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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Put health before image in pollution battle

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Fight pollution for health's sake A picture tells a thousand words- and those images, beamed around the world, of runners in the Beijing marathon wearing gas masks ... imbed deep inside the lungs and cause severe health problems, had reached 310 micrograms per cubic metre when runners lined up at the start in Tiananmen Square on Sunday. The World Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1620765/tackling-pollution-should-be-more-about-health-countrys
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Monitor youths' mental health

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Monitor youths'mental health Young people are Hong Kong's future, so when research into their mental well-being shows a sharp drop, we should be worried. An annual study using an index in which 100 points represents full mental health and 50 a pass mark reveals a decline over the past year among those aged 15 to 24 from 63 to 53. The rate of decline ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1620141/monitor-youths-mental-health
  3. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Quinoa is a highly adaptable health food

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:28pm by Nan-Hie In

    ... Nan-Hie In life@scmp.com Chefs happy going to seed The dominant perception about quinoa is that it's a health ingredient best relegated to salads, but that is not entirely true. ... that it's now harvested in Europe, Africa and even the United Arab Emirates. Quinoa is readily available here in supermarkets, health food shops and increasingly at trendy restaurants. High-end ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-wine/article/1617658/quinoa-highly-adaptable-health-food
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Decline in mental health of Hong Kong youth 'distressing', says expert

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com Decline in mental health of youth ‘distressing’ The mental health of the city's youth has declined significantly this year from the past two years, according to the "distressing" results of an annual study. In the telephone survey, people aged 15 to 24 recorded an average mental health index of 53 this year, down from 64 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1616447/decline-mental-health-hong-kong-youth-distressing-says-expert
  5. News - World - DISEASE

    Second Texas health worker tests positive for Ebola

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:00pm by AP, AFP

    ... hotline. It comes as nurses at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas where Liberian Ebola patient Thomas Duncan died last week complained they were given little guidance on how to treat ... United. The nurses' union shared the revelations from workers at Presbyterian Hospital Dallas without disclosing their names. The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1617117/second-texas-health-worker-tests-positive-ebola
  6. News - Hong Kong - AIR POLLUTION

    Scientists examine the health risks of Hong Kong's notorious 'street canyons'

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:37am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Ernest Kao

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Ernest Kao Findings will help urban planners minimise impact of air pollution on residents Scientists study 'street canyon' health risks Health risk ... pollution and health. Researchers from Britain, Canada and Hong Kong are conducting a three-dimensional air quality study in the city, which has a unique urban morphology- a dominance of high-rises ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1615357/scientists-examine-health-risks-hong-kongs-notorious-street-canyons
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Texas health care worker tests positive for Ebola, becoming second US case

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:21am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Newly infected health care worker wore full protective gear when caring for first victim Texas reports second Ebola case A Texas health care worker has tested positive for Ebola even though she wore full protective gear while caring for an Ebola patient in hospital who later died, health officials said yesterday. If the preliminary diagnosis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1615365/texas-health-care-worker-tests-positive-ebola-becoming-second-us-case
  8. News - World - Ebola

    Ebola monitoring rises as Spain tries to contain health fears

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 09:32pm by Reuters in Madrid

    ... over its response by tightening Ebola detection protocols on Friday and putting Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria in charge of handling the health crisis, five days after ... face with the gloves of her protective suit. Angry health workers jeered Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday as he visited the hospital, throwing surgical gloves at his car, while unions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1614638/ebola-monitoring-rises-spain-tries-contain-health-fears
  9. News - World - DISEASE

    Spread of Ebola unseen since Aids epidemic, says US health official

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 09:55pm by AFP

    ... since the Aids epidemic, according to a top US health official as it emerged Britain is sending 750 military personnel, a medical ship and three helicopters to Sierra Leone in help contain ... African presidents pleaded for aid and said the world was not responding fast enough to the crisis. Frieden said: "I would say that in the 30 years I've been working in public health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1613012/spread-ebola-unseen-aids-epidemic-says-us-health-official
  10. News - China Insider - TECHNOLOGY

    Xiaomi and Baidu venture into the world of health with hi-tech blood pressure monitors

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 12:22pm by Paul Bischoff

    ... Xiaomi have ventured into the world of technology-related health products, with both companies announcing smartphone-connected blood pressure monitors, also known as sphygmomanometers. ... that already makes under-the-arm portable blood pressure monitors. The device is scheduled to ship on November 8. Meanwhile, Xiaomi's sphygmomanometer, dubbed the iHealth and created ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1612015/xiaomi-and-baidu-venture-world-health-high-tech-blood-pressure

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