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  1. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Mers virus unlikely to spread in Asia: World Health Organisation

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila World Health Organisation downplays risks to Asia from Sars-related Middle East respiratory virus, which has killed at least 287 people in the Arabian ... for communicable diseases in the Western Pacific. The relatives of those infected have not been showing any signs of catching it, he added. “The risk to almost everyone in the world is extremely low.” Mark ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551081/mers-virus-unlikely-spread-asia-world-health-organisation
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU researchers' new liver cancer system helps prolong patients' lives

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... in the international medical journal Gastroenterology in June. In July, it was recommended as a regional standard at the annual Asia-Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Expert Meeting, Yau said. He added that he ... cancer system proves a life-saver Hong Kong researchers have developed Asia's first system that classifies liver cancer patients into different stages to receive more targeted treatment. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573016/hku-researchers-new-liver-cancer-system-helps-prolong-patients-lives
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong is not equipped to study the Ebola virus

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by Jessie Lau and Emily Tsang

    ... Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation high-level meeting on health and the economy, Dr Ko Wing-man, secretary for food and Health, reiterated his concern over the threat posed by the disease. "Many ... currently operating in Asia- one in Wuhan, one in Singapore, and two in India. Although there are two BSL4 facilities in Japan, they are currently not in use because of opposition from locals, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574397/hong-kong-not-equipped-study-ebola-virus
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Battle lines drawn on instant noodles after US study cites heart risks

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by AP

    ... noodle Instant noodles carry a broke-college-student aura in North America, but they are an essential, even passionate, part of life for many in South Korea, Hong Kong and across East Asia. A US ... way out of the poverty and destruction of the Korean war into what's now Asia's fourth-biggest economy. Many vividly remember their first taste of the once-exotic treat, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1580099/battle-lines-drawn-instant-noodles-after-us-study-cites-heart
  5. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Ebola scare turns out to be a false alarm in Singapore

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:14pm by AGENCIES

    ... there have been no confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in Asia. Underscoring the fears that the virus might spread to Asia, Korean Air Lines said yesterday it would suspend flights to Kenya. The South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1573548/singapore-tests-nigerian-woman-suspected-case-ebola
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Nigerian staying at Hong Kong's Chungking Mansions tests negative for Ebola

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:47pm by SAMUEL CHAN, Patsy Moy

    ... they have stressed the need for vigilance, given the city’s role as a transport hub and proximity to Guangzhou, home to Asia’s biggest African community. The man at the centre of yesterday’s scare ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570697/nigerian-hong-kong-hospital-suspected-have-ebola-says-centre-health
  7. 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

    ... claiming almost 1,000 lives. By Sunday night tests had confirmed the man did not have Ebola. But Hong Kong should stay vigilant, considering its proximity to Guangzhou, home to Asia's biggest ...

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

    ‘Lifestyle diseases’ are new threat to Asia

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Asia-Pacific countries face challenges from 'lifestyle' diseases and ageing populations, says WHO regional director Asia-Pacific countries face ... obesity. “Over many years, this will lead to huge health care costs. Societies will lose this productive labour power,” he warned. Shin also said ageing populations in some Asia-Pacific countries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1336760/lifestyle-diseases-are-new-threat-asia
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    High alert for Ebola needed in Hong Kong, health minister says after emergency meeting

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:54pm by Emily Tsang and Agence France-Presse

    ... at Princess Margaret Hospital in Kwai Chung while their Ebola test results were pending. Cathay Pacific Airways said it was monitoring the situation although it had no direct or connecting flights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562707/hospitalised-hong-kong-woman-tests-negative-deadly-ebola-virus
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    US$100m Ebola emergency response plan unveiled by WHO's Margaret Chan

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by Emily Tsang

    ... to be a real concern throughout the world," said the organisation's medical director in Asia, Dr Greg Jakubowski. But so far none had conducted any emergency evacuation, as removing staff ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563786/us100m-ebola-emergency-response-plan-unveiled-whos-margaret-chan

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