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  1. Lifestyle - Health - INDUSTRIAL SAFETY

    Hong Kong lags in government regulations for workers' health and safety

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... killed in the construction industry, compared with nine the previous year, according to statistics from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), a non-profit organisation ... Vice-President, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health John Lacey, vice-president of IOSH, says the statistics are worrying. "Accidents in Hong Kong have increased and we fear the number ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Jobs that can ruin your health

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... Sasha Gonzales life@scmp.com How safe is your workplace? Sasha Gonzales examines the dangers on our doorstep Occupational hazards Work is not something we associate with ill health ... have found a connection between certain occupations and health issues, from sleep deprivation and obesity to problems linked to being exposed to carcinogens. These six occupations are among ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health

    Safety of e-cigarettes still disputed as popularity increases

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 10:36am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Safety of e-cigarettes still disputed as popularity increases An average of 10 new electronic cigarette brands and more than 240 new flavours have ... about whether it improves or worsens public health. "Some consider [e-cigarettes] promising products to help smokers quit traditional cigarettes, while others believe they will re-normalise ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:53pm by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott kylie.knott@scmp.com High-protein weight loss a matter of balance Scientists have shown that instead of counting calories for weight loss, we should boost the protein content of our diet. Nutritional values of foods are typically given in kilo ...

  5. News - World - INTERNET

    Google's claim it can save lives with health data is overstated, study says

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 06:09am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Tech giant's analytics not yet a good predictor of health trends, but scientists suggest tweaks Data mining may not be lifesaver Google thinks it is Google Flu Trends and other hopes of providing public health breakthroughs by analysing huge amounts of medical data have been overstated, according to a new study. "If we actually began relying on the claims ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites: cool indoor temperatures stimulate the growth of healthy brown fat

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Malnutrition may increase risk of high blood pressure Severe malnutrition in childhood may increase the risk for high blood pressure in adulthood- a possible significant impact on global health, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Inadequate nutrition before birth and up to age five may harm ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books - BIOGRAPHY

    Book review: Enduring Courage, by John F. Ross

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:17pm by MCT

    ... others died. After the US entered the first world war, aviation, still in its infancy, attracted Rickenbacker. Flying was a hazardous occupation even before pilots began spraying each other ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:01am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com 6,000 steps a day keeps knee osteoarthritis at bay Walking at least 6,000 steps a day could protect those with or at risk of knee osteoarthritis from developing mobility issues, according to a new study published in th ...

  9. Lifestyle

    Fish oil may not be a defence against heart disease, research shows

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:49pm by Sasha Gonzales

    ... that it was flawed, according to their findings, which were published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. The heart health of the Greenland Inuits had not actually been investigated, so ... important details is a big deal because, for the past 40 years, their study has been blindly accepted by doctors, nutritionists and other health experts as gospel truth. "Most readers, ...

  10. News - World - biohazard incident

    US says 75 government lab workers possibly exposed to anthrax

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 09:54am by Reuters

    ... Meechan, director of the environmental health and safety compliance office at the CDC, told Reuters. "This should not have happened," he said. For those exposed, "we’re taking care ... Reuters As many as 75 scientists and staff in US government laboratories in Atlanta may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria after researchers failed to follow safety procedures, ...




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