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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Fist bumps more hygienic than shaking hands, says researcher

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 09:39pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe US President Barack Obama is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. The knocking of knuckles spreads only one-twentieth the amount of bacteria that a handshake does, researchers report. That's better than a high five, which still passes along less than half the amount as a handshake. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562094/fist-bumps-more-hygienic-shaking-hands-says-researcher
  2. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    Chinese prostitutes as young as 15 suffering high STD and abortion rates, study reveals

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:46pm by Chris Luo

    ... and abortion rates. Nearly half of those polled had been pregnant at least once in the past. A staggering 98 per cent of them chose to have an abortion after the pregnancy was confirmed. A separate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1561169/chinese-prostitutes-young-15-years-old-suffering-high-std-and
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Private hospitals may be forced to reveal fee details

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by Emily Tsang

    ... on the proposals will be launched in the second half of this year, with legislation expected in the 2015-16 Legislative Council year.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555516/private-hospitals-may-be-forced-reveal-fee-details
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Average Hong Kong toddler starts using electronic tablets at just 16 months

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by Emily Tsang

    ... in their report on the health effects of the use of the internet and electronic-screen products. Half of them said they had lost sleep from using computers and other related devices, while 45 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549901/health-warning-survey-finds-hong-kong-toddlers-begin-using-tablets-16
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Survey reveals extent of toddlers' early exposure to computer screens

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 06:13pm by Emily Tsang

    ... with their kids over their use of electronic devices and the internet. Half of the students said they had lost sleep from using computers and other related devices, while 45 per cent said their academic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549694/survey-reveals-extent-toddlers-early-exposure-computer-screens
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Fear and ignorance help spread of killer Ebola virus in west Africa

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:09pm by GDN

    ... public health systems have also undermined attempts to halt the disease. Sierra Leone and Liberia are both recovering from decades of civil wars, while half a century of dictatorship in Guinea ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545751/fear-and-ignorance-help-spread-killer-ebola-virus-west-africa
  7. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    Drinking your own urine: The unorthodox Chinese 'miracle cure'

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 07:32pm by Nectar Gan

    ... named Xiaoliu told the newspaper that urine therapy cured his hyperthyroidism. Xiaoliu was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in 2010, and took subscribed medication for a year and a half ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1544386/drinking-your-own-urine-unorthodox-chinese-miracle-cure
  8. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Cigarette makers ignore Indonesia health warning label deadline

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:34pm

    ... rate of male smokers and a wild, wild west of advertising. Despite having a year and a half to prepare warning photos that are to cover 40 per cent of cigarette packs, most tobacco companies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540253/cigarette-makers-ignore-indonesia-health-warning-label-deadline
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Strain on Hong Kong's health system increases as government dithers over reform

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... system," said Tim Pang Hung-cheong, a patients' rights advocate with the Society for Community Organisation. The government met half of the city's health expenses in 2007-08- HK$39 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537954/strains-health-system-rise-government-dithers-over-reform
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Nation's drinking water pipelines contaminated with micro-organisms, say experts

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:06am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... corrosive waste materials that accelerate the ageing of pipes, Guan said. Leaks are a common problem and in some cities, up to half the supply is wasted due to problems with the pipe network. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532118/nations-drinking-water-pipelines-contaminated-microorganisms-say-experts

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