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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Measles makes a comeback in China as vaccination falters among migrant workers

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:23am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... for the whole of last year. "The outbreak of measles is related to the lack of vaccination. The incidence of measles is likely to rise, mostly in adults, because China has such a large mobile ... for public health authorities of tracking the mobile population, are key reasons for much lower vaccination rates among migrants. The Guangdong-based Information Times reported in April ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1548296/measles-makes-comeback-china-vaccination-falters-among-migrant-workers
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Free tests will use mobile technology to screen for abnormal heartbeats

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:30pm by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com New mobile technology that can detect if a person has an abnormal heartbeat in 30 seconds will be put to use as part of a free screening programme in Hong Kong that hopes to identify people at high risk of strokes or heart failure. Using a small device and software that can be run on a smartphone or tablet, University of Hong Kong researchers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557456/free-programme-will-use-mobile-technology-screen-abnormal-heartbeats
  3. 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
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    E-cigarettes need tight regulation, WHO says, citing health concerns

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:31am by AGENCIES

    ... is strictly off limits. Sales have risen sharply since e-cigarettes were introduced in 2005. Since then, the sector has ballooned from a single manufacturer in China to an estimated US$3 billion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581019/e-cigarettes-need-tight-regulation-who-says-citing-health-concerns
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Prince Philip Dental Hospital used contaminated water, documents show

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

    ... to rinse their mouths, despite staff knowing it had been tainted with bacteria, the South China Morning Post can reveal. Internal documents from Prince Philip Dental Hospital in Sai Ying Pun, run ... the government's insufficient supervision, critics claimed yesterday. Bacterial contamination was not made public until the South China Morning Post exposed it, even though officials representing ...

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

    Chinese firm offers baby milk insurance after food safety scandals

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:34pm by Reuters

    ... in China. Suning Commerce Group, which owns the Redbaby chain of stores, said it had launched the policy this week, backed by China’s second largest insurer Ping An Insurance Group. The policy ... capped at 100,000 yuan. “In recent years, the milk powder market in China has been in a mess,” Suning said in an e-mail. “We realised that parents pay a great deal of attention ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1579367/chinese-firm-offers-baby-milk-insurance-after-food-safety-scandals
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ice Bucket Challenge risky for health of some people, Hong Kong doctors say

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by DANNY LEE

    ... The doctors' warning came a day after China Daily ran a commentary criticising the fund-raising effort on another ground- as a waste of water amid shortages at home and overseas. Association president ... breathing. The challenge has been endorsed by people from Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg to soccer ace Cristiano Ronaldo and former US president George W.Bush. On Friday, China Daily ran an editorial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580196/ice-bucket-challenge-risky-health-some-people-hong-kong-doctors-say
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Chinese joining the scramble to escape Ebola

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... was palpable. "I had to close my textiles shop to go back to China," said Wu Guogang, 60, fleeing the Ebola outbreak with his wife. They explained they had left behind the fruit of a decade ... will soon find a good cure to solve the [Ebola] problem." Until then, they will take refuge with their son in southern China. Another passenger, Trevor Simumba, 44, said he was forced to make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580067/fear-ebola-palpable-air-france-flight-freetown-paris
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Wal-Mart boosts China food safety budget threefold to 300m yuan

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:44am by Reuters

    ... inspections and test more of its stores with its two mobile safety labs. China's food and grocery market, set to top US$1.5 trillion by 2016, is crucial for retailers like Wal-Mart and food ... Reuters in Beijing Wal-Mart boosts food safety budget threefold Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, will increase its food safety budget in China threefold to 300 million yuan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1535237/wal-mart-boosts-china-food-safety-budget-threefold-300m-yuan
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Battle lines drawn on instant noodles after US study cites heart risks

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by AP

    ... with about 1.85 trillion won (HK$13.9 billion) worth sold, according to South Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety. China is the world's largest instant noodle market, although its per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1580099/battle-lines-drawn-instant-noodles-after-us-study-cites-heart

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