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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    40pc of bird flu victims haven't touched poultry

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:29am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... the cases so far have been in China. The Ministry of Health cited Feng Zijian, director of the CDC's office of emergency response, as saying the source of the illness was hard to pinpoint. He noted that during the last major bird flu outbreak, which involved H5N1, half of the victims could not remember whether they had come in contact with poultry or other birds. Still, he said he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1217059/no-poultry-contact-some-china-h7n9-bird-flu-cases
  2. News - China - HEALTH

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

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

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com PLA scientists are helping the company synthesise a chemical solution that would change colour in the presence of the deadly virus A Shenzhen-based company has developed a field test kit that can quickly identify the Ebola virus, People’s Daily reports, as China is trying a range of countermeasures against the possible spread of the deadly ...

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

    New hospital touts transparent pricing to serve middle class

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... and expected to be completed by 2018. Providing around 600 beds, it is expected to treat around 250,000 people annually. "Our idea is to develop a not-for-profit hospital of our own," said ... for the university to set up the Jockey Club Institute of Ageing to conduct research and develop strategies on an ageing society.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578786/new-hospital-touts-transparent-pricing-serve-middle-class
  4. 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 ... this week it had been asked not to send a delegation to China. Nigeria said it was in the process of sending home a delegation of 19 officials and athletes who arrived earlier this week. Liberia ...

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

    ... contact of blood or bodily fluids. As the Ebola crisis worsens, international pharmaceutical companies have been trying to develop effective cures and vaccines for the virus, but so far only a few ... infected by the virus, is in the process of being approved by the World Health Organisation to treat Ebola patients in Africa. The WHO has said no reliable and fully tested vaccine can be developed ...

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

    Cancer patients receiving radiotherapy may be at higher risk of vascular diseases and stroke: study

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:25pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... who receive radiotherapy to treat cancer in their head or neck may be more likely to develop severe vascular diseases including blocked blood vessels, leading to a higher risk of a stroke, ... Simon Yu Chun-ho, professor at the department of imaging and interventional radiology of Chinese University's faculty of medicine. "It's also a well-developed and mature ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572152/cancer-patients-receiving-radiotherapy-may-be-higher-risk-vascular
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Company at centre of rotten meat scandal promises China division shake-up

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:43pm by Daniel Ren, Nectar Gan

    ... feel that nothing can be eaten here in China," Chen said. ... has stopped using all food materials from Husi China, including its joint ventures since July 25." Dragon TV in Shanghai alleged in an investigative report that Husi Food mixed expired ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561199/mcdonalds-china-stops-using-all-husi-products
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong installs detection systems as WHO declares Ebola a global problem

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 11:45pm by Emily Tsang, Zhuang Pinghui and Agencies

    ... infectious, appeared to be more deadly. Nationally, the process to develop an Ebola antibody would begin soon, according to the National Health and Family Planning Commission's Wang Chen. The WHO is also convening a panel of medical ethicists next week to explore the use of experimental treatments for Ebola after an experimental antibody cocktail developed by Mapp Biopharmaceutical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569613/hong-kong-steps-border-measures-who-declares-ebola-global-emergency
  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 - World - HEALTH

    New study questions conventional wisdom on health threat from salt

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:43pm by AP

    ... pressure to cardiovascular deaths. There were 1.65 million deaths from intake of over two grams of sodium a day, they estimate, and half a million deaths based on current average worldwide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573663/new-study-questions-conventional-wisdom-health-threat-salt

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