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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    WHO chief pledges 'transparent' review of its handling of Ebola crisis

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:19am by Zhuang Pinghui, AP

    ... Planning Commission on Monday urged local health departments to fully prepare for potential Ebola cases. Hospitals designated to treat Ebola cases should secure all necessary equipment, medicine, disinfectant and protective gear for treatment, the commission said. They should also be equipped with negative-pressure isolation chambers and dedicated ambulances for patient transfers. ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    China's rich and corporations lag in fight against Ebola, World Food Programme says

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:37am by Reuters

    ... in West Africa right now." Sihuan Pharmaceutical Holdings, a Chinese drug maker with military ties, has sent several thousand doses of an experimental Ebola drug to West Africa ... Chinese nationals live in Africa, with about 10,000 in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. Mao Qunan, a spokesman for China's National Health and Family Planning Commission, said in addition ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Mainland orders local governments to review Ebola preparations

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:12am by STAFF AND WIRE

    ... Staff Reporters and Agencies Designated hospitals to handle cases, local authorities to keep and share databases Mainland orders Ebola review The mainland's health commission has ordered local governments to review whether public health facilities are prepared to handle Ebola cases. The National Health and Family Planning Commission asked local authorities to keep ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    New York state backtracks on Ebola isolation policy

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 10:04pm by AFP

    ... in Italy The US Army has isolated a dozen soldiers returning from West Africa at a base in Italy- including the general who oversaw the military's initial response to the Ebola outbreak- even though none of them showed symptoms of infection, the Pentagon said. Dozens more troops will be isolated in the coming days as they rotate out of West Africa, where the US military has been ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Scammers cash in on fake Ebola cures

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:32pm by MCT

    ... these supposed nutrients as nontoxic treatments for Ebola, citing what it described as research funded by the US Department of Defence. The Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangdong gives all-clear to 43 people monitored for Ebola

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:54am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... was unlikely to spread throughout the country. Chen Yuansheng, director of the Guangdong Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission, told official interview website gdhotline.gov.cn on Tuesday ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dental hospital ready to file report to board on tainted water blunder

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:30am by Emily Tsang

    ... of the Central and Western District Council. "Now we have to do everything we can to ensure the water has no problem." According to internal documents seen by the Post, the fouling of the water ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Binge drinking a factor in shock 40pc rise in liver disease deaths in England

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:19am by AFP

    ... disease in Blackpool, a seaside town in northwest England, more than four times as many as in Central Bedfordshire in southeast England where 13 per 100,000 died over the 12 years. Blackpool has one licensed outlet per 72 adults and Central Bedford has one per 280 adults. Verne said that 37 per cent of liver disease deaths were attributable to excessive drinking, highlighting the need ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Wan Chai workers feeling the strain

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... who lived in other districts but commuted to the bustling commercial area than for the 160,000 local residents, a study commissioned by Wan Chai District Council found. They scored ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Physical exercise can help curb Parkinson's disease, says study

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Exercise can curb Parkinson's: study Regular physical exercise can help improve the health of patients suffering from the early stages of Parkinson's disease, a new study has found. Eighty patients, who were in the early or middle stages of the disease, showed improvements after training programmes, research commissioned by the Hong ...




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