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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Cancer is No 1 killer in Beijing for seventh year, says health report

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:42am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... it to improved detection. The report said Beijing residents were among the healthiest in China, with life expectancy hitting 81.51 years, in line with the figure for developed countries. But it also gave ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1542669/cancer-no-1-killer-beijing-seventh-year-says-health-report
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Tomato extract lycopene relieves damaged arteries, says study

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:50am by GUARDIAN

    ... antioxidant which is 10 times more potent than vitamin E, improved and normalised function of the endothelium (the inner lining of blood vessels) in volunteers with cardiovascular disease, researchers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1532592/tomato-extract-lycopene-relieves-damaged-arteries-says-study
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Campaigners call for blanket ban on tobacco advertising in China

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:35am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... said the draft legislation should honour China's commitments under the anti-tobacco treaty. "We think this is a good opportunity to make domestic legislation in line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1528936/campaigners-call-blanket-ban-tobacco-advertising-china
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1455898/reports-front-lines-hospital-violence-china
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hospital's hybrid operating theatre cuts risks for patients

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by LO WEI

    ... cases, of which 16 underwent a hybrid operation- bypass and stent insertion. Made possible by a HK$20 million anonymous donation, it brings Prince of Wales in line with Queen Mary Hospital in Pok ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519750/hospitals-hybrid-operating-theatre-cuts-risks-patients
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    One billion people still defecate in public despite health risks, says UN

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:58pm by Reuters

    ... in more than 80 countries, the UN says. The goal is to eliminate the practice entirely by 2025. Poverty is no excuse, the study said, noting the role of cultural differences. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508714/one-billion-people-still-defecate-public-despite-health-risks-says-un
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Privacy at risk over plan to share patients' data

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by CANNIX YAU, Jennifer Ngo

    ... a safe deposit box for sensitive medical information- are in line with what we hope for," said Tim Pang Hung-cheong, a patients' rights advocate with the Society for Community ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519131/privacy-risk-over-plan-share-patients-data
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Women's wombs full of good germs, not bacteria-free after all, study finds

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 10:36pm by AP

    ... added Proctor, who was not involved in the work. "The results of this study now open up a whole new line of research on maternal and paediatric health." Aagaard's team earlier had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1518028/womens-wombs-full-good-germs-not-bacteria-free-after-all-study-finds
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1487664/21000-three-year-wait-specialist-care
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Top 10 killer diseases in Hong Kong claim 18pc more lives than a decade ago

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:39pm by Emily Tsang and Lo Wei

    ... in the city's population growth, which rose 5 per cent from 6.8 million in 2003 to 7.25 million last year, Census and Statistics Department data shows. However, it is in line with the growth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493984/killer-diseases-claim-18pc-more-lives-hong-kong-over-past-decade

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