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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola death toll rises to 518 in west Africa

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:17am by AFP

    ... and unstoppable bleeding. Ebola is believed to be carried by animals hunted for meat, notably bats. It spreads among humans via bodily fluids including sweat, meaning you can get sick from simply touching ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550015/ebola-death-toll-rises-518-west-africa
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Wal-Mart boosts China food safety budget threefold to 300m yuan

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:44am by Reuters

    ... (HK$378 million). It covers the period 2013-2015, to which it had previously allocated 100 million yuan. The company said it would also increase DNA testing on meat products and supplier ... under attack earlier this year after its "five spice" donkey meat was found to contain fox meat. It was also fined in 2011 for selling expired duck meat. The company has about 7,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1535237/wal-mart-boosts-china-food-safety-budget-threefold-300m-yuan
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Sniffer dog can detect cancer with up to 90pc accuracy

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:22pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Scientists find the sense of smell proves correct 90 per cent of the time for ovarian cancer Dog nose gives fresh hope on early cancer diagnosis Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in the US say a labrador dog is more than 90 per cent successful in identifying the scent of ovarian cancer in tissue samples. This opens a new window on a disease with no effective test ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1516359/dog-nose-gives-fresh-hope-early-cancer-diagnosis
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Eating fish while pregnant is good for you, US says in dietary U-turn

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 09:28pm by NYT

    ... can accumulate in your bloodstream over time," an official warned. Red meat linked to breast cancer Women who often indulge their cravings for hamburgers, steaks and other red meat may have a slightly higher risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests. Doctors have long warned that a diet loaded with red meat is linked to cancers including those of the colon and pancreas, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530277/eating-fish-while-pregnant-good-you-us-says-dietary-u-turn
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Too much meat and cheese is as bad as smoking, US study suggests

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 09:20pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London US study suggests the over-consumption of meat, eggs, milk and cheese by the middle-aged can quadruple the risk of cancer and diabetes Too much protein 'is as bad as smoking' A diet rich in meat, eggs, milk and cheese could be as harmful to health as smoking, according to a controversial study into the impact of protein consumption ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1441250/too-much-meat-and-cheese-bad-smoking-us-study-suggests
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Sun worshippers beware: tanning may be addictive, study warns

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:19am by Reuters

    ... exposure may help explain the dogged "sun-seeking behaviour" some people display through outdoor and indoor tanning and other pursuits. "Behavioural exposure to the sun is being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1537731/sun-worshippers-beware-tanning-may-be-addictive-study-warns
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention staff exposed to anthrax

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:20pm by Reuters

    ... documented cases of the illness occurring 60 days after exposure, Meechan said. Infection can occur through a cut in the skin, breathing in anthrax spores or eating tainted meat. Of the three, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537196/us-centres-disease-control-and-prevention-staff-exposed-anthrax
  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

    ... but there's something behind it. Last week, the Saudi government began a campaign to stop people eating raw camel meat or drinking unpasteurized camel milk. Experts argue Mers, or traces of it, have ...

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

    Guangzhou begins trial ban of live poultry sales after H7N9 wet market tests

    Posted May 05th 2014, 11:19pm by Mimi Lau, LO WEI

    ... the ban. "The meat of frozen chicken, long after it was slaughtered, has no texture. Existing marketing irregularities also mean many vendors sell sick chickens, so I insist on having ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1505389/guangzhou-begins-trial-ban-live-poultry
  10. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Are there foods to help you sleep? Scientists sift fact from fancy

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:53am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... at best. For example, turkey contains tryptophan, which is a building block for serotonin, a chemical involved in sleep. But there's nothing special about turkey, as all meat contains tryptophan- as does warm milk. Studies that found a tryptophan effect relied on doses that would mean eating 450 grams of meat at a sitting, Grandner said. What about other supposed remedies? Dairy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1489466/are-there-foods-help-you-sleep-scientists-sift-fact-fancy

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