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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New treatment can help people with peanut allergies to build tolerance

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 06:19pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Lee Tak-hong, director of the centre. Accidental exposure- such as when people with a nut allergy eat food that is not labelled as containing nuts- accounts for about half of the allergic ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    China and India face huge cancer burden

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 08:59am by AFP

    ... tinged by either fatalism or a misplaced faith in traditional medicine. Funding is also an issue. China spends only 5.1 per cent of its national income on health care- roughly half the rate ... for most cancer treatment themselves, which can lead to catastrophic bills, while urban areas have twice as many cancer care beds than rural areas, even though half of China's population live ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New technique boosts regrowth in liver cancer patients

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 01:51pm by LO WEI

    ... around half of whom are suitable for surgery to remove part of the liver. Chan expects that 10 to 20 more patients will benefit from the new technique each year. The new method- called ...

  4. 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

    ... Young Onset Parkinson's Disease Home, has attracted more than 1,300 members in less than two years. More than half describe themselves as either people diagnosed with Parkinson's ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Call for action to prevent infections

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by LO WEI

    ... the theme of this year's World Health Day on Monday. About half of the world's population is exposed to such diseases, which kill one million people each year. The department interviewed ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Healthy lifestyle of walking to work gets former weatherman 'addicted'

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Phila Siu

    ... to take public transport and get off a few stops ahead of the workplace. And people who struggle to leave their warm and comfy beds early in the morning should take a half-hour stroll after lunch. ... said. "But if the bosses make working hours flexible and allow them to be, say, half an hour late, this might work," he said. Designing Hong Kong chief executive Paul Zimmerman pointed ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Chronic staff shortages plague rural hospitals

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:57pm by Alice Yan

    ... at Anyuan County Central Hospital in Jiangxi province, said at least half of his colleagues who had quit the hospital were later hired by a bigger hospital in the larger city of Ganzhou. "The ...

  8. 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

    ... according to the Ministry of Health. In Hong Kong, 559 new cases of HIV infection were reported last year. Almost half of them were men having sex with men. Andrew Chidgey, chief executive ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... The World Health Organisation estimates 8.6 million people developed TB in 2012 and 1.3 million died from the disease. It says half a million people became ill with dangerous superbug strains ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ban on risky surgery at beauty salons after death of therapy patient

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Emily Tsang

    ... are inserted into the airway- and general anaesthesia or anaesthesia affecting more than half the body would be considered high risk and carried out only at hospitals or approved locations. But some ...




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