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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Americans’ diet now less unhealthy, unless they’re poor

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:19pm by AP

    ... On an index of healthy eating where a perfect score is 110, US adults averaged just 40 points in 1999-2000, climbing steadily to 47 points in 2009-10, the study found. Scores for low-income adults were lower than the average and barely budged during the years studied. They averaged almost four points lower than those for high-income adults at the beginning and the difference increased ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    One suicide every 40 seconds somewhere in the world, WHO says

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... said suicide was a major public health problem that must be confronted and stemmed. It studied 172 countries to produce the report. It said that in 2012, high-income countries had a slightly higher suicide rate- 12.7 per 100,000 people, versus 11.2 in low- and middle-income nations. Given the latter category's far higher population, they accounted for three-quarters ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Ambulance crew shortage costing lives, Shanghai experience shows

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Alice Yan

    ... said. "They work more than 10 hours a day and about 20 per cent of their income comes from working overtime. Most of their working hours are spent doing hard physical labour- carrying ... been an ambulance doctor for just a year, yet can claim to be one of the city's most experienced following the exodus of many of his colleagues. With a disposable income of just over 4,000 ...

  4. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    Chinese prostitutes as young as 15 suffering high STD and abortion rates, study reveals

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:46pm by Chris Luo

    ... of prostitutes surveyed migrated from rural areas to cities, and of that number, 92 per cent were school dropouts, the study showed. “Prostitution is the only source of income for 93 per cent of all ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:47pm by NYT

    ... of cephalosporins and fluoroquinolones in low- and middle-income countries probably comes in response to acute diarrhoeal illnesses and to such fever-producing maladies as dengue and chikungunya, even ... on a per-person basis. Per capita consumption also increased substantially in Australia and New Zealand, and all of the high-income Asian countries ranked among the top per capita consumers. Within ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Health care as a family affair: Shanghai’s family doctor scheme is slow to gain acceptance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:29pm by Alice Yan

    ... the government really thinks family doctors are important, they should dramatically raise our income. Now we earn merely 70,000 yuan a year, and how can we establish our own families in Shanghai?" the doctor said. Liu said officials were aware of the income issue, but said "there is difficulty to persuade other departments to agree to [raise their] salaries". Shanghai plans to equip ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    62 million people in China obese, sparking fears of 'alarming' financial burden

    Posted May 29th 2014, 11:46am by Jeanette Wang

    ... biggest absolute change in overweight/obesity prevalence, rising from 11.3 per cent in 1980 to 27.9 per cent last year. "Obesity is an issue affecting people of all ages and incomes ... as incomes rise in low- and middle-income countries in particular, unless urgent steps are taken to address this public health crisis." The highest overweight and obesity rates were seen ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Bullies in childhood may enjoy long-term health benefits, says study

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:11pm by NYT

    ... In adults, a high social status, including income or education level, is associated with lower levels of inflammatory markers, the researchers wrote. "The finding of lower increases ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    One billion people still defecate in public despite health risks, says UN

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:58pm by Reuters

    ... and health at the World Health Organisation. Societies that practice open defecation- putting them at risk from cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery, hepatitis A and typhoid- tend to have large income ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    China considers higher patient fees to fund salary boost for doctors

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 04:32pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... a surcharge of up to 15 per cent on prescription drugs. But the stagnant fees meant medical staff’s salaries have not kept pace with inflation and dramatic increases in other sectors’ incomes. When ... incomes, as the government has been slow to allow private capital in health care. There are 9,800 private hospitals on the mainland as of last year – or less than half total hospital numbers. ...




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