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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Mystery as hundreds of young Chinese workers are dying in their sleep

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:22am by Andrea Chen

    ... unclear. The syndrome is mostly noted in the Southeast Asian countries including Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. The newspaper reported that it first drew the attention of mainland medical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557127/more-young-males-dying-mysteriously-their-sleep-dongguan
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Low-tar cigarette lawsuit not over, as campaigner vows to keep up health fight

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... lawsuit accusing a mainland cigarette maker of false advertising. He's under no illusions about the clout of the tobacco industry. Li is suing manufacturer China Tobacco Jiangxi Industrial ... a claim against a tobacco company had been accepted by a mainland court. All previous attempts had failed. "I was told the case was accepted as a usual commercial fraud case. It was too late ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556672/low-tar-cigarette-lawsuit-not-over-campaigner-vows-keep-health-fight
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Young cancer survivor awarded for being inspiration to other patients

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by LO WEI

    ... in rural parts of the mainland. Hung, who was one of her teachers at the Red Cross Hospital School at the Prince of Wales Hospital, said she was a good role model for showing others that even ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553525/young-cancer-survivor-awarded-being-inspiration-other-patients
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Smoking to have 'devastating' economic impact in China: WHO

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Margaret Chan said during a trip to Beijing there was a real risk that the economic achievements of the past three decades on the mainland could be cancelled out by the huge burden of coping ... would have a devastating impact on the mainland and its workforce. "You can't walk properly, you will be so short of breath that you won't be able to work," she said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550692/smoking-have-devastating-economic-impact-china-who
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Health care as a family affair: Shanghai’s family doctor scheme is slow to gain acceptance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:29pm by Alice Yan

    ... was the first on the mainland to introduce the family doctor programme. Under it, patients may choose between going to a hospital for their initial diagnosis, or visiting their regular family doctor. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552151/health-care-family-affair-shanghais-family-doctor-scheme-slow-gain
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Measles makes a comeback in China as vaccination falters among migrant workers

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... intended to virtually eliminate by 2012- is making a comeback as millions of migrant workers miss out on vaccinations. Cases of measles on the mainland hit 11,089 in April compared to 2,070 ... In 2010, nearly 100 million children aged between eight months and 14 years were vaccinated in the mainland's biggest inoculation effort. The 10-day campaign was in response to the World ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548296/measles-makes-comeback-china-vaccination-falters-among-migrant-workers
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Does Chinese law restrict doctors from helping outside their clinics? Man's fake rumour triggers heated debate

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:09pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... comment that doctors helping patients beyond their registered clinics or hospitals were deemed to be practising illegally. Mainland law requires doctors to practice only at the address where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548827/man-punished-fake-news-doctor-was-convicted-illegally-delivering-baby
  8. 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 ... claiming that some medical institutes were charging extortionate fees, and that it was too difficult to regulate the quality of the services. Some mainland media speculated at the time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1545648/china-approves-dna-sequencing-devices-detect-babies-birth-defects
  9. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    Drinking your own urine: The unorthodox Chinese 'miracle cure'

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 07:32pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com The China Urine Therapy Association claims that drinking urine can 'improve the body's ability to fight diseases' If the infamously bitter taste of Chinese traditional medicine is already bad enough to turn you off, just imagine that there are 100,000 people practising urine therapy in mainland China- at least according to claims ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1544386/drinking-your-own-urine-unorthodox-chinese-miracle-cure
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Delivery ban on mainland mothers to continue, Hospital Authority says

    Posted May 30th 2014, 04:10am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Delivery ban on mainland mothers-to-be to continue Public hospitals will continue to bar non-local pregnant women from booking any obstetric services next year ... in force since January last year, prevents mainlanders from giving birth in public hospitals, whether or not they are married to Hongkongers. Private hospitals are allowed to admit mainland women ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521364/delivery-ban-mainland-mothers-continue-hospital-authority-says

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