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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Top 10 killer diseases in Hong Kong claim 18pc more lives than a decade ago

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:39pm by Emily Tsang and Lo Wei

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei Average life expectancy goes up by five years in a decade Killer diseases claim 18 pc more lives in HK The top 10 killer diseases in Hong Kong cause the deaths of 18 per cent more people a year than they did a decade ago because of the ageing population, unhealthy lifestyles and pollution, the South China Morning Post has found. As the average life ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1493984/killer-diseases-claim-18pc-more-lives-hong-kong-over-past-decade
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    21,000 hospital patients wait three years for specialist care

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:05am by Emily Tsang

    ... mechanism,” Chiu told the South China Morning Post. “It gives suitable patients the option of attending clinics in other clusters that have shorter waiting times.” The report showed that last year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1487664/21000-three-year-wait-specialist-care
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Health officials raise 'outbreak' concerns amid low public confidence in Chinese vaccines

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 06:38pm by Zhang Hong

    ... found that the number of hepatitis B vaccinations dropped 30 per cent and other vaccinations had dropped an average of 15 per cent in 10 provinces. Before that, China’s vaccination ratio since ... in [domestically]-made vaccinations and stop the declining trend,” Li said. The family planning commission and the China Food and Drug Administration were considering establishing a vaccination monitoring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495945/health-officials-raise-outbreak-concerns-amid-low-public-confidence
  4. 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

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Ximen's website helps patients share experiences of a disease usually associated with old people Giving a voice to young people with Parkinson's Six years ago Ximen felt in the prime of his life. The young ...

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

    China and India face huge cancer burden

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 08:59am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris China facing major cancer crisis Most cancer cases in China are caused by "modifiable environmental factors", including smoking, water contamination and air pollution, according to experts. In a major report published in The Lancet Oncology, more than 40 specialists warn that China and India, Asia's emerging giants, are facing huge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1477877/china-and-india-face-huge-cancer-burden
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong compiles database of 13,000 breast cancer patients

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:13am by LO WEI

    ... be built Dr Polly Cheung Dr Polly Cheung Suk-yee, who established the foundation, told the South China Morning Post that the registry would help to monitor the effects of traditional Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482054/new-database-breast-cancer-patients-launched
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Black lungs, rotting teeth: China urged to use graphic warnings on cigarette packs

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:45am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter WHO, mainland experts argue that simple text warnings are no longer an effective deterrent China’s cigarette packages need more graphic warnings like rotting teeth ... that “severely threaten public health”. The World Health Organisation and the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project released a report on Tuesday saying China could bring down the number ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1471021/black-lungs-rotting-teeth-china-urged-switch-more-graphic-warnings
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Website aims to help mainland China families exchange advice on autism

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 02:33am by Alice Yan

    ... for World Autism Awareness Day. The project, named Blue Ocean Club, consists of a website and WeChat account that researchers hope will be China's first "systematic, regulated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1462717/website-aims-help-mainland-china-families-exchange-advice-autism
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    'Chinese are shorter than Japanese, Koreans': Yao Ming, lawmaker spotlight China's fitness problems

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 06:10pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Obesity, eye problems and lagging height among youth a sign that nation must improve health A National People’s Congress delegate has urged ramped-up health programmes for the youth, saying more Chinese children are suffering from obesity and are lagging behind their taller South Korean and Japanese peers. “The physical fitness level has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1442719/chinese-are-shorter-japanese-koreans-yao-ming-lawmaker-spotlight-chinas
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU team hail H7N9 flu vaccine 'breakthrough'

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Emily Tsang

    ... types of a virus will cause the next pandemic," the lead researcher, associate professor of public health Dr Leo Poon Lit-man, told the South China Morning Post. "That is the reason ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1462724/hku-team-hail-h7n9-flu-vaccine-breakthrough

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