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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    They're not from round here: Indian uranium boss dismisses deformities of villagers

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:48pm by BLOOM

    ... with disease and early deaths- and the suspicion they shared with some environmental activists that the health conditions are linked to mining waste. There’s no change in disease pattern around ... it was a necessary step for collecting information about alleged health problems. He was sceptical when told reporters had met a dozen families stricken by deformities, and in particular reviewed the medical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1558473/theyre-not-round-here-indian-uranium-boss-dismisses-deformities-villagers
  2. News - World - DISEASE

    Mosquitoes spreading chikungunya virus brought home by US travellers

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:19am by AP

    ... Associated Press in West Palm Beach, Florida Florida witnesses first cases of locally acquired chikungunya infection Mosquitoes spreading virus in US Health officials are saying ... for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in a statement. Health officials urged residents to prevent mosquito bites, but said there was no cause for alarm. "There is no broad risk to the health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556215/mosquitoes-spreading-chikungunya-virus-brought-home-us-travellers
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT YOU LIKED

    What you liked, July 26, 2014

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by STAFF

    ... provinces, prompting the authorities there to take evasive action. CHINA The number of young male workers with no history of health problems who died suddenly in their sleep rose sharply over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1559321/what-you-liked-july-26-2014
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Measles threat to migrant workers

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of the household registration system, which restricts migrants' access to health, education and welfare, is well documented. But some problems arise from the challenge of keeping track of a huge ... families. According to a survey by Beijing health authorities, more than 92 per cent of permanent residents' children have had measles shots, but the rate drops to 54.7 per cent in some areas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552893/measles-threat-migrant-workers
  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Labelling seen as one way to trim the rise in obesity in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:22am by Richard Lord

    ... drinks. Because of this, some have suggested that sugary drinks should carry health warnings similar to those on cigarette packets. Most important is to learn how to read the nutrition label... ... is supported by about three-quarters of Californians, while similar opinion polls in other Western countries show that a majority of people would back such health warnings. The view has support from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1556179/labelling-seen-one-way-trim-rise-obesity-hong-kong
  6. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Hong Kong eyes new food-import regulations after 'rotten meat' scandal

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by Patsy Moy and Shirley Zhao

    ... will be open to lawmakers' suggestions and study whether we can set up laws to better monitor imported cooked meat," undersecretary for food and health Sophia Chan Siu-chee said yesterday. ... for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said the government did not know if any of the rice had been imported into Hong Kong. Currently, it is illegal to commercially grow and sell GM rice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561345/hong-kong-eyes-new-food-import-regulations-after-rotten-meat-scandal
  7. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Li Keqiang Index turns higher

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:56am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Chart of the day: Li Keqiang Index turns higher The economic pulse on the mainland is clearly quickening, judging by the three metrics Premier Li Keqiang uses as his key reference points for the health and intensity of the economy – industrial production, electricity consumption and railway freight traffic. Economists at Nomura highlight the strong correlation that electricity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1556543/chart-day-li-keqiang-index-turns-higher
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Michael Farrell resigns after US CDC anthrax release mishap

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by Reuters

    ... of containing biological agents. It develops methods and provides oversight to a corresponding national network, which links state and local public health laboratories designed to identify potential ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558335/michael-farrell-resigns-after-us-cdc-anthrax-release-mishap
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Health officials raise 'outbreak' concerns amid low public confidence in Chinese vaccines

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 06:38pm by Zhang Hong

    ... by a Shenzhen manufacturer had been suspected of causing the deaths of 17 babies within 24 hours after getting vaccinated in December, but health authorities later ruled out the link and cleared Biokangtai Biological Products of blame. Li Quanle, a vaccination official with the National Health and Family Planning Commission, told The Beijing News that the vaccination rate had gone up very ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495945/health-officials-raise-outbreak-concerns-amid-low-public-confidence
  10. Comment - Blogs

    Breathe easy, Vancouver: Your worst air pollution would be welcome relief in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 09:51am by Ian Young

    ... Kong government’s Air Quality Health Index, NO2 levels across the SAR averaged 67.4 micrograms per cubic metre at all available monitoring stations in the year to February 2014. At the roadside stations of Central and Causeway Bay, NO2 levels averaged 121 micrograms. What about the particulate pollution that has been implicated in serious health problems and causes so much concern in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1557420/breathe-easy-vancouver-your-worst-air-pollution-would-be-welcome

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