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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New treatment can help people with peanut allergies to build tolerance

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 06:19pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Four former peanut allergy sufferers acan eat a handful of peanuts a day after taking part in pioneering medical study Peanut allergies: study makes breakthrough Four children who would once have suffered an allergic rea ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  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 ... employed doctors to run separate clinics for medical procedures. These were usually found in residential or commercial buildings. He agreed the government should ensure all operating theatres met ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dead liposuction patient was new mum

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Clifford Lo, Patsy Moy and Shirley Zhao

    ... Tin. She lived on the 17th floor of the same building. Ng Se-ching, who works in a hair salon next to the dance school, said Lee was always ready with a greeting. He described her ... the Regrowth clinic on the seventh floor of the Kincheng Commercial Centre yesterday were stopped in the lobby by the building's security guards. Attempts to contact Dr Kwan, the clinic ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Superbug cases on the rise at Hong Kong's public hospitals

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:15am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... and contamination in buildings were all getting in the way of efforts to tackle the bugs. Cases of two other superbugs, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus and carbapenem-resistant ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Campaigners call for blanket ban on tobacco advertising in China

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:35am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... The venues where tobacco advertising is banned are also likely to be extended to include public areas and buildings such as libraries, museums, parks, hospitals, schools, and public transport. ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Concerns over food safety build in Taiwan after scandals

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

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Incidents involving how edible oil companies label their products have damaged trust in entire industry trying to rebuild its reputation 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 ...

  9. 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 ... quality in old buildings and clean the buildings regularly. The buildings’ landlords should also be held responsible for providing their tenants with basic environmental hygiene, he said.   ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    One billion people still defecate in public despite health risks, says UN

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:58pm by Reuters

    ... disparities and high numbers of deaths of children under five years old. Attempts to improve sanitation have focused on building latrines, but the UN says money was wasted. Attitudes, ...




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