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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New technique boosts regrowth in liver cancer patients

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 01:51pm by LO WEI

    ... is in the larger right lobe, cutting this part of the liver away creates a high risk of liver failure in patients with a small liver or poor liver function. Now, using an ultrasonic dissector, the two lobes can be initially just separated, allowing the smaller left lobe to grow with the main blood vessel attached, while the right lobe is still able to function. After seven to 10 days, when ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bureau denies plan to cancel toxic pesticide ban is 'health risk'

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 05:44pm by Emily Tsang

    ... in animals. But the bureau says it poses only a "minimal" risk, as a 60kg person would have to consume 360g of potatoes containing triphenyltin hydroxide every day over a long time ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Animal mothers tailor milk for offspring of different sexes

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:26am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Do boys and girls need different milk? A special blend of mother's milk just for girls? New research shows animal mothers are customising their milk in surprising ways, depending on whether they have male or female offspring. The studies raise questions for human babies, too- about how hospitals choose the donor milk used for premature arrivals, ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO officials say deadly West Africa Ebola outbreak could last months

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:52am by Associated Press in Conakry, Guinea

    ... Without Borders) of bringing the virus to the country. He emphasised that experts know how to stop infections and that, with the right preventative measures, the risk of infection is low. But he ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Too much meat and cheese is as bad as smoking, US study suggests

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 09:20pm by GDN

    ... on longevity. High levels of dietary animal protein in people under 65 years of age was linked to a fourfold increase in their risk of death from cancer or diabetes, and almost double the risk of dying ... who ate a protein-rich diet, compared with those on a low-protein diet. But whereas middle-aged people who consumed a lot of animal protein tended to die younger from diseases, the same diet ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Gene mapping used by US scientists to combat food poisoning

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:29pm by AP

    ... in foodborne outbreaks, the technology would increase investigators' ability to nab the right culprit, he said. "This is going to change everything as far as source attribution," Price ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Scientists are closing in on drugs that may stop the deadly Ebola virus

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:56am by Bloomberg

    ... the Aids-causing virus that also jumped from animals to humans in Africa, had spawned dozens of approved drugs and a US$14 billion market, the small number of Ebola cases was a deterrent for big drug ... the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is transmitted to people through the blood and other secretions of wild animals such as chimpanzees, gorillas, bats and porcupines, according to the WHO. Humans ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    First H7N9 found on Chinese poultry farm

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:13am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Business Daily of Macau reported. Xinhua said that samples taken from the Doumen district farm by the provincial centre for animal disease control tested positive for H7N9 on Friday. The results ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Gene therapy and new antiretroviral offer hope of better HIV treatment

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:37pm by GDN

    ... with the mutation lack the right protein, called CCR5, so HIV cannot get inside their immune cells. The trial centred on 10 men and two women, aged 31 to 54. All were HIV positive. The scientists began ... York, researchers injected 12 macaques with an experimental drug called GSK 744LA. They exposed them to the HIV virus weekly until the animals became infected. On average, the drug stopped ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    In the face of escalating physical violence, outspoken Chinese doctors take grievances online

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:20am by WU NAN

    ... to open a first-class private hospital with an epidemiology research centre. "The current medical system has limited patients' rights to know and choose their treatments," she says. ... The major problems in Chinese society exist because the growing awareness of civil rights runs up against outdated laws. The main cause of violence against Chinese doctors is the failure of the rule ...




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