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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dengue fever surge triggers mosquito alert

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:06am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Protection said. A British volunteer worker died this week after coming down with dengue fever on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The centre's controller, Dr Leung Ting-hung, said two deaths ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1604087/dengue-fever-surge-triggers-mosquito-alert
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    33 sickened by ammonia gas leak in northwestern China

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:29pm by WU NAN

    ... people because of a leak on Sunday afternoon in Yinchuan, the capital of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in the northwest, official state media reported. Four suffered from severe poisoning ... the concentration of the leaked gases. Finally on the third air-quality test around the plant, no ammonia and hydrogen sulfide gases were detected. Several chemical plants across the mainland have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587785/thirty-three-sickened-ammonia-gas-leak-northwestern-capital
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    British citizen with Ebola being evacuated from Sierra Leone

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by AP

    ... British citizen confirmed to be infected with the deadly Ebola disease was being evacuated from Sierra Leone on a jet sent by the Royal Air Force, a Sierra Leone official said yesterday. The World ... by name, and the nationality of the infected WHO employee was not given. The British patient was working at an Ebola treatment centre in eastern Sierra Leone, the region most affected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580366/british-citizen-ebola-being-evacuated-sierra-leone
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    British parliamentarians urge health warnings for alcohol

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

    ... The Guardian in London Report highlights cost to British economy of excessive drinking and rise in liver disease UK MPs urge health warnings for alcohol Health warnings should be compulsory on bottles of wine, beer and spirits to raise awareness of the dangers of excessive drinking and the growing problem of liver disease, a group of British MPs has said. The recommendation ...

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

    Parents reunited with Ashya, but must await ruling before custody

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 01:15am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Malaga Parents reunited with Ashya, but must await ruling before custody The British parents jailed after taking their critically-ill son Ashya King from hospital ... they walked free, after an extradition order against them by British prosecutors was lifted. But officials warned the desperate parents must wait for a custody ruling to know whether they could take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1584760/parents-reunited-ashya-must-await-ruling-custody
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong experts cautious about British aspirin cancer claims

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by Emily Tsang and The Guardian

    ... Emily Tsang and The Guardian HK experts cautious about aspirin cancer claims A British study that recommends people aged 50 to 65 take an aspirin a day to protect themselves from cancer ... outweighed the risks, the British team led by Professor Jack Cuzick, writing in the cancer journal Annals of Oncology, said that by taking low-dose aspirin every day for 10 years, bowel cancer cases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567926/hong-kong-experts-cautious-about-british-aspirin-cancer-claims
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak could top 20,000 cases, says World Health Organisation

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:50am by AP

    ... was developed by the US government and GlaxoSmithKline and the preliminary trial will test the shot in healthy US adults in Maryland. At the same time, British experts will test the same vaccine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581627/ebola-outbreak-could-top-20000-cases-says-world-health-organisation
  8. 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

    ... fear intentional or accidental leaks. Although Hong Kong only has laboratories with a maximum biosafety level of three, local and international experts say that the city does not need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574397/hong-kong-not-equipped-study-ebola-virus
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mosquito crackdown as Japanese encephalitis cases in Hong Kong reach three-year high

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by BRIAN YAP

    ... when a 36-year-old British expatriate fell ill. The man, who lives with his family in Tuen Mun, brought the number of locally acquired cases this year to four- compared to two last year ... radius of the British man's residence," said the head of the department's mosquito risk assessment and advisory unit, Leung Chi-wah. The Briton's infection came less than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572331/encephalitis-cases-spark-mosquito-clampdown
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Obesity increases risk of having 10 common cancers, study shows

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Being overweight boosts the risk of 10 common cancers, said a study of five million British adults that prompted a call yesterday for tougher anti-obesity measures. Researchers calculated that 12,000 cases of these 10 cancers every year in Britain were attributable to excess body weight. And if current trends continue, "there could be over 3,500 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573665/obesity-increases-risk-having-10-common-cancers-study-shows

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