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  1. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... The Guardian Poor diets and too little exercise mean up to a third of 11-year-olds across Europe- and two-thirds of Britain’s adults- are too heavy, the World Health Organisation warns A lack of exercise and unhealthy diets high in fat and sugar are making it common for children and adults in Europe to be overweight, the World Health Organisation has warned. Up to one third ...

  2. China and Europe partner to study cancer treatment

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Chinese and European medical institutions have launched a joint project to study cancer immunotherapy, the use of the immune system to eradicate cancer. The treatment, which stimulates the immune system to attack cancerous cell ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health

    Economy fit, doctors a hit

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dr Leung Ka-lau, member, Legislative Council As told to Chiu Po-sze Public Hospital Doctors Economy fit, doctors a hit Future trends for hiring doctors in public hospitals depend on the economic situation. If the economy is good, the Hospital Authority (HA) will receive more funding from the government and will be able to hire more doctors. If the economy is bad, however, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China needs incentives for environmental health and safety

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Henry Miller

    ... of effective oversight undermine this approach. Chinese authorities face a daunting task. A few decades ago, China was a poor, largely rural country with an agrarian economy and almost no middle class. Today, it is the world's second-largest economy, with a thriving manufacturing sector and a rapidly growing, prosperous middle class. Until relatively recently, environmental protection ...

  5. Department mulls following Europe in drug ban

    Posted Jan 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang The Health Department is considering whether to follow European countries and ban commonly prescribed anti-obesity drugs after a major study found they increase the chance of heart attack and stroke. The European Medicines Agency on Thursday ...

  6. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... chloroquine, which helped eliminate malaria from Europe, North America, the Caribbean and parts of Asia and South-Central America during the 1950s. Resistance first began appearing on the Thai-Cambodia ...

  7. Obama has to find a remedy for the economy

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the economy. With midterm elections due in November, inspiring confidence and creating jobs for the country's army of unemployed will be crucial to preserving Democratic Party control of Congress, ... to the economy. Some economists at least agree with him. But Republican opponents contended that Obama's plan is too broad and expensive, and that further government intrusion in health care would ...

  8. Poor economy injects new life into caring sector

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... one was working for doctors who had set up their own private practices. 'If the economy is good, there is a lot of wastage [switching jobs] in nursing.' The first batch of graduates ...

  9. Chronic pain hurts economy, not just patients, survey shows

    Posted Jun 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan Chronic pain is a severe drain on the economy, a survey has found. The Hong Kong Medical Journal found that more than a third of patients treated at out-patient clinics ... welfare. But the journal said there was not enough data in Hong Kong to quantify the effect of chronic pain on the economy. In the United States, the economic cost of back pain is estimated ...

  10. Our duty to care for the elderly can be an opportunity for growth

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... able to deliver these because its growing economy can generate the resources to deal with social inclusivity and the environment. It is much tougher in European countries facing financial ... to domestic consumption and services. Services account for only 43per cent of China's gross domestic product, 57per cent in India, but over 75per cent for US, Europe and Japan. China's 12th ...




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