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  1. Doctors to strike over Link rent increase

    Posted Nov 12th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun About 200 doctors who run clinics in shopping centres managed by The Link Management will stop work from 1pm to 4pm today to protest against a rent rise, alongside hundreds of other Link tenants in over 30 public housing estates. The Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698075/doctors-strike-over-link-rent-increase
  2. Lifestyle - Health - NUTRITION COCONUT OIL

    Nutrition: coconut oil could combat tooth decay

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Here's the good oil on howto combat tooth decay With chemical additives in personal care products causing increasing concern, new research unveiling a natural antibiotic for oral health couldn't have come at a better time. Digested coconut oil is able to attack bacteria that cause tooth decay, a team from the Athlone Institute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1028745/nutrition-coconut-oil-could-combat-tooth-decay
  3. Tooth decay study reveals bad habits

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael Snacks, poor oral hygiene and a fetish for sweet food are to blame for nearly 60 per cent of Hongkongers suffering tooth decay, a study released yesterday said. 'Most ... habits and interviewed 506 people aged between 10 and 44. It found 59 per cent of respondents had tooth decay while three out of four people in the 40-44 age group had bad to very bad teeth. Most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456476/tooth-decay-study-reveals-bad-habits
  4. Asbestos dangers must be disclosed

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... packed old buildings and rapid urban renewal. Our government has long been aware of the health risks and rightly imposed stringent precautionary measures on demolition work since 1996. ... are consulting lawyers for possible claims. Last year, a government funding scheme aimed to give decaying blocks a facelift already found 1,100 buildings with asbestos material. But officials refused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001736/asbestos-dangers-must-be-disclosed
  5. News - World

    Overweight children ‘to be new norm in Europe’

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:14pm

    ... “Physical activity and healthy food choices should be taken very seriously in all environments – schools, hospitals, cities, towns and workplaces. As well as the food industry, the urban planning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1434807/overweight-children-be-new-norm-europe
  6. FYI: chewing gum is so hard to clean up, Singapore banned the sale of it in 1992. How did our love-hate relationship with gum develop and what really happens if you swallow it?

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... This acid is responsible for dental decay and bad breath. Chewing gum can also help relieve pressure in your ears and sinuses by encouraging jaw movement. Xylitol, a natural gum sweetener found in many fruits and vegetables, does not have negative side effects. It fights dental decay by creating a hazardous environment for bacteria. Nicotine gum was developed to help smokers quit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556814/fyi-chewing-gum-so-hard-clean-singapore-banned-sale-it-1992-how-did-our-love-hate
  7. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Resistance to malaria drugs spreading in Southeast Asia

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:19pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... the will to take quick action to fight a disease that hits the rural poor, which have less of a political voice than urban populations. He said infection rates have been dropping but the disease needs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1355142/resistance-malaria-drugs-spreading-southeast-asia
  8. Urban Jungle

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Eric Lai There is an archaic saying that goes 'Behind every successful man, there is a woman'. It's one of those sayings that is a little sexist and outdated, but it is the truth in some situations. For me it is the absolute truth, but I wo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677861/urban-jungle
  9. Doctors look to Tsang for urban site to build small private hospital

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A group of private doctors wants to build a small hospital in an urban area under the government's drive to turn health care into a pillar of the economy. They hope ... small hospital in an urban area could provide more convenient services to patients and could be more viable for a private doctors' partnership.' The four sites the government has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695274/doctors-look-tsang-urban-site-build-small-private-hospital
  10. Urban Jungle

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Eric Lai Throughout human history there has existed the myth of the ultimate panacea, a 'cure-all' medicine, sometimes called the elixir of life. The word 'panacea' is derived from the name of the Greek goddess of healing, Panakeia. In ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692771/urban-jungle

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