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  1. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... A lack of exercise and unhealthy diets high in fat and sugar are making it common for children and adults in Europe to be overweight, the World Health Organisation has warned. Up to one third ... followed by Portugal (32 per cent), and the Republic of Ireland and Spain (both 30 per cent), the WHO’s European Union data shows. The figures for children are alarming, says Zsuzsanna Jakab, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1434807/overweight-children-be-new-norm-europe
  2. Anhui blames mass hysteria, not vaccine

    Posted Jul 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Carrie Yang Health officials in Anhui province have suggested that mass hysteria- rather than spoiled hepatitis vaccines- might be the main reason why a large number of children fell ill ... in the township of Dazhuang. Earlier, state media reported that 259 children suffered anaphylactic shock because vaccines had spoiled after local cadres had them delivered in non-refrigerated trucks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/506658/anhui-blames-mass-hysteria-not-vaccine
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Food allergies take high toll on Hong Kong children

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Study finds 15pc of allergic children have severe reactions – compared with a global average of 10pc – prompting calls for more awareness Food allergies take high toll in HK More Hong Kong children suffer from severe allergic reactions than the international average, the first large-scale study on food allergies shows. The findings have prompted calls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1138176/food-allergies-take-high-toll-hong-kong-children
  4. We need to say no to junk food

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Many people, including teenagers and children, are addicted to junk food. They do not seem to realise the crucial connection between food and health. I understand why people eat fast food- ... and consume soft drinks every day. It shows parents giving their children junk food. Some parents never cook so they and their children rely on takeaways. Parents are role models for their children ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001775/we-need-say-no-junk-food
  5. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    One million Pakistani children miss out on polio vaccination

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Islamabad Concerns raised after problems over access and conspiracy theories mar nationwide drive One million children skip polio vaccine Almost one million Pakistani children were left out of a polio vaccination drive which ended this week, officials said, as unrest and flooding limited access and some parents viewed the campaign as a Western ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1064225/one-million-pakistani-children-miss-out-polio-vaccination
  6. Hospital spoiled cord blood, mother says

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang A woman who was booked to have her baby in a private hospital got a shock when, in the rush to give birth, she could only make it to a public hospital, which she says failed to correctly store her baby's cord blood. She also said babies w ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690494/hospital-spoiled-cord-blood-mother-says
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Childhood obesity still a problem in Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... few pounds at a younger age does no harm. Some parents even find chubby children more adorable and are quite happy to see their waistlines grow more than they should. But the worrying truth ... the rate is still significantly higher than 16.4 per cent 15 years ago. Some 60,000 of 300,000 primary school children are still considered obese. That one in five of our youngsters is obese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1108529/childhood-obesity-still-problem-hong-kong
  8. Choose health over wealth

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Parents love their children and want them to be happy. They buy many things for their children and spoil them. This can easily lead to bad habits, such as unhealthy eating. Once they get ... a lot brings good fortune. What's more, Hong Kong children have access to a wide variety of snacks and other unhealthy food. Most snacks contain a lot of fat, sugar or additives and have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/630670/choose-health-over-wealth
  9. Investor apathy spoils hospital plan for mainland mothers

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A proposal to privatise a former public maternity hospital to deal with the influx of mainland mothers was abandoned due to a lack of interest from investors. Private Hospitals Association chairman Alan Lau Kwok-lam said the Hospital Authority ha ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/579266/investor-apathy-spoils-hospital-plan-mainland-mothers
  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Are mainstream schools doing enough for special needs children?

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Attending mainstream schools proves to be a double-edged sword for most special needs children because they don't get enoughhelp in class, writes Elaine ... The idea is to place children with learning disabilities in conventional classrooms, where they can develop alongside other youngsters. But academics and social workers working with such students ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1190729/are-mainstream-schools-doing-enough-special-needs

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