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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Young Parkinson's disease patient in China starts website to help fellow sufferers

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:17am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... them. "The disease is always associated with the elderly, yet I want to raise awareness that many younger people suffer from it and what this age group needs," Ximen said. His website, ... for a walk after a chat with other patients on the site. Another man, who like many patients was struggling to speak, had found friends again through the site. "The group is there to help ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Groups push for standards on PM2.5 anti-smog masks amid concern over fakes

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 05:25pm by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com National standard for face masks to expose fakes A national standard for anti-smog masks is likely to be set next year, the Beijing Youth Daily reported, amid concerns that some masks on the market are not effective and leav ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... the cancer in 55 per cent of the same group of women.   ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Maoming officials vow petrochemical plant will be shelved if public opposes it

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 04:13pm by Adrian Wan

    ... in the violence, the government statement said, without mentioning any injuries or arrests. The local government initially responded by saying the incident was carried out by “a group of outlaws” ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese nurses enter training for opportunities abroad

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... Xu Donghuan Caregivers frustrated by the disrespect their profession often endures in China enter training programmes that offer opportunities overseas Chinese facing a nursing exodus A German teacher stood before a classroom reading loudly from a projection screen. Thirty students repeated after him, in unison. Herr. Frau. Dame. It was the first week of an eight-month ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese task force to target counterfeit food and drugs

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:51am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com New group will investigate rising number of crimes requiring more specialist knowledge Task force targets fake food, drugs A task force with tougher powers to investigate cases of tainted food and counterfeit drugs is to be set up on the mainland. Its staff will include food and drug inspectors, as well as the police, according to Beijing ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Manpower is a real challenge, warns Hospital Authority

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:28am by Emily Tsang

    ... Territories West was the highest at an average 97.5 per cent, soaring above 120 per cent- worst among the authority's seven hospital groupings- at peak times. Leung said support staff, who ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong has higher background radiation level than Tokyo, say scientists

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Background radiation higher in HK than Tokyo, say scientists Hong Kong has a higher level of background radiation than Tokyo, says a group of citizen scientists who hope to allay fears that travellers to Japan are at greater risk of exposure. Non-profit group Safecast has been gathering data on radiation levels in Japan since the 2011 earthquake ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'You can lead a normal life': Inspirational teen diabetes patient writes book to help others

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 11:00am by LO WEI

    ... cause. Thirty copies of the book have been printed and 50 more will be out later this month. She will hold a book-signing ceremony at the Discovery Bay Dymocks bookstore on March 22. An online ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    1,000 gay men from Hong Kong and China wanted to trial anti-HIV jab

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 03:47am by LO WEI

    ... they are proposing to recruit 240 men in the US and 960 men in at least five locations in China. They are aiming at the highest-risk group- men engaging in unprotected receptive anal intercourse ...




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