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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Wine tax could be reintroduced to curb Hong Kong's binge drinking

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:12am by LO WEI

    ... and students should know more about the harmful effects of drinking." Ching said many local students picked up the habit at university, from overseas students who brought in the drinking culture ... binge-drinking Health officials will look into controls on alcohol advertisements and a possible reintroduction of the wine tax to combat growing consumption of alcohol, particularly among young people. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1512953/officials-look-taxes-and-ads-curb-binge-drinking
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Thailand's drug rehab centre The Cabin to open outpatient clinic in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 06:10am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... cent of expatriate addicts The Cabin treats are male and their professions range from banker to teacher. Mordey said expatriate life in an alien culture could lead to excessive drinking ... of it as a typically heavy drinking profession, they will say that in Hong Kong it is very much part of the work culture to go out and party," she added. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1635388/thailands-drug-rehab-centre-cabin-open-outpatient-clinic-hong-kong
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Clinics visited by H7N9 bird flu patient will remain open

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 02:02pm by Emily Tsang and Candy Chan

    ... at the gate, screening vehicles and measuring the temperatures of all individuals who entered. Boxes of protective clothing were unloaded and stacked. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department said ... working to sterilise the precinct and prepare food and drinks supplies. The camp has previously served as a quarantine site during a disease outbreak, accommodating people who had been in contact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1372760/clinics-visited-h7n9-bird-flu-patient-will-remain-open
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    One billion people still defecate in public despite health risks, says UN

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:58pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva One billion still defecate in public despite risks One billion people still practice "open defecation", UN experts said at the launch of a study on drinking ... in more than 80 countries, the UN says. The goal is to eliminate the practice entirely by 2025. Poverty is no excuse, the study said, noting the role of cultural differences. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508714/one-billion-people-still-defecate-public-despite-health-risks-says-un
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Hospitals in US state of Oregon allow mothers to take home placentas

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 10:19pm by NYT

    ... in a car seat, the other in a cooler. The first, of course, is the baby. The second, thanks to one of the more curious laws that went into effect with the new year, is the placenta. Many cultures ... surprisingly good. We have the mother drink that tea. It's very nourishing." But legality isn't the main problem in having placenta consumption thrust into the mainstream. "This ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1396094/hospitals-us-state-oregon-allow-mothers-take-home-placentas
  6. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Make it a smooth trip down memory lane

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... The researchers from the university's Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Centre damaged a part of the mice brains involved in learning and memory. Then they transplanted lab-cultured human embryonic ... a post-doctoral research fellow at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. For example, excessive drinking, road accidents and carbon monoxide poisoning can cause trauma to the hippocampus. These lesions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1223914/make-it-smooth-trip-down-memory-lane
  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    High blood pressure: a hidden problem

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... are well-controlled. Equally worrying is the fact that hypertension patients in Hong Kong are getting younger. A recent fitness survey by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) identified 4.1 per ... and face. Your lifestyle also may determine whether you develop high blood pressure later in life. Lam points out that having two alcoholic drinks a day makes you up to twice as likely to develop ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1202574/high-blood-pressure-hidden-problem

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