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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    New study questions conventional wisdom on health threat from salt

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:43pm by AP

    ... pressure to cardiovascular deaths. There were 1.65 million deaths from intake of over two grams of sodium a day, they estimate, and half a million deaths based on current average worldwide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573663/new-study-questions-conventional-wisdom-health-threat-salt
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cancer patients receiving radiotherapy may be at higher risk of vascular diseases and stroke: study

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:25pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... artery was 90 per cent blocked, causing a stroke and paralysis in half of his body. He underwent CAS at the time and had another operation last year when the supporting tube in the artery started ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572152/cancer-patients-receiving-radiotherapy-may-be-higher-risk-vascular
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chronic shortage of doctors in Hong Kong will not be resolved for years, report warns

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 11:46pm by Emily Tsang

    ... the public and private sectors. About 100 overseas doctors sit the council's licensing examination every six months, of whom about half pass. The Hospital Authority offers a one-year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567939/pressure-more-foreign-doctors-meet-chronic-shortage-hong-kong
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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