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  1. Lifestyle - HEALTH

    Governments must step-up fight against hepatitis, experts say

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Call for urgent action on region's silent killer Before you're halfway through this article, another person will have died of viral hepatitis. New data shows that every 30 seconds, one person in the Asia-Pacific region dies of the disease, a death rate that's three times as high as HIV/Aids. Yesterday, on World Hepatitis ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Calcium intake sorely lacking in Hongkongers

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Hongkongers are sorely lacking calcium in their diet, according to a recent poll of more than 1,300 people. The average intake of the vital mineral is only 574mg, a far cry from the recommended 1,000mg, found the street survey conducted in May by milk pow ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    H7N9 bird flu found to spread through the air

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Virus can also infect pigs, say HKU researchers, who warn officials to maintain tight scrutiny even though threat seems under control Follow @SCMP_News The H7N9 bird flu virus can be transmitted not only through close contact but by airborne exposure, a t ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Health in the workplace

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Hong Kong could learn a lot from Britain about how to keep its ageing workforce fit, happy and productive, a visiting expert tells Jeanette Wang Absent ... equation, what they would gain financially and what they would gain in an engaged workforce. The bottom line: a healthier workforce is a more productive workforce." jeanette.wang@scmp.com ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Hong Kong women weigh in on Angelina Jolie's breast cancer solution

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com A radical way to foil a killer It happened seven years ago, but Mary Hemrajani still tears up when she recounts her breast cancer ordeal. "There's a scar very deep inside of you that's very difficult to heal," says the 55-year-old, who runs a watchmaking business. Diagnosed with stage-two breast cancer at age 48, she broke ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    New wave of pedometers can help step up healthy habits

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Smart and stylish pedometers area step in the right direction for keeping fit, writes Jeanette Wang Count me in Chances are you're reading ... of your health. jeanette.wang@scmp.com   Are you looking for a wearable fitness activity tracking device? Try these on for size. Amiigo , price unavailable, amiigo.co   Basis, US$199, mybasis.com ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Fish oil and pregnancy

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Can taking fish oil during pregnancy make healthier, stronger babies? Experts weigh in on a controversial supplement, writes Jeanette Wang Tipping the scales An estimated 5 per cent of babies born in Hong Kong are underweight, according to Health Department statistics from 2011, and thus face a greater risk of disease, significant disabilities ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangzhou disease control centre predicts end to dengue outbreak within weeks

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:42am by Mimi Lau, He Huifeng

    ... mosquitoes," said Yang Zhicong, spokesman with the Guangzhou Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. "We are confident we can contain the epidemic in two to three weeks. Authorities have ... reported. Yang attributed the outbreak to imported cases and persistent rainfall, but some members of the public were also failing to cooperate with eradication efforts such as draining standing ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Dengue epidemic rises rapidly in Guangdong

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 10:12pm by Mimi Lau

    ... and two deaths as of Monday, according to the Guangdong Provincial Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. Yang Zhicong, deputy chief of the CDC's Guangzhou arm, said the authorities ... contributed to the high number. This included Guangzhou Zoo, which refused to let Yang's office monitor mosquitoes inside its premises, according to local media reports. Yang said the authorities ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Ambulance crew shortage costing lives, Shanghai experience shows

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Alice Yan

    ... mostly for transferring patients between hospitals, nurses look after patients. In Shanghai, there were only 475 ambulance doctors, a shortfall of more than 40 per cent, said Wang Juan, ... ambulance per 50,000 residents. "But we have a severe lack of ambulance doctors," Wang said. "Over the past few years, we've tried very hard to recruit more doctors or to keep ...




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