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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Physical exercise can help curb Parkinson's disease, says study

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... with the help of therapists. They also repeated the training programme at home by themselves following video instructions three times a week. After eight weeks of training, patients showed an average ... of Parkinson's disease from deteriorating into the late stage. The foundation has also developed a smartphone app to help patients' training at home. But Mak said neither videos nor the app could ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    EU ministers meet over Ebola as Oxfam warns epidemic could become 'disaster of our generation'

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by AFP

    ... with it now," said the diplomat. "If we can deal with it in the country, we don't have to deal with it at home." Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf stoked pressure ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Fear of Ebola's growing reach as more Spaniards are placed in isolation

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:17am by AFP

    ... the virus after being flown home from West Africa. Ebola has been raging there since the beginning of the year, with nearly 3,500 confirmed deaths so far. Tests confirmed that the nurse, 40, ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Big US soft-drink firms pledge to cut calorie count and container sizes over the next decade

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:16pm by WASHINGTON POST

    ... than some might suspect. The move stands to undercut sales of some of the industry’s leading brands. The plan is to promote bottled water and lower-calorie drinks instead, which all three ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    'You can even tailor your baby's sex': Inside an illicit Beijing surrogacy firm

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 07:11pm by Nectar Gan

    ... you first came here I already told you, you absolutely can’t go home within a year.” ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Novo’s weight-loss shot wins backing of U.S. advisers

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:50pm by Bloomberg

    ... new weight-loss medicines even as sales for previously approved obesity pills have fallen short of estimates. Belviq, a drug from Arena Pharmaceuticals and Eisai, was approved in June 2012, the first such treatment cleared in 13 years. Belviq was followed three weeks later by Vivus' Qsymia. But high out-of-pocket costs kept patients away and sales didn't meet analyst ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Liberian president appeals to Barack Obama for help with Ebola outbreak

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by Reuters

    ... of foreign doctors and nurses committed so far. Johnson-Sirleaf said that Ebola treatment centres were full and were being forced to turn away the sick. "We are sending them home, where ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Urban planners urged to build social living spaces for the elderly to cut suicide rates

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... The design of homes for the elderly needed a rethink, he said. "There should be a courtyard where people can gather, not just a room with a bed," Yip said, citing past research that showed elderly residents of such homes were seven times more likely to commit suicide than others. The government should also consider how to preserve elderly residents' original social networks ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Suicide: the taboo that’s killing Hong Kong’s elderly

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:35pm by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Shaheera Abdullah and Emilia Goh

    ... cases for professional help, including home visits. It has treated more than 7,000 elderly people. Many elderly saw themselves as a burden, Wong said. Law said more outreach services were needed ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO endorses using Ebola survivors' blood to help infected patients

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by MCT

    ... from the affected countries themselves," Kieny said.   Sierre Leone to confine population to their homes for four days in Ebola fight Sierra Leone will impose a four-day, countrywide ... Citizens will not be allowed to leave their homes between September 18 and 21 in a bid to prevent the disease from spreading further and allow health workers to identify cases in the early stages ...




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