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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Gates Foundation funds 'ultra-thin' condom studies in bid to raise uptake

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:26pm by AFP

    ... condoms through the charitable Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It looks like "there are some technological materials that will be able to maintain a [condom] barrier with a very thin, thin layer", Gates said on Thursday in New Delhi. His foundation has given one grant of US$100,000 to the University of Manchester in the UK to research a condom using a super-light conducive material ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596228/gates-foundation-funds-ultra-thin-condom-studies-bid-raise-uptake
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese 'Flying Tigers' pilot who served in famous WW2 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1599592/chinese-flying-tigers-pilot-who-served-famous-ww2-squadron-falls
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599824/big-us-soft-drink-firms-pledge-cut-calorie-count-and-container-sizes-over
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'Don't wait to check for breast cancer'

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... mastectomy and death. This was the warning from the city's Breast Cancer Foundation after it analysed data from 2,242 patients who had completed treatment for the cancer. "We found that the tumour size is bigger, the number of nodes involved is higher and also the need for mastectomy is higher, and their chance of survival is compromised," foundation founder Dr Polly Cheung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1600450/dont-wait-check-breast-cancer
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New treatment gives liver patients hope

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... having invested [a lot] in research … So this [piece of news] is very exciting," said Dr Simon Yu Chun-ho, director of the university's Vascular and Interventional Radiology Foundation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1598985/new-treatment-gives-liver-patients-hope
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Doctors need to work on communication: survey

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:03am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Eng-kiong, of the faculty of medicine at the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care at CUHK. Yeoh noted that communication skills was an area that hospitals needed to work ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1600452/doctors-need-work-communication-survey
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Children of Chinese blood donors offered grades boost as incentive

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:37pm by Nectar Gan

    ... to win his future child one extra point on his or her high school entrance exam. "Because of this policy, I [donated so much blood that I] have put my life at risk! [I] want to tell my future son: No worries with the high school entrance exams, Dad has already got you bonus marks!” said the post by Weibo user with a handle translating to “Dawei riding a small wheel”. The human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1599553/children-chinese-blood-donors-offered-grades-boost-incentive
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Discovery of new gene mutation may improve ataxia patients' lives

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:50am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... team, led by Professor Edwin Chan Ho-yin of the university's school of life sciences, discovered the mutation, named SCA40, while analysing the genetic sequence of a form of SCA in the Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1599657/discovery-new-gene-mutation-may-improve-ataxia-patients-lives
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Dry roasting to blame for peanut allergies, research suggests

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 09:42pm by MCT

    ... to the study. Still, senior author Quentin Sattentau of Oxford's Sir William Dunn School of Pathology warned that "it would be premature to avoid roasted peanuts and their products until ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1598908/dry-roasting-blame-peanut-allergies-research-suggests
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    US study shows how pregnancy can increase risk of flu complications

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 09:08pm by MCT

    ... of an inflammatory response on overdrive. "Nobody bothered to look at the direct viral response before," said Dr Catherine Blish, an immunologist at Stanford University School of Medicine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1598911/us-study-shows-how-pregnancy-can-increase-risk-flu-complications

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