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  1. Medi Watch

    Posted Aug 21st 2006, 12:00am by Jason Sankey

    ... risk of early death, and those widowed have a 39 per cent higher risk, medpage.com and WebMD report. The so-called never-married penalty 'rivals the risks of having increased blood pressure or high cholesterol'. Compared with married people, never-marrieds are: five times more likely to die of infectious disease; twice as likely to die in accidents, murder or by suicide; ...

  2. A saintly nurse who changed the world

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to nursing. Birth Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820 in Florence, Italy. Her parents were British and very rich. She never married so she could devote herself fully to nursing the sick. She believed ... only for low-status women. Nightingale disagreed. She took a course in nursing and set up a group of women to tend to wounded soldiers in the Crimean war. Many soldiers who suffered battlefield ...

  3. Plucky senior more than a match for disease

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Three years ago, Wong Mei-fung beat stage-two breast cancer with chemotherapy and surgery. Wong (whose real name has been changed for reasons of patient confidentiality), then 72, had never married, but had built a network of close friends and relatives who supported her throughout her ordeal. Through it all, she was positive and upbeat. ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... significant, researchers said. Pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s Phase 2 study, involving women with the most common form of breast cancer, found that those treated with hormone drug letrozole, together ... in post-menopausal women with locally advanced or newly diagnosed breast cancer that had spread to other parts of the body. The women had cancer that was both oestrogen receptor positive – meaning ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health

    Stress hurts women far worse

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... Kate Whitehead life@scmp.com Daniel Freeman found that women are more likely to suffer from psychological problems than men. Stressing the gender gap It's been 20 years since the release of John Gray's hugely popular book Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus , a work which fired public debate about gender differences. That discussion shows no signs of slowing down. ...

  6. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... of men and 33 per cent of women – will be obese, the WHO says. Its data shows that only the Czech Republic and Malta now have a higher proportion of overweight adults than Britain. Britain's ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - CHILDBIRTH

    Too many women are still dying in childbirth

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Angela Baura

    ... unexpected, my complication was managed throughout by a midwife, and eventually the obstetrician who backed her," says Turlington Burns. "I later discovered that thousands of girls and women ... to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 287,000 women died in childbirth in 2010, the overwhelming majority of them (99 per cent) in developing countries. About 80 per cent of maternal deaths are due ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ABORTION

    Shenzhen abortions hold high risks for Hong Kong women

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Hong Kong women head to the mainland for quick, cheap and anonymous termination of pregnancy, while mainland mums come here to give birth Aborting in Shenzhen While pregnant women from the mainland have flocked to Hong Kong to give birth at the city's top-notch hospitals, thousands of pregnant Hongkongers are making the reverse journey- ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cocktails and cakes that are good for women's health

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... with that repair work and makes cancer more likely- especially among younger women. The mutation also increases the risk of developing other cancers, including prostate cancer in men. Kwong said that about ... patients- those with a family histories of breast or ovarian cancer. Kwong recommends women in their 40s who have the mutation should have surgery to remove their breasts, ovaries and fallopian ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Three women critically ill after beauty treatment

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Three critical after beauty treatment Authorities have begun an investigation into a Causeway Bay beauty centre after three women who received similar kinds of treatment there fell critically ill with septic shock and were taken into intensive care. A government statement last night said the first case involved a 56-year-old woman who had an underlying ...




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