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  1. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Malaysia reports first Asian death from Mers virus

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:24am by AP

    ... personal contact with another Filipino hospital worker who died of the virus last week in the United Arab Emirates. Blood test results were released in the UAE after he arrived in the Philippines, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New treatment can help people with peanut allergies to build tolerance

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 06:19pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... and the Happy Valley hospital will now look at carrying out a larger-scale trial. A similar trial in the United States had achieved similar results, Lee said. The treatment cost some HK$300,000 per ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    MIT study finds sneezes propel germs much farther than was thought

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:53pm by NYT

    ... in the United States and published in Journal of Fluid Mechanics. The researchers used high-speed imaging of coughs and sneezes, combined with laboratory simulations and mathematical modelling, ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    A year of cancer, one photo at a time: Former Hongkonger keeps picture diary of battle

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:32pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... an adventurous spirit. In 1990, she left the United States and journeyed to Southeast Asia for several months of solo backpacking. Then, she migrated to rural Japan to teach English for two years before ... to the United States and settled in California. In late 2012, she was married to Harlan Seymour. And then, on January 5, 2013, only four months after her marriage, 50-year-old Glass was diagnosed ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    China and India face huge cancer burden

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 08:59am by AFP

    ... economic and human costs from the disease. Both nations face a cancer crisis, with smoking, late diagnosis and unequal access to treatment causing large-scale problems. In China, cancer accounted ... tinged by either fatalism or a misplaced faith in traditional medicine. Funding is also an issue. China spends only 5.1 per cent of its national income on health care- roughly half the rate ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Nation ill-prepared for Alzheimer's epidemic sweeping growing ranks of elderly

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:24am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg The mainland has some nine million dementia sufferers and only 300 specialists to treat them Nation seen as ill-prepared for Alzheimer's epidemic When 71-year-old Shi Anquan ... The national life expectancy has increased by seven years to 76 since 1990. The flip side of that progress is that an ageing population has combined with rapid modernisation to fuel a rise in mental ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU team hail H7N9 flu vaccine 'breakthrough'

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:35am by Emily Tsang

    ... in human clinical trials, Poon said. HKU led the study with technical help from the United States' National Cancer Institute. It published the findings in international scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America yesterday. The researchers used the vaccinia virus- the key ingredient in the smallpox vaccine- as a vaccine carrier. ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Headband that helps fight migraines set to take on US market

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 08:35pm by AFP

    ... with this design available in the United States. The headband is already on the European market, but Cefaly Technology's managing director Pierre Rigaux said the FDA approval would open the way ... Giles Elrington, medical director of the National Migraine Centre, a British charity, said that techniques targeting the patient's head, in contrast to the use of drugs affecting the whole ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Black lungs, rotting teeth: China urged to use graphic warnings on cigarette packs

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:45am by Staff Reporter

    ... source of tax revenue. The mainland is one of the few markets in the world that has state-owned monopolies running tobacco production and trade, via the China National Tobacco Corporation. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bureau denies plan to cancel toxic pesticide ban is 'health risk'

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 05:44pm by Emily Tsang

    ... deputy secretary Philip Chan Kwan-yee told the Legislative Council food and health panel yesterday. "But other stakeholders from places such as Canada and the United States have also given ...




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