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AVACEN Medical Device for Autistic Spectrum Disorder Behavior Management Launched in Hong Kong
50% Discounted Launch Price Offered SAN DIEGO, Jan. 22, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- AVACEN Medical, Inc. (AVACEN) announced that it is launching sales of its AVACEN 100, an FDA-cleared and CE marked, class II dry-heat therapy medi... Devices, Product Launch AVACEN Medical, AVACEN 100, autistic spectrum disorder (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers reveal new insights into how your brain keeps its balance
(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) An interdisciplinary team of scientists from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) discovered that two large protein kinases, ATM and ATR, cooperate to help establish the go/stop balance in human brains. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Drink green tea while pregnant and breastfeeding; research suggests it protects baby’s liver from damage caused by bacteria
(Natural News) Green tea consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding can provide protection against liver damage caused by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in newborns. A team of researchers from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong conducted a study on the protective properties of green tea on oxidative stress and apoptosis-related (cell death) factors that lead to liver cell... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association of children's mobility and wellbeing: a case study in Hong Kong - Leung KYK, Loo BPY.
This study focuses on primary school children in Hong Kong, where their 1) travel behaviour and mobility (school and scheduled activities), 2) autonomy in their daily lives (perceptions and self-esteem), 3) psychological wellbeing (how they rate their happ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Using the Woman Abuse Screening Tool to screen for and assess dating violence in college students - Wong JY, Fong DY, Yau JH, Choi EP, Choi AW, Brown JB.
The study aimed to evaluate the measurement properties of the Woman Abuse Screening Tool (WAST) in Chinese college students. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Hong Kong. A cutoff score of 10 was found to be able to discriminate between abused and n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

HKBU scholars develop new technology to decode gene transcription
(Hong Kong Baptist University) A research team from the School of Chinese Medicine (SCM) of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has developed the world's first model framework and 'LogicTRN' algorithm to accurately establish a gene regulatory route to analyse the genetic function and understand the biological processes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

C-Mer Eye Care surges 101% on Hong Kong debut
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medtronic Scolded for Calling Taiwan a Country
Chinese authorities don't take kindly to businesses calling Taiwan a country, as Medtronic now knows. The company was chastised Friday along with Delta Air Lines and fashion brand Zara, for making such a reference on its website. Chinese regulators forced the firms to formally apologize, but it could have been worse. Just a day earlier, U.S. hotel group Marriott was ordered to shut down its Chinese websites for a week for conducting an email survey in which it put Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and Tibet on a par with China as a nation. China claims Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and Tibet as territories. The issue serves as a warni...
Source: MDDI - January 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

A longitudinal comparison of age patterns and rates of suicide in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan and two Western countries - Snowdon J, Chen YY, Zhong B, Yamauchi T.
Suicide data relating to 1979-2014 were obtained from three East Asian jurisdictions (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan) and two 'Western' countries (Australia, New Zealand). Rates and age patterns of suicide have changed markedly since 1979. Graphs of these patter... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Is this stalking? Perceptions of stalking behavior among young male and female adults in Hong Kong and Mainland China - Chan HCO, Sheridan L.
Most studies of stalking are conducted with samples from individualist cultures. Little is known about the phenomenon within collectivist cultures. The present study is arguably the first stalking study conducted in Hong Kong. Specifically, this study inve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

PolyU Develops Rapid Authentication Method of Chinese Medicines
The Food Safety and Technology Research Centre under the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has developed a new method for rapid...(PRWeb January 09, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/01/prweb15069009.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

