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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Global average life expectancy at record high of 73 for women and 68 for men

    Posted May 17th 2014, 04:39am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva Average life expectancy continues to surge Average life expectancy has risen globally to record lengths of 73 years for a girl born in 2012 and 68 for a boy, following ... continued to extend life expectancy, although other factors, such as people's lifestyles, were constraining longevity, the WHO said in its annual statistics report. The longest life expectancy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1513892/global-average-life-expectancy-record-high-73-women-and-68-men
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Cancer is No 1 killer in Beijing for seventh year, says health report

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:42am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... "healthy life expectancy", and found people aged 18 had a little more than 40 years of full health left. More than 40,000 Beijing permanent residents were diagnosed with cancer last year, ... it to improved detection. The report said Beijing residents were among the healthiest in China, with life expectancy hitting 81.51 years, in line with the figure for developed countries. But it also gave ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1542669/cancer-no-1-killer-beijing-seventh-year-says-health-report
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Putting fears into words to help fight breast cancer

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by LO WEI

    ... their mothers were suffering. Communicating with children about the disease was also a good chance to educate them about life, she added. Her battle with cancer had taught her many life lessons, too, ... at a whole other level, thinking of how to find meaning in life," she said. For some, it meant they started living for themselves for the first time and letting go of regrets. "Is ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544447/putting-fears-words-help-fight-breast-cancer
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijingers spend a quarter of their lives sick, landmark study finds

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 04:39pm by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Beijingers can expect to live as long as people in developed nations, but lose many more years than them to serious illness and disability Quarter of adult life spent in ill-health, survey finds China has for the first time measured the average number of years lost to disability and serious illness in a new life expectancy survey, finding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1534753/beijingers-spend-one-third-their-lives-sick-landmark-china-health-study
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'You can lead a normal life': Inspirational teen diabetes patient writes book to help others

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 11:00am by LO WEI

    ... want to tell people that it's possible to lead a normal life with diabetes," she said. "It doesn't stop you from achieving your goals and dreams. I've done everything ... always come first and everything else needs to take the back seat in my life." In her 30-page book The Bitter Sweet Life- A Teenager's Journey with Diabetes published in December, Kumar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1446933/teenage-diabetes-patient-aims-inspire-others-her-experience

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