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  1. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... The Guardian Poor diets and too little exercise mean up to a third of 11-year-olds across Europe- and two-thirds of Britain’s adults- are too heavy, the World Health Organisation warns A lack of exercise and unhealthy diets high in fat and sugar are making it common for children and adults in Europe to be overweight, the World Health Organisation has warned. Up to one third ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1434807/overweight-children-be-new-norm-europe
  2. Poll finds new dentists lack confidence

    Posted May 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The University of Hong Kong dental school disputes a survey by the Dental Association that shows a crisis of confidence among new dentists. The association- which surveyed 102 ... for new graduates so they can have more vocational training before entering practice. The survey, commissioned by the association and done by City University Professional Services ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713264/poll-finds-new-dentists-lack-confidence
  3. Implant opens up new world for the deaf

    Posted Nov 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tiffany Lam Local doctors have hailed the results of a new type of hearing device whose benefits for the hearing impaired they likened to a cripple being able to throw away his crutch. ... Unlike people with conventional hearing aids that put limits on the wearers' activities, users of the new devices- also known as audio prostheses- can swim, play sport and shower with ease, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661556/implant-opens-new-world-deaf
  4. Hi-tech world gives elderly a new lease of life

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... for the senior citizens' home of the future. And in some parts of the world, elements of it have already become a reality. Technology and the elderly may not be traditional bedfellows but thinking creatively about uses for existing technology could be the key to improving quality of life for the world's ageing population, according to Professor Freddolino, a social work academic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/603955/hi-tech-world-gives-elderly-new-lease-life
  5. A new world to explore

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Hong Kong has some ambitious research institutes but the industry is still in its infancy HUGE ADVANCES in genetics in recent years have opened up a new world of products ... of postgraduate fellowships. 'Molecular medicine is likely to have a significant share of the new postgraduate and postdoctoral recruits because it is such a promising area for future ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/578392/new-world-explore
  6. 'Falling ill opened up a new world'

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Developing cancer proved to be a turning point in life for Chong Yung Li. The Shanghai native hardly had any friends when she married a Hong Kong man 20 years ago and mostly kept to herself, in what she thought was her role as a good hous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439482/falling-ill-opened-new-world
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A measurement of success in helping the world's poor

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by BILL GATES

    ... But will the world align around a clear set of goals in the next 15 years? The United Nations is starting to map out new goals for the years following the 2015 expiration of the Millennium Development Goals. ... Bill Gates Bill Gates says progress will continue if aid and the will to act do not flag A measurement of successin helping the world's poor The lives of the world's poorest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1144695/measurement-success-helping-worlds-poor
  8. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... is garden variety breast cancer,” she said. “When it recurs, all we really have are other hormonal agents... This is the first new drug to really show promise.” Pfizer is conducting Phase 3 trials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1467035/pfizer-trial-shows-experimental-drug-doubles-time-until-breast-cancer
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    World Diabetes Day a timely reminder of a global killer

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Timely reminder of a global killer Amid a national party congress that will install China's new leaders and the aftermath of a US presidential election, a day on the UN calendar that comes round every year seems unremarkable. World Diabetes Day is an exception. The disease is not infectious, yet it assumes epidemic proportions in ageing societies like Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1081909/world-diabetes-day-timely-reminder-global-killer
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Older bus drivers need tougher fitness tests

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Fitness to drive must be verified Hong Kong has once again been shocked by a fatal accident involving a driver who collapsed behind the wheel of his vehicle. In what could be a sequence from a disaster movie, his double decker bus carrying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1087040/older-bus-drivers-need-tougher-fitness-tests

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