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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters US Food and Drug Administration grants “breakthrough” status for the drug, palbociclib, but overall survival still not statistically significant, say researchers A clinical trial of an experimental Pfizer breast cancer drug nearly doubled the amou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1467035/pfizer-trial-shows-experimental-drug-doubles-time-until-breast-cancer
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors attacked by knife-wielding patient in Shanghai, latest in series of assaults on medics

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 05:00pm by Minnie Chan

    ... month, allegedly by a patient who was unhappy with treatment he received. Li Bin, the minister in charge of of the National Health and Family Planning Commission, said earlier this month that she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1454037/doctors-attacked-knife-wieiding-patient-shanghai-latest-series-assaults
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 05:07pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... The hospital’s directors did not respond to calls about the incident. A nurse in the department where the doctor worked denied any knowledge of the matter. The health bureau in Chaozhou and the Guangdong provincial health department also could not be reached for comment. In a separate case, a doctor in Hebei province was stabbed in the throat last month, allegedly by a patient dissatisfied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1441871/weeping-doctor-paraded-around-hospital-angry-mob-after-patient-dies
  4. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... The Guardian Poor diets and too little exercise mean up to a third of 11-year-olds across Europe- and two-thirds of Britain’s adults- are too heavy, the World Health Organisation warns A lack of exercise and unhealthy diets high in fat and sugar are making it common for children and adults in Europe to be overweight, the World Health Organisation has warned. Up to one third ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1434807/overweight-children-be-new-norm-europe
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Teaching pupils about benefits of rest has no effect on their sleeping habits: study

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 06:15pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... early and wake early.” Fourteen schools with a total of 4,456 students participated in the study. Some students were given “sleep education” on how sleep could affect health, growth and grades. ... the relationship between sleep and health when he was a youngster. “I sleep four hours a day regularly. Now over 70 per cent of my three main arteries are clogged, I have sleep apnea and I have abdominal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1448736/teaching-pupils-about-benefits-rest-has-no-effect-their-sleeping
  6. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... it reaches a higher level of resistance where the drugs don’t work, we are technically stuffed.” Professor Nick White The UN World Health Organisation, or WHO, is also warning that what seems to be a localised threat could easily get out of control and have serious implications for global health. Mosquitoes have developed resistance to anti-malarial drugs before. It happened with the drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1355142/resistance-malaria-drugs-spreading-southeast-asia
  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    China health under pressure from rapid change in diets

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 10:08am by Jeanette Wang

    ... is the leading risk factor for premature death on the mainland, accounting for one in three deaths in 2010, according to the study published in The Lancet. Comparing data from the World Health Organisation’s Global Burden of Disease (GBD) studies of 1990 and 2010, researchers found a rapid change in the nation’s health profile. Infectious, maternal, neonatal and nutritional disorders declined ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1262682/rapid-change-diets-put-china-health-under-pressure
  8. News - China - SOCIETY

    Underdiagnosis of hypertension reveals bigger health system gap in China, experts say

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... but what’s more troubling is that 40 per cent don’t know it, according to findings from the landmark China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) released on Friday. With a rapidly ageing population – and increasing age being one of the key risk factors for hypertension – China face a huge health burden. Hypertension is the most common risk factors for cardiovascular disease ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1251677/underdiagnosis-hypertension-reveals-bigger-health-system-gap-china
  9. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... areas. This held even after changes in income, employment, marital status, physical health and housing type. The data was collected annually from more than 10,000 people between 1991 and 2008.   Worried about your health? Don't lose any sleep Researchers at the University of Birmingham in Britain put eight healthy volunteers through two nights of normal sleep (eight hours), followed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1220728/health-bites
  10. Lifestyle - Health

    Jobs that can ruin your health

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... Sasha Gonzales life@scmp.com How safe is your workplace? Sasha Gonzales examines the dangers on our doorstep Occupational hazards Work is not something we associate with ill health ... have found a connection between certain occupations and health issues, from sleep deprivation and obesity to problems linked to being exposed to carcinogens. These six occupations are among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1204731/jobs-can-ruin-your-health

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