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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    US boy develops itchy rash from his iPad amid reports of nickel allergies

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:14pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Chicago Boy develops itchy rash from his iPad Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common ... but he developed a different rash all over his body that didn't respond to usual treatment. Skin testing showed he had a nickel allergy, and doctors traced it to an iPad his family had ...

  2. 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

    ... would begin to report and test all those who developed fever after travelling to three affected countries in Africa within 21 days. The patients would be placed in one of 59 isolation rooms ... Kong woman who tested negative developed a fever on Tuesday, a source at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Jordan said. She was in stable condition in isolation.   ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Pneumonic plague quarantine lifted in Gansu after no new cases reported

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:46pm by Nectar Gan

    ... by outsiders every day, Qiao added. “The situation was fine here. It didn’t cause much inconvenience,” said a woman surnamed Lie, who works in a bank. Mainland media reported that the 38-year-old victim whose death caused the quarantine had come across a dead marmot on July 13. He chopped it up to feed to his dog, but developed a fever the same day and was taken to People’s Hospital ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dead man's family says hospital ignored him

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by Emily Tsang

    ... at the Yan Chai Hospital in Tsuen Wan neglected a small wound on Yuen Chung-kun's back, his children say. They say it developed into a tennis ball-sized ulcer with a bacterial infection ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong diabetes patients as young as 3, while one fifth under 40

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 02:34pm by Emily Tsang

    ... the result as "alarming". She said that young patients were at a higher risk of developing fatal complications. "More complications arising from the illness are expected ... patients were considered to be slim, while 60 per cent had a family history of diabetes. Luk said that people who developed diabetes before the age of 40 had a 35 per cent greater risk ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU's HK$200m bill for mainland hospital

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by Amy Nip

    ... consultancy to make recommendations on the hospital's development. The report is to be considered at a council meeting today. The HK$200 million incurred "has not and would not involve ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cheap cream can boost flu jabs for elderly, HKU study shows

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by Emily Tsang

    ... protection from the flu vaccine and there is no need for them to use this method," he said. Patients who applied the cream on their arms before receiving a jab developed no significant side ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKUST scientists invent new water purifier

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... Michael de Waal-Montgomery michael.dwm@scmp.com Tiny device may clean your water without cleaning out your bank account Scientists invent new water purifier A research team ... the device developed as a household product," he said.   ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bid to cut strokes in a heartbeat

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com New 30-second test aims to screen 60,000 Hongkongers for abnormal heart rhythms, which raise risk of developing host of health problems Bid to cut strokes ... People with abnormal heartbeats are five times more likely to suffer from strokes and have a higher risk of developing other health problems that can lead to heart failure, said Dr David Siu ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Free tests will use mobile technology to screen for abnormal heartbeats

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:30pm by Emily Tsang

    ... seconds will see if their heartbeat is a cause for concern. The technology, developed in the United States, has a 99 per cent accuracy rate, said Dr Michael Chan Pak-hei of the HKU’s department of medicine. People with abnormal heartbeats are five times more likely to suffer from strokes, and are at increased risk of developing other problems in the long term that can lead to heart failure. ...




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