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  1. Carriers of deadly virus fail to seek treatment

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In startling findings revealed recently, more than half of 413 hepatitis B carriers identified through free tests in Hong Kong last year revealed that they knew of their status from previous blood donation drives or medical check-ups, but had not had any medical follow-ups. Of these carriers, 27 per cent showed active levels of the virus, which makes them prone to cirrhosis, ...

  2. More hepatitis B carriers among young adults

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Association studied 10,000 couples in the last two decades and found that 6.5 per cent were carriers last year, compared with 5.1 per cent in 2001. This prompted the association to warn young adults ... health issue. More than 90 per cent of liver cancer cases in Hong Kong, the second-largest killer for men, developed from hepatitis B infections. However, by taking extra precautions, carriers ...

  3. Hepatitis carriers sue Taiwan firm for discrimination

    Posted Jun 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng A Shenzhen court has agreed to hear a job discrimination suit lodged by four hepatitis B carriers against two Shenzhen subsidiaries of Taiwan-based computer giant Foxconn. ... (Shenzhen) Company and the Hongfujin Precision Industry Company of rescinding job offers made earlier this year because they were hepatitis B carriers. A Foxconn representative said the company would ...

  4. Hepatitis carriers seek payouts

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Three of 22 workers forced to resign from an electronics factory in Jiangsu last year after testing positive for hepatitis B have appealed to a city tribunal for compensation. The workers were forced to leave their jobs at Cal-Comp Optical Electronics (Suzhou) in Wujiang when a company-sponsored physical check-up in November revealed they were carriers of the virus, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, April 14, 2013

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:57am

    ... suggests the link "may be generalisable across cultures", the paper said. Why facial bulk appears to be so important in sporting success is unclear. AFP ...

  6. Hepatitis B activist wins right to work in test of new anti-bias rules

    Posted Mar 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui A carrier of the hepatitis B virus who is also an anti-discrimination activist has received a health certificate that would allow him to work in the pharmaceutical industry, days after Beijing prohibited discrimination against hepatitis B carriers in recruitment and admission procedures. Lei Chuang, a 22-year-old first-year postgraduate at Shanghai Jiao Tong ...

  7. Homes for aged spread superbug

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... drug-resistant superbug. Homes with poor infection control have become a high-risk 'reservoir' of the drug-resistant bug, which is passed to other hospital patients when elderly carriers ... issue.' Since January the centre has been sending infection-control teams to homes for the elderly to train staff on how to take care of the superbug carriers. In a two-year pilot project, ...

  8. More awareness, earlier diagnosis of hepatitis urged

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... promotion of hepatitis awareness and establish a local strategy for earlier identification of virus carriers. The appeal came ahead of World Hepatitis Day on Saturday. An earlier survey showed half of the city's population had never been tested for hepatitis B virus, which can be transmitted by exchanges of body fluids, a local expert said. The virus can predispose carriers to developing cirrhosis ...

  9. Hepatitis activist wages war on prejudice

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... of the year in 2005 for his work to improve life for carriers of the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Mr Lu spoke about being one of the 120 million HBV carriers on the mainland, and the discrimination ... he had tested positive for HBV in a check-up. I was shocked after reading the news so I thought of encouraging HBV carriers to seek help using the law instead of violence. If I don't ...

  10. Who said it?

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... An Iranian vessel and surveillance plane have tracked, filmed and photographed a US aircraft carrier as it was entering the Gulf of Oman The chief of Iran's navy, Admiral Habibollah Sayyari ...




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