MicroPort < sup > ® < /sup > Orthopedics Holds the Third TKA Training Course in Hong Kong
(Source: Microport News Release)
Source: Microport News Release - January 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Injuries and envenomation by exotic pets in Hong Kong - Ng VC, Lit AC, Wong OF, Tse ML, Fung HT.
INTRODUCTION: Exotic pets are increasingly popular in Hong Kong and include fish, amphibians, reptiles, and arthropods. Some of these exotic animals are venomous and may cause injuries and envenomation to their owners. The clinical experience of emergency ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Hong Kong Baptist University scholars develop world-first array of compounds for det
(Hong Kong Baptist University) Hong Kong Baptist University scholars have invented a new class of multifunctional cyanine compounds that can be used for detection, imaging and thus treatment of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pretty in pink and boisterous in blue?
(Springer) Two researchers from the University of Hong Kong suggest that toymakers and parents avoid gender-labelling toys, remove colour divides, and manufacture toys for both boys and girls in a wide range of colours. Sui Ping Yeung and Wang Ivy Wong's study is published in Springer's journal Sex Roles, and shows how easily preschoolers' ideas about what is appropriate for their gender is manipulated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Inovio revamps China deal; nets $23M upfront payment
Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. entered into an amended agreement Tueday that provides ApolloBio Corp. with the exclusive right to develop and commercialize Inovio's experimental DNA immunotherapy product in and around China. The amended deal covers the rights to Inovio's VGX-3100 product as a potential treatment for pre-cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) in China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection and is the main cause of cervical cancer.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Inovio lands $23m in collab with ApolloBio for HPV immunotherapy
Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:INO) has inked an amended collaboration and licensing deal with ApolloBio for its DNA immunotherapy product designed to treat the pre-cancers caused by human papillomavirus. The exclusive partnership is limited to China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, but it could also include the Republic of Korea over the next three years, Inovio reported. In connection with the deal, ApolloBio is slated to pay $23 million upfront and as much as $20 million later, based on certain milestones. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Inovio lands $23m in collab with Apoll...
Source: Mass Device - January 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Funding Roundup Oncology Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Inovio Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nuclear accident consequence assessment in Hong Kong using JRODOS - Leung WH, Ma WM, Chan PKY.
The JRODOS (Java-based Real-time Online DecisiOn Support) is a decision support system for off-site emergency management for releases of radioactive material into the environment. This paper documents the application of JRODOS by the Hong Kong Observatory ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Meet The 23-Year-Old Hong Kong Entrepreneur Redesigning Toilets For Parkinson's Patients
Inspired by her grandfather's Parkinson's diagnosis, Emily Tang set out to develop a toilet that sufferers of the disease could use with ease and dignity. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rhea Mogul, Contributor Source Type: news

Engagement of vulnerable youths using internet platforms - Chan M, Li TMH, Law YW, Wong PWC, Chau M, Cheng C, Fu KW, Bacon-Shone J, Cheng QE, Yip PSF.
AIM: The aim of this study was to explore the online distress and help-seeking behavior of youths in Hong Kong. METHODS: A cross-sectional telephone-based survey was conducted among 1,010 young people in Hong Kong. Logistic regression analysis was ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

vTv Therapeutics inks licensing agreement for diabetes therapies
Vtv Therapeutics Inc. has entered into a licensing agreement with a Chinese pharmaceutical company for one of its diabetes therapies to be developed and commercialized in China and other Pacific Rim countries.   The agreement with Hangzhou Zhongmei Huadong Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. gives the company an exclusive license to develop, manufacture and commercialize vTv Therapeutics’ therapy in places, such as China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia, South Korea and Australia.  VTv Therapeutics (Nasdaq:… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Aborted IPO led to Bay Area's top VC-backed exit of 2017 — here's the top 10
This year's top 10 exits by venture-backed companies in the Bay Area are a good barometer of how few IPOs or sales of highly valued startups there were in 2017. Despite the record number of "unicorns" in the region, whose value is pegged at $1 billion or more, only one of this year's VC-backed exits came in at that level. And only one of the top 10 came via an IPO and that company went public on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, not the New York Stock Exchan ge or Nasdaq. The biggest exit of the year… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 20, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Cromwell Schubarth Source Type: news

Couple relationship standards and migration: comparing Hong Kong Chinese with Australian Chinese - Halford WK, Leung P, Hung-Cheung C, Chau-Wan L, Hiew D, Van de Vijver FJR.
Rates of international migration are increasing, which raises the question of how migration might influence couple relationship standards and impact on the standards of migrants forming intercultural relationships. We compared relationship standards in n  ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

HKBU scholars develop new generation of tumor-specific aptamer-drug conjugate
(Hong Kong Baptist University) The toxic nature of chemotherapy poses a great challenge to clinical treatment of cancer. A team of scholars from the School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University devoted their efforts to the development of a new generation of smart anti-cancer drug molecules. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 14, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Estimating incidence rate of hospital-treated self-harm in Hong Kong using capture-recapture approach - Leung Kwok C, Yip PSF.
BACKGROUND: A surveillance system for self-harm has not been established in Hong Kong. The existing data source has an unknown degree of underreporting, and therefore a capture-recapture method has been proposed to correct for the incompleteness. AIMS: To ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Dec. 8, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Minimus Spine’s European distribution deal to Stimwave receiving FDA clearance, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Minimus Spine inks EU distribution deal Minimus Spine announced in a Dec. 4 press release that it has signed its first European distribution deal with Italian company Moss and has completed its first commercial order. Moss has exclusive distribution rights to distribute in Italy, Germany, Switzerland and the U.K. 2. Elanix, Dermacon sign wound management development deal Elanix Biotechnologies and Dermacon...
Source: Mass Device - December 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Pain Management Regulatory/Compliance Cagent Vascular CSA Medical Inc. Dermacon Elanix Life Spine Inc. MedTech Minimus Spin Source Type: news

