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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's new HIV cases hit record high with 195 people diagnosed in Q3

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:31am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com Third quarter sees 195 people diagnosed as poll finds upward trend among gay men New HIV infection cases hit record high A total of 195 new HIV cases were reported in the third quarter of the year, the highest number ever in a single quarter, the Centre for Health Protection said yesterday, while a separate survey found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1648779/hong-kongs-new-hiv-cases-hit-record-high-195-people-diagnosed-q3
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Richest countries worst hit by obesity-fuelled cancer

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 03:52am by LA TIMES

    ... to the excess weight of patients. That works out to 481,000 cases of cancer in adults who were at least 30 years old, according to the report by the WHO's International Agency for Research ... In China, for example, about 50,000 cancer cases were associated with being too fat, accounting for 1.6 per cent of new cancer cases. "The number of cancers linked to obesity and overweight ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1649398/richest-countries-worst-hit-obesity-fuelled-cancer
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Family of Sandra d'Auriol still awaiting results of probes into British designer's death

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 01:36pm by DANNY LEE

    ... the facts" before deciding whether to pursue a civil case against the surgeon who operated on d'Auriol and the clinic that oversaw the procedure. Guy d'Auriol, Sandra's brother-in-law, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1648322/family-sandra-dauriol-still-awaiting-results-probes-british-designers
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    No time to lose in battle against Ebola, says UN's Ban Ki-moon

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 08:13am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Ban Ki-moon calls for more volunteers and funding as new cases in Mali cause concern No time to lose in battle against Ebola: UN chief The UN chief has ... are closely watching a cluster of cases in Mali linked to the death of a 70-year-old Muslim imam who was brought to Mali's capital, Bamako, from neighbouring Guinea. Health officials did ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1646323/no-time-lose-battle-against-ebola-says-uns-ban-ki-moon
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Tapeworm in Chinese man’s brain four years removed by British scientists

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 10:18pm by AFP

    ... the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute said on Thursday. It was the first time the tapeworm, Spirometra erinaceieuropaei, has been reported in Britain. Only 300 cases have been reported since 1953. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1645642/tapeworm-chinese-mans-brain-four-years-removed-british-scientists
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mutation increases risk of infections

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 03:10am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... attributed a severe increase of H3N2 cases in humans since 1968 to the existence of the 526R adaptation marker. Among the 200 types of avian flu, only a limited number can infect humans due to host ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1644774/mutation-increases-risk-infections
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijing public hospitals to lead way in selling franchises to private sector

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:11am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... to solicit patients while offering poor services," Zhong said. "There have been cases where public hospitals were leased out and patients were fooled into paying high fees for substandard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1644059/beijing-public-hospitals-lead-way-selling-franchises-private-sector
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ebola questionnaire for intercity train travellers

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:22am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... they believed the first case of Ebola would be discovered in those frontline wards. Ko was also asked about three recent cases of dengue fever, the first contracted locally in four years. Ko said it was necessary to strengthen mosquito control measures over the winter, as dengue fever in neighbouring regions was severe this year. A significant number of local dengue fever cases and a consistent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1642396/ebola-questionnaire-intercity-train-travellers
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola cases in Sierra Leone show sharp increase; Band Aid to help

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 04:54am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Official figures dash hopes that infection rate in West African nation is slowing Ebola cases in Sierra Leone show sharp rise The number of new cases of Ebola disease ... cases registered on Sunday, the highest daily rate since the ministry started publishing figures in August. There were 45 new cases the day before, including 24 in the West African ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1636966/ebola-cases-sierra-leone-show-sharp-increase-band-aid-help
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Treatment offers subsidised hope for Hepatitis C patients

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:22am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... untreated cases to cirrhosis or cancer. It is usually transmitted via blood-to-blood contact, such as via transfusions or shared syringes. While traditional treatments, involving injections and oral ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1642399/treatment-offers-subsidised-hope-hepatitis-c-patients

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