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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Average Hong Kong toddler starts using electronic tablets at just 16 months

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by Emily Tsang

    ... with cognitive learning, which would in turn affect the child's social development. Chung said strong evidence also suggested a link between obesity and spending a lot of time in front of screens. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549901/health-warning-survey-finds-hong-kong-toddlers-begin-using-tablets-16
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Survey reveals extent of toddlers' early exposure to computer screens

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 06:13pm by Emily Tsang

    ... problems with cognitive development and learning, which would in turn affect the social development of children. There is strong evidence to suggest a link between spending a lot of time in front ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549694/survey-reveals-extent-toddlers-early-exposure-computer-screens
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Authority sets out plans to tackle mental illness

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:44am by CANNIX YAU

    ... Cannix Yau cannix.yau@scmp.com Authority sets out plans to tackle mental illness The Hospital Authority is set to step up mental health services and add more staff as it copes with a record number of patients with mental illness. Among the measures recommended by an external review is an increase in the number of case managers: medical professionals and social workers who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1526934/authority-sets-out-plans-tackle-mental-illness
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Disabled woman says service change deprives her of help at home

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:15am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... is suffering the effects of inflexibility and poor monitoring of service providers by the Social Welfare Department. And her family and a lawmaker say the case raises questions about the way ... she was visited every day by nurses from two non-governmental organisations. But problems began when the Social Welfare Department switched her from its Integrated Homecare Service to its new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519375/disabled-woman-says-service-change-deprives-her-help-home
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Bullies in childhood may enjoy long-term health benefits, says study

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:11pm by NYT

    ... "Enhanced social status seems to have a biological advantage." Lest readers think researchers are suggesting children be raised to be bullies, Copeland, of Duke University School of Medicine in the US state of North Carolina, added: "However, there are ways children can experience social success aside from bullying others." The work was published online in the Proceedings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511335/bullies-childhood-may-enjoy-long-term-health-benefits-says-study
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Double mastectomies may be performed too often, cancer study finds

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 10:36pm by AFP

    ... rather than informing them about breast-feeding, and they reduce a social problem with multiple players- fathers as well as mothers, workplaces, health authorities, and public spaces ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1518025/double-mastectomies-may-be-performed-too-often-cancer-study-finds
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    People who argue a lot likely to die sooner, Danish researchers find

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... and arguing. Those who had reported they argued frequently with anyone in their social circle, from partners and relatives to friends and neighbours, were between two and three times more likely to die ... to handle relationship stress could be a lifesaver, says the study, which was led by Rikke Lund of the University of Copenhagen. "Skills in handling worries and demands from close social ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508534/people-who-argue-lot-likely-die-sooner-danish-researchers-find
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Anti-Aids group hands out free condoms to teach youth about safe sex

    Posted May 03rd 2014, 04:14am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Condoms wrapped in cute, colourful packaging are distributed to party-goers by Aids Concern social workers, who visit the participating pubs once or twice a week. Aids Concern programme manager ... said. "But the response turned out to be unexpectedly good. They rather welcomed us. The young people there are rather approachable too." Hoe said the social workers distributing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1502863/anti-aids-group-hands-out-free-condoms-teach-youth-about-safe-sex
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Young Parkinson's disease patient in China starts website to help fellow sufferers

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:17am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... are the breadwinners of their families and need to take care of their own parents and children. Losing one's ability to work not only puts financial pressure on families but also affects social life ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1479329/young-parkinsons-disease-patient-china-starts-website-help-fellow
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Maoming officials vow petrochemical plant will be shelved if public opposes it

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 04:13pm by Adrian Wan

    ... Hundreds protest against chemical plant in China's Maoming city Residents should express their opinions “rationally and collectively to maintain social stability”. The protesters were ... and was “a serious offence, which seriously affected social order”. It urged residents “not to give criminals the opportunity to create chaos and destroy the precious environment of stable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1462405/maoming-officials-vow-petrochemical-plant-will-be-shelved-if-public

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