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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Even light drinkers have increased risk of heart disease, says study

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:48pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in London Light tipplers risk heart disease too, study says A glass or two of alcohol is good for your heart, according to long-standing medical advice that drinkers are often fond of citing. But, according to a study published yesterday, this cherished invitation to say "cheers" is well off the mark. Reducing even light consumption of alcohol will not only ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    China approves DNA-sequencing devices to detect genetic defects in unborn babies

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:56pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Controversial testing products for prenatal detection of birth defects get the green light Ban lifted on diagnostic devices The mainland has lifted the controversial ban on medical diagnostic products that can help detect birth defects in unborn children. The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) on Monday approved the registration of genomics ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Sun worshippers beware: tanning may be addictive, study warns

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:19am by Reuters

    ... biological pathway triggered by prescription painkillers and other opiate drugs. The researchers shaved the backs of the mice and gave them a daily dose of UV light- enough to induce tanning ... to ultraviolet light, the most obvious of which is the production of vitamin D through your skin". "It is also important to note that there is no simple definition of addiction ...

  4. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Cigarette makers ignore Indonesia health warning label deadline

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:34pm

    ... of around 240 million. A national survey in 2012 found that 67 per cent of all males over age 15 smoke – the world’s highest rate – while 35 per cent of the total population lights up, surpassed ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Eating fish while pregnant is good for you, US says in dietary U-turn

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 09:28pm by NYT

    ... that pollock, shrimp, tilapia, catfish, cod and canned light tuna were safe to consume while pregnant or breast-feeding. For the first time, the agency set a minimum amount of fish needed in the diets ... director of the Mercury Policy Protect group said. "Albacore 'white' canned tuna generally has three times as much mercury as 'light' tuna. However, Americans consume about ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Reform of Medical Council needed to restore public confidence after Eugina Lau case: group

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 11:29am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei Patients' group says high-profile couple's 9-year wait for justice exposes urgent need for reform of medical watchdog after years of talk Medical Council needs major surgery A concern group has urged the Medical Council to address its shortcomings and restore public confidence in light of criticism that it has failed to protect patients’ rights. ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Lasers used to regenerate teeth, promising end to root-canal pain

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 05:45am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington End to root canal pain as lasers regrow teeth Scientists have come up with a bright way to whiten the smile. They say their concept of using laser light to entice the body's own stem cells into action may offer enormous promise beyond dentistry in the field of regenerative medicine. The researchers used a low-power laser to coax dental stem cells to form ...

  8. Infographics - HEALTH

    Lighting up: The biggest tobacco producer and consumer- China

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 03:04pm by Jane Pong

    ... Jane Pong China is the world's biggest tobacco producer and consumer. It accounts for 40 per cent of worldwide cigarette production and is home to a quarter of the world's smokers. Despite growing public concern, tax revenues from the tobacco in ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Double mastectomies may be performed too often, cancer study finds

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 10:36pm by AFP

    ... diagnosis as to why women don't breast-feed," said Regina Tames, director of the Group for Informed Reproductive Choice. "They just lighted on a banal argument that women were selfish ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical gadgets fair targets a healthy profit

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Christy Choi

    ... cent. The glasses use multiple light frequencies to see below the surface of the skin. Another product that caught attention was a flossing tool called Toothbat. Looking a bit like a bat signal ...




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