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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Researchers in United States debunk theory that wearing bras causes cancer

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:18am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... those rumours on the internet and we had the data to examine this in a scientific way", said Lu Chen, a researcher at the facility who led the team. It compared 1,044 post-menopausal women with the two types of cancer with 469 women who did not have the disease. The women were asked about their bra-wearing habits. The reasoning behind the cancer myth is that a bra, particularly one ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Woman held in Shenzhen allegedly with blood of pregnant women set for Hong Kong gender tests

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:30pm by Huifeng He huifeng.he@scmp.com

    ... Huifeng He huifeng.he@scmp.com Case highlights practice – illegal in the mainland – of many expectant Chinese mothers transporting blood to test in Hong Kong using 'underground' medical services agencies Customs officials in Shenzhen detained a ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Double mastectomies not beneficial for breast cancer patients: study

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Patients with cancer in one breast do not live for longer if both are removed, researchers say Double mastectomies not beneficial, new study finds Women ... of women have begun choosing the most radical surgical option- the double mastectomy, to remove all breast tissue- after a diagnosis, even when cancerous tissue was found only in one breast. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Suicide: the taboo that’s killing Hong Kong’s elderly

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:35pm by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Shaheera Abdullah and Emilia Goh

    ... of callers and women 26 per cent, while the rest were silent. In 2013, Hong Kong's coroner registered 363 suicides of people aged over 65, compared with 283 in 2012, said Wong. However, not all ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New mother wins battle with Hong Kong hospital to keep her placenta

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:34pm by Kylie Knott

    ... Grenham said. ”Hopefully, now that we’ve been through the process, it will be easier for other women in the future.” The placenta will take 24 hours to defrost before it is encapsulated. ... the release of placentas across the board would be “harmful” and may force women to go down the expensive path of litigation. ”It’s important that the HA (Hospital Authority) goes down the policy path ...

  6. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Two Koreas top of global suicide charts, for different reasons

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:21am by AGENCIES

    ... the global average, with 18.5 people out of every 100,000 committing suicide in 2012. In Japan, 29,442 people committed suicide in 2012- 20,888 men and 8,554 women- which translates ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... 100,000, with men almost twice as likely as women to take their own lives. The most suicide-prone countries were Guyana (44.2 per 100,000), followed by North and South Korea (38.5 and 28.9 ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    E-cigarettes need tight regulation, WHO says, citing health concerns

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:31am by AGENCIES

    ... there was enough evidence "to caution children and adolescents, pregnant women, and women of reproductive age" about e-cigarette use, due to the "potential for fetal and adolescent nicotine ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of new HIV cases in Hong Kong set to reach record high

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 03:23pm by Emily Tsang

    ... for the organisation's youth work, said he believed the increase was partly down to deficiencies in sex education- and where women had been infected- the mistaken belief that only men had a say on whether ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ice Bucket Challenge risky for health of some people, Hong Kong doctors say

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by DANNY LEE

    ... with high-blood pressure or heart disease, the elderly and pregnant women should be careful," Shih said. He explained that people in those vulnerable categories could go into shock, with their blood ...




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