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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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

    ... at a private clinic, courtesy of HK$12,000 from the Society for Community Organisation. "The surgery took no more than 10 minutes," said Yim, a welfare recipient who lives in Sham Shui Po. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537954/strains-health-system-rise-government-dithers-over-reform
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Disabled woman says service change deprives her of help at home

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:15am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... is suffering the effects of inflexibility and poor monitoring of service providers by the Social Welfare Department. And her family and a lawmaker say the case raises questions about the way ... she was visited every day by nurses from two non-governmental organisations. But problems began when the Social Welfare Department switched her from its Integrated Homecare Service to its new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519375/disabled-woman-says-service-change-deprives-her-help-home
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Sniffer dog can detect cancer with up to 90pc accuracy

    Posted May 20th 2014, 09:22pm by BLOOM

    ... to develop devices that can mimic the animal nose. Dina Zaphiris, a dog trainer who works with canines on federally funded studies in detecting early cancer in humans, is leading the push ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1516359/dog-nose-gives-fresh-hope-early-cancer-diagnosis
  8. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1428699/animal-mothers-tailor-milk-offspring-different-sexes
  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

    ... joints have already shown success in large animals, raising the promise of creating replacement joints for people now dependent on plastic and metal ones. The process could be particularly useful ...

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

    Red wine antioxidant resveratol no magic pill for health, study finds

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:15pm by AFP

    ... influence on inflammation, cardiovascular disease, cancer, or longevity," said the research, led by Richard Semba of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Research on animals has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511339/red-wine-antioxidant-resveratol-no-magic-pill-health-study-finds

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