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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    WHO demands urgent smoking controls to curb number of deaths

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com One million deaths a year are blamed on non-communicable diseases related to tobacco use, with warnings of grave economic consequences W.H.O. calls for urgent action to curb smoking The World Health Organisation has called for the urgent introduction of tobacco controls on the mainland to curb non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the biggest cause ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Pilot project on mainland helps identify more patients with TB

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Screening at selected hospitals of people with diabetes results in high detection rates of TB Pilot project helps identifymore patients with disease The World Health Organisation recommends that diabetes patients be screened for TB- because diabetes triples the risk of developing TB- and that TB patients also be screened for diabetes. However, ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 05:07pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... and trouble-makers would be harshly dealt with. "Violence against doctors is a serious crime and [perpetrators] will be severely punished according to the law," Li said. On Wednesday, a doctor ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Germ warfare

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shin Young-soo The outbreak of scarlet fever in Hong Kong earlier this year caught the attention of specialists at the World Health Organisation. We think of scarlet fever in developed societies as a disease that was pretty well vanquished decades ago. So the emergence of a scarlet fever outbreak in a modern city like Hong Kong and in mainland China was something of an unexpected ...

  6. Crime fighter or carer, it comes down to compassion

    Posted Feb 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Stephen Char Shik-ngor wears two different hats every day. By day, the 55-year-old senior assignment officer with the Independent Commission Against Corruption investigates graft suspects. But at night he reaches out to help liver cancer patient ...

  7. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... it reaches a higher level of resistance where the drugs don’t work, we are technically stuffed.” Professor Nick White The UN World Health Organisation, or WHO, is also warning that what seems ...

  8. Breastfeeding must be given a higher profile

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... but the bigger problem is breastfeeding rates. Mainland breastfeeding rates are rising, but still fall well below World Health Organisation targets. In Hong Kong, the level is considerably lower than ...

  9. Mainland fake drug network smashed

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Mainland police have detained almost 2,000 people in a nationwide sweep on a fake drugs network said to be worth 1.16 billion yuan (HK$1.42 billion). The Public Security Ministry said yesterday that 24 large crime organisations had been smashed in the highly co-ordinated effort. The raids, which took place on July 25, involved 18,000 officers from 190 ...

  10. Who's in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain

    Posted Jan 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... interactions affect the way the brain organises the many modular processes that occur within it. But for the general reader, the earlier arguments will be the most interesting- and provocative. Much ... we be held responsible for our actions? Free will is an illusion, Gazzaniga says, and if a man were taken to court for a crime, he could conceivably claim that it was his brain that made him ...




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