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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Draft regulation seeks first nationwide ban on smoking at indoor public spaces

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:06am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... is seeking public opinion on the first nationwide smoking ban in public spaces, which if implemented would be a big step towards honouring an international commitment to reduce tobacco use. The Ordinance on Restricting Smoking in Public Spaces, released for public consultation yesterday by the State Council, bans smoking at all indoor, and some outdoor, public spaces. Yang Gonghuan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1647921/draft-regulations-seeks-first-nationwide-ban-smoking-indoor-public-spaces
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Urban planners urged to build social living spaces for the elderly to cut suicide rates

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... each other," the centre's director, Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai, said. But he said design of community space in many parts of the city did not meet the needs of elderly people. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589602/urban-planners-urged-build-social-living-spaces-elderly-cut-suicide
  3. News - Asia - HEALTH

    E-cigarettes have 10 times more carcinogens, Japanese researchers say

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 03:11pm by AFP

    ... a “serious threat” to unborn babies and young people. The UN health body also said they should be banned from indoor public spaces. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1649969/e-cigarettes-have-10-times-more-carcinogens-japan-researchers
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Thailand's drug rehab centre The Cabin to open outpatient clinic in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 06:10am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... families," she said. "There's more time and space for that and many of us don't drive, so that again takes away another barrier. "Even professions where we may not think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1635388/thailands-drug-rehab-centre-cabin-open-outpatient-clinic-hong-kong
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Nationwide campaign to promote smoking ban in public spaces in China

    Posted May 06th 2014, 03:21pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Government has pledged to stop people lighting up in areas such as restaurants and bars by the end of the year A month-long publicity campaign is to be launched in China from Monday to promote a nationwide ban on smoking in public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1505796/nationwide-campaign-promote-smoking-ban-public-spaces-china
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Changes eyed to Beijing indoor smoking ban set bad example, WHO says

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:42am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... representative in China. The municipal government proposed in April to revise the city's smoking control restrictions from "densely populated areas" to all indoor public spaces, a move ... areas, indoor areas of offices and public transport" to "public spaces, shared indoor areas of offices and public transport". Hotels and airports can set aside smoking rooms ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1599781/changes-eyed-beijing-indoor-smoking-ban-set-bad-example-who-says
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Potential life-saver takes risk from nuts

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:27pm by Reuters

    ... in the food and nutrition space we have seen," Johnny Rodrigues, chief commercialisation officer of Xemerge, said on the university's website. "It checks all the boxes: non-GMO, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581257/potential-life-saver-takes-risk-nuts
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Mystery as hundreds of young Chinese workers are dying in their sleep

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:22am by Andrea Chen

    ... the analysis as saying. It said that long working hours as well as poor sanitation and ventilation in their living and working spaces might have put the workers at higher risk. Workers' rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557127/more-young-males-dying-mysteriously-their-sleep-dongguan
  9. 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
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Can qigong cure cancer? Ill-stricken Chinese find hope in once-demonised Taoist regimen

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 07:54pm by Alice Yan

    ... alertness and physical vitality". Public parks on the mainland buzz with activity all day from early morning. Chinese chess and card players vie for space on park benches with young couples ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1500129/can-qigong-cure-cancer-ill-stricken-chinese-find-hope-once-demonised

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