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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Gene mapping used by US scientists to combat food poisoning

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US disease detectives to decode DNA of potentially deadly bacteria Gene mapping used to combat food poisoning Chances are you've heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry. But to uncover food poisonings? US disease detectives are beginning a programme to try to outsmart outbreaks by routinely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1467682/gene-mapping-used-us-scientists-combat-food-poisoning
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    US state of Maryland may be first to ban ‘Vaportini’ alcohol inhaler

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:53pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Annapolis Maryland may become first US state to ban the use of alcohol inhalers Maryland may become the first US state to ban the use of alcohol inhalers ... votes to 28 in March. Maryland is the only US state that has considered banning such devices, according to openstates. org, an organisation that tracks legislation in the nation. The inventor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1465028/us-state-maryland-may-be-first-ban-vaportini-alcohol-inhaler
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    E-cigarettes can cause injury to eyes and skin, US CDC reports

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:00pm by NYT

    ... Report- from the CDC and the US Food and Drug Administration- found records of 9,839 calls involving either regular or e-cigarettes that included information on the side effects suffered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1465024/e-cigarettes-can-cause-injury-eyes-and-skin-us-cdc-reports
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Headband that helps fight migraines set to take on US market

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 08:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels US approval means a small company from Belgium is likely to see sales explode Electrode headband helps fight migraines A small technology company based in southern Belgium is set to take on the giant US market with its crowning achievement: an anti-migraine headband. The device, created after years of medical and technological research, is a diadem ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1463242/headband-helps-fight-migraines-set-take-us-market
  5. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    A year of cancer, one photo at a time: Former Hongkonger keeps picture diary of battle

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:32pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Glass says. "No one is fearless, but we can all find ways to fear less, enabling us to think more clearly, make better decisions, and feel that we have some control at a time when life ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1483126/year-cancer-one-photo-time
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong should follow US and consider ban on trans-fats, experts say

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:26am by Emily Tsang, LO WEI

    ... Emily Tsang and Lo Wei US move to dump artery-clogging preservative finds support in city HK 'should consider a ban on trans fats' Hong Kong should follow the lead of the United ... The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in November that hydrogenated oils (PHOs)- the prime source of artificial trans-fats in processed foods- were not "generally recognised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455778/hong-kong-should-follow-us-and-consider-ban-trans-fats-experts-say
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    China and India face huge cancer burden

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

    ... of European countries- and just 0.1 per cent of this goes specifically to cancer. In the US, cancer accounts for 1 per cent of health spending, or 10 times as much. Patients in China also need to pay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1477877/china-and-india-face-huge-cancer-burden
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bureau denies plan to cancel toxic pesticide ban is 'health risk'

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 05:44pm by Emily Tsang

    ... a health risk to Hongkongers. "It is true that the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine has recommended us to cancel [limits on] the three substances," ... us comments. The amendment was not made to accommodate the requirements of one place; it is to internationalise our standards." The new food safety law, Pesticide Residues in Food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469358/bureau-denies-plan-cancel-toxic-pesticide-ban-health-risk
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO officials say deadly West Africa Ebola outbreak could last months

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:52am by Associated Press in Conakry, Guinea

    ... potentially linked to Ebola and warned other officials they must report illnesses. In addition to isolating the sick, experts, including those from the US Centres for Disease Control, are looking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1471036/who-officials-say-deadly-west-africa-ebola-outbreak-could-last-months
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Pfizer trial shows experimental drug doubles time until breast cancer tumours grow worse

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:52pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters US Food and Drug Administration grants “breakthrough” status for the drug, palbociclib, but overall survival still not statistically significant, say researchers A clinical trial ... some analysts believe could eventually claim annual sales of more than US$5 billion, if approved by regulators. The trial tested the pill, which targets proteins involved in cell division, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1467035/pfizer-trial-shows-experimental-drug-doubles-time-until-breast-cancer

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