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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Drive to ensure mothers make right breastfeeding decision

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by REBECCA LAM

    ... the authority's steering committee for breastfeeding was set up in 2009, involving doctors, nurses, and representatives from the specialties of obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, dietetics, the Department of Health and the BFHIHKA. The role of the steering committee is to set direction and formulate policy to promote breastfeeding. Other committees were also set up to monitor the promotion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589491/drive-ensure-mothers-make-right-breastfeeding-decision
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    33 sickened by ammonia gas leak in northwestern China

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:29pm by WU NAN

    ... plant suddenly extinguished and then highly concentrated ammonia and hydrogen sulfide gas emitted from the flare tube. The Ningxia Ningdong Energy and Chemical Base Management Committee started ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587785/thirty-three-sickened-ammonia-gas-leak-northwestern-capital
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical Council demands new misconduct body amid fears errors swept under the carpet

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:24pm by CANNIX YAU

    ... and the government for a central complaints committee to probe cases in both the public and private systems. Lau says his move was prompted by concerns that many cases of gross negligence, misconduct ... "there is much room for improvement on this matter". Lau claimed the best way to resolve this conflict was to set up a central committee to handle all complaints of medical misconduct. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571647/joseph-lau-wan-yee-demands-new-misconduct-body-hospitals
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Surgeon helped quake survivors live again

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

    ... in Wenchuan. "Each truck could carry 40 to 50 bodies," he says from his office in Central, while showing photographs from that time. Poon, a specialist in orthopaedics and traumatology, has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581490/surgeon-helped-quake-survivors-live-again
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's only remedy for Ebola is a breast cancer drug

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang, Arthur Chan

    ... Supplies of other drugs are being kept for patients already infected in the biggest outbreak of the disease now afflicting West Africa. A government scientific committee on emerging diseases met ... oestrogen receptor antagonist. Committee chairman Professor Yuen Kwok-yung said the medicine had proved safe for patients with breast cancer and infertility problems. "It causes mild side ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577156/hong-kongs-only-remedy-ebola-breast-cancer-drug
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Prince Philip Dental Hospital used contaminated water, documents show

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:37pm by Olga Wong

    ... with the water problem when they are not informed?" he asked. Central and Western district councillor Wong Kin-shing plans a survey to see if any patients were affected. "The hospital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580724/prince-philip-dental-hospital-used-contaminated-water-documents-show
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Nigeria quits youth Olympics in China amid Ebola-linked sporting bans

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:30am by AFP, Reuters

    ... African nations battle the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus in decades. Nigeria’s decision was confirmed by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach in Nanjing, China’s ... to 1,145 in the afflicted countries. The majority were in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, while four people have died in Nigeria. Sierra Leone's National Olympic Committee said earlier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1574522/youth-olympic-games-nanjing-bans-some-athletes-ebola-zone
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Shenzhen company develops kit to test for Ebola virus, report says

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 02:51pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... have been designated to admit Ebola victims. Suspected patients would be isolated and diagnosed by a special committee of medical experts. Once confirmed, the patients would receive various ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1573511/shenzhen-company-develops-kit-test-ebola-virus-report-says
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak will take ‘six months’ to bring under control, says MSF

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:13am by AFP

    ... Committee said athletes from Ebola-hit countries had been barred from competing in pool events and combat sports at the Youth Olympics opening in China on Saturday. The decision, which affects three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574152/ebola-outbreak-toll-has-been-vastly-underestimated-warns-who
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dead man's family says hospital ignored him

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by Emily Tsang

    ... complaints committee investigated and dismissed five of the six allegations put forward by the relatives- accepting only that the hospital had failed to inform them of the patient's condition. ... The committee said the hospital had already apologised for the communication problem and urged its staff to prevent misunderstandings in the future. But Jenny Yuen said the committee's conclusion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562124/dead-mans-family-says-hospital-ignored-him

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