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  1. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites: cool indoor temperatures stimulate the growth of healthy brown fat

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Malnutrition may increase risk of high blood pressure Severe malnutrition in childhood may increase the risk for high blood pressure in adulthood- a possible significant impact on global health, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Inadequate nutrition before birth and up to age five may harm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1543644/health-bites-cool-indoor-temperatures-stimulate-growth-healthy
  2. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil police clash as anti-World Cup protesters call for better public services

    Posted May 16th 2014, 05:16pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sao Paulo Protesters and police clashed in Sao Paulo on Thursday, as demonstrations against the World Cup and rallies calling for improved public services erupted ... the billions spent to host next month’s soccer tournament and said they wanted to draw attention to what they called a lack of investment to improve poor public services. “We are beginning to gain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1513492/brazil-police-clash-anti-world-cup-protesters
  3. News - World - IRAQ

    Militant leader in Iraq shown making rare public appearance in video

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 06:09am by AP

    ... if not the first- public appearance by the shadowy militant. The hitherto elusive Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is apparently shown delivering a sermon at a mosque in Mosul for Friday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1547548/militant-leader-iraq-shown-making-rare-public-appearance-video
  4. News - China

    Public suspicion greets China’s pledge on waste incinerator

    Posted May 12th 2014, 05:37pm by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Government pledges to seek public approval for a planned waste incinerator in eastern China failed to appease the project’s neighbours on Monday after thousands of them, concerned over potential health hazards, blocked a highway and clashed with police in a bid to stop the construction. Officials repeated in state media that they would seek public support ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1510640/public-suspicion-greets-chinas-pledge-waste-incinerator
  5. 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

    ... of thyroid cancer rising the fastest, according to a report by the capital's health authority. The report, by the Beijing Health and Family Planning Commission, also for the first time estimated "healthy life expectancy", and found people aged 18 had a little more than 40 years of full health left. More than 40,000 Beijing permanent residents were diagnosed with cancer last year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1542669/cancer-no-1-killer-beijing-seventh-year-says-health-report
  6. News - World - DISEASE

    Alert after smallpox samples found in US laboratory storeroom

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:20pm by AFP

    ... and Drug Administration lab near the US capital, health authorities said. Smallpox is a highly contagious and sometimes fatal disease that is estimated to have killed some 300 million people ... in an unused portion of a storeroom in an FDA laboratory, located on the National Institutes of Health campus in Maryland. There was no evidence that the vials had been opened, and "onsite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550657/alert-after-smallpox-samples-found-us-laboratory-storeroom
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH MATTERS

    When it comes to maintaining quality health care, two heads are better than one

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by JOHN LEONG

    ... The efficiency and quality of Hong Kong's public health care have long been admired around the world. However, we should not be complacent and shall strive to reach new heights amid the daunting challenges ahead. These include the inevitable ageing of our population, the escalating incidence of chronic diseases, the ever-increasing demand on public health care, and the recurring threat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1472076/when-it-comes-maintaining-quality-health-care-two-heads-are-better
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    World Toilet Organisation steps into public urination row

    Posted May 04th 2014, 05:41am by Christy Choi

    ... little discussed public health issue. Hong Kong, Sim said, was particularly sensitive to the issue of disease after the Sars crisis in 2003- which killed 299 Hongkongers- and outbreaks of avian ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Dignity is key, says toilet campaigner The WTO has now weighed in on the issue of public urination and defecation. No, not the World Trade Organisation, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1503836/world-toilet-organisation-steps-public-urination-row
  9. News - Hong Kong - HYGIENE

    Caught filthy-handed: single men have the worst toilet hygiene habits, survey finds

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 05:43pm by LO WEI

    ... worse habits than women when it comes to hand-washing hygiene, a Department of Health survey has found. Fewer men than women admitted they were in the habit of always washing their hands after using the toilet, handling rubbish or sneezing, the survey of 2,001 people shows. "I hope members of the public remember that even when your hands do not look dirty, it doesn't mean ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551144/caught-filthy-handed-men-and-singles-have-worst-hand-hygiene-habits
  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Public flat tenants face 10pc rent rise

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Public flat tenants facing 10pc rent rise Public housing tenants will be asked to help relieve the Housing Authority's financial burden with a rent ... The authority is facing a growing financial burden as the government pushes it to build 200,000 public rental flats in the next decade, a problem made worse by rocketing construction costs. The cost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545118/housing-authority-set-increase-rents-public-flats-10-cent

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