Sport and recreational physical activities attenuate the predictive association of multimorbidity with increased geriatric depressive symptoms: a 14-year follow-up study of community-dwelling older adults - Liang Y, Lai FTT, Kwan JLY, Chan W, Yeoh EK.
Multimorbidity is associated with increased depression risks. Little research examines how physical exercise moderates this association. From an existing cohort of community-dwelling older adults in Hong Kong recruited in 2001-2003, the authors included pa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Guilty verdict in first trial under Hong Kong security law
The first person to be tried under Hong Kong's sweeping national security law was found guilty of secessionism and terrorism on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First person charged under Hong Kong national security law found guilty on two charges
The first person to be tried under Hong Kong's sweeping national security law faces life in prison after being found guilty on Tuesday... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kong-based AI developer creates COVID-19 survival calculator
The online tool provides a COVID-19 patient's risk score, expected time to death and survival probability curve based on 15 health variables. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 27, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Who are less likely to return to work after getting injured on duty? A 12-month epidemiological evaluation in an orthopedic and traumatology center in Hong Kong - Wong DWY, Kwok AWL, Wong YC.
This study aims to describe local IOD cases' epidemiological characteristics and identify factors affecting return to work (RTW) outcome... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

China imposes sanctions on US officials
The sanctions are in response to recent US sanctions on Chinese officials in Hong Kong. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China sanctions Wilbur Ross, others in response to U.S. warnings on Hong Kong
The Biden administration has warned American companies about doing business in Hong Kong. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asia-Pacific stocks slip as China tech shares in Hong Kong fall amid renewed regulatory fears
Chinese tech shares in Hong Kong fell in Friday trade after Bloomberg News reported that Beijing is considering harsh penalties on... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital Transforms Cancer Care in Asia with Treatment of First Patient Using the Accuray Radixact(R) System and ClearRT(TM) Helical Fan-Beam kVCT Imaging
ClearRT Significantly Improves Image Quality, Facilitating the Delivery of More Precise and Accurate Treatments to Patients SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 22, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARAY) announced toda... Devices, Oncology Accuray, Radixact System, ClearRT, radiosurgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hong Kong police arrest union members for 'seditious' children's books
"They are using children's cartoons to simplify and beautify illegal behavior on political issues," said Senior Superintendent Steve Li. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Edward Chin Man Lo wins IADR E.W. Borrow Memorial Award
(International& American Associations for Dental Research) The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced Edward Chin Man Lo, The University of Hong Kong, SAR, China, as the 2021 recipient of the IADR E.W. Borrow Memorial Award. Lo was recognized during the Opening Ceremonies of the virtual 99th General Session& Exhibition of the IADR, held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the 45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), on July 21-24, 2021. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ting Zou named 2021 recipient of the IADR Toshio Nakao Fellowship
(International& American Associations for Dental Research) The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announced Ting Zou, The University of Hong Kong, SAR, China, as the 2021 recipient of the IADR Toshio Nakao Fellowship. Zou was recognized during the Opening Ceremonies of the virtual 99th General Session& Exhibition of the IADR, held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the 45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), on July 21-24, 2021. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reasons to be fearful of China ’s data-gathering | Letters
We should be suspicious of the role of the Chinese Communist party in the harvesting of genetic data from unborn babies, arguesWilliam MatthewsIn her column (What does the Chinese military want with your unborn baby ’s genetic data?, 10 July), Arwa Mahdawi suggested that the alleged involvement of the People ’s Liberation Army (which is directly answerable to the Chinese Communist party) with BGI’s data-gathering (likewise answerable as a China-based company) is essentially equivalent to data-gathering by western companies. To suggest that the former case is worse, she argued, “smacks of Sinophobi a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: China Genetics Asia Pacific Biology Science World news Women Pregnancy Parents and parenting Uyghurs Hong Kong Taiwan Xi Jinping Source Type: news

Changes in the epidemiological profile of suicide in Hong Kong: a 40-year retrospective decomposition analysis - Yang CT, Yip PSF.
The suicide rate in Hong Kong has increased significantly over the past four decades. Population subgroups such as the elderly or economically-distressed are reported to be more vulnerable than others to suicidal behaviors, while changing suicide methods (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

