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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Mob attacks Ebola treatment centre in Guinea as suspected cases reach Mali

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 03:20pm by Reuters

    ... centre in Guinea, accusing its staff of bringing the deadly disease to the town, Medecins Sans Frontieres said, as Mali identified its first suspected cases. More than 90 people have already died ... tests confirmed Ebola. News of the outbreak has sent shockwaves through communities with little knowledge of the disease or how it is transmitted, and the suspected cases in Mali have added ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1465519/mob-attacks-ebola-treatment-centre-guinea-suspected-cases-reach-mali
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong breast case doctor found guilty over uterus operation

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:30am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Breast case doctor found guilty over uterus surgery A surgeon involved in a breast-enhancement operation that led a coroner to call for a review of rules on cosmetic procedures has been found guilty by a medical watchdog of professional misconduct over a separate case. Dr Wong Kar-mau, a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology who also started ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1443914/hong-kong-breast-case-doctor-found-guilty-over-uterus-operation
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of reported HIV cases in Hong Kong increases 9pc

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:46am by LO WEI

    ... cases, again Some 559 new cases of HIV infections were reported in Hong Kong last year- the highest annual figure since the first case was diagnosed in 1984 and the third yearly set of record-breaking figures in a row. Almost 80 per cent of the new cases were men. Of them, more than six in 10 caught the virus through sexual contact with other men, which remains the most common mode ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1434776/number-reported-hiv-cases-hong-kong-increases-9pc
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Expect more human H7N9 bird flu cases if live poultry sales continue, Chinese officials warn

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 03:19am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Cases still sporadic, but common infection factor remains human exposure to birds at markets H7N9 cases to rise if live sales stay, officials say ... yesterday reported five new human H7N9 cases, including a 56-year-old man who died in Lin county, Anhui, on Friday. Three more new infections in Zhejiang are being treated in Haining, Lishui ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1425639/expect-more-human-h7n9-bird-flu-cases-if-live-poultry-sales-continue
  5. HEALTH

    Shenzhen reports rat boom

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 02:18pm

    ... population, and noted more cases of people with vector-borne diseases, local media say. Routine checks suggested rat density had increased by about 500 per cent over a year ago, the Southern ... recorded cases of people with viral haemorrhagic fever, which is transmitted by rats, mice and other rodents, in the first quarter of the year, against 10 cases in the same time period last year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1482099/shenzhen-reports-rat-boom
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Academics plan Hong Kong-wide study of breast cancer cases

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 04:33am by LO WEI

    ... a major study of breast cancer cases in the city in an attempt to learn more about risk factors and address a dearth of local data on the often fatal disease. Dr Ava Kwong Hoi-wai, clinical associate professor of breast surgery at the university's Li Ka-shing Faculty of Medicine, said she saw the need for the city-wide study after examining data relating to cases in the 10 years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1425403/academics-plan-hong-kong-wide-study-breast-cancer-cases
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO World Cancer Report says cases will rise 70pc in next two decades

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:36am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in London Cancer cases to jump 70pc in 20 years: WHO Cancer cases worldwide are predicted to increase by 70 per cent over the next two decades, from 14 million in 2012 to 25 million new cases a year, according to the World Health Organisation. The WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said cancer was growing "at an alarming pace" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1420297/who-world-cancer-report-says-cases-will-rise-70pc-next-two-decades
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong compiles database of 13,000 breast cancer patients

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:13am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Case histories of 13,000 patients- about a third of those with the disease- will give doctors and their patients a clearer idea of what to expect Online breast ... the foundation has collected the case histories of some 13,000 patients, about one-third of those who have been diagnosed with the disease. It's like a foundation stone on which many buildings can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482054/new-database-breast-cancer-patients-launched
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong bans live chicken sales after bird flu case in market

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 07:30pm by Stuart Lau and Lo Wei

    ... It was the first confirmed case in an imported chicken since an H7 gene test was introduced last April. The last time an import ban and cull were carried out was in 2011, when a chicken found dead ... was not surprised by the case. "As we enter into deep winter with falling temperatures and the approach of the festive season, the density of the poultry population increases with a concomitant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1415003/one-batch-live-chickens-may-be-infected-h7-virus-health-officials-say
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO officials say deadly West Africa Ebola outbreak could last months

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:52am by Associated Press in Conakry, Guinea

    ... Keiji Fukuda of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said that while other outbreaks have seen more cases, the current one is remarkable for the wide area over which it has spread – from Guinea’s ... got some good news this week when tests showed suspected cases in Ghana and Sierra Leone were not Ebola, the WHO said. It added that two of nine suspected cases in Mali were also cleared. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1471036/who-officials-say-deadly-west-africa-ebola-outbreak-could-last-months

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