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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Dry roasting to blame for peanut allergies, research suggests

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 09:42pm by MCT

    ... allergies are much more common in North America and Europe than in East Asia. While people in both regions had similar levels of food allergies overall, peanuts were a "striking exception" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1598908/dry-roasting-blame-peanut-allergies-research-suggests
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Dengue epidemic rises rapidly in Guangdong

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 10:12pm by Mimi Lau

    ... Asia and warned travellers to be on the alert. Additional reporting by Zhuang Pinghui and Ernest Kao ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1598933/dengue-epidemic-rises-rapidly-guangdong
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Suicide: the taboo that’s killing Hong Kong’s elderly

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:35pm by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Shaheera Abdullah and Emilia Goh

    ... avoid," said Ed Wong, fundraising and communication manager at the Samaritans Hong Kong. "In Hong Kong, in Asia, people are not used to sharing their feelings, their emotions with others, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588977/hong-kongs-suicide-taboo-killing-our-elderly-experts
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    One suicide every 40 seconds somewhere in the world, WHO says

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... of the global total. Southeast Asia- defined by the WHO to include North Korea, India, Indonesia and Nepal- accounted for more than one in three suicides. The most frequently used means of committing suicide globally are pesticide poisoning, hanging and firearms, but jumping from buildings is a common method in highly urbanised areas in Asia. The WHO cautioned that suicide figures were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1585335/one-suicide-every-40-seconds-somewhere-world-who-says
  5. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Two Koreas top of global suicide charts, for different reasons

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:21am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies Poverty, stress and reluctance to seek help among factors behind grim toll Koreas top suicide charts for different reasons South Korea's problem with suicides is well known. But self-killing is even worse in its northern neighbour, making th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1586198/two-koreas-top-global-suicide-charts-different-reasons
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Battle lines drawn on instant noodles after US study cites heart risks

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by AP

    ... noodle Instant noodles carry a broke-college-student aura in North America, but they are an essential, even passionate, part of life for many in South Korea, Hong Kong and across East Asia. A US ... way out of the poverty and destruction of the Korean war into what's now Asia's fourth-biggest economy. Many vividly remember their first taste of the once-exotic treat, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1580099/battle-lines-drawn-instant-noodles-after-us-study-cites-heart
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong to probe Colgate toothpaste over cancer-linked ingredient

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:32pm by Phila Siu, Bloomberg

    ... and regulators in the European Union, Australia, Canada and other countries, all of which affirmed the safety and efficacy of the toothpaste. Another Colgate spokesman, Thomas DiPiazza, told Bloomberg ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572441/hong-kong-customs-probe-report-colgate-total-toothpaste-contains
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong is not equipped to study the Ebola virus

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by Jessie Lau and Emily Tsang

    ... Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation high-level meeting on health and the economy, Dr Ko Wing-man, secretary for food and Health, reiterated his concern over the threat posed by the disease. "Many ... currently operating in Asia- one in Wuhan, one in Singapore, and two in India. Although there are two BSL4 facilities in Japan, they are currently not in use because of opposition from locals, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574397/hong-kong-not-equipped-study-ebola-virus
  9. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Ebola scare turns out to be a false alarm in Singapore

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:14pm by AGENCIES

    ... there have been no confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in Asia. Underscoring the fears that the virus might spread to Asia, Korean Air Lines said yesterday it would suspend flights to Kenya. The South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1573548/singapore-tests-nigerian-woman-suspected-case-ebola
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU researchers' new liver cancer system helps prolong patients' lives

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... cancer system proves a life-saver Hong Kong researchers have developed Asia's first system that classifies liver cancer patients into different stages to receive more targeted treatment. ... Tung-ping, of the University of Hong Kong medicine faculty's surgery department. Although Asia accounts for over 80 per cent of global liver cancer deaths each year, it did not have its own ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573016/hku-researchers-new-liver-cancer-system-helps-prolong-patients-lives

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