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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Wan Chai workers feeling the strain

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... problems in Wan Chai. We need to put this into consideration when it comes to urban planning." Suen said the council would consider organising lunchtime talks on relieving stress. Researchers ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Commuters in a worse mental state than residents, district council's study finds Wan Chai workers feeling the strain It may have a reputation ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Urban planners urged to build social living spaces for the elderly to cut suicide rates

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Better planning 'could cut suicides' Urban planners have been urged to do their part to create a living environment suitable for the city's ... a "significantly higher" level of life satisfaction than those who did not. "That's why urban planning and housing design should enable community integration and facilitate people to meet ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... that would be placed in the vagina. She said that the tablet "could put family planning in the hands of women". ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Physical exercise can help curb Parkinson's disease, says study

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Exercise can curb Parkinson's: study Regular physical exercise can help improve the health of patients suffering from the early stages of Parkinson's disease, a new study has found. Eighty patients, who were in the early or middle stages of the disease, showed improvements after training programmes, research commissioned by the Hong ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Air pollution slows growth of children's lungs, says UK study

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:31am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com Medical experts call for more action to clean air as UK study warns of nitrogen dioxide damage Air pollution slows growth of children's lungs Medical experts are urging the government to take more effective action to clear the city's air after a new study found that air pollution restricts the growth of children's ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Stress pushes Hongkongers to front of night relief queue

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of night relief queue Stressed-out Hongkongers have the weakest bladders of men and women in neighbouring countries, a new study has found. Researchers say that 34 per cent of South Koreans wake during the night at least once to urinate, while 34 per cent of Filipinos and 56 per cent of Singaporeans had the same problem. In the US, the rate was 49 per cent. In Hong Kong, however, a study ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    China's rich and corporations lag in fight against Ebola, World Food Programme says

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:37am by Reuters

    ... and is planning clinical trials there. China has also sent hundreds of aid workers. Dudley Thomas, Liberia's ambassador to China, said his country had secured one donation of US$100,000 from a large ... Chinese nationals live in Africa, with about 10,000 in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. Mao Qunan, a spokesman for China's National Health and Family Planning Commission, said in addition ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    United States experts unsure about viability of plans for Ebola screening for airline passengers

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 10:52pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington US faces hurdles in pledge to boost Ebola screenings US President Barack Obama's pledge to boost screening for Ebola-infected airline passengers will mean devising a way to check thousands of flights arriving daily at US airpo ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Jet lag can make you fat, thanks to bacteria disturbed by travel

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:39am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Jet lag can make you fat, thanks to peeved bacteria Jet lag can make frequent flyers fat, researchers have found. A study published in the journal Cell found that all living organisms, including bacteria in the body, have biological clocks that can get thrown out of sync by international travel. In humans, the result is jet lag. But at the microbial level, ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijing confident low-key approach will protect China against Ebola

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:06am by Zhuang Pinghui and Alice Yan

    ... quietly imposed strict border and health controls to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus to China. Border control and health authorities put a response plan in place in July ... from these flights were sent through separate passageways and had their body temperature scanned. "We have taken measures and drafted an emergency plan for possible imported cases ...




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