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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Health experts on alert over virus risk

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... from the virus that caused severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars), the new virus could still turn into a global health threat if easily transmitted by humans, they said. Both Sars and the new coronavirus belong to the same virus family and cause respiratory infections. But with too few cases as yet, specific symptoms of the new bug have not been identified. However, the Health Department ...

  2. Health bites

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Metal fatigue A clinical trial published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has found that menstruating women low in iron (but not anaemic) who were given iron supplementation for 12 weeks saw their fatigue le ...

  3. Health bites

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Better late than never It's never too late to start exercising- even for heart failure patients- according to new research published in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal. The study found that hear ...

  4. Health bites

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com On the same wavelength To focus on a conversation in a crowded bar, your brain filters out the noise around you. This is known as auditory selective attention, and University of Washington scientists are studying the p ...

  5. Health bites

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to be 'gatekeepers' of their family's emotional health. It is estimated that, in 2033, a quarter of Hongkongers will be aged 65 or above. Of these, neurology specialist Dr Chung Chun-pong points out, 20 ... to live. HKMPS say the government 'cannot neglect the fact that the treatment helps slow down [Wing-kei's] health deterioration and extends her lifespan'. They urge the public ...

  6. Health bites

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com No pain, no grain Exercise is good for you and- thanks to an initiative by a local fitness training company- also for those less fortunate. Circuit25 has launched the All4One charity scheme, where every calorie burned ...

  7. Health staff need shots to avoid them spreading flu

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hazel Parry Health care workers should be targeted more thoroughly in Hong Kong's vaccination programmes because of their low vaccination rate in previous years, Dr Alvin Chan Yee-shing says. Department of Health figures show the uptake of the vaccine among public sector health care workers dropped from 44,000 in 2009-10 to 24,000 in 2010-11, even though they were ...

  8. Health fund and China cut US$95m from grant

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com China and a global health fund have agreed to cut US$95 million from grants for disease-fighting programmes in the country, following allegations of misuse that resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in grants being cut off. A spokesman for the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria said restructuring elements of the grants ...

  9. Health bites

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Flex, for one, is offering free health food samples, free postural pointers from qualified therapists, and special deals on group class packages, such as pilates. See www.flexhk.com for details ...

  10. Health bites

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Snack happy With no high fructose corn syrup, trans fat or artificial ingredients, Barbara's Snackimals (HK$32) are a sensible snack for both children and adults. Get them at ThreeSixty's USA Fair, along with ...




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