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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's new HIV cases hit record high with 195 people diagnosed in Q3

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:31am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... be a good thing", he said, because it meant that health officials had a clearer idea of the infection situation in Hong Kong. Wong said UNAids had in July set an "ambitious" target, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong professor finds novel cancer treatment effective in mice

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:22am by Howard Winn

    ... A Chinese University professor has discovered a novel cellular treatment for cancers and tumours in mice that he thinks could lead to a radical change in the way certain kinds of cancer are treated in humans. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Thailand's drug rehab centre The Cabin to open outpatient clinic in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 06:10am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Alice Woodhouse alice.woodhouse@scmp.com HK outpost for Thai rehab centre A Thailand-based addiction rehab centre is to open a Hong Kong clinic to treat its mostly expatriate clientele ... in Central. An average of five expatriates a month from Hong Kong, mostly Western, are treated for alcohol, cocaine, gambling or sex addiction at The Cabin's 50-bed centre in Chiang Mai. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Third locally contracted case of dengue fever confirmed in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 08th 2014, 04:04am by Eddie Lee

    ... also recalled mosquito bites when she was in the Tsing Yi Northeast Park. The patient has not travelled outside Hong Kong recently, nor has she been in the vicinity of the construction site ... In Hong Kong, the centre has so far recorded 97 cases of dengue fever that were contracted elsewhere this year. In 2013 and 2012, 103 and 53 cases were recorded, respectively, and all were ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong health leaders plan no new Ebola steps, despite acknowledging risk

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 03:53am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com No new preventive steps planned, despite local health leaders saying risk is still real City to stay its course on Ebola measures Hong Kong ... the public and medical workers stay vigilant, the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the community can be reduced." Legislator Wong Kwok-hing asked if Hong Kong would consider following the lead ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong has 'highest level' of Ebola prevention control at airport, says health secretary

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 12:37pm by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com HK at 'top readiness' for Ebola threat Hong Kong has adopted the highest possible level of preventive measures at the border to block ... from entering Hong Kong, as the World Health Organisation had not deemed it necessary. "We have raised the preventive measures at the border to the highest possible level we can," Ko ...

  7. 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

    ... of Ebola infection in HK The risk of an Ebola sufferer flying directly into Hong Kong is minimal, a study suggests, but the city could be at greater risk from an outbreak in mainland China. ... It concluded that an average of 2.8 infected travellers could be expected to leave the three West African states by air every month. While Hong Kong was not among the top 25 final destinations, three ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong man becomes first to contract dengue fever locally for four years

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:50am by Amy Nip

    ... It is not contagious. Most cases in Hong Kong involve people who travelled outside the city. "The patient lives in Pok Hong Estate in Sha Tin," Centre for Health Protection controller Dr Leung ... said. The man visited Guangzhou last month, but the trip fell outside the two-week incubation period for dengue, indicating the disease must have been contracted in Hong Kong. The centre said ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

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

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

    ... creates 'mini jet lag' Astronomer Dr Jason Pun Chun-shing of the University of Hong Kong's department of physics has been studying light pollution for nearly a decade. He says people often ask him if he is crazy. Hong Kong is supposed to be bright, they say. Why are you even talking about light being some kind of pollution? The is famous for its nightscape: neon signs ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong takes extra steps to block spread of Ebola virus

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com HK takes extra steps to block Ebola virus Hong Kong has strengthened its defences against the deadly Ebola virus, gathering information about ... the five countries entered Hong Kong every day. He said the additional measures would require no extra staff at present. Health promotion leaflets have also been distributed at the airport, ...




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