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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    E-cigarettes could gain status of medicine in Britain's National Health Service

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 09:13pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London E-cigarettes could gainstatus of medicine in UK E-cigarettes could be available on Britain's National Health Service (NHS) by the end of the year, with at least two companies- one a subsidiary of British American Tobacco- having already embarked on obtaining licences from the medicines regulator. The British company Nicolites said its application ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1420057/e-cigarettes-could-gain-status-medicine-britains-national-health-service
  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China purchasing managers' index rises as barometer of global health

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 04:11am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Index has become a main indicator of activity and its readings tend to dictate market reactions China PMI rises as barometer of global health When Peter Elston wants to check ... and the No1 consumer of commodities. January's preliminary report fed concern that the onetime engine of global expansion was sputtering and threatening the health of fellow developing nations, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1419429/china-purchasing-managers-index-rises-barometer-global-health
  3. Lifestyle - Health

    Jury still out on the benefits of slow juicers

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:25am by Nan-Hie In

    ... Nan-Hie In life@scmp.com Slow juicing is becoming more popular amid claims that high-speed processing destroys nutrients in the food. But some health experts aren't swallowing it, writes Nan-Hie In Pulp friction Freshly squeezed juice is no doubt healthier than store-bought varieties with added sugar. But some health foodies claim that putting juicing in the slow lane ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1482175/jury-still-out-benefits-slow-juicers
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For health's sake, Hong Kong must ban live chicken imports

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Health must trump tradition The Lunar New Year will not be the same without chicken for the traditional family feast. For many Hongkongers, that is a disappointing start ... that there should be central slaughtering of poultry and more reliance on frozen chicken. As Secretary for Food and Health Ko Wing-man pointed out yesterday, there is a high social and financial cost. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1416076/healths-sake-hong-kong-must-ban-live-chicken-imports
  5. Comment - Letters

    Policy address neglected important mental health issues

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:12am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Policy address failed to look at important mental health issues There are 198 paragraphs in this year's policy address, but only one addresses the issue of mental health. Enhancing the standard of care is an important component of any mental health strategy, be it regional or national, but the promotion of mental health, stigma reduction, improvement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1415285/policy-address-neglected-important-mental-health-issues
  6. Lifestyle - Health

    Even sugar-free soft drinks erode children's teeth

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by SUNORY DUTT

    ... dental erosion to be a common occurrence among primary school children in Hong Kong. The study, published in BMC Public Health, found that among 600 12-year-old students surveyed across seven ... C drinks at least once every two days. Surveys by the Health Department and HKU have shown no improvement in oral health in Hong Kong children over the past decade. According to dental surgeon Dr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1476348/even-sugar-free-soft-drinks-erode-childrens-teeth
  7. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Tar levels 15 times higher in some cigarette brands

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by Emily Tsang, Amy Nip

    ... the highest amount of tar, contained 15 mg per cigarette. Experts warned even a low amount of tar could damage the health of smokers. "Do not think that it is safe to smoke a cigarette with lower ... are not necessarily a healthy alternative to traditional cigarettes containing tobacco. While brands of electronic cigarettes feature various concentrations of nicotine, the World Health Organisation has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1483247/study-finds-some-cigarette-brands-have-15-times-much-tar-others
  8. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 09:42am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Small size in early pregnancy linked to poor heart health Poor growth in the first three months of pregnancy is associated with a range ... that the first trimester of pregnancy may be a critical period for cardiovascular health in later life. Older brains slow due to greater experience Traditionally it is thought that age leads to a steady ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1414971/health-bites
  9. News - China - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Celebrity blogger Charles Xue Biqun released on bail

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:04am by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com Social media star released for health reasons after being detained for solicitation last August A Chinese-American businessman and social media celebrity who ... campaign to intimidate and silence government critics. Xue's lawyer Qi Xiaohong said Xue, 61, was released on bond last night for health reasons and because he pleaded guilty and co-operated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1484894/celebrity-blogger-charles-xue-biqun-admits-weibo-fuelled-his-ego
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Little health benefit in vitamin D supplements: Auckland Uni study

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 10:31pm by AFP

    ... of these problems by 15 per cent or more. Previous research had seen a strong link between vitamin D deficiency and poor health in these areas. But the new study, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, strengthens arguments that vitamin D deficiency is usually the result of ill health- not the cause of it. Its authors, led by Dr Mark Bolland, say there is "little justification" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1412719/little-health-benefit-vitamin-d-supplements-auckland-uni-study

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