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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Researchers develop new test for early diagnosis of nasopharyngeal cancer

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 01:24pm by LO WEI

    ... cancer sooner Hong Kong and Canadian researchers have developed a simple test that enables early detection of nasopharyngeal cancer- popularly known as Guangdong cancer because of its prevalence ... are taken by sticking a special brush through the mouth to reach the pharynx, the area of throat behind the nose where the cancer, which is also strongly hereditary, develops. It collects cells ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Nobel Prize winner James Watson develops new diabetes theory

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:02am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian DNA pioneer develops new diabetes theory Not satisfied with his work that unravelled the double helix structure of DNA and landed him a share of a Nobel Prize half a century ... of that inflammation is quite different. "The fundamental cause, I suggest, is a lack of biological oxidants, not an excess," he writes. Watson, a keen singles tennis player, says he developed his ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hospitals to hand newborns straight to mums in Hong Kong breastfeeding drive

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Emily Tsang

    ... regularly. According to the WHO, breastfeeding lowers the chances of babies developing illnesses including diarrhoea, respiratory and middle ear infections, and allergies. They are also less prone ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Top 10 killer diseases in Hong Kong claim 18pc more lives than a decade ago

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:39pm by Emily Tsang and Lo Wei

    ... life expectancy WILFRED LEUNG CHI-HANG Medical specialists warn that as the population ages, more people could suffer from age-related diseases or develop urban lifestyle-related health ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New electronic system will put patient health records online by end of year

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Emily Tsang

    ... and avoid unnecessary duplication of tests, he said. In 2009, Legco's Finance Committee passed a proposal to allocate HK$1.1 billion to develop a computerised system over the next 10 years. ...

  6. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Malaysia reports first Asian death from Mers virus

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:24am by AP

    ... to Malaysia on March 29 and developed a high fever and cough and had difficulty breathing more than a week later. The man, a 54-year-old from southern Johor state neighboring Singapore, died on Sunday ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    900m overweight in developing countries, says British report

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 09:25pm by GDN

    ... been outlined in a report by Britain's Overseas Development Institute (ODI) that puts the number of overweight and obese adults in developing countries at over 900 million. According to the report, overweight and obesity rates have almost doubled since 1980 in China and Mexico, and risen by a third in South Africa. "The growing rates of overweight and obesity in developing ...


    Shenzhen reports rat boom

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 02:18pm

    ... disease, such as dengue fever, he said. Another expert from the centre, Liang Zhuonan, said mosquitoes and flies were developing resistance to insecticides. Their tolerance was dozens of times ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Headband that helps fight migraines set to take on US market

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 08:35pm by AFP

    ... fitted with electrodes designed to take the edge off migraines before they develop into acute blinding pain. Migraine, a deep headache that develops behind the eyes and can last for days, ... than men because of differences in hormonal activity. The band, developed by the Belgian company Cefaly Technology, is worn across the forehead, and sends electric currents to facial nerves. ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... in breast cancer patients as well as earlier-stage trials in other types of cancer. Companies trying to develop treatments similar to palbociclib include Novartis and Eli Lilly. Data from a small ...




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