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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Arthritis patients set to miss out as charity is hit with huge rent rise

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Emily Tsang

    ... that offered little support and expensive private treatment. Arthritis and rheumatism affect 10 per cent of the city's population, Chan says. The problem is growing not just because the city's population is ageing but also because younger people are falling victim to osteoarthritis. Set up to build and run public housing, the Housing Authority has long faced accusations of being ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Deadly Ebola virus reaches Nigeria as West Africa death toll hits 660

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:53pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Abuja Liberian man flies to Lagos and dies there, bringing recent toll from virus to 660 Deadly outbreak of Ebola now in Nigeria An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent's most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fever vomited aboard a flight to Nigeria and then died there. ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Pneumonic plague quarantine lifted in Gansu after no new cases reported

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:46pm by Nectar Gan

    ... there in 1957, and it developed into the first oilfield. The oil industry once brought prosperity to the town, which reached a population of almost 200,000 by 1987. But as the oil ran out, the town ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Visiting WHO chief Margaret Chan sees 'great progress' in China's health system

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:28pm by XINHUA

    ... officials and experts. Chan spotlighted the importance of a strong primary health-care system to China, with its ageing population and rapidly escalating burden of "lifestyle" diseases ... progress" in health reform, saying that more than 95 per cent of the population was now covered by health insurance, and that people were using health services more than ever. She noted China's ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Measles makes a comeback in China as vaccination falters among migrant workers

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... population and many have missed their vaccinations," said Professor Cai Haodong, an expert in infectious diseases at Beijing Ditan Hospital. There were 245 million migrant workers, accounting for 18 per cent of the population, at the end of last year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Low awareness among migrants of the need for vaccinations, in addition to the challenge ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:47pm by NYT

    ... is leaving more of the world's population vulnerable to drug-resistant bacteria. The study, published online in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, provides the most comprehensive long-term view of antibiotic use in 71 countries from 2000 to 2010. It found the rise in consumption could not be explained by population changes alone and appeared to run parallel with economic ...

  7. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

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

    ... enough to bankrupt many of our region's health care systems. As our societies become steadily older, with the population over 65 expected to double by 2050, so this arithmetic will get ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chronic illness affects more than 25 per cent of population

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... representing about 28.1 per cent of the population, the report revealed. And the older one gets, the higher the chance of suffering from a chronic disease. Some 73.7 per cent of those aged over 64 ...

  9. 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 turn back clock on ageing Playing videogames can prevent and even reve ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Health care as a family affair: Shanghai’s family doctor scheme is slow to gain acceptance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:29pm by Alice Yan

    ... that family doctors can serve as the gatekeepers of public health and medical fees," he said. About four million people, out of Shanghai's population of 24 million, have signed up ...




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