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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Mystery as hundreds of young Chinese workers are dying in their sleep

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:22am by Andrea Chen

    ... the analysis as saying. It said that long working hours as well as poor sanitation and ventilation in their living and working spaces might have put the workers at higher risk. Workers' rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557127/more-young-males-dying-mysteriously-their-sleep-dongguan
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical Council could face major surgery as government plans reforms

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:50pm by Emily Tsang

    ... condemnation of the watchdog for being overly protective of doctors and ineffective in protecting patients' rights. The government aims to table the reform proposal to the Legislative Council ... as lay members. Patients' Rights Association spokesman Tim Pang Hung-cheong described the planned reforms as long overdue. He said the council needed to address its shortcomings and restore ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555353/medical-council-could-face-major-surgery-government-plans-reforms
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola death toll rises to 518 in west Africa

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:17am by AFP

    ... and unstoppable bleeding. Ebola is believed to be carried by animals hunted for meat, notably bats. It spreads among humans via bodily fluids including sweat, meaning you can get sick from simply touching ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550015/ebola-death-toll-rises-518-west-africa
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Even light drinkers have increased risk of heart disease, says study

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:48pm by AGENCIES

    ... but it was impressive and "rightly concludes we should not accept the dogma that alcohol drinking is good for us". Light-to-moderate drinking is generally considered to be consumption of between 12 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552274/even-light-drinkers-have-increased-risk-heart-disease-says-study
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Fear and ignorance help spread of killer Ebola virus in west Africa

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:09pm by GDN

    ... frequently before burial. Ebola has a fatality rate of up to 90 per cent and is transmitted through contact with body fluids of infected people or animals, even after death. A doctor in Sierra Leone ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545751/fear-and-ignorance-help-spread-killer-ebola-virus-west-africa
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Sun worshippers beware: tanning may be addictive, study warns

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 03:19am by Reuters

    ... to humans. Regular UV radiation exposure led to physical dependence and addictive behaviour in the mice, the study found. The animals even exhibited withdrawal symptoms- shaking, tremors and teeth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1537731/sun-worshippers-beware-tanning-may-be-addictive-study-warns
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Strain on Hong Kong's health system increases as government dithers over reform

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... and tired Late last year, Yim Man-fung, 72, had cataract surgery on her right eye- after waiting for treatment at a public hospital for 10 years. She was finally able to afford to get treated ... system," said Tim Pang Hung-cheong, a patients' rights advocate with the Society for Community Organisation. The government met half of the city's health expenses in 2007-08- HK$39 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537954/strains-health-system-rise-government-dithers-over-reform
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Superbug cases on the rise at Hong Kong's public hospitals

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:15am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... for VRE. Tsang said VRE was common in the community and could also be found in animals. He said MDRA could survive for long periods even in a harsh, dry environment. It was especially hazardous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531998/superbug-cases-rise-hong-kongs-public-hospitals
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Arthritis breakthrough: 3-D printer and stem-cell solution used to create cartilage

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:36am by MCT

    ... of arthritis. She endured shoulder pain and more recent problems with right-knee pain, which she likens to being stabbed with a knife. Round-the-clock pain medication is a must. "I try not to let ... Using a solution containing the patient's stem cells, along with growth factors and scaffolding material, the 3-D printer constructs actual cartilage in the right shape to replace damaged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1514370/arthritis-breakthrough-3-d-printer-and-stem-cell-solution-used
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Authority sets out plans to tackle mental illness

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:44am by CANNIX YAU

    ... to be looking to reduce the ratio of managers to patients from about one to 55 to one to 50. Tim Pang Hung-cheong, spokesman for the Patients' Rights Association, welcomed the measures but said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1526934/authority-sets-out-plans-tackle-mental-illness

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