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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Gates Foundation funds 'ultra-thin' condom studies in bid to raise uptake

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:26pm by AFP

    ... condoms through the charitable Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It looks like "there are some technological materials that will be able to maintain a [condom] barrier with a very thin, thin layer", Gates said on Thursday in New Delhi. His foundation has given one grant of US$100,000 to the University of Manchester in the UK to research a condom using a super-light conducive material ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596228/gates-foundation-funds-ultra-thin-condom-studies-bid-raise-uptake
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    How Hong Kong's urban light pollution creates 'mini jet lag'

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:19am by GDN

    ... as the City of Light; the English resort of Blackpool relies for tourism on its annual illuminations, when more than a million bulbs light a distance of 10km. This celebration of artificial lighting ... and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has looked at the impact of light on human physiology, including on alertness, sleep, and melatonin levels. Because humans evolved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1624566/how-hong-kongs-urban-light-pollution-creates-mini-jet-lag
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dental school urged to 'come clean' on blunders

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:37am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Dental school urged to 'come clean' on blunders The city's dental teaching hospital has been urged to "come clean" and disclose its blunders after it was revealed that contaminated water was being used to rinse patients' mouths. Both the Prince Philip Dental Hospital in Sai Ying Pun and government officials are being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1615283/dental-school-urged-come-clean-blunders
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak will hit China, virus pioneer Peter Piot warns

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 02:07pm by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... outbreak of Ebola in China] will happen," said Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He also said that infection control measures at mainland hospitals were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1625753/screening-airport-arrivals-ebola-not-effective-says-co-discoverer
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Completely foreign owned hospitals approved for leading cities

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:53am by Alice Yan

    ... not familiar with medical terms in English." Rich's's hospital has 28 doctors, half of them local and the rest from overseas. It receives up to 50 patients a day, 70 per cent of whom ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1626225/completely-foreign-owned-hospitals-approved-leading-cities
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Scammers cash in on fake Ebola cures

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:32pm by MCT

    ... sent a letter last month to the New Jersey company that runs the Dr Rima website, Natural Solutions Foundation, warning that promoting silver or chocolate as a cure for Ebola was a violation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1623981/scammers-cash-fake-ebola-cures
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Physical exercise can help curb Parkinson's disease, says study

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Kong Parkinson's Disease Foundation found. Parkinson's disease patients often suffer from decreasing physical flexibility, decreasing hand functions, difficulty in walking ... of Parkinson's disease from deteriorating into the late stage. The foundation has also developed a smartphone app to help patients' training at home. But Mak said neither videos nor the app could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620099/physical-exercise-can-help-curb-parkinsons-disease-says-study
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Little risk of Ebola sufferer flying into Hong Kong, but China is another story

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:50am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Kong's School of Public Health. "We hope that the hospitals in China are also preparing themselves to cope with possible exported cases and that there wouldn't be any outbreak," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1624703/little-risk-ebola-sufferer-flying-hong-kong-china-another-story
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Study planned to clear up uncertainties about use of e-cigarettes

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... on the marketing of the products to young people. A survey in 2012 to 2013 found that about 1 per cent of secondary school pupils had used e-cigarettes. In the past two years, the department received 35 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1622336/study-planned-clear-uncertainties-about-use-e-cigarettes
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola fears in US spark overzealous measures against virus

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by AGENCIES

    ... stayed in a hotel 16km from the hospital in which the first case of the virus was diagnosed in America. A Pulitzer-Prize-winning photographer's invitation to speak at a journalism school ... school because the principal had travelled to his brother's funeral in Zambia in southern Africa, far from the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Friday saw a number of false alarms, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620108/ebola-fears-us-spark-overzealous-measures-against-virus

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