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  1. 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

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Man had long-term health problems and had been in Shenzhen, where samples of the virus have been found at wet markets Hong Kong's death toll from ... people have died. There have been four cases in Hong Kong; three of the victims have died. The first, Indonesian domestic helper Tri Mawarti, was released from Tuen Mun Hospital earlier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1416636/elderly-man-latest-die-hong-kong-after-contracting-h7n9-bird-flu
  2. 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

    ... University of Hong Kong’s faculty of medicine. “[Previous] studies had shown that because teenagers’ biological clock is two hours slower than adults, it is actually slightly harder for them to sleep ... obesity,” he said. According to various scientific studies conducted both in Hong Kong and overseas, insufficient sleep may increase the likelihood of obesity – especially among teenagers, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1448736/teaching-pupils-about-benefits-rest-has-no-effect-their-sleeping
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Organ donor saves two lives as doctors perform ground-breaking operation

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:57pm

    ... lives, one of them in a ground-breaking operation.   An operation involving a double lung transplant and heart repair surgery, carried out in Hong Kong for the first time, was one of two ... brought about by a congenital heart defect. At the same time she received heart repair surgery, making the operation a first for Hong Kong. Dr Timmy Au Wing-kuk, chief of cardiothoracic surgery ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1436266/organ-donor-saves-two-lives-doctors-perform-ground-breaking-operation
  4. Comment - Blogs

    Ultra crazy: The North Face 100, Hong Kong's latest 100km race

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 11:07am by Jeanette Wang

    ... The event is the fourth 100km trail race to be held in Hong Kong and caters to a growing demand for such endurance challenges With marathons being struck off an exponentially growing ... but perhaps one of the more popular distances competed over is 100km. It is a whole number and the first in triple-digits, after all. So crazy is the demand for century races that Hong Kong is set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1272321/ultra-crazy-north-face-100-hong-kongs-latest-100km-race
  5. Comment - Blogs

    Hong Kong runner Andre Blumberg's Grand Slam quest

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:12pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... in the Colorado Rockies, and finishing off with the Wasatch Front (Sept 6) in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. Hong Kong is represented by Andre Blumberg, 43, a German IT director who has lived here for 11 ... through the lottery for the Western States 100,” says Blumberg, who returned to Hong Kong on Tuesday after the first Slam. The race, the world’s oldest 100-mile race and considered the holy grail ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1275213/hong-kong-runner-andre-blumbergs-grand-slam-quest
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong fails to promote breast milk even amid formula shortage

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Hazel Knowles

    ... manufacturers in promoting their products and gave them direct access to mothers. The measures also had the effect of making infant formula appear essential, said Maggie Holmes, of the Hong Kong branch ... Ip Lai-sheung, chairwoman of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Hong Kong Association, said in some ways the shortage had been an opportunity to promote breastfeeding. "At ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1230302/hong-kong-fails-promote-breast-milk-even-amid-formula-shortage
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Rising costs in Hong Kong plunge 1 in 5 poor into despair

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... One in five people on low incomes in Hong Kong suffer from excessive anxiety because of inflation, and it's likely to get worse as prices climb. The rate is three times that of those ... housing market meant steady inflation growth. "There's nothing [the poor] can do. They can move away from Hong Kong, but things are getting quite expensive on the mainland. If they stay, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1214796/1-5-low-income-hk-people-suffer-excessive-anxiety-cost-living
  8. Lifestyle - Health

    Hot pursuits: Hong Kong's country parks are the place to be

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Hong Kong's country parks are a magnet for a growing number of hikers, runners and ultra-marathoners, writes Jeanette Wang Hot pursuits A foodies haven, a finance hub, a party town- Hong Kong is all of these things. And the time is ripe to add "a hiker's heaven" to the list, with record numbers of runners and hikers flocking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1176662/hot-pursuits-hong-kongs-country-parks-are-place-be
  9. News - Hong Kong - POULTRY

    Bird flu cases on mainland fail to deter Hong Kong demand for chicken

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... not have contact with birds before they developed symptoms, the report said. The Ministry of Health in Beijing alerted Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection about the cases and it planned ... children out of wet markets after a Guangzhou boy visiting Hong Kong became seriously ill with the H5N1 virus. Chicken sells well despite bird flu cases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1148248/bird-flu-cases-mainland-fail-deter-hong-kong-demand-chicken
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's private health care puts US to shame

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Wu

    ... Amy Wu Amy Wu says getting ill in Hong Kong made her appreciate the quality and cost of our private services, especially when compared to those in the US Health benefits I was recently ... to kick in. This story may sound like a nightmare, especially to my family and friends in the US, but it has a happy ending because I'm in Hong Kong. I've never faced long periods ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1134542/hong-kongs-private-health-care-puts-us-shame

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