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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Older fathers’ children face higher risk of psychiatric problems

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 09:23pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Chicago Study suggests fathers aged 45 and older have higher chance of fathering children with psychiatric problems, including bipolar disorder Older dads' kids face greater health risks Older fathers may face higher risks than previously thought for having children with psychiatric problems, including bipolar disorder, autism and attention deficits, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1436458/older-fathers-children-face-higher-risk-psychiatric-problems
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong has higher background radiation level than Tokyo, say scientists

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Background radiation higher in HK than Tokyo, say scientists Hong Kong has a higher level of background radiation than Tokyo, says a group of citizen ... areas. And they found that Hong Kong's level of background radiation is around 100 counts per minute, about three to four times higher than Tokyo's, says Pieter Franken, a computer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455098/hong-kong-has-higher-background-radiation-level-tokyo-say-scientists
  3. 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 research period was from 2011 to last year. After a full school year, the study found that students who did not receive sleep education slept an average 8 minutes less than they had ...

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

    Shenzhen reports rat boom

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 02:18pm

    ... higher than the level about a decade ago, Liang said.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1482099/shenzhen-reports-rat-boom
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Government, schools need to do more to stop youth suicides, say experts

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... to suicide prevention, said schools needed to do a better job of educating young people on depression, self harm and suicide. "We've received an increasing number of calls and e-mails from ... to 24 years was three times higher than Britain's, while the figure for men in the same age group was more than 30 per cent higher, according to research published in medical journal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1454331/government-schools-need-do-more-stop-youth-suicides-say-experts
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    British study links carb breakdown gene in saliva to obesity

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:39am by GUARDIAN

    ... be at higher risk of obesity. The findings, published in Nature Genetics, suggest that dietary advice may need to focus more on a person's digestive system, based on whether they have the genetic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1465636/british-study-links-carb-breakdown-gene-saliva-obesity
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Seven-a-day diet of fruit and veg helps you live longer, says study

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 07:48pm by Staff Reporter

    ... lower risk of dying from cancer and 31 per cent reduced risk of dying from heart disease or a stroke. The study also found that vegetables have much higher health benefits than fruit ... had a higher risk of heart disease, strokes and cancer. Oyebode and her colleagues said they were not sure how to explain these results. “Most canned fruit contains high sugar levels ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1462523/seven-day-diet-fruit-and-veg-helps-you-live-longer-says-study
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong should follow US and consider ban on trans-fats, experts say

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by Emily Tsang, LO WEI

    ... for a ban. Winnie Wong Wan-chi, a lecturer in nutrition science and diet at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, said: "Many studies have pointed out that trans-fats are linked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455778/hong-kong-should-follow-us-and-consider-ban-trans-fats-experts-say
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Tuberculosis 'superbug' that affects 32,000 children a year is global threat

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:17am by Reuters

    ... and co-author of the study. Children are at a higher risk of disease and death from MDR-TB, but react well to medication. It is harder to diagnose in small children because they cannot cough up sputum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1456460/tuberculosis-superbug-affects-32000-children-year-global-threat
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Parents praise inquiry into kindergarten medications but seek justice and assurances

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 01:36pm by DARREN WEE, WU NAN

    ... on the mainland. But they said they were more concerned about the long-term effects of the medicine and bringing those responsible to justice. The order from the Ministry of Education and the National ... a notice from the government departments said. The order requires provincial and municipal education and health departments to carry out the inspections by April 10 and submit the results five days ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1452356/drug-checks-ordered-mainland-schools-after-children-given-medication

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