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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Asbestos inspection sparks health concerns among building residents

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... after a building contractor handed out flyers saying it was inspecting it for asbestos, a cancer-causing substance. People who have been living at 111 Mount Butler Road, Jardine's Lookout, for years say they have not been told of the extent of the problem, and fear a lack of information about asbestos is a chronic problem across the city. "There was an inspection around five ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1027890/asbestos-inspection-sparks-health-concerns-among-building-residents
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mystery surrounds chicken deaths at Hong Kong farm as toll hits 3,500

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by Phila Siu

    ... That process was underway, it added. "Officers [on Monday] commenced inspections at all local chicken farms. No abnormalities have been observed at the 14 farms inspected so far," a spokesman said. "Inspection of the remaining chicken farms will continue." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571554/bird-flu-ruled-out-chicken-deaths-yuen-long-farm-hit-3500
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cancer patients receiving radiotherapy may be at higher risk of vascular diseases and stroke: study

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:25pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... as the blocked artery- to 1.2 per cent. The treatment had a similar effectiveness on atherosclerotic stenosis, when arteries thicken because of a build-up of white blood cells, the study showed. Chu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572152/cancer-patients-receiving-radiotherapy-may-be-higher-risk-vascular
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Woman dies after receiving liposuction at hair treatment centre

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 07:48pm by Emily Tsang, Danny Mok and Johnny Tam

    ... Centre, on the seventh floor of a commercial building in Carnarvon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. Complications emerged at 3.30pm and she was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei. She ... lax," said Dr Walter King Wing-keung, president of the Hong Kong Association of Cosmetic Surgery. "There is no inspection to check whether the facilities of these so-called medical clinics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541106/woman-dies-after-receiving-liposuction-hair-treatment-centre
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Arthritis patients set to miss out as charity is hit with huge rent rise

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Emily Tsang

    ... the city's population is ageing but also because younger people are falling victim to osteoarthritis. Set up to build and run public housing, the Housing Authority has long faced accusations of being too focused on the bottom line. The authority has reserves of HK$68 billion, but last month hit public housing tenants with a 10 per cent rent rise as it seeks to raise cash to build more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562857/arthritis-patients-set-miss-out-charity-hit-huge-rent-rise
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Concerns over food safety build in Taiwan after scandals

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 03:57pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... Concerns over food safety build in Taiwan The recent announcement by the Taiwanese government that a new task force would help stamp out food safety problems was greeted with scepticism by many ... food scares in Taiwan. "We must take proactive action and strengthen our inspection of staple food products for possible irregularities," Ma said on October 23. Taiwan currently ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1348274/concerns-over-food-safety-build-taiwan-after-scandals
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Senior doctor leading fight against Ebola contracts the virus in Sierra Leone

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 10:37am by Reuters in Freetown

    ... disease are diarrhoea, vomiting and internal and external bleeding. Part of Liberia’s Health Ministry was destroyed on Wednesday when Monrovia resident Edward Deline set fire to the building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558008/senior-doctor-leading-fight-against-ebola-contracts-virus-sierra-leone
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    ‘Dirty’ air in subdivided flats pose health hazards

    Posted May 21st 2014, 05:06pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... could lead to inadequate ventilation, which would promote the growth of bacterial and fungal colonies. Poor building conditions, such as water seepage and leaking sewage systems, could release ... residents’ respiratory systems, especially children with asthma, Lai said. World Green Organisation chief executive William Yu Yuen-ping said the government should conduct more inspections on air ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1517263/dirty-air-subdivided-flats-pose-health-hazards
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:47pm by NYT

    ... and a uniform system for reporting antibiotic use. "The more we wait, the more resistance builds up," Van Boeckel said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552271/growing-middle-class-popping-more-pills-worrying-antibiotic-study-shows
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    US study finds that three-dimension mammograms detect cancer better

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:14am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post US study shows the technology reduces the number of women needing re-examination 3D mammograms detect cancer better, say doctors Adding three-dimensional mammography to conventional digital inspection substantially improved detection of invasive breast cancers and reduced the number of women called back for re-examination, according to the first large study ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1540460/us-study-finds-three-dimension-mammograms-detect-cancer-better

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