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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese nurses enter training for opportunities abroad

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... Xu Donghuan Caregivers frustrated by the disrespect their profession often endures in China enter training programmes that offer opportunities overseas Chinese facing a nursing exodus ... German-language course in the coastal city of Weihai in Shandong province, and the students- Chinese nurses and nurse trainees- will jet to Germany later this year, where most already have job offers ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Use of paracetamol by pregnant women could cause ADHD in children, says study

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:06am by EMILY TSANG AND AGENCIES

    ... Emily Tsang and Agence France-Presse Pain killers 'could harm behaviour of children' Pregnant women who take common, over-the-counter pain relief tablets containing paracetamol ... Danish women from 1996 to 2002. More than half said they took paracetamol at least once during pregnancy. Women who took the drug while pregnant had a 37 per cent higher risk of having a child ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese task force to target counterfeit food and drugs

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:51am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com New group will investigate rising number of crimes requiring more specialist knowledge Task force targets fake food, drugs A task force with tougher powers to investigate cases of tainted food and counterfeit drugs is to ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    More childless Westerners are turning to Chinese medicine, say doctors

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 06:14am by Emily Tsang

    ... depending on the patient's age. However, she did not recommend relying solely on traditional Chinese medicine in order to get pregnant. The past four years had seen a 15 per cent rise ... treatment are usually undergoing conventional ovulation induction, injections and in vitro fertilisation. They want to increase their chances of getting pregnant with the help of traditional Chinese ...

  5. 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

    ... and lifted them briefly. Violence against doctors is one aspect of the myriad problems plaguing the mainland's medical profession, Ning says. "Chinese doctors have no dignity to speak ... or injuries, according to a report released by the Chinese Hospital Association in January. Seven doctors were killed and 28 injured in 11 of the worst attacks last year, the association says. Most ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Gene mapping used by US scientists to combat food poisoning

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

    ... to pregnant women. Already, the government credits the technology with helping to solve a listeria outbreak that killed one person in California and sickened seven others in Maryland. "This ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    First H7N9 found on Chinese poultry farm

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:13am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter First H7N9 found on mainland poultry farm Mainland authorities have discovered H7N9 on a Guangdong poultry farm, just two weeks after the agriculture minister noted that the country's farms had so far been free from the deadly bird flu ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong compiles database of 13,000 breast cancer patients

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:13am by LO WEI

    ... be built Dr Polly Cheung Dr Polly Cheung Suk-yee, who established the foundation, told the South China Morning Post that the registry would help to monitor the effects of traditional Chinese ... and public health professors from the University of Hong Kong and Chinese University. Patients take part voluntarily, with about 95 per cent agreeing to participate. Privacy is ensured ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New test detects gene that causes mental disability

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Screening for Fragile X syndrome, which may cause autism and social anxiety among other conditions, is suitable for pregnant women New test detects gene that causes mental disability A quick test for a congenital mental condition is available in Hong Kong for the first time, Chinese University announced yesterday. The test for Fragile X syndrome - the second ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    China and India face huge cancer burden

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 08:59am by AFP

    ... in the countryside. "A quarter of all cancer deaths worldwide are in China," said Paul Goss, a Harvard Medical School professor who led the Chinese study. "Some of the main factors responsible ...




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