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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    WHO chief raises prospect of ban on live poultry sales

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 03:47am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Move would help prevent spread of diseases such as bird flu, says city's former health boss WHO chief raises prospect of ban on live poultry sales The government should consider banning live poultry sales altogether in order to prevent the spread of diseases such as bird flu, the director general of the World Health Organisation has said. Dr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1456391/who-chief-raises-prospect-ban-live-poultry-sales
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Young Parkinson's disease patient in China starts website to help fellow sufferers

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:17am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Young Onset Parkinson's Disease Home, has attracted more than 1,300 members in less than two years. More than half describe themselves as either people diagnosed with Parkinson's ... who could not visit the two cities easily. The community itself has become something of a home for patients, he said, as they often shun others out of embarrassment about their disease. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1479329/young-parkinsons-disease-patient-china-starts-website-help-fellow
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Black lungs, rotting teeth: China urged to use graphic warnings on cigarette packs

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:45am by Staff Reporter

    ... The country is also the biggest consumer, being home to more than 300 million smokers or almost one-quarter of the global figure. The WHO has said tobacco is responsible for one million deaths- or 85 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1471021/black-lungs-rotting-teeth-china-urged-switch-more-graphic-warnings
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Jury still out a year after Australian law on plain packaging for cigarettes

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:50pm by Reuters

    ... could cut the number of children starting to smoke. In Australia, the data is unclear. Cigarette sales in supermarkets, which account for a large portion of the market, shrank 0.9 per cent ... Sydney, James Yu shakes his head despondently as he says his cigarette sales volumes have plummeted 30 per cent over the past year. Yu's sliding sales should be music to the ears ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1465027/jury-still-out-year-after-australian-law-plain-packaging-cigarettes
  5. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... some analysts believe could eventually claim annual sales of more than US$5 billion, if approved by regulators. The trial tested the pill, which targets proteins involved in cell division, ...

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

    Headband that helps fight migraines set to take on US market

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 08:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels US approval means a small company from Belgium is likely to see sales explode Electrode headband helps fight migraines A small technology company based ... to a 25 per cent boost in sales over the next five years. The device will hit the US market at a time when medical experts are putting more trust in non-pharmaceutical responses to migraines. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1463242/headband-helps-fight-migraines-set-take-us-market
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ban smoking in Hong Kong homes and cars to protect children, expert urges

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 03:01am by EMILY TSANG AND AGENCIES

    ... Emily Tsang and Reuters Forcing children to breathe second-hand smoke is 'child abuse', says professor An anti-smoking activist and community-health specialist has urged the government to ban smoking in cars and even homes to protect children's health. Professor Lam Tai-hing was speaking after a new study, published yesterday, showed that second-hand smoke can make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1441310/ban-smoking-hong-kong-homes-and-cars-protect-children-expert-urges
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Healthy lifestyle of walking to work gets former weatherman 'addicted'

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Former Observatory assistant director has been making his way from home in Lai Chi Kok to his office in Tsim Sha Tsui on foot for 14 years Healthy lifestyle ... from his home in Lai Chi Kok to the Observatory in Tsim Sha Tsui helped him relieve stress. "I really got addicted and I jogged to work every day, even when it was raining," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1463316/healthy-lifestyle-walking-work-gets-former-weatherman-addicted
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Website aims to help mainland China families exchange advice on autism

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 02:33am by Alice Yan

    ... that there was no treatment for my son and we should treat him at home," Hua, 59, said. "After so many years of training, my son can take care of himself at home- a good result, but he would injure himself ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1462717/website-aims-help-mainland-china-families-exchange-advice-autism
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese nurses enter training for opportunities abroad

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... the number of nurses working at home. Each year China churns out more than 200,000 newly trained nurses. In 2012, the country had nearly 2.5 million licensed nurses, 250,000 more than the previous ... and more respected jobs as sales representatives for pharmaceutical companies or health-insurance companies," he said. Ge, who attends the German course in Weihai while working on his degree ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1455592/chinese-nurses-enter-training-opportunities-abroad

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