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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Second encephalitis case found in Yuen Long

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Ernest Kao

    ... and controlling the spread of Japanese encephalitis will require mosquito extermination work." There were six reported cases of Japanese encephalitis in Hong Kong last year. Two of them involved ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Breast milk 'best for preventing infections'

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... susceptible to infectious diseases in their first six months. "The longer a child is breastfed, the more obvious the benefits," said Dr Chow Chun-bong, honorary professor at the university ... for advertising rules. Breastfeeding for six months or more cuts the risk of diabetes by 34 per cent, obesity by 22 per cent and asthma by 9 per cent, they said. Professor Gabriel Leung, HKU's dean ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Low-tar cigarette lawsuit not over, as campaigner vows to keep up health fight

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... by lowering tar content. Some scientists say his research contradicts international health standards. Xie is also vice-president of Zhengzhou Tobacco Research Institute under the China National ...

  4. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:36pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... Economic Forum study estimated that the six key contributors to premature death and poor health- cardiovascular disease, strokes, diabetes, respiratory illness, cancer and mental ill health- would ... societies need to face up to the four main causes of the growing malaise- poor diet, inadequate exercise, alcohol and tobacco. And in nations like China, we must address the grave pollution problems ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKUST scientists invent new water purifier

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... to HK$20 per unit to produce and can run on two AA batteries for up to six months, is being tested at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei. If all goes well, it could replace hospitals' ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Genes may cause cerebral palsy, Norwegian study suggests

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:55pm by AFP

    ... was extremely low, they found. Of 2.03 million people born during this period, 3,649 were diagnosed with the condition. But in families where a child had cerebral palsy, there was a six- to-nine-fold increased risk that the following brother or sister would also be born with it, compared with families with no history of the disability. Parents affected by cerebral palsy carried a six-fold risk ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    US boy develops itchy rash from his iPad amid reports of nickel allergies

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:14pm by AP

    ... have also been traced to jewellery, spectacle frames and zippers. Jacob said evidence suggested nickel allergies were becoming more common, or increasingly recognised. She cited national data ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Anthrax probe reveals new bird flu safety breach in bioterror lab

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

    ... incident. The CDC's director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, called the bird flu incident "the most distressing" because it occurred six weeks ago, but was not reported to senior agency ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Smoking to have 'devastating' economic impact in China: WHO

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... and the deputy chairman of the National People's Congress Chen Zhu during her visit. She said she told leaders that tobacco-related illnesses such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes ... was promised by leaders that this problem would be addressed over time. China is the world's largest cigarette manufacturer and consumer, with more than 300 million smokers, according to national ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

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

    ... Europe, there were sharp differences between two nations of similar economic background. The French use three times the amount of antibiotics as do the Dutch. In less affluent countries, however, ...




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