The contribution of method choice to gender disparity in suicide mortality: a population-based study in Hong Kong and the United States of America - Cai Z, Chang Q, Yip PSF, Conner A, Azrael D, Miller M.
BACKGROUND: In most countries, more females than males attempt suicide, yet suicide mortality is typically higher for males. The aim of this study was to investigate how suicide method choice contributed to gender disparity in suicide mortality. ME... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Biden administration warns businesses about risks of operating in Hong Kong
U.S. officials have warned that Beijing’s crackdown has violated human rights and weakened the separation between China and the former... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The effects of immersive virtual reality in reducing public stigma of mental illness in the university population of Hong Kong: randomized controlled trial - Yuen ASY, Mak WWS.
This study investigates the effects of im... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ascentage Pharma signs R & D, commercialization deal worth up to $245M
Before going public in Hong Kong in October 2019, Ascentage raised nearly $240 million in private investment dollars. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Ascentage Pharma signs R & D, commercialization deal worth up to $245M
Before going public in Hong Kong in October 2019, Ascentage raised nearly $240 million in private investment dollars. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Ascentage Pharma signs R & D, commercialization deal worth up to $245M
Before going public in Hong Kong in October 2019, Ascentage raised nearly $240 million in private investment dollars. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

HKBU secures funding to build platform technologies for symbiotic creativity
(Hong Kong Baptist University) A research project led by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) entitled " Building Platform Technologies for Symbiotic Creativity in Hong Kong " has been awarded HK$52.8 million in research funding from the Theme-based Research Scheme (11th round) under the Research Grants Council (RGC) for a five-year project. This is the first time that major funding has been allocated by the RGC for an art-tech project. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Songbirds like it sweet!
(The University of Hong Kong) Whether birds can taste sweet was previously unclear. An international team of researchers has now shown that songbirds, a group containing over 4,000 species, can sense sweetness regardless of their primary diets. The study highlights a specific event in the songbird ancestors that allowed their umami (savoury) taste receptor to recognise sugar. This ability has been conserved in the songbird lineage, influencing the diet of nearly half of all birds living today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HKU ecologists develop a novel forensic tool for detecting laundering of critically endangered cockatoos
(The University of Hong Kong) Ecologists at the University of Hong Kong have applied stable isotope techniques to determine whether birds in the pet trade are captive or wild-caught, a key piece of evidence required in many cases to determine whether a trade is legal or not. They have applied this technique to the yellow-crested cockatoo, a critically endangered species from Indonesia/Timor-Leste with a global population of fewer than 2,500, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 12, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Naturally abundant venom peptide from ants can activate a pseudo allergic pathway unravelling a novel immunomodulatory pathway of MRGPRX2
(The University of Hong Kong) Ants are omnipresent, and we often get blisters after an ant bite. But do you know the molecular mechanism behind it? A joint research team have identified and demonstrated a novel small peptide isolated from the ant venom can initiate an immune pathway via a pseudo-allergic receptor MRGPRX2. The study has recently been published in a top journal in Allergy - The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 12, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lexington Doctor and Wife Charged in Superseding Indictment in International Money Laundering and Health Care Fraud Scheme
FDA OCI, Rahim Shafa, Nahid Tormosi Shafa, Nina, Lexington MA, superseding indictment, international, money laundering, scheme, misbranded, drugs, psychiatrist, Novel Psychopharmacology, false, fraudulent, Medicare, reimbursement, claims, naltrexone, pellet implants, disulfiram, Hong Kong (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - July 9, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Hong Kong Polytechnic University creates optical fibre sensors with health monitoring capabilities
The biocompatible microsensors are  extremely sensitive to small pressure changes inside the human body. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Students Arrested in Hong Kong Bomb Plot, Days After Police Stabbing
Six teenagers were among those arrested in connection with a bomb plot. Some democracy activists say Beijing’s crackdown is fueling... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flaws in Asia ’s Pearl
In March 2021, the UN Human Rights Council was given a mandate to collect and preserve information and evidence of crimes related to Sri Lanka's 37-year long civil war that ended in 2009. Meanwhile, Western nations taking a cue from the Human Rights Council’s highly critical resolution on Sri Lanka appear to be tightening the noose. Credit: UN Photo / Violaine Martin. 43rd session of the Human Rights Council. By Neville de SilvaLONDON, Jul 5 2021 (IPS) For well over a century Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, has been known to the world as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ for its multifaceted attractions. That is unt...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Neville de Silva Tags: Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Civil Society Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Asia markets mixed; China tech shares in Hong Kong fall after Didi app suspension
Shares of Chinese tech firms in Hong Kong fell in Monday morning trade as regulatory fears resurfaced. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NBA, Nike, Apple, Google silent on China's crackdown on journalists in Hong Kong
(Natural News) The Chinese government’s recent crackdown on journalists in Hong Kong has been met with silence from major U.S. corporations with extensive ties to the Communist regime. (Article by Andrew Stiles republished from FreeBeacon.com) Apple, Google, Nike, and the National Basketball Association did not return requests for comment on the arrest of at least seven Chinese journalists since... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First- and second-hand alcohol-related harms among urban Chinese: a population-based study from Hong Kong - Yu J, Sumerlin TS, Goggins WB, Dong D, Chung RYN, Kim JH.
This study examines the alcohol-related harms prevalence and risk factors in Hong Kong, a high popul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

