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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Researchers in United States debunk theory that wearing bras causes cancer

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:18am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post No support for idea bra use is linked to cancer It seems almost preposterous that a study like this one had to be conducted. But apparently the belief that wearing a bra for long periods of time can cause breast cancer persists, and it ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1591778/researchers-united-states-debunk-theory-wearing-bras-causes
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    US study shows how pregnancy can increase risk of flu complications

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 09:08pm by MCT

    ... in pregnant flu patients, and this is what makes the women ill. The results, published online on Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could lead to new ways to combat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1598911/us-study-shows-how-pregnancy-can-increase-risk-flu-complications
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Liberian president appeals to Barack Obama for help with Ebola outbreak

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by Reuters

    ... to build and operate at least one Ebola treatment unit in the capital Monrovia, saying that US civilian and military teams had experience in dealing with biological hazards. With the Liberian ... this week it would build a 25-bed field hospital in Liberia to care for infected health workers, but it would hand this to Liberians to run. Many ordinary people in Liberia, a nation founded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1592482/liberian-president-appeals-barack-obama-help-ebola-outbreak
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    'You can even tailor your baby's sex': Inside an illicit Beijing surrogacy firm

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 07:11pm by Nectar Gan

    ... United States, Thailand International Surrogacy Agency presented a price list for in vitro fertilisation (which includes compensation for surrogates), service fees, surgery fees and travel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1598817/you-can-even-tailor-your-babys-sex-inside-illegal-beijing-surrogacy-firm
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Gates Foundation funds 'ultra-thin' condom studies in bid to raise uptake

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:26pm by AFP

    ... to combat such illnesses as malaria and tuberculosis, as they were not prevalent in wealthy countries. However, "there could be a market for this [thin condoms] among well-off nations, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596228/gates-foundation-funds-ultra-thin-condom-studies-bid-raise-uptake
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Reports of deadly disease caused by food bacteria more than double in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 06:48pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... prepackaged food samples, including cheese, smoked seafood, processed meat and salad, and found all satisfactory in regard to listeria bacteria level. All contained less than 20 colony-forming units ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594733/reports-deadly-disease-caused-food-bacteria-more-double-hong-kong
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Drive to ensure mothers make right breastfeeding decision

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by REBECCA LAM

    ... mother-baby bonding. Part of their global effort is the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, launched together with the United Nations Children's Fund to implement practices that protect, promote ... the entire stay, so the newborn can be breastfed regularly. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence also recommends the implementation of a more "baby friendly movement" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589491/drive-ensure-mothers-make-right-breastfeeding-decision
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Extreme altruists have bigger brains, Georgetown University study shows

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:42pm by MCT

    ... the brains of 39 kidney donors, according to a study published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Psychologist Abigail Marsh thought it would be tough to round up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1594001/extreme-altruists-gave-bigger-brains-georgetown-university-study-shows
  9. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Two Koreas top of global suicide charts, for different reasons

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:21am by AGENCIES

    ... into an age-adjusted rate of 18.5 suicides per 100,000 inhabitants, about 60 per cent higher than the global average of 11.4. The rate compares with rates of 12.1 in the United States, 7.8 in China and 28.9 ... called it a suicide," Park said. Experts also point to taboos about seeking assistance. A psychiatrist at the National Medical Centre in Seoul, Kim Hyun-chung, said: "Koreans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1586198/two-koreas-top-global-suicide-charts-different-reasons
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Suicide: the taboo that’s killing Hong Kong’s elderly

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:35pm by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Shaheera Abdullah and Emilia Goh

    ... in the United Kingdom and 16.5 in the United States, found the WHO. It did not provide Hong Kong data. Hong Kong's Samaritans received nearly 30,000 calls last year. Men made up 42 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588977/hong-kongs-suicide-taboo-killing-our-elderly-experts

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