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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong diabetes patients as young as 3, while one fifth under 40

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 02:34pm by Emily Tsang

    ... diabetics is under the age of 40 One in five Hong Kong diabetics is under the age of 40- and the number is expected to double by 2030. A Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) study has found ... as the patients have the disease a decade earlier," Luk said. The university's Institute of Diabetes and Obesity analysed data on 10,129 patients at the Prince of Wales Hospital. In each case ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561116/one-every-five-diabetes-patients-hong-kong-under-40-study-finds
  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 ... found a way to slow the progress of Alzheimer's disease, one of the leading causes of death among elderly people. A team from the University of Science and Technology has identified ...

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

    High alert for Ebola needed in Hong Kong, health minister says after emergency meeting

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:54pm by Emily Tsang and Agence France-Presse

    ... Emily Tsang and Agence France-Presse Emergency meeting on contingency plans in case of outbreak; woman tests negative Hong Kong on 'high alert' for Ebola virus Hong Kong's health authorities stepped up surveillance against the deadly Ebola virus yesterday as a Hong Kong woman who fell ill after visiting Kenya tested negative for the disease. This came as a British ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562707/hospitalised-hong-kong-woman-tests-negative-deadly-ebola-virus
  4. 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 ... 's 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
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New swine flu virus found by University of Hong Kong researchers

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com HKU team says strain is not expected to be a health threat if meat is well cooked University researchers find new swine virus University of Hong Kong ... Health Organisation has warned of a rising trend of new animal-related diseases. Yuen called for more surveillance of pigs and other food and wild animals in Hong Kong, particularly for flu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1297054/new-swine-flu-virus-found-university-hong-kong-researchers
  6. 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
  7. 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
  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

    ... markets in Latin America, Europe and Asia, including Hong Kong, were tested by the University of Exeter in the UK and at Greenpeace facilities in Germany. They included boots, shirts gloves ... 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 ...

    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

    HKU won't drop pricey mainland Chinese hospital even after HK$200m bill

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Despite sky-high costs, the Shenzhen partnership will continue HKU won't drop costly hospital Despite a financial setback, the University of Hong Kong has decided to move forward with its Shenzhen hospital project. The university will continue its cooperation with the Shenzhen government in running the HKU-Shenzhen Hospital in Futian, its council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560105/hku-wont-drop-pricey-mainland-chinese-hospital-even-after-hk200m-bill
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    One new superbug infection every 18 minutes in Hong Kong public hospitals

    Posted May 01st 2014, 11:21pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... of superbug infection from 2011. They underline the threat from superbugs, which was branded a "global emergency" in a World Health Organisation report on Wednesday. Hong Kong University ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Statistics for public hospitals show cases have risen 15pc since 2011, with overcrowding and Hong Kong's ageing population given as key factors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1502057/one-new-superbug-infection-every-18-minutes-hong-kong-public

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