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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Aids day in Central brings understanding to disease

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Foundation, he encouraged people to show more care and support to those who are HIV-positive. Carmen Leung Ka-man, an English teacher at Choi Cheung Kok Secondary School, where half the students were ... HIV Education Centre, was a day-long outdoor event attended by local and international schools, Aids-specific organisations and ethnic groups. Magic shows and cultural presentations ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    How Hong Kong's urban light pollution creates 'mini jet lag'

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:19am by GDN

    ... as the City of Light; the English resort of Blackpool relies for tourism on its annual illuminations, when more than a million bulbs light a distance of 10km. This celebration of artificial lighting ... and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has looked at the impact of light on human physiology, including on alertness, sleep, and melatonin levels. Because humans evolved ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese 'Flying Tigers' pilot who served in second world war squadron falls critically ill

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 06:31pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... of their jets – none of whom are still alive in China today. But Xue Gang, a volunteer for a charity that helps veterans called the Shenzhen Longyue Charity Foundation, said the name is also used ... unit of the composite wing, the report said. He and Dai were in the same wing. Born in Hong Kong in 1923, the English-speaking Long and his brother went back to the mainland in 1942 after Hong ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Big US soft-drink firms pledge to cut calorie count and container sizes over the next decade

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:16pm by WASHINGTON POST

    ... epidemic,” the Harvard School of Public Health notes on its website. This is why pledging to cut beverage calories by 20 per cent by 2025 is seen as an important shift in the right direction. Former president Bill Clinton, whose charitable organisation, the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, helped found the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, called it “a critical step in our ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Blood test could identify people more likely to commit suicide, says study

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:57am by WASHPOST

    ... for age, gender and levels of stress or anxiety. Zachary Kaminsky, an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioural sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine who led the study, said ... within five years, through research and identifying those at greatest risk. Jill Harkavy-Friedman, vice- president of research at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, said: “Suicide ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Putting fears into words to help fight breast cancer

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Book that addresses patients' anxieties published by Breast Cancer Foundation chairwoman, who speaks from experience Putting fears into words to help fight ... to prove fatal, says Eliza Fok Ho Yi-wah, who found that out the hard way. She is now trying to help other women facing those same challenges. In the past year, the Breast Cancer Foundation ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Paint factory in Hunan town closed after state media reports 300 children suffer lead poisoning

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:02am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... the national limit, was likely the result of them chewing on pencils at school. Su Genlin, the chief of Dapu town, told China Central Television that "when the children were studying in school ... to the national safety threshold. No English name was given for the company, but it can be translated as Meilun Paint and Chemicals Limited. An investigation has been launched, the county government said. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of new HIV cases among young Hongkongers trebles within a decade

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 11:37am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... about sex] and then hopes someone else will take the responsibility,” Aids Concern chief executive Andrew Chidgey said. He pointed to inadequate sex education in schools. “It is important ... relationships, and healthy sexual relationships.” The government allows schools to decide what they believed is the most appropriate teaching approach on campus, thus making sex education in schools ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    World Toilet Organisation steps into public urination row

    Posted May 04th 2014, 05:41am by Christy Choi

    ... Nations Environment Programme, the Asian Development Bank and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It has more than 200 members and its current chairman is a graduate of the school of foreign service at Washington's Georgetown University and Harvard Law School. Sim said the issue in Hong Kong would not be fixed overnight as large parts of the mainland were still developing ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Sniffer dog can detect cancer with up to 90pc accuracy

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

    ... for official clearance of a system that would use the talents of dogs in medical care. In 2009, Zaphiris founded the In Situ Foundation, a non-profit organisation that trains cancer-sniffing dogs ... At the University of Pennsylvania school of veterinary medicine, researchers are studying whether dogs can find ovarian cancer in tissue and blood samples. If so, it would be a breakthrough for a difficult ...




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