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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong compiles database of 13,000 breast cancer patients

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:13am by LO WEI

    ... cancer database to launch Doctors in Hong Kong will for the first time have access to a new online database of local breast cancer patients next month. Doctors in the city have previously relied mainly on Western data. On May 22, the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation will be making its registry of information accessible to doctors. Relying on donations over the past seven years, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482054/new-database-breast-cancer-patients-launched
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New treatment can help people with peanut allergies to build tolerance

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 06:19pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... aged eight to 12, were injected once or twice per month with omalizumab- an antibody used to reduce allergic reactions- for the first 18 weeks of the six-month study by the Hong Kong Sanatorium ... Lee Tak-hong, director of the centre. Accidental exposure- such as when people with a nut allergy eat food that is not labelled as containing nuts- accounts for about half of the allergic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1484222/new-treatment-can-help-people-peanut-allergies-build-tolerance
  3. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    A year of cancer, one photo at a time: Former Hongkonger keeps picture diary of battle

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:32pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Former Hong Kong resident Jennifer Glass took a photo of herself daily during a year-long battle with lung cancer Jennifer Glass has always had ... taking on three years of public relations work in Hong Kong – a city she still describes as “a place where anything could happen and [everything] was possible”. Eventually, Glass returned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1483126/year-cancer-one-photo-time
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New technique boosts regrowth in liver cancer patients

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 01:51pm by LO WEI

    ... at the University of Hong Kong. Assistant Professor Albert Chan Chi-yan of HKU said all six patients aged six to 65 who had undergone the surgery since October had recovered well. The results would ... complications at Queen Mary's was thanks to the surgeons' experience of the skills required. Liver cancer is the third most deadly cancer in Hong Kong, with 1,858 new cases in 2011. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482094/new-technique-boosts-recovery-liver-cancer-patients
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bureau denies plan to cancel toxic pesticide ban is 'health risk'

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 05:44pm by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com 'No risk to public' in exempting pesticides from food safety law after regulator's advice Pesticides proposal 'not a risk to public' A proposal to exclude three pesticides from a new food safety la ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469358/bureau-denies-plan-cancel-toxic-pesticide-ban-health-risk
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    1,000 gay men from Hong Kong and China wanted to trial anti-HIV jab

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

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Thousand gays needed for trial of anti-HIV jab A top Aids research team may try to recruit about 1,000 at-risk men from Hong Kong and the mainland for clinical ... for weeks. Watch: What is HIV? Clinical trials on men and women will start this week in the United States. For the mainland-Hong Kong trial, the team will seek men engaged in high-risk same-sex ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1456526/david-hos-aids-research-team-plans-china-and-hong-kong-trials-one
  7. 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

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei US move to dump artery-clogging preservative finds support in city HK 'should consider a ban on trans fats' Hong Kong should follow the lead of the United ... there on whether to ban the use of PHOs as food additives ended on March 8 and a decision on whether to ban them is due soon. The Centre for Food Safety in Hong Kong said it had issued trade guidelines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455778/hong-kong-should-follow-us-and-consider-ban-trans-fats-experts-say
  8. 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 ... and Fukushima nuclear disaster. They have been to Hong Kong several times, driving around in cars with Geiger counters to measure the radiation levels in some of the city's most heavily populated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455098/hong-kong-has-higher-background-radiation-level-tokyo-say-scientists
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Call for action to prevent infections

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by LO WEI

    ... Constance Chan Hon-yee. She said increasing rainfall, caused by climate change, might be to blame. "Though most of the dengue fever cases in Hong Kong are imported, there is a risk of local cases because Hong Kong has the vector mosquitoes," Chan said. The World Health Organisation has made vector-borne diseases- illnesses carried and spread by creatures such as mosquitoes- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464034/call-action-prevent-infections
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

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

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

    ... is a tough act to follow in Hong Kong, urban planning experts say, given the city's narrow footpaths, air pollution and poor cross-district connection on foot. But to Leung, the daily routine ... the carbon footprint. He urged the government to decentralise offices so Hongkongers can live and work in the same district. "People in other countries can cycle to work. But not in Hong ...

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

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