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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581257/potential-life-saver-takes-risk-nuts
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594733/reports-deadly-disease-caused-food-bacteria-more-double-hong-kong
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589602/urban-planners-urged-build-social-living-spaces-elderly-cut-suicide
  4. Lifestyle - Books - HEALTH

    Book review: Paralysed with Fear, by Gareth Williams

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Wendy Moore Paralysed with Fear: The Story of Polio by Gareth Williams Palgrave 4 stars Wendy Moore For anyone over the age of 50, polio still casts nightmarish shadows of children hobbling in leg irons and adults confined in wheelchairs. Polio, as Gareth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1293834/book-review-paralysed-fear-gareth-williams
  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education - HEALTH

    Hearing aids for children should not carry a social stigma

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by VIVIAN CHIU

    ... Vivian Chiu life@scmp.com Even mild hearing loss can have an impact on a child's ability to learn, the experts tellVivian Chiu. But many parents balk at the idea of hearing aids ... to constantly wear hearing aids for their whole life. It depends on the nature of their job, and the number of situations where careful listening is required. Free says that hearing loss at the age ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1291409/hearing-aids-children-should-not-carry-social-stigma
  6. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Meditation leads to an effective use of the brain

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... actually happened and what will actually happen." For many Hongkongers it seems that frantic thinking - and being - is an inevitable part of city life. But Williams says that those who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1291395/meditation-leads-effective-use-brain
  7. Lifestyle - HEALTH

    Hong Kong to become popular venue for pharmaceutical companies to conduct drug tests

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Lord

    ... is optimistic. The city's position as a clinical trials centre could be just starting to take shape. life@scmp.com ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1291397/hong-kong-become-popular-venue-pharmaceutical-companies-conduct-drug-tests
  8. Lifestyle - HEALTH

    Governments must step-up fight against hepatitis, experts say

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Call for urgent action on region's silent killer Before you're halfway through this article, another person will have died of viral hepatitis. New data shows that every 30 seconds, one person in the Asia-Paci ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1291389/governments-must-step-fight-against-hepatitis-experts-say
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1585335/one-suicide-every-40-seconds-somewhere-world-who-says
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580884/later-start-school-day-would-benefit-teenagers-research-shows

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