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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dental school to investigate months-long use of tainted water lines

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Hong Kong University taskforce will include members from the medical and dental faculties, leading to questions about its independence Dental school to probe use of tainted water The faculty of dentistry at the University of Hong Kong has set up a taskforce to investigate an incident in which dental chairs whose attached water hoses became ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582529/dental-school-investigate-months-long-use-tainted-water-lines
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    US study shows how pregnancy can increase risk of flu complications

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 09:08pm by NYT

    ... of an inflammatory response on overdrive. "Nobody bothered to look at the direct viral response before," said Dr Catherine Blish, an immunologist at Stanford University School of Medicine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1598911/us-study-shows-how-pregnancy-can-increase-risk-flu-complications
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Later start to school day would benefit teenagers, research shows

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:37pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune One extra hour of sleep a day could improve attendance and lower school dropout rates, and even reduce car crashes among adolescents Research supports late start for teens If you thought trying to get a sleepy teenager out of bed in time for school each morning was your own private struggle, you thought wrong. The American Academy of Paediatrics declared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580884/later-start-school-day-would-benefit-teenagers-research-shows
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Ambulance crew shortage costing lives, Shanghai experience shows

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Alice Yan

    ... Shanghai's health authority ordered a local technical school to launch a course in emergency medical care, and its first batch of 68 graduates are expected to work as ambulance doctors in 2016. Until ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586875/ambulance-crew-shortage-costing-lives-shanghai-experience-shows
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO endorses using Ebola survivors' blood to help infected patients

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune With limited vaccine supply still months away, officials approve transfusing blood of those who've beaten the disease in West Africa W.H.O. backs old remedy for Ebola As medical researchers struggle to produce desperately needed drugs to fight the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organisation endorsed an old-school remedy that is already abundant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586683/who-endorses-using-ebola-survivors-blood-help-infected-patients
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Jilin to ban schools from giving pupils medicine without parental consent

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:14pm by Anne Yi

    ... Jilin would follow in the steps of eastern Anhui province, which is the first province to impose such a law on schools. The proposed regulation makes it illegal for preschool educational institutions to administer medicine to their pupils without their parents or guardians’ express consent. It also prohibits schools from giving pupils medicine not approved by the local administration. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1563482/jilin-ban-schools-giving-pupils-medicine-without-parental-consent
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Americans’ diet now less unhealthy, unless they’re poor

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:19pm by AP

    ... and "will have important public health implications", said study co-author Dr Frank Hu of the Harvard School of Public Health. Diet-linked chronic diseases like diabetes have become more common in Americans in general, and especially in the poor, he noted. "Declining diet quality over time may actually widen the gap between the poor and the rich," Hu said. Harvard School of Public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583871/americans-diet-now-less-unhealthy-unless-theyre-poor
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Local Ebola epidemic unlikely thanks to Hong Kong's experience, expert says

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Lana Lam

    ... Peter Piot, the director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said the knowledge gained in handling the severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic in 2003 was one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582041/local-ebola-epidemic-unlikely-thanks-hong-kongs-experience-expert
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Potential life-saver takes risk from nuts

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:27pm by Reuters

    ... School of Medicine performed skin-prick tests to validate the research results on human test subjects, USDA said. "Peanuts are increasingly used in food products, which make it difficult ... allergic reactions in about 0.9 per cent of the US population, including about 400,000 school-age children. Anaphylaxis symptoms can include difficulty breathing, low blood pressure, swelling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581257/potential-life-saver-takes-risk-nuts
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Surgeon helped quake survivors live again

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Annemarie Evans

    ... loaded up with first-aid kits, basic medical equipment, antibiotics and antiseptics. They had to walk the last kilometre because the road was so badly damaged near Beichuan, where the high school had collapsed, killing hundreds of students and teachers. "Our first-aid tent was right in front of the high school rubble," Poon recalls. "We had a team of seven people. Two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581490/surgeon-helped-quake-survivors-live-again

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