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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    US study finds that three-dimension mammograms detect cancer better

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:14am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post US study shows the technology reduces the number of women needing re-examination 3D mammograms detect cancer better, say doctors Adding three-dimensional mammography to conventional digital inspection substantially improved detection of invasive breast cancers and reduced the number of women called back for re-examination, according to the first large study ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1540460/us-study-finds-three-dimension-mammograms-detect-cancer-better
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:47pm by NYT

    ... as a treatment against the flu, Van Boeckel said. "If you look at antibiotic use in the US, it's correlated to influenza, and it's not going to do anything for that," he said. Although overall consumption of antibiotics fell in Europe and the US over the decade studied, largely due to public awareness campaigns, the US remains a very high consumer of antibiotics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552271/growing-middle-class-popping-more-pills-worrying-antibiotic-study-shows
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Anthrax probe reveals new bird flu safety breach in bioterror lab

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:22am by Reuters

    ... The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said yesterday it had uncovered a new safety breach at its bioterror research laboratories involving dangerous bird flu, just ... the probe, investigators also discovered a previously unreported incident: Workers at a high-security CDC lab sent samples containing a dangerous strain of bird flu to counterparts at the US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552459/anthrax-probe-reveals-new-bird-flu-safety-breach-bioterror-lab
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Even light drinkers have increased risk of heart disease, says study

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:48pm by AGENCIES

    ... but it was impressive and "rightly concludes we should not accept the dogma that alcohol drinking is good for us". Light-to-moderate drinking is generally considered to be consumption of between 12 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552274/even-light-drinkers-have-increased-risk-heart-disease-says-study
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention staff exposed to anthrax

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:20pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters The failure of researchers to follow basic safety procedures is being investigated by authorities Anthrax scare for 75 staff at US diseases laboratory As many as 75 scientists and staff in US government laboratories in Atlanta may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria after researchers failed to follow safety procedures, prompting a federal investigation. Researchers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537196/us-centres-disease-control-and-prevention-staff-exposed-anthrax
  6. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... of the problems for us. When you have patients disappearing like that, you don't know where the virus will appear next." The disease has also revealed alarming mistrust between citizens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545751/fear-and-ignorance-help-spread-killer-ebola-virus-west-africa
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Eating fish while pregnant is good for you, US says in dietary U-turn

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 09:28pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune It's good to eat fish when pregnant, US now says In a change of course, the US now wants pregnant women to eat more fish, but not the kinds that are high in mercury. ... but there has been less evidence for its role in breast cancer. In the study, paid for by the US National Institutes of Health, Harvard University researchers analysed data from more than 88,000 women ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530277/eating-fish-while-pregnant-good-you-us-says-dietary-u-turn
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Father questions hospital treatment after boy, 8, dies of encephalitis

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Olga Wong and Lo Wei

    ... in the boy's windpipe. In rare cases, the bacteria can cause encephalitis. "I hope that the hospital can give us an explanation. It's important to avoid a repeat of this tragedy," Lau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544452/father-questions-hospital-treatment-after-boy-8-dies-encephalitis
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Putting fears into words to help fight breast cancer

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by LO WEI

    ... said Fok. These were further enhanced when she talked to three terminally ill patients for the book. "For those of us who have recovered, we focus on staying healthy, but they're ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544447/putting-fears-words-help-fight-breast-cancer
  10. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Cigarette makers ignore Indonesia health warning label deadline

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:34pm

    ... eventually be fined up to US$42,000 and face five years in prison. Indonesia’s biggest cigarette producer, Philip Morris-owned Sampoerna, said it began distributing products with the new warnings ... only by Russia. Most Indonesian men buy strong and pungent kreteks, filled with a mix of tobacco and cloves. But so-called white cigarettes, such as US-based Philip Morris International’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540253/cigarette-makers-ignore-indonesia-health-warning-label-deadline

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