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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589602/urban-planners-urged-build-social-living-spaces-elderly-cut-suicide
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Artificial sweeteners create conditions for onset of diabetes, study suggests

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 08:09pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Study suggests using sugar substitutes changes bacteria in our bodies in ways that make us more vulnerable to obesity and Type 2 diabetes Artificial sweetener link to diabetes Diet soft drinks and the artificial sweetener you put in your coffee may not be as benign as we thought, a new study suggests. High doses of saccharin, sucralose and aspartame can change ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1595451/artificial-sweeteners-create-conditions-onset-diabetes-study-suggests
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong workers want more mental health support at work, study finds

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... Raquel Carvalho raquel.carvalho@scmp.com A huge majority of respondents said they needed more mental health support at work Workers want more help to stay sane: study Some 90 per cent ... in the workplace were pushing away talented staff. A total of 1,031 workers and managers responded to the study on knowledge, attitude and practices to do with mental health in the workplace, commissioned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594813/hong-kong-workers-want-more-mental-health-support-work-study-finds
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Extreme altruists have bigger brains, Georgetown University study shows

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:42pm by MCT

    ... the brains of 39 kidney donors, according to a study published online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Psychologist Abigail Marsh thought it would be tough to round up ... not have been more delightful study participants." Many didn't even want reimbursement for travelling to the university, thinking it was taking money away from science. The participants ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1594001/extreme-altruists-gave-bigger-brains-georgetown-university-study-shows
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Heartbroken and old? You're more likely to fall ill, UK study finds

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:28pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Heartbreak bad for old folks' health Heartbreak can impair the immune system of older people and make them more prone to infections, researchers have found. Scientists said older people who had suffered a recent bereavement had poorer de ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589501/heartbroken-and-old-youre-more-likely-fall-ill-uk-study-finds
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Illicit cigarette study is blowing smoke, says council on smoking and health

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Illicit cigarette study may be blowing smoke One out of three cigarettes smoked in Hong Kong last year was illicit, costing the government more than HK$3.2 billion in lost tax revenue, a study by two overseas think tanks says. But the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) says the results are "dubious". The Illicit Tobacco ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588896/illicit-cigarette-study-blowing-smoke-says-council-smoking-and-health
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Blood test could identify people more likely to commit suicide, says study

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:57am by WASHPOST

    ... prevent suicide A simple blood test could determine a person’s risk of suicide and provide a future tool of prevention to lower suicide rates. In a study published online Wednesday in the American ... centre of the brain, worsening the impact of even everyday stresses. Researchers studied about 150 postmortem brain samples of healthy people and those with mental illness, including some who had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563551/more-stressed-officials-taking-their-own-lives-corruption-crackdown
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Double mastectomies not beneficial for breast cancer patients: study

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Patients with cancer in one breast do not live for longer if both are removed, researchers say Double mastectomies not beneficial, new study finds Women ... But the researchers aimed to determine whether evidence showed double mastectomies led to longer lives. It was the first study to directly compare survival rates between the three main surgical interventions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1584538/double-mastectomies-not-beneficial-breast-cancer-patients-study
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Whose line is it anyway? Pregnant woman battles hospital over right to keep umbilical cord blood

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao, Emily Tsang

    ... is locked in a battle with the Hospital Authority over the right to keep the blood from her umbilical cord. Iris Liu Shun-hang, 41, who plans to store the cord blood in case it is needed for future ... baby boy at Queen Mary Hospital in Pok Fu Lam. Melissa Grenham, who planned to turn the placenta into capsules to take for its supposed health benefits, was finally handed the organ after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594958/whose-line-it-anyway-hospitals-policy-umbilical-cords-provokes-rights
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Researchers in United States debunk theory that wearing bras causes cancer

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:18am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post No support for idea bra use is linked to cancer It seems almost preposterous that a study like this one had to be conducted. But apparently the belief that wearing a bra for long periods of time can cause breast cancer persists, and it turns out the issue hadn't really been studied in a scientific fashion. Until now, there has been just one academic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1591778/researchers-united-states-debunk-theory-wearing-bras-causes

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