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  1. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... children were being surrounded by adverts for foods high in salt, sugar and saturated fat, even in schools and sports centres. The report expressed concern about the use by food marketers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1434807/overweight-children-be-new-norm-europe
  2. News - Hong Kong - H7N9 Bird Flu

    Elderly man latest to die in Hong Kong after contracting H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 03:34pm

    ... at the border, said Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan of the Centre of Health Protection. He was admitted to Tuen Mun Hospital with a fever and severe pneumonia on Tuesday and died yesterday morning. Four members ... ward as he was in Tuen Mun Hospital have been placed under medical surveillance. On the mainland, the Legal Evening News, citing an official at the Chinese Centre for Disease Control ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1416636/elderly-man-latest-die-hong-kong-after-contracting-h7n9-bird-flu
  3. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

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

    ... to take it out now,” White told a conference at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies think tank in Washington. No alternative anti-malarial drug is on the horizon, he said. “Once ... for most of malaria deaths in the Mekong region, according to a report for the conference written by Dr Christopher Daniel, a former commander of the US Naval Medical Research Centre. Myanmar’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1355142/resistance-malaria-drugs-spreading-southeast-asia
  4. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab report

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 10:04am by Jeanette Wang

    ... sequencing”. The method – reported today  by Dr Dagan Wells of Oxford University’s NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, who led the study’s international research team – can decode entire genomes (a ... plays a key role in the lactation process, say scientists from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre  and the University of California, Davis.  The new study shows a “dramatic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1277788/lab-report
  5. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    China health under pressure from rapid change in diets

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 10:08am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Peking Union Medical College and the Seattle-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation – say the key dietary problems are the high consumption ... cardiovascular diseases, the researchers say. Because of China’s hospital-centred health system, primary care also needs to be strengthened to be a platform for delivery of interventions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1262682/rapid-change-diets-put-china-health-under-pressure
  6. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab report

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... centred Pure Yoga has opened its sixth yoga studio in Hong Kong - a 10,000 sq ft sanctuary at Asia Standard Tower in Central. Joining the usual menu of classes are two new offerings: wall rope ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1252622/lab-report
  7. News - China - SOCIETY

    Underdiagnosis of hypertension reveals bigger health system gap in China, experts say

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... of health care insurance programmes since the mid-2000s. Low premiums which range from zero to 138 yuan per year at the median, also encourage a broad take-up rate. But the financial burden ... the central government may need to take a leading role in terms of financial and policy support in order to improve health care utilisation among the elderly,” said Li Xin, assistant professor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1251677/underdiagnosis-hypertension-reveals-bigger-health-system-gap-china
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Patient counts the cost of just staying alive

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... of their breathing apparatus, and in some cases patients have chosen to die to save loved ones the financial and emotional stress. Lo is worried about the strain on his family. He receives HK$6,000 from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1236264/patient-counts-cost-just-staying-alive
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Priced out of life: the patients who chose to die

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com At least 5 wanted to spare families the cost of keeping them alive, from HK$2,500 a month Priced out of life: the patients who chose to die At least five patients who needed breathing equipment at home to keep them alive have opted to die in the past year to spare their families the financial burden of renting or buying the apparatus, says a group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1236291/priced-out-life-patients-who-chose-die
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Blood donors told they have rare bug

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... into a cancer," Chiu said. Under normal procedures all donated blood is tested, with the result expected in 24 hours. From 1998 to last year, the centre received more than a million units of platelets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1233087/blood-donors-told-they-have-rare-bug

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