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  1. Business - Companies

    ‘Digital health’ movement in focus at tech show

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Las Vegas With an app, a game or a gadget, technology startups and major companies across all sectors are trying to tackle some of the thorniest problems in health and medicine. The Consumer Electronics Show is filled with new gadg ...

  2. Focus health drive on social media, survey says

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... encourage the sharing of healthy eating experiences in new media, such as Facebook. Seeing how similar-aged people eat focuses their attention on healthy eating. ...

  3. Pollution Research focuses on infants

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of China's fast economic development, and children, who are the focus of attention in Chinese families due to the one-child policy,' Zhang said. Zhang said Barker's hypothesis suggests ... are born, the study will focus on child growth and development in an attempt to identify risk factors in childhood diseases. Zhang said so far he had secured funding to canvass only 3,000 women ...

  4. Patient-focused staff in short supply during son's stay in public hospitals

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... customer-focused (that is, patient-focused) service evident in good hotels and restaurants. For many (but not all) nurses, patients are not seen as personal recipients of a service, but as necessary nuisances that get in the way of important work. Staff do have a professional focus on administration of prescribed treatments, but largely disregard the comfort and general well-being of patients ...

  5. Artist puts focus back on her work

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that the eye's lens- which focuses images on the retina to enable clear vision- is naturally springy and elastic. It is suspended in the middle of the eye by thousands of 'strings', which ...

  6. Forget baby milk ads, focus on supply, watchdog says

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com When it comes to choosing baby formula milk, parents should focus on the stability of the supply rather than the manufacturers' descriptions of ingredients, the Consumer Council says. Descriptions of beneficial ingredients might be misleading or exaggerated, the council warned. Some nutrients are not essential for babies; others are used by most producers, ...

  7. Young doctors too focused on hours, top surgeon says

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee ella.lee@scmp.com Some young doctors are too focused on labour rights instead of devoting themselves to their work, a leading surgeon said. Professor Lo Chung-mau, the new head of surgery at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), said a cap on the working hours of trainee doctors was to blame. He said young doctors should be prepared to deal with hardships and not concern ...

  8. New ads focus on smoking hazards

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... new television advertisements next year focusing on the hazards. The change of tack comes as the World Health Organisation announced its latest report on tobacco control last night in Uruguay. This year's report focuses on anti-tobacco media campaigns. It was revealed that just one-third of the world's population, or 23 countries, had a nationwide media campaign in the past two years. ...

  9. Plunge into exercise and stay focused

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Suzanne Harrison healthpost@scmp.com Keeping children active is not just a healthy and fun approach to family life that can stave off obesity and future problems such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It can also help children perform better at scho ...

  10. Health reform to focus on prevention

    Posted Jul 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com 'Healthy people don't need a doctor- sick people do,' is a saying that the government would like healthy people to forget as it prepares to announce a reform of primary health-care services. Instead of seeing ...




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