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  1. 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 mon ...

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

    Hong Kong researchers may have found way to combat Alzheimer's disease

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:01pm by LO WEI

    ... in Alzheimer's patients and can slow the progression of the disease," she said yesterday. In 2009, Alzheimer's disease affected about 103,000 people in Hong Kong; by 2039 it is expected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548746/hong-kong-researchers-may-have-found-way-combat-alzheimers-disease
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Strain on Hong Kong's health system increases as government dithers over reform

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Hong Kong awaits report of latest study on how to fix the city's health funding ills, over 20 years after need for reform was first flagged System is sick ... College of Professional and Continuing Education, said he was not optimistic. "The history of health care in Hong Kong in the past two decades has been characterised by the repeated failure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537954/strains-health-system-rise-government-dithers-over-reform
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Superbug cases on the rise at Hong Kong's public hospitals

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:15am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... as they would be given more antibiotics. He said hospitals should screen patients who had been in hospitals outside Hong Kong within the previous six months, who were most likely to carry drug-resistant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531998/superbug-cases-rise-hong-kongs-public-hospitals
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    My uphill battle in seeking justice from Hong Kong's Medical Council

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Emily Tsang

    ... some justice last week over the death, nine years ago, of their newborn son, one Hong Kong teacher could not help but wonder when her own justice might arrive. Over the past three years, ... Lau's case, it reminds me that I should not give up," Susan said. "But I really feel very helpless standing against a doctor as a patient in Hong Kong. "There is no guarantee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523939/my-uphill-battle-seeking-justice-hong-kongs-medical-council
  6. Infographics - HEALTH

    21HK: What's in Hong Kong's water?

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:30am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com We reveal the chemical cocktails beneath the surface In a two-part special report, the South China Morning Post examines the challenges of keeping Hong Kong's water supply flowing and clean. We meet the scientists and engineers experimenting with new ways to deal with the city’s growing demand for water and the increasing amounts of chemicals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1521768/21hk-hong-kong-water-chemicals
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong sees peak in new HIV cases in year's first quarter

    Posted May 27th 2014, 01:58pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Highest proportion of reported cases in 25 years, says health department Peak in new HIV cases in year's first quarter The number of new HIV cases in Hong Kong ... the first HIV case was diagnosed in 1984. "The MSM group has been in recent years and will be in the foreseeable future the biggest challenge in HIV control in Hong Kong," said Dr Wong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519856/more-half-new-hiv-cases-male-homosexual-contact
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Study finds hazardous chemicals in children's soccer boots on sale in Hong Kong

    Posted May 19th 2014, 06:08pm by FANNY FUNG

    ... get red card over chemicals Hong Kong children are being sold soccer boots containing hazardous chemicals that are endorsed by stars of next month's World Cup, a global environmental ... production in men and development of the reproductive system in children," Kate Lin Pui-yin, a Greenpeace Hong Kong campaigner, said yesterday. Some 33 soccer-related products found in 16 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515670/study-hazardous-chemicals-childrens-soccer-boots-hong-kong-nike-adidas-puma
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Wine tax could be reintroduced to curb Hong Kong's binge drinking

    Posted May 16th 2014, 03:12am by LO WEI

    ... University of Hong Kong research has shown the percentage of boys engaged in binge drinking rose from 11 per cent in their first year of university to 21 per cent in their second year. The increase is more serious among girls- from 2.8 to 7.9 per cent. Binge drinking is defined as having drunk at least five glasses or cans of alcoholic drinks on one occasion in the past month. Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1512953/officials-look-taxes-and-ads-curb-binge-drinking
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Visiting WHO chief Margaret Chan sees 'great progress' in China's health system

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:28pm by XINHUA

    ... the world great inspiration and evidence of success, said Chan, a former Hong Kong health director. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552152/visiting-who-chief-margaret-chan-sees-great-progress-chinas-health-system

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