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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557217/china-seals-entire-city-gansu-after-resident-dies-bubonic-plague
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Study gives parents a wake-up call over hidden dangers of snoring snoozers

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 11:09am by Emily Tsang

    ... apnea (OSA), an obstruction of the upper airway. The condition reduces oxygen in the blood and can lead to hypertension as early as kindergarten age. Poor sleep quality could also cause children ... other treatments for those whose snoring could not be controlled. These included medication, non-invasive ventilation such as continuous positive airway pressure, and surgery.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550930/study-gives-parents-wake-call-over-hidden-dangers-snoring-snoozers
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Low-tar cigarette lawsuit not over, as campaigner vows to keep up health fight

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... a claim against a tobacco company had been accepted by a mainland court. All previous attempts had failed. "I was told the case was accepted as a usual commercial fraud case. It was too late ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556672/low-tar-cigarette-lawsuit-not-over-campaigner-vows-keep-health-fight
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKUST scientists invent new water purifier

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... to HK$20 per unit to produce and can run on two AA batteries for up to six months, is being tested at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei. If all goes well, it could replace hospitals' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555437/hkust-scientists-invent-new-water-purifier
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Private hospitals may be forced to reveal fee details

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by Emily Tsang

    ... criticised most private hospitals for not giving patients enough price information before treatment and accused the government of being lax in regulating them. The plan would require all private ... of treatment in advance so they could make comparisons between different providers. Yesterday, the source explained that this would be achieved by issuing a fee schedule for each hospital to list all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555516/private-hospitals-may-be-forced-reveal-fee-details
  6. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:36pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... not it is genuine, and, apart from the misery involved, it imposes a huge financial cost on all our economies. And the price tag for ill health and premature death appears set to soar. A recent World ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1555349/sick-workers-cost-economies-billions
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    US boy develops itchy rash from his iPad amid reports of nickel allergies

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:14pm by AP

    ... but he developed a different rash all over his body that didn't respond to usual treatment. Skin testing showed he had a nickel allergy, and doctors traced it to an iPad his family had ... putting it in a protective case, she said. Whether all iPad models and other Apple devices contain nickel is uncertain. Apple spokesman Chris Gaither said the company had no comment. Nickel rashes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554242/us-boy-develops-itchy-rash-his-ipad-amid-reports-nickel-allergies
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Anthrax probe reveals new bird flu safety breach in bioterror lab

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:22am by Reuters

    ... studies on the kind of research they were conducting- it does not name any of the responsible individuals and CDC has not said how any will be disciplined, if at all. The agency said ... the anthrax incident, investigators found scientists working with the deadly bacteria failed to follow an approved, written study plan that met all safety requirements. The scientists lacked standard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552459/anthrax-probe-reveals-new-bird-flu-safety-breach-bioterror-lab
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:47pm by NYT

    ... all bad news. People need access to antibiotics. But there is appropriate use and misuse." Among the results researchers found most troubling was the sharp rise in consumption ... on a per-person basis. Per capita consumption also increased substantially in Australia and New Zealand, and all of the high-income Asian countries ranked among the top per capita consumers. Within ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552271/growing-middle-class-popping-more-pills-worrying-antibiotic-study-shows
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Health care as a family affair: Shanghai’s family doctor scheme is slow to gain acceptance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:29pm by Alice Yan

    ... Shanghai's family doctor system has not diverted as many patients as hoped. "Our family doctor system has just made a start, and the ideal scenario hasn't been reached at all," said ... all of its 240 community health centres with family doctors by the end of this year, and to require all of its residents to sign up with them by 2020. Zhu is sceptical that this will improve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1552151/health-care-family-affair-shanghais-family-doctor-scheme-slow-gain

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