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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Rising costs in Hong Kong plunge 1 in 5 poor into despair

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Rising costs plunge poor into despair One in five people on low incomes in Hong Kong suffer from excessive anxiety because of inflation, and it's likely to get worse as prices climb. The rate is three times that of th ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Affluent US children suffer more from allergies

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

    ... found that the prevalence of food and respiratory allergy increased with income. "Children with family income equal to or greater than 200 per cent of the poverty level had the highest prevalence rates," it said. Among children below the poverty line, 4.4 per cent had a food allergy and 14.9 per cent had a respiratory allergy. In families with the highest incomes, 5.4 per cent ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Subsidy to help severely handicapped in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... institution, meaning they have to rent expensive equipment such as ventilators. Yesterday's meeting was the last before the transfer of the two-year-old fund to the Commission on Poverty, which ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    WHO demands urgent smoking controls to curb number of deaths

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

    ... there will be a lot of people with NCDs, so the cost of treatment is a big burden. It can drag the family into poverty. "Another challenge is people are often living with not one but multiple NCDs." ...


    Heart attacks more common among the unemployed, study

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 03:02pm by Reuters in New York

    ... cent increased risk of heart attack after the researchers had accounted for the effects of poverty and education, as well as race, age and other heart risks. “We weren’t surprised to find ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Discrimination still plagues leprosy victims in mainland China

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... is less than one in 100,000, according to the Ministry of Health. Most of the mainland's 6,000 active cases, those not declared cured, are found in poverty-stricken southwestern regions ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    We're living longer, but getting more sick, study finds

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and neonatal diseases fell from 15.9 million in 1990 to 13.2 million in 2010. "The big issue here is the transformation from risks really related to poverty at the global level to risks ...




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