Surveillance of drug abuse in Hong Kong by hair analysis using LC-MS/MS - Wing Leung K, Wong ZCF, Ho JYM, Yip AWS, Cheung JKH, Ho KKL, Duan R, Tsim KWK.
The aim of this study is to reveal the habits of drug abusers in hair samples from drug rehabilitation units in Hong Kong. With the application of LC-MS/MS technology, a total of 1,771 hair samples were analyzed during the period (Jan 2012 to Mar 2016) of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The role of media in preventing student suicides: a Hong Kong experience - Cheng Q, Chen F, Lee EST, Yip PSF.
INTRODUCTION: In view of the surge of student suicides in March 2016, a large-scale media involvement was engaged to minimize copycat effects and to extensively spread more preventive information. METHODS: Trend differences between student suicides... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Australian Group Leads Push for Global Ban of Asbestos
The Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) in Australia has intensified its campaign for a worldwide ban on the use of asbestos. ADRI is producing a special issue for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health that includes the first scientific collaboration of so many global leaders aimed at banning asbestos. “This is a big step, something that’s never been done before, the research examining the societal transition required for countries to phase out asbestos,” Dr. Ken Takahashi, ADRI director, told Asbestos.com. “It’s not going to be an easy task, but we&rsqu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 30, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: asbestos ban Asbestos Diseases Research Institute Global Panorama of National Experiences in Public Health Actions to Ban Asbestos International Ban Asbestos Secretariat International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Ken Takah Source Type: news

"The deceased has left; the alive has to move on": Experiences of Chinese widows in the UK - Bennett KM, Chao Q, Roper L, Lowers V.
Relatively little is known about the experiences of Chinese widows, especially those living outside China. This qualitative study examines the experiences of eight Chinese or Hong Kong born widows living in the UK. Using a semi structured approach to inter... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

HKUST researchers reveal new insights into the control of cellular scaffold
(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) HKUST researchers made a breakthrough in understanding how the organization of microtubule cytoskeleton is controlled, revealing an aspect ofγTuRC's regulation and demonstrated a previously unknown function of PolD1, a conserved protein that is widely recognized for its role in DNA replication and repair. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 29, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scarlet fever soars to the highest level for 50 years
Researchers from Public Health England found more than 19,000 cases were reported in 2016. Outbreaks of the infection have occurred in Vietnam, China, South Korea and Hong Kong. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese healthcare platform Ping An Good Doctor prepares IPO
China ’s largest online healthcare platform, Ping An Good Doctor, is working on its initial public offering on the Hong Kong stock exchange for up to $1 billion USD, South China Morning Post reported.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 27, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

A comparison of positive youth development against depression and suicidal ideation in youth from Hong Kong and the Netherlands - Leung CLK, Bender M, Kwok SYCL.
This study tests the buffering effects of positive youth development (PYD) factors against depression and suicidal ideation across Hong Kong and Dutch students. METHODS We collected data on depression, suicidal ideation, history of child... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New study links air pollution to lower sperm counts, part of 40-year trend that may cause humans to become extinct
(Natural News) A new study by Chinese academics has found a link between higher levels of air pollution and lowered sperm counts, a finding that only adds to concerns about eventual human extinction. The study by researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong found that high levels of air pollution were also associated with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men's sperm damaged by air pollution, says new study
Scientists from The Chinese University of Hong Kong found men living in areas of high levels of pollution were far more likely to have sperm of an abnormal size and shape. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor sperm quality linked to air pollution
Study finds ‘strong association’ between high levels of fine particulate matter and abnormal sperm shape - but impact on wider fertility remains unclearHigh levels of air pollution are associated with poor sperm quality and could be partly responsible for the sharp drop in male fertility, according to a new study.A team of scientists, led by researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, studied the sperm of nearly 6,500 men and found a “strong association” between high levels of fine particulate air pollution and “abnormal sperm shape.”Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 22, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Matthew Taylor Tags: Air pollution Health Reproduction Biology Environment Science Society Source Type: news

LivaNova to deal CRM biz to MicroPort for $190m
LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) said today that it inked a deal to sell its cardiac rhythm management business to China’s MicroPort Scientific (HK:00853) for $190 million in cash. The companies, which are already partners in a CRM join venture in the People’s Republic, said the sale for LivaNova’s 900-worker CRM business is slated to close during the second quarter next year. LivaNova, formed by the $2.7 billion merger of Italy’s Sorin and Cyberonics in October 2015, said in September that it was putting the CRM business on the auction block. The business pulled in sales of $249 m...
Source: Mass Device - November 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Cardiac Rhythm Management LivaNova MicroPort Scientific Source Type: news

