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Health

Blanket coverage for a lung-burning issue

China’s new rich are fond of saying “nothing is a problem if money can solve it”. But over the past week, nearly everyone in China realised there are things in the country that not even the rich can buy. Clean air was one of them.

Sunday, 3 February, 2013, 6:41am

Mobile phone antennae removed from university over cancer risk fears

A memo was sent out to all staff and students after the Sunday Morning Post reported last weekend that mobile phone companies had paid the university to erect an estimated 87 antennae on the rooftops of residential and student blocks.

3 Feb 2013 - 5:36am

Blood bank an unwitting victim of 3+3+4 education reform: Red Cross

The new 3+3+4 education system is taking a toll on an unlikely victim: the Red Cross says its blood bank is suffering from a drop in donations collected from secondary schools.

2 Feb 2013 - 4:59am

Beijing smog scarier than Sars, says medical expert

The severe atmospheric pollution that has engulfed Beijing for nearly three weeks is "much more frightening than the Sars virus”, a renowned respiratory disease expert said.

31 Jan 2013 - 5:27pm 4 comments

Hospital to help Fu Xuepeng, whose parents hand-pump air into his lungs

A local hospital has agreed to help a family who won overwhelming national sympathy when it was reported that the two parents had kept their paralysed son alive for seven years by taking turns to pump air into his lungs by hand.

31 Jan 2013 - 4:22am

Let private insurers help ease health burden

With much debate lately about relative income levels and quality of life in Hong Kong, the issue of health care for an ageing population is going to remain a priority for the public and policymakers alike.

30 Jan 2013 - 2:13am 1 comment

Authorities warn parents of Kwun Tong doctor's expired vaccine

Health authorities have issued an alert to parents of children who received flu injections from a Kwun Tong private doctor after he was found to have administered expired vaccines.

29 Jan 2013 - 4:50am

Food allergies take high toll on Hong Kong children

More Hong Kong children suffer from severe allergic reactions than the international average, the first large-scale study on food allergies shows.

The findings have prompted calls for more government support in schools and better community understanding for these children.

29 Jan 2013 - 8:58am

Silicosis suit could crush S.Africa’s gold mining sector

Thousands of ex-gold miners suffering from silicosis have launched a class action suit in South Africa, in what could prove the final nail in the coffin of the country’s battered but vital mining sector.

28 Jan 2013 - 1:44pm

Shanghai researchers discover how bacteria develop antibiotic resistance

The over-prescription of antibiotics is widely blamed for the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria worldwide, and the mainland is one of the worst offenders - per capita consumption of the drugs was 138 grams a year in 2011, a survey by Peking University found. That's 10 times the global average, Xinhua reported in December, citing the State Food and Drug Administration.

28 Jan 2013 - 5:59am

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