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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Reports from the front lines of hospital violence in China

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by AGENCIES

    ... Excerpts from international medical journals about violence in Chinese hospitals Reports from the hospital front lines Over the 10 years to the end of 2011, details of 124 incidents of serious violence in hospitals have been collated. The incidents included 29 murders and 52 serious injuries, most of which were caused by stabbing or head injury… In most cases the reports ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    21,000 hospital patients wait three years for specialist care

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:05am by Emily Tsang

    ... that so many patients had to wait for so long. He said the massive demand for specialist treatment was the major reason for the queuing problem. The 680,000 new patients lining up for specialist ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Gene mapping used by US scientists to combat food poisoning

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:29pm by AP

    ... a suspect by a line-up or by a fingerprint?" Whole genome sequencing, or mapping all of an organism's DNA, has become a staple of medical research. In public health, it has been used more ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    In the face of escalating physical violence, outspoken Chinese doctors take grievances online

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:20am by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com Microblogging medics on the mainland vent their feelings about the frequent violence of patients' families towards members of the profession Doctors on the front line Dr Ning Fanggang goes to work every day with a heavy heart. The medical doctor says his profession saves lives, and deserves dignity, respect and gratitude in today's China. ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Loneliness can lead to an early grave, finds study

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 04:59am by GUARDIAN

    ... on an early death as obesity. Poverty increased the risk of an early death by 19 per cent. The findings point to a coming crisis in Britain as the population there ages and people increasingly live ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong breast case doctor found guilty over uterus operation

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:30am by Emily Tsang

    ... and conducted a dilatation and curettage- the surgical removal of part of the lining or contents of the uterus. The procedure led to massive bleeding. In his defence, Wong told the disciplinary board ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    China's insurance to cover serious illnesses expanded

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Insurance to cover serious illnesses expanded The State Council's health reform office yesterday ordered all provinces and municipalities to set up pilot insurance programmes for serious illnesses by the end of June. "The insurance programme will lift the medical bills shouldered by individuals, alleviate poverty caused by expenditure ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong can go further to quit smoking, says WHO official

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by LO WEI

    ... per cent said a rise of 24 per cent would make them quit, while 20 per cent would not quit no matter how high taxes went. Lam said the findings were in line with his experience. Audera-Lopez ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Jet lag disrupts hundreds of genes, British study finds

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 10:17pm by GDN

    ... the study and again on the third day. Before the study, the activity of 1,396 genes rose and fell in line with a healthy circadian rhythm. Afterwards, only 40 or so kept their rhythms. Another 180 ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    South Africa at risk of spreading drug-resistant strain of TB

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 10:39pm by Reuters

    ... Africa between March 2008 and August 2012 to establish their fate. They also took samples from 56 patients and tested them to find out which and how many of 10 first- and second-line anti-TB ...




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