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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New hospital touts transparent pricing to serve middle class

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Hospital sets prices to target the middle class Chinese University's HK$6.3 billion private teaching hospital will be the first of its kind to offer transparent and affordable pricing to the city's middle class. The hospital, with a gross floor area of 78,000 square metres, will be located near the University MTR station in Fanling ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:47pm by NYT

    ... India, and South Africa- accounted for more than three-quarters of the rise. The increase, particularly in countries with a burgeoning middle class, heightens concerns that overuse of antibiotics ... of cephalosporins and fluoroquinolones in low- and middle-income countries probably comes in response to acute diarrhoeal illnesses and to such fever-producing maladies as dengue and chikungunya, even ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Double mastectomies not beneficial for breast cancer patients: study

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... or ethnic minority women, and those from poorer backgrounds, were more likely to have undergone a single mastectomy. In contrast, women who had both breasts removed were more likely to be middle class or wealthy, white, under the age of 50, or some combination. The long-term survival rate for women who underwent lumpectomies with radiation was not statistically different from women who ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Heavy use of benzodiazepines linked to Alzheimer's onset in older people

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:48am by MCT

    ... to Alzheimer's Older people who have relied on a class of drugs called benzodiazepines to reduce anxiety or induce sleep are at higher risk of going on to develop Alzheimer's disease, new research ... evidence that frequent or regular benzodiazepine use degrades memory and mental performance in humans and animals. And some research suggests that with regular use of this class of drugs, ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Later start to school day would benefit teenagers, research shows

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:37pm by NYT

    ... the chronic sleepiness of teenagers a public health issue in a policy statement on Monday. And to help fix the problem, the organisation called for US middle and high schools to push back their start ... "When high school classes begin early in the morning, we ask teens to shine when their biological clock tells them to sleep," said Timothy Morgenthaler, president of the American Academy ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    One suicide every 40 seconds somewhere in the world, WHO says

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... higher suicide rate- 12.7 per 100,000 people, versus 11.2 in low- and middle-income nations. Given the latter category's far higher population, they accounted for three-quarters ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Woman fighting for right to keep placenta has baby; disputed organ ‘chilling’ in fridge

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 12:07pm by Kylie Knott

    ... placentas. Unclaimed placentas are classed as medical waste and disposed of at the government’s chemical waste treatment centre at Tsing Yi. Before the birth, Grenham said refusing her request ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong officials to discuss improved Ebola security measures

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:41pm by Danny Mok

    ... Responding to criticism that authorities took too long to confirm the Nigerian did not have Ebola, Leung said the patient was handled with reference to the notifying mechanism for Middle East ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Camel rides 'risky' as Middle East respiratory syndrome spreads

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 06:05am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Academic says the animal is intermediate host for Middle East respiratory syndrome Camel rides 'risky' as fatal virus spreads Travel agencies have been advised to remove all camel rides from their tour itineraries in the light of the rising number of Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) infections around the world. Camels had been identified ...

  10. 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

    ... have difficulty walking up stairs." More than 300 patients are regular visitors to the centre, where physical therapy and training classes are held. The foundation also subsidises a water exercise class at a public swimming pool to the level of HK$250 for each patient, meaning the patients pay less than HK$100 for the activity. The centre also hosts gatherings for members of other ...




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