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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Nation's drinking water pipelines contaminated with micro-organisms, say experts

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:06am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... in the pipeline Large colonies of micro-organisms- some capable of causing serious disease- have been discovered inside pipelines carrying drinking water to homes in most major mainland cities, the South China Morning Post has learned. Fortunately, most people habitually boil water before drinking, killing off the organisms and reducing the risk of outbreaks. But many foreign visitors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532118/nations-drinking-water-pipelines-contaminated-microorganisms-say-experts
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Prince Philip Dental Hospital used contaminated water, documents show

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:37pm by Olga Wong

    ... that from mid-February to mid-June, water samples from the clinic exceeded 500 colony-forming bacterial units per millilitre- the US safe standard for drinking water. The water was described ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Dental training hospital used contaminated water Hong Kong's dental teaching hospital may have given patients "heavily contaminated" water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580724/prince-philip-dental-hospital-used-contaminated-water-documents-show
  3. News - China Insider - HEALTH

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

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

    ... water or tea”. They also stressed the correct way of drinking urine: “Firstly, you need to leave out the first and the last parts of the urine and only take the middle part because it’s ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com The China Urine Therapy Association claims that drinking urine can 'improve the body's ability to fight diseases' If the infamously bitter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1544386/drinking-your-own-urine-unorthodox-chinese-miracle-cure
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Battle lines drawn on instant noodles after US study cites heart risks

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by AP

    ... and hard-drinking South Koreans consider instant noodles an ideal remedy for aching, alcohol-laden bellies and hangovers. Some people won't leave the country without them, worried they'll have ... 2007-2009 of more than 10,700 adults aged 19 to 64. It found that people who ate a diet rich in meat, soft drinks and fried and fast foods, including instant noodles, were associated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1580099/battle-lines-drawn-instant-noodles-after-us-study-cites-heart
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ice Bucket Challenge risky for health of some people, Hong Kong doctors say

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Hong Kong physicians say pouring a bucket of freezing water over someone for charity could be risky if they are ailing, elderly or pregnant Doctors cool on ice bucket craze Hong Kong doctors have poured cold water on a charity craze that is sweeping the globe, warning that "vulnerable'' people could be risking their health. The Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580196/ice-bucket-challenge-risky-health-some-people-hong-kong-doctors-say
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Surgeon helped quake survivors live again

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Annemarie Evans

    ... for the person on a stretcher before they were taken to hospital. But there were beautiful moments, too. A toddler who hadn't had water for four days was brought in lying limp in his mother's arms. A nurse gave him water and glucose and he was soon active, and they laughed in relief. After the initial few days in Sichuan, Poon helped his Red Cross colleagues launch a rehabilitation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581490/surgeon-helped-quake-survivors-live-again
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Coca-Cola ads defend diet drinks amid sales decline

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... was the full-calorie versions of soft drinks and "everyone would be better off drinking water or seltzer water instead". ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US beverage giant's new campaign touts safety of artificial sweeteners amid decline in sales Coke adverts defend diet drinks Faced with falling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1296938/coca-cola-ads-defend-diet-drinks-amid-sales-decline
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKUST scientists invent new water purifier

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... Michael de Waal-Montgomery michael.dwm@scmp.com Tiny device may clean your water without cleaning out your bank account Scientists invent new water purifier A research team ... costly HK$5,000 medical-grade filters that have to be changed every few weeks- and even make it into homes. "The major motivation behind this is that we typically find water from treatment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555437/hkust-scientists-invent-new-water-purifier
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    British parliamentarians urge health warnings for alcohol

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 08:08pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Report highlights cost to British economy of excessive drinking and rise in liver disease UK MPs urge health warnings for alcohol Health warnings should be compulsory on bottles of wine, beer and spirits to raise awareness of the dangers of excessive drinking and the growing problem of liver disease, a group of British MPs has said. The recommendation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571471/british-parliamentarians-urge-health-warnings-alcohol
  10. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Tap water may be better than the bottled variety

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Nadine Bateman

    ... Nadine Bateman life@scmp.com It's important to drink about two litres of water every day, but what's the best source - filtered from the tap or bottled? Nadine Bateman asks ... 's a good medium for that. So I believe it is important to drink good quality water." The definition of good quality drinking water is highly debatable, and there are myriad options. Filtered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1250684/tap-water-may-be-better-bottled-variety

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