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  1. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 10:18am by Jeanette Wang

    ... students of about 11 years of age were first given either a manga comic, titled "Fight for your right to fruit", or a non-health-related newsletter to read. After reading, they were ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - World - MARITIME INCIDENT

    El Salvador's health chief reveals more details on Pacific castaway's ordeal, psychological state

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 03:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in San Salvador Health minister says Alvarenga was ignored by passing ships as he cried for help while adrift at sea The castaway who says he survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific cried for help as several ships passed by during his ordeal but they ignored his pleas, El Salvador’s health minister said on Wednesday. After meeting Jose Salvador Alvarenga ...

  4. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Malaysia reports first Asian death from Mers virus

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:24am by AP

    ... East respiratory syndrome, while the Philippines has isolated a health worker who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. Malaysia's health ministry said the Muslim man returned ... in a hospital, it said yesterday. The ministry urged all passengers travelling with the victim on Turkish Airlines on March 29 to report for health checks. It said it was also checking on people who have ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 11:01am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com For athletes, there's no place like home Home field advantage isn't just a theory: with the Winter Olympics in Sochi under way, psychological scientists in Britain say it's backed by scientific support. ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    US health authorities set target for putting an end to cigarette smoking

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 01:22pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Atlanta Changes to laws and public attitudes now see terms such as 'tobacco-free generation' being used 'Zero' smokers within reach, U.S. health chief believes Health officials have begun to predict the end of cigarette smoking in the United States. They have long wished for a cigarette-free nation, but shied away from calling ...

  7. News - Asia

    Villagers quarantined as first death from Mers virus hits Malaysia

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:35am by AFP

    ... Arabia's holy city of Mecca on March 29. Health authorities screened about 100 people from the man's village, Kampung Bintang, in Johor to check for more infections, The Star newspaper said, quoting Ayub Rahmat, a state lawmaker in charge of health. Sixty-four will be quarantined for a week after showing possible Mers symptoms. "This is the first such case in Malaysia and we take ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China needs more effective warning labels on cigarette packs

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:28pm by BERNHARD SCHWARTLANDER

    ... Bernhard Schwartländer Bernhard Schwartländer says China can raise the low public awareness of the harmful effects of smoking by requiring large pictorial health warnings to be displayed ... to increase smokers' awareness of health risks, and to increase the likelihood that they will reduce their tobacco consumption. Although anti-smoking adverts can be effective as well, even ...

  9. News - World - NAMIBIA

    Workers reported to be suffering from cancers at uranium mine in Namibia

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:44pm by GDN

    ... proof he was radiated," says a summary of the paper. "Most workers stated that they are not informed about their health conditions and do not know if they have been exposed ... as one of the world's safest mines. "The health and safety of our employees is the top priority. We have health management systems in place to make sure that everyone goes home safe ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Private health care tipped for growth after state backs investment

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:27am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... and fast economic development," said William Zhan, from the Maria Medical Investment Group, which runs about a dozen maternity hospitals on the mainland. "But the health care industry has ... figures. They currently account for about 42 per cent of all hospitals. Last month, the National Health and Family Planning Commission urged local governments to step up support for private health ...




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