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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    New technology helps teeth to heal themselves, without need for fillings

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:29pm by WASHPOST

    ... for early-stage cavities (known as lesions) and moderate tooth decay. Eventually it could lead to new treatments for more advanced decay. There's even better news. This technology could make it to dentists' offices within three years. A cavity is the result of a tooth losing minerals in the enamel, and starting to decay. Teeth can repair themselves by replacing those minerals with ones found ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Fear and ignorance help spread of killer Ebola virus in west Africa

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:09pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Lagos As killer virus spreads to urban areas in west African nations, local traditions and suspicion of corruption are hindering health officials Ebola on rise amid fear ... Previous outbreaks have been very localised, which makes them easier to isolate. Now it's also affecting urban areas," said Dr Nestor Ndayimirije, Liberia's WHO representative. Weak ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

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

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

    ... University, has been carrying out government-funded research on micro-organism in urban water networks for several decades. The organisms together with organic compounds and heavy metals are the main ... unnoticed, Guan said. Another option to improve quality is replacing urban drinking water networks, researchers say. "The water research community and related industries are all excited," ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    China and India face huge cancer burden

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

    ... for most cancer treatment themselves, which can lead to catastrophic bills, while urban areas have twice as many cancer care beds than rural areas, even though half of China's population live ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Top 10 killer diseases in Hong Kong claim 18pc more lives than a decade ago

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:39pm by Emily Tsang and Lo Wei

    ... life expectancy WILFRED LEUNG CHI-HANG Medical specialists warn that as the population ages, more people could suffer from age-related diseases or develop urban lifestyle-related health ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Healthy lifestyle of walking to work gets former weatherman 'addicted'

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Phila Siu

    ... is a tough act to follow in Hong Kong, urban planning experts say, given the city's narrow footpaths, air pollution and poor cross-district connection on foot. But to Leung, the daily routine ... Reduced stress and better health are just two benefits of going to work on foot, says Baptist University geography professor Tang Wing-shing, who teaches urban planning. It would also help lower ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Chronic staff shortages plague rural hospitals

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:57pm by Alice Yan

    ... to local hospitals, but trust in local doctors remains low and patients prefer to seek treatment at urban hospitals that are perceived as better equipped and with superior staff. Researchers from ... hospitals, rather than major urban hospitals with at least 501 beds that are already overcrowded. However, rural patients are avoiding the "tier-treatment system" in their counties, partly ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Pollution kills 7 million people every year, says WHO report

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:16pm by LO WEI

    ... be a priority." Watch: How to deal with Hong Kong's smog The WHO estimates there were 3.7 million deaths from outdoor air pollution in 2012 from urban and rural sources worldwide, while indoor air ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    The serene urban garden that helps the vulnerable to grow in confidence

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... issues The serene urban garden where confidence grows A "Serene Oasis" of scented herbs and colourful flowers is being opened to the public after proving successful in helping people deal with mental and emotional problems. Operators of the 7,000 sq ft garden next to housing estates in urban Choi Hung say caring for the plants and meeting others with similar problems has ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Parents urged to get children vaccinated against deadly bug

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 05:29am by Austin Chiu

    ... as the Observatory reminded the public to prepare for gloomy and wet weather tomorrow, when temperatures will drop to around 12 degrees Celsius in urban areas and lower in the New Territories. Streptococcus ...




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