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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese firm offers baby milk insurance after food safety scandals

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters A Chinese retailer is offering insurance to customers who buy infant milk powder, highlighting the lengths to which companies are going to address concerns about food safety in China. Suning Commerce Group, which owns the Redbaby chain of stores, said it had launched the policy this week, backed by China’s second largest insurer Ping An Insurance Group. The policy ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Potential life-saver takes risk from nuts

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:27pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Potential life-saver takes risk from nuts A new method for removing allergens from peanuts may help millions of people with a potentially life-threatening allergy ... not change the peanut's shape or cause lipid oxidation- a key consideration when determining a product's shelf life. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Whose line is it anyway? Hospitals' policy on umbilical cords provokes rights row

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao, Emily Tsang

    ... "Storing umbilical cord blood can only be seen as an insurance plan for the infants," said Liang, professor of haematology and oncology at the University of Hong Kong. "The real benefit ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Reports of deadly disease caused by food bacteria more than double in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 06:48pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... it added. The bacteria that causes the disease, listeria monocytogenes, often grows quickly in ready-to-eat food with a shelf life of more than five days that needs to be refrigerated. Last year, 26 ... date. He added that people at a higher risk of contracting listeriosis should avoid eating refrigerated ready-to-eat food with a long shelf life as well as soft cheese, which is often made ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... reimbursement for drug-based therapy before," he said. "There needed to be a kind of change in the attention towards obesity and the usefulness of a drug for that." Many private insurers place Qsymia and Belviq in the third tier of medicines they'll cover, meaning patients pay a large chunk of the bill out of their own pockets. Government insurance programmes ...

  6. 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

    ... a "significantly higher" level of life satisfaction than those who did not. "That's why urban planning and housing design should enable community integration and facilitate people to meet ... when moving them to make way for redevelopment. Forced eviction from rural villages in recent years had left displaced elderly people having to adapt to a different life in an unfamiliar ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva WHO issues global estimate of suicides, calling it a major public health problem Someone takes own life every 40 seconds One person commits suicide every 40 seconds, an avoidable tragedy that fails to grab attention because of taboos and stigma, a UN report said yesterday. In a study released three weeks after the apparent suicide of Hollywood great ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Later start to school day would benefit teenagers, research shows

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:37pm by NYT

    ... down after 14.5 to 18.5 hours awake than it does for people in other stages of life. "This research indicates that the average teenager in today's society has difficulty falling ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Battle lines drawn on instant noodles after US study cites heart risks

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by AP

    ... Associated Press US study linking the Asian staple of budget eating to an increased risk of heart disease has sparked a passionate South Korean defence Battle lines drawn on the instant noodle Instant noodles carry a broke-college-student aura in North America, but they are an essential, even passionate, part of life for many in South Korea, Hong Kong and across East Asia. A US ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU researchers' new liver cancer system helps prolong patients' lives

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com New classification scheme delivers more targeted treatment, allowing patients suffering from city's third most deadly cancer to live longer Liver cancer system proves a life-saver Hong Kong researchers have developed Asia's first system that classifies liver cancer patients into different stages to receive more targeted treatment. ...




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