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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Second encephalitis case found in Yuen Long

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Ernest Kao

    ... doctor but was subsequently admitted to hospital after developing another fever 10 days later. This is the second case of Japanese encephalitis to occur in the Yuen Long district this year. ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Second encephalitis case found in Yuen Long Health authorities have confirmed the city's second case of Japanese encephalitis this year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557051/second-encephalitis-case-found-yuen-long
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Free tests will use mobile technology to screen for abnormal heartbeats

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:30pm by Emily Tsang

    ... of medicine. People with abnormal heartbeats are five times more likely to suffer from strokes, and are at increased risk of developing other problems in the long term that can lead to heart failure. ... pilot screening programme will begin in five public family clinics in Western District in September this year, running until August 2016. Doctors usually check for irregular heart rhythms using ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557456/free-programme-will-use-mobile-technology-screen-abnormal-heartbeats
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bid to cut strokes in a heartbeat

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Emily Tsang

    ... cause of death in the city, according to data from the Department of Health. The free trial programme will begin in five public clinics in Western District from September this year. Dr Daniel ... beneficial, he hoped it could be expanded to other districts. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557677/bid-cut-strokes-heartbeat
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Immunity genes could hold clues to cause of schizophrenia, study says

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by NYT

    ... with signal transmission of neurons and with reception of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Researchers have long suspected that schizophrenia is rooted in abnormal signaling involving dopamine. The work ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557611/immunity-genes-could-hold-clues-cause-schizophrenia-study-says
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Mystery as hundreds of young Chinese workers are dying in their sleep

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:22am by Andrea Chen

    ... the analysis as saying. It said that long working hours as well as poor sanitation and ventilation in their living and working spaces might have put the workers at higher risk. Workers' rights groups in Guangdong have long been concerned about the sudden deaths of migrant workers, which they believed were caused by overwork, according to Zeng Feiyang, the director of the Guangdong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557127/more-young-males-dying-mysteriously-their-sleep-dongguan
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Low-tar cigarette lawsuit not over, as campaigner vows to keep up health fight

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Tobacco Corporation. The hearing in the Haidian District People's Court started in August last year with both sides arguing over whether the health claim for low-tar cigarettes amounted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556672/low-tar-cigarette-lawsuit-not-over-campaigner-vows-keep-health-fight
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Breast milk 'best for preventing infections'

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Breast milk 'best for preventing infections' Long-term breastfeeding can dramatically reduce the possibility of the baby having to be admitted to hospital, a medical and scientific study going back 17 years shows. The findings come from a study by academics at the University of Hong Kong's medical faculty, who are tracking the progress ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556480/breast-milk-best-preventing-infections
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Health care as a family affair: Shanghai’s family doctor scheme is slow to gain acceptance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:29pm by Alice Yan

    ... Zhoujiaqiao Community Health Centre in Shanghai's Changning District. What makes the 79-year-old man do this is the service of his family doctor- Shanghai's answer to the UK's general ... Liu Hongwei, director of the grass-roots health department in the Shanghai Commission of Health and Family Planning. "There is a long way to go." Liu said a more rational use ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552151/health-care-family-affair-shanghais-family-doctor-scheme-slow-gain
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical Council could face major surgery as government plans reforms

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:50pm by Emily Tsang

    ... to arrive at the hearing stage. Shortcomings in the complaints system were highlighted by the long delay experienced by singer Peter Cheung Shung-tak and former actress Eugina Lau Mei-kuen after ... within the year, but the source said it was not clear how long the bill would take to pass as "there are always hold-ups and filibusters in Legco". Lau has already advocated extra lay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555353/medical-council-could-face-major-surgery-government-plans-reforms
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

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

    ... is leaving more of the world's population vulnerable to drug-resistant bacteria. The study, published online in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, provides the most comprehensive long ... public health authorities appear to be using antibiotics instead of making long-term improvements to sanitation, the authors said. Such a strategy is short-sighted and counterproductive, leaving ...

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

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