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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Visiting WHO chief Margaret Chan sees 'great progress' in China's health system

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:28pm by XINHUA

    ... Xinhua in Beijing Visiting WHO chief sees 'great progress' World Health Organisation director general Dr Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun shared her dream at the end of her visit to China. "When I retire from my job and come back to live in China, I'd like to be able to have a well-trained, respected and properly paid family doctor to take care of my health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552152/visiting-who-chief-margaret-chan-sees-great-progress-chinas-health-system
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Health care as a family affair: Shanghai’s family doctor scheme is slow to gain acceptance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:29pm by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Shanghai's 'family doctor' scheme is slow to gain wide acceptance as an alternative to big hospitals Health care as a family affair Tao Naiyu moved from his old apartment three months ago and has a community health centre adjacent to his new home. But he still rides his electric bike 20 minutes each way every two weeks to visit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552151/health-care-family-affair-shanghais-family-doctor-scheme-slow-gain
  3. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Mers virus unlikely to spread in Asia: World Health Organisation

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila World Health Organisation downplays risks to Asia from Sars-related Middle East respiratory virus, which has killed at least 287 people in the Arabian peninsula Asian countries should keep their guard against the deadly Middle East respiratory virus, although it is unlikely to spread to the region, a World Health Organisation expert said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551081/mers-virus-unlikely-spread-asia-world-health-organisation
  4. Is Wi-Fi radiation dangerous for health?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:40pm

    ... Q: I heard that the wi-fi signal is not good to health. Should I setup LAN ports in every rooms of my new apartment instead of using wi-fi router for Internet access? A: Signal intensity and operating distance are two main factors to determine risk of radio frequency to health. Looking around our living environment, Microwave oven is emitting signal intensity 100,000 times more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1546513/wi-fi-radiation-dangerous-health
  5. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:53pm by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott kylie.knott@scmp.com High-protein weight loss a matter of balance Scientists have shown that instead of counting calories for weight loss, we should boost the protein content of our diet. Nutritional values of foods are typically given in kilo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1548814/health-bites
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health Authority to look into expired sutures use at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by LO WEI, Patsy Moy

    ... Lo Wei and Patsy Moy Expired surgical sutures: authority to probe deaths The health minister says he will find out why expired surgical sutures were used on 239 patients at Queen Elizabeth ... abnormal post-operative infection in any of the patients. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday that the Hospital Authority would look into whether there were "special ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548186/health-authority-look-expired-sutures-use-queen-elizabeth-hospital
  7. News - World - INTERNET

    Google's claim it can save lives with health data is overstated, study says

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 06:09am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Tech giant's analytics not yet a good predictor of health trends, but scientists suggest tweaks Data mining may not be lifesaver Google thinks it is Google Flu Trends and other hopes of providing public health breakthroughs by analysing huge amounts of medical data have been overstated, according to a new study. "If we actually began relying on the claims ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1547613/googles-claim-it-can-save-lives-health-data-overstated-study-says
  8. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    Luye Pharma IPO well received on enthusiasm for health care

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:41am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com Drugmaker's public offer 14.8 times covered, boosting HK market's health-care credentials Luye Pharma well backed as 'new ... times for CSPC Pharmaceutical Group. Cornerstone investors pre-bought US$280 million of the deal, tightening supply and stoking demand. These included Value Partners and the US health-care fund ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1546094/luye-pharma-ipo-well-received-enthusiasm-health
  9. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites: cool indoor temperatures stimulate the growth of healthy brown fat

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Malnutrition may increase risk of high blood pressure Severe malnutrition in childhood may increase the risk for high blood pressure in adulthood- a possible significant impact on global health, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Inadequate nutrition before birth and up to age five may harm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1543644/health-bites-cool-indoor-temperatures-stimulate-growth-healthy
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Cancer is No 1 killer in Beijing for seventh year, says health report

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:42am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... of thyroid cancer rising the fastest, according to a report by the capital's health authority. The report, by the Beijing Health and Family Planning Commission, also for the first time estimated "healthy life expectancy", and found people aged 18 had a little more than 40 years of full health left. More than 40,000 Beijing permanent residents were diagnosed with cancer last year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1542669/cancer-no-1-killer-beijing-seventh-year-says-health-report

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