China and Hong Kong stocks tumble after 'broken heads and bloodshed' speech from Xi
The Chinese Communist Party marked its centenary with tough talk by Chinese President Xi Jinping. That weighed on stocks in the region. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Accepts Filing of Hutchmed ’s NDA for Surufatinib for the Treatment of Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumors
Hong Kong, Shanghai& Florham Park, NJ— Thursday, July 1, 2021: Hutchmed (China) Limited (“Hutchmed”) (Nasdaq/AIM: HCM; HKEX: 13) today announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has accepted its... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - July 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

China's Tough Hong Kong Law Hushes Media And Activists In Its 1st Year
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Source: Reuters: Health - June 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kong's Security Law: One Year Later, a City Remade
Neighbors are urged to report on one another. Children are taught to look for traitors. Officials are pressed to pledge their loyalty. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More green space may not lead to better bone health
For older adults living near Hong Kong's green space, the grass may not be greene...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasonic backscatter could measure bone health in space AI predicts heart disease risk in DEXA images DBT shows potential to assess bone health in women Weight-loss surgery weakens teenagers' bones Cardiac CT shows promise for osteoporosis screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hong Kong Bars British Travelers Over Delta Variant Concerns
Hong Kong cited the spread of the more virulent Delta coronavirus variant in the United Kingdom, which will be reclassified as... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kong to ban passenger flights from UK to curb virus
Hong Kong’s government says it will ban all passenger flights from the U.K. starting Thursday as it seeks to curb the spread of new variants of the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hong Kong to ban UK passenger flights, says it's to curb coronavirus infections because UK 'extremely high-risk'
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Asia-Pacific stocks mixed as China's industrial profit growth slows; trading in Hong Kong delayed
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing announced that the morning trading sessions of both securities and derivatives markets have been... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apple Daily's demise deals another blow to Hong Kong's battered reputation
Hong Kong has long been Asia's leading financial hub, straddling the West and China. But as Beijing tightens its grip on a city still... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apple Daily Exits From Hong Kong Telling Readers ‘Until We Meet Again’
In its final hours, the newspaper that told stories of fights for democracy and Beijing’s growing control of the city itself became the story. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For People With Heart Failure, Statins May Lower Cancer Risk Too
WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2021 -- Many people with heart failure take a cholesterol-lowering statin, and new research suggests those pills might also lower their odds for cancer. Researchers analyzed data from more than 87,000 people in Hong Kong who had... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

UN-endorsed CityU project on monitoring global estuaries
(City University of Hong Kong) The State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution (SKLMP) at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has been endorsed by the United Nations (UN) to initiate a ten-year 'Global Estuaries Monitoring (GEM)' Programme to collect and study environmental pollutants in the estuaries of major cities around the globe so as to formulate a long-term policy of promoting clean estuaries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily to shut down operations by midnight
Apple Daily has come under increasing pressure since its owner, Beijing critic Jimmy Lai, was arrested under the national security law. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apple Daily, Pro-Democracy Newspaper in Hong Kong, Says it Will Close
The police also arrested an editorial writer as part of an expanding national security investigation into the newspaper that has... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Significance of Hong Kong's First Trial Under Security Law
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Source: Reuters: Health - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kong Protester Faces City's First Security Law Trial
Tong Ying-kit, who hit officers while riding a motorcycle with a protest flag, is accused of terrorism and inciting secession. He could... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI drug discovery start-up Insilico raises more than $255m
Hong Kong-based platform has 16 programmes in development including potential cancer and Covid treatments (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hong Kong's Apple Daily Runs Low on Funds to Print Paper
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news