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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Tuen Mun man makes Hong Kong's fourth case of Japanese encephalitis this year

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... travel. Symptoms of the disease include headache, high fever, a stiff neck and impaired mental ability. It can be fatal, especially in children, although it is not contagious between humans. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567850/tuen-mun-man-makes-hong-kongs-fourth-case-japanese-encephalitis-year
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Jilin to ban schools from giving pupils medicine without parental consent

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:14pm by Anne Yi

    ... moroxydine hydrochloride to its pupils. Teachers allegedly told the children that the white pills were “smart beans” and warned them not to tell their parents. Those who spat out the pills instead of swallowing them were punished. Parents claimed their children suffered symptoms including nose bleeds, stomach aches, itching and even kidney problems after they took the drug, the report said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1563482/jilin-ban-schools-giving-pupils-medicine-without-parental-consent
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Atlanta's Emory University Hospital takes in first of two US Ebola victims

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:53am by MCT, Reuters

    ... the virus. The patients will be able to see loved ones through a plate glass window and speak to those outside their rooms by phone or intercom. Brantly is a 33-year-old father of two young children, and Writebol is a 59-year-old mother of two children. Ribner said there was no question that returning the critically ill patients was the right thing to do. "They have gone over on a humanitarian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565152/atlantas-emory-university-hospital-takes-first-two-us-ebola-victims
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Paint factory in Hunan town closed after state media reports 300 children suffer lead poisoning

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:02am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Paint manufacturer closed after CCTV report that children living nearby had five times the national limit for the metal in their blood Factory shut amid lead poisoning claims A paint factory in Hunan province, which residents blame for lead poisoning in more than 300 children, has been shut following a state media report on Saturday, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1533561/paint-factory-hunan-town-closed-after-state-media-reports-300-children
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Don’t get a tan, indoors or out, Americans told in skin cancer warning

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:19pm by AP

    ... more to help people cover up, such as providing more shade at parks and sporting events. Schools should encourage children to wear hats and sunscreen and schedule outdoor activities when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562848/dont-get-tan-indoors-or-out-americans-told-skin-cancer-warning
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dead man's family says hospital ignored him

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by Emily Tsang

    ... at the Yan Chai Hospital in Tsuen Wan neglected a small wound on Yuen Chung-kun's back, his children say. They say it developed into a tennis ball-sized ulcer with a bacterial infection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562124/dead-mans-family-says-hospital-ignored-him
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Breast milk 'best for preventing infections'

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

    ... of 8,327 children born in 1997. Their research found that breastfeeding for the first three months or more reduced the risk of hospital admission for an infection by 36 per cent. Children are most ... Bureau is due to announce on Monday the findings of a consultation on a voluntary code of conduct for formula advertising. The study on the 1997 children found that just 6 per cent of mothers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556480/breast-milk-best-preventing-infections
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Concern groups push for urgent action to limit milk powder advertisements

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by LO WEI

    ... and a minority of professionals, particularly on the proposal that formula milk for children up to three years old should not be advertised. "In the following few months, I will be re-examining ... with about 3,000 signatures to Ko yesterday. The UN children's organisation wants the code to regulate advertisements on formula milk for children. As legislation took time, it would be better ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554952/concern-groups-push-urgent-action-limit-milk-powder-advertisements
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Study gives parents a wake-up call over hidden dangers of snoring snoozers

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 11:09am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com One in eight Hong Kong children snore, which may be a symptom of a sleep disorder that can lead to behavioural problems and obesity Study gives wake-up call on kids who snore Parents have been given a wake-up call about their children’s snoring after a study found that about one in eight of the city’s youngsters have the noisy night-time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550930/study-gives-parents-wake-call-over-hidden-dangers-snoring-snoozers
  10. 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

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Parents are being warned of the health dangers posed to children who spend too much time in front of electronic screens, after a government study found that toddlers began using tablet computers at an average age of 16 months. The early exposure to such gadgets was worrying, but so was the unhealthy amount of time older children were spending in front ...

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

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