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  1. News - China - HEALTH

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

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

    ... of the World Health Organisation has urged the government to strengthen tobacco control to save huge numbers of lives and to ensure the country has a healthy workforce to continue its development. ... to ensure urgent action is taken to strengthen tobacco control, Chan told reporters. The government has ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, but failed to meet a deadline to ban ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijingers spend a quarter of their lives sick, landmark study finds

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:39pm by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Beijingers can expect to live as long as people in developed nations, but lose many more years than them to serious illness and disability Quarter of adult life ... that Beijingers could spend a quarter of their lives ill or debilitated. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the municipal health authority, unveiled figures for the capital's ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Fear and ignorance help spread of killer Ebola virus in west Africa

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:09pm by GDN

    ... pinpointed Pujeh as a hot spot for the disease months later, dozens had died. "The people living in these areas said there's no such thing as Ebola," said a district doctor. "They ...

  4. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    Drinking your own urine: The unorthodox Chinese 'miracle cure'

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 07:32pm by Nectar Gan

    ... in northern China's Tianjin, where an elderly man with no knowledge of urine therapy lives. Doctors interviewed by People’s Daily said urine is metabolic waste discharged by the kidneys which ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Putting fears into words to help fight breast cancer

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by LO WEI

    ... at a whole other level, thinking of how to find meaning in life," she said. For some, it meant they started living for themselves for the first time and letting go of regrets. "Is ... the caterpillar emerges into a wonderful new life as a butterfly. When she was first diagnosed with cancer, Fok asked herself, "Why did this happen to me?" She had lived a healthy lifestyle, ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola out of control in West Africa, says Medecins Sans Frontieres

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:43pm by GDN

    ... Sierra Leone and Liberia, has claimed 350 lives, according to the World Health Organisation. Confirmed, probable or suspected cases stands at 567, with the disease identified in more than 60 ... of operations, said the charity had treated 470 patients and was struggling to cope. "The epidemic is out of control," he said. "We have reached our limits. Despite the human resources ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Cancer is No 1 killer in Beijing for seventh year, says health report

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:42am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... an average for "healthy life expectancy". The concept takes into account the number of years a person could expect to live in full health after factoring in disease or injury. It found ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    US study finds that three-dimension mammograms detect cancer better

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:14am by WASHPOST

    ... to conventional digital inspection substantially improved detection of invasive breast cancers and reduced the number of women called back for re-examination, according to the first large study ... endorsed the value of 3D mammography over conventional imaging. "In my opinion," she said of any woman about to be screened for breast cancer, "she should have the 3D ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dead liposuction patient was new mum

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Clifford Lo, Patsy Moy and Shirley Zhao

    ... Tin. She lived on the 17th floor of the same building. Ng Se-ching, who works in a hair salon next to the dance school, said Lee was always ready with a greeting. He described her ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Woman dies after receiving liposuction at hair treatment centre

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 07:48pm by Emily Tsang, Danny Mok and Johnny Tam

    ... said the surgery was carried out by Dr Kwan Hau-chi, 32. Lee, who lived in Lam Tin, was accompanied by her husband. She is believed to have undergone an earlier liposuction procedure to remove ...




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