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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Local Ebola epidemic unlikely thanks to Hong Kong's experience, expert says

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Lana Lam

    ... Piot, 65, told the Sunday Morning Post. "Hong Kong has experienced big epidemics of flu and Sars and the main reason is because they are airborne. In a highly densely populated city, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582041/local-ebola-epidemic-unlikely-thanks-hong-kongs-experience-expert
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Potential life-saver takes risk from nuts

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:27pm by Reuters

    ... allergic reactions in about 0.9 per cent of the US population, including about 400,000 school-age children. Anaphylaxis symptoms can include difficulty breathing, low blood pressure, swelling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581257/potential-life-saver-takes-risk-nuts
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    New study questions conventional wisdom on health threat from salt

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:43pm by AP

    ... to trim sodium in processed and restaurant foods. The first study's leader, Dr Salim Yusuf of McMaster University's Population Health Research Institute in Hamilton, Ontario, urged ... strength- more than 100,000 people in 17 countries, the largest on this topic. It is also from a general population, not just people at high risk of heart disease, as many past studies have been. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573663/new-study-questions-conventional-wisdom-health-threat-salt
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong to probe Colgate toothpaste over cancer-linked ingredient

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:32pm by Phila Siu, Bloomberg

    ... where we are testing these chemicals on the human population. I love the idea they are all safe," Zoeller said. "But when we have studies on animals that suggest otherwise, I think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572441/hong-kong-customs-probe-report-colgate-total-toothpaste-contains
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    British parliamentarians urge health warnings for alcohol

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 08:08pm by GDN

    ... population health need". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571471/british-parliamentarians-urge-health-warnings-alcohol
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong medical workers 'put at risk in Ebola scare'

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by SAMUEL CHAN, Emily Tsang, BRIAN YAP

    ... populated places often frequented by high-risk tourists, such as Chungking Mansions, to put in place the highest level of preventive measures," she said. Yesterday morning at Chungking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571567/hong-kong-medical-workers-put-risk-ebola-scare
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chronic illness affects more than 25 per cent of population

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... representing about 28.1 per cent of the population, the report revealed. And the older one gets, the higher the chance of suffering from a chronic disease. Some 73.7 per cent of those aged over 64 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1122527/chronic-illness-affects-more-25-cent-population
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong installs detection systems as WHO declares Ebola a global problem

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 11:45pm by Emily Tsang, Zhuang Pinghui and Agencies

    ... population in Guangzhou to carry the disease into Hong Kong. Comparing Ebola with severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars), which claimed 299 lives in Hong Kong in 2003, Yuen said Ebola, though less ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569613/hong-kong-steps-border-measures-who-declares-ebola-global-emergency
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola-hit Liberia fears starvation as quarantine blocks food supplies

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AFP

    ... and Chad has suspended all flights from Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country. Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia are the nations hardest hit by the epidemic, which the  WHO has called ... second-most populous country of 1.25 billion people has nearly 45,000 nationals living in the four west African countries affected by Ebola. Officials said there was a possibility of some of them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570771/ebola-hit-liberia-fears-starvation-quarantine-blocks-food-supplies
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chronic shortage of doctors in Hong Kong will not be resolved for years, report warns

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 11:46pm by Emily Tsang

    ... extra beds and 6,200 more doctors by 2041, when the government expects the city's population to have grown to 8.5 million. The findings come as the Medical Council considers easing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567939/pressure-more-foreign-doctors-meet-chronic-shortage-hong-kong

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