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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

    Smoking to have 'devastating' economic impact in China: WHO

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... of the World Health Organisation has urged the government to strengthen tobacco control to save huge numbers of lives and to ensure the country has a healthy workforce to continue its development ... with diseases linked to smoking. "Every year more than one million people die as a result of tobacco-related illness. This is a terrible statistic," she said. "China needs to take urgent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550692/smoking-have-devastating-economic-impact-china-who
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Mystery as hundreds of young Chinese workers are dying in their sleep

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:22am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com The number of young male workers with no history of health problems who died suddenly in their sleep has risen sharply over the past decade in the manufacturing hub Dongguan, research shows. The city's police recorded 893 cases of sudden unexplained nocturnal death syndrome from January 2001 to October last year. It is a more than triple ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557127/more-young-males-dying-mysteriously-their-sleep-dongguan
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    China seals off entire city in Gansu after resident dies of bubonic plague

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 06:47pm by AFP

    ... routes, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) said. The 38-year-old victim died last Wednesday, the report said, and had been in contact with a dead marmot, a small furry animal which ... in quarantine are all in stable condition.” CCTV said “authorities are not allowing anyone to leave”, although a previous report by the China Daily newspaper said “four quarantine sectors” had been set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557217/china-seals-entire-city-gansu-after-resident-dies-bubonic-plague
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    US boy develops itchy rash from his iPad amid reports of nickel allergies

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:14pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Chicago Boy develops itchy rash from his iPad Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common ... but he developed a different rash all over his body that didn't respond to usual treatment. Skin testing showed he had a nickel allergy, and doctors traced it to an iPad his family had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554242/us-boy-develops-itchy-rash-his-ipad-amid-reports-nickel-allergies
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Private hospitals may be forced to reveal fee details

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by Emily Tsang

    ... Private patients have often complained about hidden charges and unclear bills. "The private hospitals [would be] mandated to develop a database of key historical statistics on their actual bill sizes for common treatments under the new law," the source told the South China Morning Post. "There will be legal consequences and penalties for those violating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555516/private-hospitals-may-be-forced-reveal-fee-details
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Does Chinese law restrict doctors from helping outside their clinics? Man's fake rumour triggers heated debate

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:09pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... worker in Henan has been arrested for spreading a rumour- which caused an uproar online- that a doctor had been convicted after a baby she helped deliver on a train had developed complications. ... heard of a case where someone sued a doctor who offered to help Chen Zhihua, medical lawyer, Beijing In the man's vivid account, Li then brought the mother and newborn to a hospital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548827/man-punished-fake-news-doctor-was-convicted-illegally-delivering-baby
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKUST scientists invent new water purifier

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... led the team in the HK$1 million government-funded research alongside Professor Joseph Kwan Kai-cho, director of the university's health, safety and environment office. "Water from ... the device developed as a household product," he said.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555437/hkust-scientists-invent-new-water-purifier
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Second encephalitis case found in Yuen Long

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Ernest Kao

    ... doctor but was subsequently admitted to hospital after developing another fever 10 days later. This is the second case of Japanese encephalitis to occur in the Yuen Long district this year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557051/second-encephalitis-case-found-yuen-long
  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Man, 38, dies of pneumonic plague while herding in Gansu

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:37pm by Kathy Gao

    ... control remained unanswered. The patient was taken to hospital in Yumen on Tuesday afternoon after developing a high fever. Pneumonic plague is one of the most deadly infectious diseases, ... in the lymphatic system and septicaemic plague in the circulatory system. In August 2009, China reported an outbreak of pneumonic plague in western Qinghai province after a herdsman died of high fever ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1556119/man-38-dies-pneumonic-plague-while-herding-gansu

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