 20 crayfish eaters in Nanjing, Jiangsu, could be a symptom of Haff disease, a little known illness linked to seafood consumption, the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says. The disease is named after Konigsberger Haff, a small Russian town on the southeastern coast of the Baltic Sea, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724182/rare-disease-suspected-crayfish-linked-illness
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Young cancer survivor awarded for being inspiration to other patients

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Cancer survivor, 12, rewarded for selflessly volunteering to help other disease patients Youngest 'warrior' an inspiration Cancer survivor Lam Yi-ning is only 12 years old, but yesterday she was rewarded for being an inspiration to others suffering from the disease- including her former teacher. She is one of the top 10 "warriors" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553525/young-cancer-survivor-awarded-being-inspiration-other-patients
  5. Lifestyle - Health - HITS & MYTHS

    Hits & Myths: are all vegetable oils heart-healthy?

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:13am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... processed, some plant-based oils can actually increase your risk of heart disease. According to Susie Rucker, a nutritional therapist at Body With Soul in Singapore, the most destructive processing ... in the cell wall, the cell is unable to use this altered form of oil and dysfunction ensues. As a result there is a rise of cardiovascular disease, all from a spread that is marketed to do the exact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1551988/hits-myths-are-all-vegetable-oils-heart-healthy
  6. News - China - HEALTH

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

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

    ... with diseases linked to smoking. "Every year more than one million people die as a result of tobacco-related illness. This is a terrible statistic," she said. "China needs to take urgent ... and the deputy chairman of the National People's Congress Chen Zhu during her visit. She said she told leaders that tobacco-related illnesses such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550692/smoking-have-devastating-economic-impact-china-who
  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Korea's other 'comfort women' seek payouts for serving in brothels for US troops

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:15am by Reuters

    ... they led. They say they were forced by the South Korean government to undergo degrading check-ups for sexually transmitted diseases and if the test was positive, locked up until they were "fit" to work. "To make sure we didn't pass on some disease to foreigners, we were tested twice a week, and if it looked abnormal, we would be locked up on the fourth floor, unlocking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1553493/koreas-other-comfort-women-seek-payouts-serving-brothels-us-troops
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    US Centres for Disease Control scientists study infectiousness of mild Mers cases

    Posted May 18th 2014, 06:26am by Reuters and AFP

    ... respiratory disease, said Dr David Swerdlow, who heads the Mers response team at the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "You don't have to be in the intensive care unit ... such mild cases are still capable of spreading the virus. Cases of the disease, which causes coughing, fever and sometimes fatal pneumonia, have nearly tripled in the past month and a half, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1514381/us-centres-disease-control-scientists-study-infectiousness-mild-mers
  9. News - World - MEDICINE

    British scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer’s by identifying predictor proteins

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 08:55pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Major breakthrough as British researchers identify group of 10 proteins that can predict onset of the incurable brain-wasting disease Scientists close in on blood test ... brain-wasting disease. Such a test could initially be used to select patients for clinical trials of experimental treatments being developed to try to halt progression of Alzheimer's. The British ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549722/british-scientists-close-blood-test-alzheimers-identifying-predictor
  10. Skin disease victims stigmatised by Alex Ho's fall from grace

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... is contagious is unfair to psoriasis patients,' said skin disease doctor Joseph Fung Wai-kit. Dermatologist Louis Shih Tai-cho also pointed out that the incidence of psoriasis has no relation ... Agnes Lam and Mary Ann Benitez Patients with a much misunderstood skin disease are finding life more difficult after the saga of disgraced district councillor Alex Ho Wai-to. The Kwun Tong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/498033/skin-disease-victims-stigmatised-alex-hos-fall-grace

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