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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Arthritis patients set to miss out as charity is hit with huge rent rise

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Emily Tsang

    ... the site as a welfare letting," he said. Foundation chairman Dr Chan Tak-hin said its goal was to "offer supplementary therapy to patients", bridging the gap between a public sector that offered little support and expensive private treatment. Arthritis and rheumatism affect 10 per cent of the city's population, Chan says. The problem is growing not just because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562857/arthritis-patients-set-miss-out-charity-hit-huge-rent-rise
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cheap cream can boost flu jabs for elderly, HKU study shows

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by Emily Tsang

    ... over 65 with several illnesses can last as little as six months. This means that high-risk groups who receive flu jabs once a year may not be protected during winter or summer flu peaks. Yuen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559398/cheap-cream-can-boost-flu-jabs-elderly-hku-study-shows
  3. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Mers virus unlikely to spread in Asia: World Health Organisation

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... the threat from the virus has dissipated. But Jacobs said the virus posed little regional threat. “A spread in our part of the world is small,” Jacobs told reporters. “If the virus stays unchanged, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551081/mers-virus-unlikely-spread-asia-world-health-organisation
  4. 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, ...

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

    Dead liposuction patient was new mum

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Clifford Lo, Patsy Moy and Shirley Zhao

    ... as fashionable, regularly dying her hair a bright colour. "It's really a pity," said Ng. "She was quite beautiful and was so young. Her child is so little too." Ivy Leung, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541994/dead-liposuction-patient-was-new-mum
  6. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Cigarette makers ignore Indonesia health warning label deadline

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:34pm

    ... failed to meet Tuesday’s deadline, according to the National Commission for Child Protection. It found little sign of change in brands being sold in Jakarta and 11 other cities across ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540253/cigarette-makers-ignore-indonesia-health-warning-label-deadline
  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

    ... to have caused 3.4 million deaths, most of which were from cardiovascular causes. There is, perhaps, a little ray of hope from the report. The study found that in developed countries, increases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1521011/21-billion-people-are-obese-china-and-us-among-worlds-fattest-new
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Discharge law traps many healthy people in Chinese mental hospitals, experts say

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:23am by TING YAN

    ... wrongfully locked up on a psychiatric ward. But for people already inside the system who should be released- who desperately want to get out- the law offers little help. "Since the law ... Health Centre. But he admits that problems in hospital discharging have become "prominent". The law now details procedures for hospital admission but says little about the discharge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1519392/discharge-law-traps-many-healthy-people-chinese-mental-hospitals-experts
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Little health benefit in vitamin D supplements: Auckland Uni study

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 10:31pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Little benefit from vitamin D supplements: study Vitamin D supplements have no significant effect on preventing heart attack, stroke, cancer or bone fractures, ... Endocrinology, strengthens arguments that vitamin D deficiency is usually the result of ill health- not the cause of it. Its authors, led by Dr Mark Bolland, say there is "little justification" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1412719/little-health-benefit-vitamin-d-supplements-auckland-uni-study
  10. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... said, little is known about how the experience of being bullied is "biologically embedded to influence health status". One potential mechanism is chronic, low-grade inflammation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511335/bullies-childhood-may-enjoy-long-term-health-benefits-says-study

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