HKU PhD graduate wins best PhD thesis on urban mobility in developing countries
(The University of Hong Kong) Dr Muhammad Adeel, a PhD graduate at the Department of Urban Planning and Design of the Faculty of Architecture, the University of Hong Kong, won the CODATU Prize for the best PhD thesis on urban mobility in cities of developing countries with his thesis 'Transportation Disadvantage and Social Exclusion in Pakistan'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HKU Professor Kenneth Leung conferred as a Fellow SETAC
(The University of Hong Kong) Professor Kenneth Leung Mei-yee of the Swire Institute of Marine Science and School of Biological Sciences of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has been conferred as a Fellow of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) which currently has about 6500 professional members from over 100 countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 20, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

GE, Golden Meditech ink cord blood storage deal
GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) and Golden Meditech said this week they inked a strategic collaboration deal to provide GE’s integrated and automated digital systems and solutions to Golden Meditech for use in its umbilical cord blood cryopreservation processes. Hong Kong-based Golden Meditech said that umbilical cord blood contains rich hematopoietic stem cells which could facilitate reconstruction of hematopoietic and immune systems with possible applications in stem cell transplantation and other treatments. Through the partnership, Golden Meditech will use fully automated cell processing systems and associated tools...
Source: Mass Device - November 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News GE Healthcare Golden Meditech Holdings Ltd. Source Type: news

Bee or wasp sting - Hon KL, Leung AKC.
While jogging in a local park in Hong Kong, a 55-year-old, previously healthy man was stung on the ventral aspect of his right wrist. The tiny stinger was gently removed with nail cutters and examined under a microscope at 80x magni cation; plucking the st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

HKBU Chinese medicine scholars develop HKBU Chinese medicine scholars develop
(Hong Kong Baptist University) Chinese Medicine scholars at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have succeeded in developing a novel targeted delivery system for CRISPR/Cas9 to achieve therapeutic genome editing of VEGFA in osteosarcoma (OS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HKU researchers generate tomatoes with enhanced antioxidant properties by genetic engineering
(The University of Hong Kong) The School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), in collaboration with the Institut de Biologie Mol é culaire des Plantes (CNRS, Strasbourg, France), has identified a new strategy to simultaneously enhance health-promoting vitamin E by ~6-fold and double both provitamin A and lycopene contents in tomatoes, to significantly boost antioxidant properties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 10, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Trial shows most people will complete treatment for latent TB without direct observation
(American College of Physicians) A phase 4 randomized clinical trial found that self-administered treatment for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) had a high rate of treatment completion in the United States, Spain, and Hong Kong among a diverse patient population. This is significant because transition from latent TB to active disease accounts for an estimated 86 percent of active TB cases in the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Acid reflux drugs could double your risk of stomach cancer
Researchers from the University of Hong Kong and University College London found that acid reflux medications, such as Prilosec, could double your risk of developing stomach cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term PPI use linked to doubled risk for stomach cancer: Study
A study at University College London and the University of Hong Kong suggests long-term use of PPIs for acid reflux may double the risk for stomach cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid reflux drugs linked to increased stomach cancer risk
Conclusion PPIs are commonly used medicines for acid reflux. This may seem like alarming news for the many people in the UK who take them, but it's important to remember that the overall risk of stomach cancer is still very low. This study has several limitations that mean we should be cautious about the results: This type of study can't prove PPIs caused the increased risk of cancer. The increased risk could be down to other factors. Researchers were unable to adjust their figures to take account of some relevant confounding factors, such as alcohol and tobacco use, as these weren't routinely recorded. Almost all the pati...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

The role of previous falls in major osteoporotic fracture prediction in conjunction with FRAX in older Chinese men and women: the Mr. OS and Ms. OS cohort study in Hong Kong - Su Y, Leung J, Kwok T.
Falls are a major concern in terms of fracture risk. Although awareness rising for the absence of falls in the FRAX algorithm, our study only identified the independent predictive role of previous recurrent falls and their better conjunction use with FRAX ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

A field study of the effectiveness and practicality of a novel hybrid personal cooling vest worn during rest in Hong Kong construction industry - Chan APC, Zhang Y, Wang F, Wong FFK, Chan DWM.
A novel hybrid cooling vest (HCV) incorporated with phase change materials (PCMs) and ventilation fans has been developed for construction workers in Hong Kong to attenuate heat stress and prevent heat-related illnesses, and its effectiveness and practical... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news