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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Free tests will use mobile technology to screen for abnormal heartbeats

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:30pm by Emily Tsang

    ... seconds will see if their heartbeat is a cause for concern. The technology, developed in the United States, has a 99 per cent accuracy rate, said Dr Michael Chan Pak-hei of the HKU’s department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557456/free-programme-will-use-mobile-technology-screen-abnormal-heartbeats
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Immunity genes could hold clues to cause of schizophrenia, study says

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by NYT

    ... code associated with disease. The study was funded by the US National Institute of Mental Health and Broad Institute, a biomedical research organisation that partners with the Massachusetts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557611/immunity-genes-could-hold-clues-cause-schizophrenia-study-says
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Low-tar cigarette lawsuit not over, as campaigner vows to keep up health fight

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... by lowering tar content. Some scientists say his research contradicts international health standards. Xie is also vice-president of Zhengzhou Tobacco Research Institute under the China National ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556672/low-tar-cigarette-lawsuit-not-over-campaigner-vows-keep-health-fight
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKUST scientists invent new water purifier

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... to HK$20 per unit to produce and can run on two AA batteries for up to six months, is being tested at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei. If all goes well, it could replace hospitals' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555437/hkust-scientists-invent-new-water-purifier
  5. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:36pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... societies need to face up to the four main causes of the growing malaise- poor diet, inadequate exercise, alcohol and tobacco. And in nations like China, we must address the grave pollution problems ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1555349/sick-workers-cost-economies-billions
  6. 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

    ... The study was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America last month. The team is now seeking to work with drug manufacturers and medical schools, ...

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

    US boy develops itchy rash from his iPad amid reports of nickel allergies

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:14pm by AP

    ... have also been traced to jewellery, spectacle frames and zippers. Jacob said evidence suggested nickel allergies were becoming more common, or increasingly recognised. She cited national data ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554242/us-boy-develops-itchy-rash-his-ipad-amid-reports-nickel-allergies
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Even light drinkers have increased risk of heart disease, says study

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:48pm by AGENCIES

    ... and 25 alcoholic units per week. Agence France-Presse, The Guardian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552274/even-light-drinkers-have-increased-risk-heart-disease-says-study
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Nation's drinking water pipelines contaminated with micro-organisms, say experts

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:06am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... solution is to launch a national programme to replace pipes with high-quality ones, made either of steel or plastic with special coatings. But such an effort would be costly and some experts ... scare in Lanzhou, Gansu province in April. Benzene, which can cause cancer, was discovered in tap water at levels 20 times higher than national limits. An official investigation found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532118/nations-drinking-water-pipelines-contaminated-microorganisms-say-experts
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Smoking to have 'devastating' economic impact in China: WHO

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... and the deputy chairman of the National People's Congress Chen Zhu during her visit. She said she told leaders that tobacco-related illnesses such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes ... was promised by leaders that this problem would be addressed over time. China is the world's largest cigarette manufacturer and consumer, with more than 300 million smokers, according to national ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550692/smoking-have-devastating-economic-impact-china-who

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