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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

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

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

    ... 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. ... Tung-ping, of the University of Hong Kong medicine faculty's surgery department. Although Asia accounts for over 80 per cent of global liver cancer deaths each year, it did not have its own ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573016/hku-researchers-new-liver-cancer-system-helps-prolong-patients-lives
  5. 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
  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

    ... 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
  7. 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 peninsula Asian countries should keep their guard against the deadly Middle East respiratory virus, although it is unlikely to spread to the region, a World Health Organisation expert said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551081/mers-virus-unlikely-spread-asia-world-health-organisation
  8. 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
  9. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:36pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... Economic Forum study estimated that the six key contributors to premature death and poor health- cardiovascular disease, strokes, diabetes, respiratory illness, cancer and mental ill health- would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1555349/sick-workers-cost-economies-billions
  10. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Cigarette makers ignore Indonesia health warning label deadline

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:34pm

    ... Associated Press in Jakarta Tobacco-related illnesses kill at least 200,000 each year in country with world's highest rate of smoking among men aged over 15 Tobacco companies have largely ignored an Indonesian deadline to put graphic health warnings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540253/cigarette-makers-ignore-indonesia-health-warning-label-deadline

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