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Myopia, Short-sightedness Rates Very High In East Asia

Around 80% to 90% of school-leavers in major East Asian cities like China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and South Korea suffer from myopia or short-sightedness. This represents an enormous burden of disease that will lead to further problems in the future, as 10 to 20% of those affected suffer from 'high' myopia that can ultimately lead to loss of vision, impaired vision, as well as blindness.
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Asian economic rankings

News : Daily Chart (2 years ago)

South Korea may soon be richer than Japan FOR years, Japan was Asia’s richest and most powerful economy. It was the first Asian economy to industrialise, and the emerging Asian tigers—Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and la... Read Post

Tiny SCADpad Asia Apartment Captures the Spirit of Hong Kong for Just $40,000

Lifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat (20 hours ago)

To mirror Hong Kong's culture, SCADpad Asia combines East Asian symbolism with water motifs to reference the port city's coastal surroundings. Designed by SCAD painting alumnus Will Penny, a pastel-colored geometric facade wraps aro... Read Post

Confusion in Asia as Apple’s iPhone 5 is unavailable for pre-order in Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan

Technology : The Next Web Blog (2 years ago)

When Apple’s iPhone 5 goes on sale next Friday, it will launch in a record three Asian countries: Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong. However, Apple’s would-be customers in Asia were... Read Post

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