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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Surgeon helped quake survivors live again

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

    ... in Wenchuan. "Each truck could carry 40 to 50 bodies," he says from his office in Central, while showing photographs from that time. Poon, a specialist in orthopaedics and traumatology, has ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Prince Philip Dental Hospital used contaminated water, documents show

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

    ... with the water problem when they are not informed?" he asked. Central and Western district councillor Wong Kin-shing plans a survey to see if any patients were affected. "The hospital ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical Council demands new misconduct body amid fears errors swept under the carpet

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:24pm by CANNIX YAU

    ... and the government for a central complaints committee to probe cases in both the public and private systems. Lau says his move was prompted by concerns that many cases of gross negligence, misconduct ... "there is much room for improvement on this matter". Lau claimed the best way to resolve this conflict was to set up a central committee to handle all complaints of medical misconduct. ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    30,000 people quarantined in China after resident dies of pneumonic plague

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 06:47pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... broadcaster China Central Television said. The nine-day quarantine period ends tomorrow. All people, vehicles and objects have been banned from exiting the old downtown area of the city and another ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Measles makes a comeback in China as vaccination falters among migrant workers

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... there were still more than 6,000 reported by the health authorities. Amid warnings the number of cases is likely to keep on rising, doctors have urged the central government to push vaccination. ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak ion West Africa 'totally out of control'

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 01:17am by AP

    ... people were very mobile and had spread to even more densely populated areas. The disease typically struck sparsely populated areas in central or eastern Africa and so was less easily spread, he ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Paint factory in Hunan town closed after state media reports 300 children suffer lead poisoning

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:02am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... the national limit, was likely the result of them chewing on pencils at school. Su Genlin, the chief of Dapu town, told China Central Television that "when the children were studying in school ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Nation's drinking water pipelines contaminated with micro-organisms, say experts

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:06am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... question whether the central government would commit to the funding, and if replacement is the most efficient solution. Water safety on the mainland has come under scrutiny following a tap water ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Wine tax 'won't stop young binge drinkers'

    Posted May 17th 2014, 04:02am by Christy Choi

    ... of La Cabane, a wine bistro on Hollywood Road in Central. "Usually it's spirits or beer, and spirits are already taxed so highly, it still doesn't stop the 18- to 24-year-olds ... represents the restaurants and bars in the nightlife district in Central, believes education is the best way forward. "[A tax] won't affect us much, because most of our customers ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangzhou begins trial ban of live poultry sales after H7N9 wet market tests

    Posted May 05th 2014, 11:19pm by Mimi Lau, LO WEI

    ... by 2024. Currently, it affects 298 live poultry stalls at 82 wet markets in Yuexiu district, and in parts of Tianhe, Liwan and Panyu districts, where vendors will sell centrally slaughtered ... day of the ban as businesses tried to minimise losses. "I'm afraid my business will no longer be viable, so I need to wait and see. No one buys centrally slaughtered chickens, ...




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