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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:47pm by NYT

    ... on a per-person basis. Per capita consumption also increased substantially in Australia and New Zealand, and all of the high-income Asian countries ranked among the top per capita consumers. Within ... as wealth increases Antibiotic use has surged by 36 per cent worldwide in a decade, much of it unwarranted, reveals a new study. A few countries experiencing economic growth- China, Brazil, Russia, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552271/growing-middle-class-popping-more-pills-worrying-antibiotic-study-shows
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Anthrax probe reveals new bird flu safety breach in bioterror lab

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:22am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Inquiry into scientists' exposure to bacteria also finds 'distressing' violations involving bird flu Anthrax probe reveals breaches in bioterror lab The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said yesterday it had uncovered a new safety breach at its bioterror research laboratories involving dangerous bird flu, just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552459/anthrax-probe-reveals-new-bird-flu-safety-breach-bioterror-lab
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Health care as a family affair: Shanghai’s family doctor scheme is slow to gain acceptance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:29pm by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Shanghai's 'family doctor' scheme is slow to gain wide acceptance as an alternative to big hospitals Health care as a family affair Tao Naiyu moved from his old apartment three months ago and has a community health centre adjacent to his new home. But he still rides his electric bike 20 minutes each way every two weeks to visit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552151/health-care-family-affair-shanghais-family-doctor-scheme-slow-gain
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola death toll rises to 518 in west Africa

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:17am by AFP

    ... Organisation said yesterday. The UN health agency said 50 new cases- 25 of them fatal- had been reported between July 3-6 by health authorities in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In a statement, ... ministry reported two deaths since July 3, but no new cases in the past week, the WHO said, calling the situation in the affected region of West Africa a "mixed picture". Sierra Leone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550015/ebola-death-toll-rises-518-west-africa
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong researchers may have found way to combat Alzheimer's disease

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:01pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Researchers believe they can slow disease's progress with use of molecule found in medicinal herb New lead on Alzheimer's Researchers believe they have found a way to slow the progress of Alzheimer's disease, one of the leading causes of death among elderly people. A team from the University of Science and Technology has identified ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548746/hong-kong-researchers-may-have-found-way-combat-alzheimers-disease
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dead liposuction patient was new mum

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Clifford Lo, Patsy Moy and Shirley Zhao

    ... Clifford Lo, Patsy Moy and Shirley Zhao 1.7 litres of fat extracted from dance teacher; she weighed 113kg and gave birth 9 months ago; doctor had been a friend for more than 10 years Dead liposuction patient was new mum Dance teacher Lee Ka-ying, who died on Thursday after undergoing liposuction at a private clinic specialising in hair transplants, had given birth to a baby daughter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541994/dead-liposuction-patient-was-new-mum
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    China approves DNA-sequencing devices to detect genetic defects in unborn babies

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:56pm by Angela Meng

    ... that authorities were also worried that the new technology could be used to determine the sex of foetuses even though public hospitals are prohibited from revealing such information after fetal screenings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1545648/china-approves-dna-sequencing-devices-detect-babies-birth-defects
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Fear and ignorance help spread of killer Ebola virus in west Africa

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:09pm by GDN

    ... or corruption. "The government of Liberia has come up with a new strategy to divert the Liberian people's mind," student Alfred Randall said. " The virus is very terrible, but Ebola ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545751/fear-and-ignorance-help-spread-killer-ebola-virus-west-africa
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Putting fears into words to help fight breast cancer

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by LO WEI

    ... chemotherapy. Fok also realised her two younger children were growing anxious as the new school year approached; they were unsure of how to face their teachers and classmates' parents. Fok ended up ... it, there's a whole new world," Fok said. She compared having cancer to a caterpillar retreating into its cocoon. It might seem that life is coming to an end, but, of course, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544447/putting-fears-words-help-fight-breast-cancer
  10. 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

    ... according to Wang Ning, deputy director of the Beijing Cancer Control and Prevention Office. That translated into 110 new diagnoses a day last year, compared with an average of 63 cases a decade ... was breast cancer, then lung cancer and colorectal cancer. Lung cancer remains the most common- and deadliest- cancer in the world, with an estimated 1.8 million new cases and 1.59 million deaths ...

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

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