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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Nigeria quits youth Olympics in China amid Ebola-linked sporting bans

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:30am by AFP, Reuters

    ... Agencies in Nanjing Restrictions placed on athletes from Ebola zone Nigeria has withdrawn from the Youth Olympics in the Chinese city of Nanjing, state media reported Saturday, as four African nations battle the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus in decades. Nigeria’s decision was confirmed by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach in Nanjing, China’s ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak will take ‘six months’ to bring under control, says MSF

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:13am by AFP

    ... city. “Right now we have no past experience with in urban setting,” said Liu. Athletes barred As countries around the world stepped up measures to contain the disease, the International Olympics Committee said athletes from Ebola-hit countries had been barred from competing in pool events and combat sports at the Youth Olympics opening in China on Saturday. The decision, which affects three ...

  3. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:36pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... worldwide watched each game, fatigue and alcohol took a heavy toll. The British government estimates a loss of 250 million working hours, costing Britain's economy about US$6.7 billion. As 1.4 ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Sun worshippers beware: tanning may be addictive, study warns

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:19am by Reuters

    ... guided by influences that go past just a desire to have a nice game of Frisbee outside. There's something else motivating that behaviour," Fisher said. Exposure to ultraviolet rays ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Broadcaster Tom Brokaw ‘optimistic’ despite being diagnosed with cancer

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 08:45pm by Reuters

    ... said. Brokaw, 74, stepped down as anchor in December 2004 but has remained with the network as a special correspondent, currently covering the Winter Olympics in Sochi, and has continued to work ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Internet addiction warning as games fair hits Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang and Ernest Kao

    ... Emily Tsang and Ernest Kao Internet addiction warning as games fair hits town The Centre for Health Protection urged parents to be on guard for obsessive use of computers and smartphones ... warned. "Marathon online gaming sessions have even been implicated in causing sudden deaths," the bulletin said. It expected the situation to get worse as smartphones became more ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Playing videogames can help improve brain functions, study says

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Playing videogames can reverse up to seven years of age-linked declines and improve brain functions, study of middle-aged subjects shows TV games can ... of possibilities. The player must succeed at least three out of every four tries to advance to the next level, which speeds up the vehicle identification and adds more distractions. "The game starts ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    US health authorities set target for putting an end to cigarette smoking

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 01:22pm by AP

    ... public health leaders to start throwing around phrases like "end-game" and "tobacco-free generation". Now, they talk about the slowly declining adult-smoking rate dropping ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Overprotective parents partly to blame for children’s lack of fitness, academic says

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 10:11am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... to exercise vigorously for a long time. “You don’t have to aim to be an Olympic star to do sports. Parents should help inspire children to develop fitness habits. Children can choose whatever ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    How we manage to stomach Christmas

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 03:44am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian Putting away vast quantities of festive fare is all about variety- and a phenomenon that allows us to trick our minds so we can overeat How we manage to stomach Christmas The amount of food we can put away on Christmas day is as impressive as it is excessive. Chocolates and cakes are fair game at any time. Savoury nibbles are needed shortly after breakfast, to soak up ...




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