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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Global average life expectancy at record high of 73 for women and 68 for men

    Posted May 17th 2014, 04:39am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva Average life expectancy continues to surge Average life expectancy has risen globally to record lengths of 73 years for a girl born in 2012 and 68 for a boy, following ... said Colin Mathers, coordinator of WHO's statistics on mortality. For the first time, the annual report, the most comprehensive statistical overview of the world's health, measured ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1513892/global-average-life-expectancy-record-high-73-women-and-68-men
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Mers on the rise, but WHO not yet declaring a global health emergency

    Posted May 16th 2014, 01:24am by WASHPOST

    ... of polio to several countries to be a global health emergency, only the second time that the WHO has made such an announcement since it adopted rules allowing such designations in 2007. Fukuda said ... The Washington Post Scientists say there is still no evidence the disease transmits from person to person Mers spreading, but not yet a WHO global emergency Despite a rapid increase ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1512865/mers-rise-who-not-yet-declaring-global-health-emergency
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    US scientists say it’s still not time to destroy remaining smallpox stocks

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 09:07pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US say it's still not time todestroy smallpox stocks More than three decades after the eradication of smallpox, US officials say it is still not time ... be possible to create a version of smallpox from scratch. "The synthetic biology adds a new wrinkle to it," said Jimmy Kolker, health and human services assistant secretary for global ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1502708/us-scientists-say-its-still-not-time-destroy-remaining-smallpox-stocks
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Free tests will use mobile technology to screen for abnormal heartbeats

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:30pm by Emily Tsang

    ... of medicine. People with abnormal heartbeats are five times more likely to suffer from strokes, and are at increased risk of developing other problems in the long term that can lead to heart failure. ... and in a fraction of the time.    ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557456/free-programme-will-use-mobile-technology-screen-abnormal-heartbeats
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Pneumonic plague quarantine lifted in Gansu after no new cases reported

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:46pm by Nectar Gan

    ... at midnight last night. “[I was] thrilled to learn that the quarantine will end tonight. [I] can finally get out of here and be with my family again. I haven’t seen my daughter for a long time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1558145/quarantine-lifted-after-eight-days-area-where-30000-live
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bid to cut strokes in a heartbeat

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Emily Tsang

    ... People with abnormal heartbeats are five times more likely to suffer from strokes and have a higher risk of developing other health problems that can lead to heart failure, said Dr David Siu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557677/bid-cut-strokes-heartbeat
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Senior doctor leading fight against Ebola contracts the virus in Sierra Leone

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 10:37am by Reuters in Freetown

    ... he said in an interview, showing no signs of ill health at the time. “Health workers are prone to the disease because we are the first port of call for somebody who is sickened by disease. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558008/senior-doctor-leading-fight-against-ebola-contracts-virus-sierra-leone
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Tuberculosis 'superbug' that affects 32,000 children a year is global threat

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:17am by Reuters

    ... of the global burden of tuberculosis facing children. It also estimates for the first time the problem of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis or MDR-TB. "Despite children comprising approximately one ... Reuters in Chicago TB 'superbug' poses global threat As many as 32,000 children worldwide fall ill each year with a drug-resistant "superbug" strain of tuberculosis, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1456460/tuberculosis-superbug-affects-32000-children-year-global-threat
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    30,000 people quarantined in China after resident dies of pneumonic plague

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 06:47pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... authorities yesterday as saying that no further cases had been reported among the 151 quarantined as of Saturday evening. "Because it was diagnosed in time and dealt with appropriately, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557217/china-seals-entire-city-gansu-after-resident-dies-bubonic-plague
  10. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:36pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... causes of sick workers are not tackled After 900 million people watched Germany win the World Cup Final, there was a simultaneous global tsunami- of sick leave. As an average of 188 million fans ... cost the global economy US$47 trillion in the two decades from 2010 to 2030. Losses on this scale are not just a heavy burden on the sick, on firms and on governments- they are also large ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1555349/sick-workers-cost-economies-billions

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