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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

    ... Study finds 15pc of allergic children have severe reactions – compared with a global average of 10pc – prompting calls for more awareness More Hong Kong children suffer from severe ... understanding for these children. "The proportion of children in Hong Kong with a food allergy is no less than that in other countries. The situation should not be underestimated," said Dr ...

    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. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Hunan milk firm shuts plant over contamination concerns

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... with raw milk purchased from both home and abroad." Alfatoxins, which can cause liver cancer and disease, are naturally occurring chemicals produced by fungus and often found on spoiled food. ... incident involved formula tainted with the industrial additive melamine, which killed six children in 2008 and made 300,000 ill. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1059854/hunan-milk-firm-shuts-plant-over-contamination-concerns
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Transplant lets kidney patient follow his dream of marriage and children

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... teacher's life revolved around daily 11-hour dialysis sessions at home. The thought of a honeymoon or having children were just dreams. Then a matching kidney became available. "The transplant gave me hope. There were many things which I hadn't thought I could do after getting married, such as having children. Now this is one of the things I plan to do," said Mui who got ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1132499/transplant-lets-kidney-patient-follow-his-dream-marriage-and-children

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