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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Woman held in Shenzhen allegedly with blood of pregnant women set for Hong Kong gender tests

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:30pm by Huifeng He huifeng.he@scmp.com

    ... to Hong Kong to test the sex of their child. The case highlights the common practice – illegal throughout the mainland – of prenatal gender tests being carried out on blood for non-medical ... agencies in Shenzhen, which have helped mainland mothers give birth in Hong Kong for years, are focusing their efforts on early gender detection, since Hong Kong has prevented mothers giving birth ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    China approves DNA-sequencing devices to detect genetic defects in unborn babies

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:56pm by Angela Meng

    ... or ultrasound. Sex testing is banned on the mainland, which has one of the world's highest gender imbalances- about 119 boys are born for 100 girls. This has been attributed to a traditional ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijingers spend a quarter of their lives sick, landmark study finds

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:39pm by Alice Yan

    ... that an 18-year-old in Beijing can expect to enjoy 40.2 years of good health. Broken down by gender, males of that age who are expected to live up to the age of 80 would live 43.4 healthy years. Their female ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Animal mothers tailor milk for offspring of different sexes

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:26am by AP

    ... or whether we should explore gender-specific infant formula. "There's been this myth that mother's milk is pretty standard," said Harvard University evolutionary biologist Katie ... vulnerable infants, Hinde wonders whether premature babies in intensive care might fare better with gender-matched donor milk. Then there's the formula question. "We think it's ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Sharp rise in global cancer deaths as new cases top 14 million

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 08:15pm by Reuters in London

    ... cancer incidence – the number of new cases each year – has been increasing in most regions of the world, but noted what it said were “huge inequalities” between rich and poor countries. While ... in poorer countries in line with progress made in recent years in treating and curing some cancers on wealthier countries. One stark example of the inequality is in cervical cancer – which kills ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Boys are facing double the risk of depression, Hong Kong study shows

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Chinese culture blamed, with families having higher expectations than for girls, expert says Boys are facing double the risk of depression Teenage boys are twice as likely to suffer from depression as girls, a survey shows. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'Record-breaking numbers' of HIV cases recorded in Hong Kong as gay men still at highest risk

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 03:11pm by Christy Choi

    ... clinics. Although the department collects demographic data including gender, ethnicity, and route of transmission, all reporting is anonymous and voluntary. The government also has a free, ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Boys more likely to be born premature than girls, says study

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 10:00pm by AP

    ... loss. For the public, the gender difference may be the most surprising finding of yesterday's report, although Dr Edward McCabe of the March of Dimes medical charity says paediatric ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Mums-to-be in rush for fetus sex tests

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... preventing mothers from giving birth in Hong Kong if both parents are from the mainland. So the company is putting more emphasis on early gender detection- a heavily sought-after service for couples ... preference in Chinese society for boys, have resulted in one of the most alarming gender imbalances in the world: about 120 males born to every 100 females. As most Chinese families are given ...




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