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  1. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Filipino nurse from UAE tests negative for Mers

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:37am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila Filipino nurse from UAE tests negative for Mers A Filipino nurse who tested positive for the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) has been found free ... 415 passengers on the April 15 flight 0424 from Abu Dhabi to Manila for testing for the frequently deadly virus. He also urged other Filipinos returning from the Middle East with flu-like ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hospitals to hand newborns straight to mums in Hong Kong breastfeeding drive

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Emily Tsang

    ... regularly. According to the WHO, breastfeeding lowers the chances of babies developing illnesses including diarrhoea, respiratory and middle ear infections, and allergies. They are also less prone ...

  3. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Malaysia reports first Asian death from Mers virus

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:24am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia sees first Asian death from Mers virus A Malaysian man who went on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has become the first death in Asia from Middle East respiratory syndrome, while the Philippines has isolated a health worker who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. Malaysia's health ministry said the Muslim man returned ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    E-cigarettes can cause injury to eyes and skin, US CDC reports

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:00pm by NYT

    ... The CDC estimates that 10 per cent of American high school students and nearly 3 per cent of middle school students used e-cigarettes in 2012. The authors of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    In the face of escalating physical violence, outspoken Chinese doctors take grievances online

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:20am by WU NAN

    ... by 120,000 readers, and is one of the most widely followed doctors on the site. Ning felt compelled to write after a middle-aged couple, both local government officials, assaulted nurses and doctors ... to open a first-class private hospital with an epidemiology research centre. "The current medical system has limited patients' rights to know and choose their treatments," she says. ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Gansu parents protest as scandal over drugged kindergarten pupils widens

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:05am by Adrian Wan

    ... found to have given pupils medicine without their parents' knowledge. The government last week ordered inspections at every kindergarten, primary and middle school in the country to check ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Parents praise inquiry into kindergarten medications but seek justice and assurances

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 01:36pm by DARREN WEE, WU NAN

    ... but demand justice Parents of children fed prescription drugs by kindergartens welcomed the government's "blanket inspection" of all nurseries, primary and middle schools ... organise the medication of a group of infants and primary and middle school students without permission," the statement said. The drugs were given to pupils in Xian twice a year before ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese nurses enter training for opportunities abroad

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... in Germany, class members will first work as auxiliary staff and later as fully qualified nurses for three years, for a monthly salary of €2,400 (HK$25,700). Afterwards, they will have the option ... Medical University in Hefei, says some of his classmates will not enter the profession after graduating. "There are plenty of nurse jobs around. But some in my class have found better-paying ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Teaching pupils about benefits of rest has no effect on their sleeping habits: study

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 06:15pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Results of Chinese University research are nothing to lose sleep over Offering students special classes on the benefits of sleep had almost no effect ... after it proved popular with teachers and students. “While the results aren’t as successful as we expected… students were more attentive in class,” said professor Wing Yun-kwok from the Chinese ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Too much meat and cheese is as bad as smoking, US study suggests

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 09:20pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London US study suggests the over-consumption of meat, eggs, milk and cheese by the middle-aged can quadruple the risk of cancer and diabetes Too much protein 'is ... seen in the study were almost completely wiped out when the protein came from plant sources, such as beans and legumes, though cancer risk was still three times as high in middle-aged people ...




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