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China health under pressure from rapid change in diets

It’s a timely coincidence. Diet is the leading risk factor for premature death on the mainland, accounting for one in three deaths in 2010, according to the study published in The Lancet.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 1:00pm 2 comments

Underdiagnosis of hypertension reveals bigger health system gap in China, experts say

Xiao Mingying, 64, a retired worker in Shanghai, is among the 100 million old people on the mainland who have high blood pressure.

2 Jun 2013 - 1:25pm 1 comment

High blood pressure: a hidden problem

Is your blood pressure normal? There's a one-in-six chance that you have hypertension (high blood pressure), and you don't know it.

1 Apr 2013 - 9:57am 1 comment

Health bites

Ageing happily, or not

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Most heart patients have other conditions

6 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Death of woman takes city's toll to 27

A 69-year-old woman with lung cancer, hypertension and diabetes became the 27th Hongkonger to die of swine flu. She developed a fever and went to Prince of Wales Hospital on Friday, where she died on Saturday night. A 57-year-old woman with end-stage renal failure, diabetes and hypertension fell into critical condition with swine flu yesterday.

5 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Warning against slimming product

The Department of Health warned the public not to buy or use a slimming product called 2 Day Diet because it contained undeclared Western drug ingredients that could cause serious side effects, including high blood pressure and heart rate, psychosis and convulsions. The warning came after the department tested samples of the product obtained from an internet auction site.

3 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Wrong drug in packs of medicine given to up to 63 diabetes patients

Up to 63 diabetes patients could have taken the wrong medicine after drug dispensers at the Lady Trench General Outpatient Clinic in Tsuen Wan mixed up their tablets with drugs for controlling high blood pressure, the Hospital Authority revealed last night.

18 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

System to aid forecast of patient stroke risk

A new scoring system can more accurately predict the risk of stroke and death for patients who have previously suffered a mini stroke, according to the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

11 Feb 2009 - 12:00am