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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    MIT study finds sneezes propel germs much farther than was thought

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:53pm by NYT

    ... released as much as five to 200 times, according to the study, "Violent expiratory events: on coughing and sneezing", conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1483170/mit-study-finds-sneezes-propel-germs-much-farther-was-thought
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New technique boosts regrowth in liver cancer patients

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 01:51pm by LO WEI

    ... who previously could not undergo the surgery can now have it done because of this new technology," said Professor Ronnie Poon Tung-ping, head of hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482094/new-technique-boosts-recovery-liver-cancer-patients
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Headband that helps fight migraines set to take on US market

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 08:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels US approval means a small company from Belgium is likely to see sales explode Electrode headband helps fight migraines A small technology company based in southern Belgium is set to take on the giant US market with its crowning achievement: an anti-migraine headband. The device, created after years of medical and technological research, is a diadem ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1463242/headband-helps-fight-migraines-set-take-us-market
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Gene mapping used by US scientists to combat food poisoning

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:29pm by AP

    ... to pregnant women. Already, the government credits the technology with helping to solve a listeria outbreak that killed one person in California and sickened seven others in Maryland. "This ... decoding the DNA of all the listeria infections diagnosed in the US this year, along with samples found in tainted foods or factories. It is the first time the technology has been used for routine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1467682/gene-mapping-used-us-scientists-combat-food-poisoning
  5. 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

    ... recommends graphic warnings, among other measures, there has been sluggish government action. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, tasked by the state to lead tobacco control efforts, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1471021/black-lungs-rotting-teeth-china-urged-switch-more-graphic-warnings
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    British study links carb breakdown gene in saliva to obesity

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:39am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian British researchers say discovery of material in saliva suggests dietary advice should focus on genetic predisposition to digest different foods Carb breakdown gene tied to obesity: study British researchers have discovered a link between a g ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1465636/british-study-links-carb-breakdown-gene-saliva-obesity
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Scientists are closing in on drugs that may stop the deadly Ebola virus

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:56am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Geneva Disease still kills 90pc of its victims, four decades after emerging, but treatments entering the trial stage may change that frightening statistic Closing in on drugs to stop Ebola virus Almost 40 years after Ebola emerged from the ju ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1460373/scientists-are-closing-drugs-may-stop-deadly-ebola-virus
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong should follow US and consider ban on trans-fats, experts say

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by Emily Tsang, LO WEI

    ... a priority of this government". Leo Yuen Chun-on, founding chairman of the Hong Kong Food Science and Technology Association, said Hong Kong should not follow the US. "Since the East ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455778/hong-kong-should-follow-us-and-consider-ban-trans-fats-experts-say
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Weeping doctor paraded around hospital by angry mob after patient dies

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 05:07pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... complaints were lodged. Last week, a nurse at a Nanjing hospital was paralysed after being beaten by the mother of a patient. Due to space constraints, the nurse had placed a male patient in critical ... science is limited and be reasonable about the limitations of science and technology," Li said. "Doctors are not gods and can not cure patients every time." Li said medical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1441871/weeping-doctor-paraded-around-hospital-angry-mob-after-patient-dies
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese nurses enter training for opportunities abroad

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... company, Weihai International Economic and Technological Co-operative Co. That company once specialised in recruiting workers for overseas construction sites, garment factories and food-processing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1455592/chinese-nurses-enter-training-opportunities-abroad

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