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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Tuberculosis 'superbug' that affects 32,000 children a year is global threat

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:17am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Chicago TB 'superbug' poses global threat As many as 32,000 children worldwide fall ill each year with a drug-resistant "superbug" strain of tuberculosis, suggests a new study which, for the first time, has quantified rates of this difficult-to-treat form of TB. The study by United States researchers also shows that as many as one million children ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

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

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

    ... 2006 had been stable at around 98 per cent of the total population, mainly children, required to get inoculations. The vaccination rate should be more than 90 per cent to ensure that people ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hospitals to hand newborns straight to mums in Hong Kong breastfeeding drive

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:38am by Emily Tsang

    ... by the World Health Organisation and UN children's agency Unicef in 1991 to remove barriers to breastfeeding in health facilities. "In order to cope with the changes, the authority has ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New treatment can help people with peanut allergies to build tolerance

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 06:19pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... breakthrough Four children who would once have suffered an allergic reaction from consuming a single peanut can now eat a handful each day after taking part in a pioneering medical study. The children ... and Hospital's allergy centre. From the 12th week of the study, peanuts were gradually introduced into the children's diets. The amount was increased every two weeks, and by the end of the study, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ban smoking in Hong Kong homes and cars to protect children, expert urges

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 03:01am by EMILY TSANG AND AGENCIES

    ... Emily Tsang and Reuters Forcing children to breathe second-hand smoke is 'child abuse', says professor An anti-smoking activist and community-health specialist has urged the government to ban smoking in cars and even homes to protect children's health. Professor Lam Tai-hing was speaking after a new study, published yesterday, showed that second-hand smoke can make ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New electronic system will put patient health records online by end of year

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Emily Tsang

    ... citizens, children and people who frequently use public and private health-care services at the same time. In the long run, it will also help reduce errors in medical treatment and prescriptions ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Older fathers’ children face higher risk of psychiatric problems

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 09:23pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Chicago Study suggests fathers aged 45 and older have higher chance of fathering children with psychiatric problems, including bipolar disorder Older dads' kids face greater health risks Older fathers may face higher risks than previously thought for having children with psychiatric problems, including bipolar disorder, autism and attention deficits, ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Obesity rates among American children aged two to five halve in a decade

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 09:08pm by Reuters

    ... children While US rates of obesity have not changed much in a decade, young Americans are showing signs of a turnaround, with rates nearly halving in that time, according to a new federal study. ... Association. Overall, however, more than a third of US adults and 17 per cent of children and teenagers are obese. "The rapid increase in obesity we saw in the '80s and '90s has ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Use of paracetamol by pregnant women could cause ADHD in children, says study

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:06am by EMILY TSANG AND AGENCIES

    ... Emily Tsang and Agence France-Presse Pain killers 'could harm behaviour of children' Pregnant women who take common, over-the-counter pain relief tablets containing paracetamol could cause their newborn children to develop serious behavioural problems, a study found. A survey of Danish mothers shows that taking the drug during pregnancy increased the risk of a child ...

  10. 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 ...




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