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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Woman fighting for right to keep placenta has baby; disputed organ ‘chilling’ in fridge

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 12:07pm by Kylie Knott

    ... was a violation of her human rights: “It’s my body and I should be able to do with it what I want.”   ... Kylie Knott kylie.knott@scmp.com Placenta on ice as row over its fate simmers An American woman locked in a battle with a public hospital over the right to keep her placenta has given ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581100/new-mother-says-hong-kong-hospital-still-refuses-hand-over-her
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Prince Philip Dental Hospital used contaminated water, documents show

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:37pm by Olga Wong

    ... lab. A student had also found coliform bacteria- usually detected in human faeces- in the water supply when conducting research in April for a thesis, a source close to the hospital said. ... to rule out the existence of pathogenic bacteria, such as ones that cause legionnaires' disease. "The hospital should adhere to high standards and patients' rights should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580724/prince-philip-dental-hospital-used-contaminated-water-documents-show
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Potential life-saver takes risk from nuts

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:27pm by Reuters

    ... patented, human clinical data, does not change physical characteristics of the peanut." The treatment is effective whether peanuts were whole, broken into pieces or ground into flour, USDA ... School of Medicine performed skin-prick tests to validate the research results on human test subjects, USDA said. "Peanuts are increasingly used in food products, which make it difficult ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581257/potential-life-saver-takes-risk-nuts
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak could top 20,000 cases, says World Health Organisation

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:50am by AP

    ... director-general for emergency operations, said. Separately yesterday, the US National Institutes of Health announced it would start testing an experimental Ebola vaccine in humans next week. The vaccine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581627/ebola-outbreak-could-top-20000-cases-says-world-health-organisation
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's only remedy for Ebola is a breast cancer drug

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang, Arthur Chan

    ... was denied supplies of other drugs being tested against the deadly virus. The medicine, which has shown promise in treating Ebola infections in mice, has never been tested in humans for this purpose. ... with a fatality rate of 54 per cent, has killed more than 1,200 people in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. It spreads through human-to-human transmission with infection resulting from direct ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577156/hong-kongs-only-remedy-ebola-breast-cancer-drug
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Surgeon helped quake survivors live again

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Annemarie Evans

    ... had collapsed, killing hundreds of students and teachers. "Our first-aid tent was right in front of the high school rubble," Poon recalls. "We had a team of seven people. Two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581490/surgeon-helped-quake-survivors-live-again
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak will take ‘six months’ to bring under control, says MSF

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:13am by AFP

    ... city. “Right now we have no past experience with in urban setting,” said Liu. Athletes barred As countries around the world stepped up measures to contain the disease, the International Olympics ... called VSV-EBOV, which has shown promise in animal research but never been tested on humans, would also be distributed through the WHO. MSF’s Liu warned against focusing on drugs. “In the short ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574152/ebola-outbreak-toll-has-been-vastly-underestimated-warns-who
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong to probe Colgate toothpaste over cancer-linked ingredient

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:32pm by Phila Siu, Bloomberg

    ... on first conviction. Some questions about triclosan's potential impact on health are, by nature, unanswerable. This was because humans were exposed to dozens of chemicals that may interact ... where we are testing these chemicals on the human population. I love the idea they are all safe," Zoeller said. "But when we have studies on animals that suggest otherwise, I think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572441/hong-kong-customs-probe-report-colgate-total-toothpaste-contains
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of surgical objects left in bodies of Hong Kong patients hits four-year high

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:04am by Erin Hale

    ... per quarter is 3.6. Tim Pang Hung-cheong, spokesman for the Patients' Rights Association, said the number of incidents needed to be monitored closely. "It is only a single [digit] ... to instrument breaks during an operation without staff realising it, or because of human error. After surgery, nurses are typically assigned to count the number of instruments removed, but mistakes can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564094/number-surgical-objects-left-bodies-hong-kong-patients-hits-four-year
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mystery surrounds chicken deaths at Hong Kong farm as toll hits 3,500

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by Phila Siu

    ... died of Newcastle disease, it was unlikely humans would be infected. Newcastle disease is a contagious virus that affects many domestic and wild avian species and has caused mass chicken deaths ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571554/bird-flu-ruled-out-chicken-deaths-yuen-long-farm-hit-3500

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