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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Anthrax probe reveals new bird flu safety breach in bioterror lab

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:22am by Reuters

    ... Department of Agriculture in March. Mishandling of avian flu could have far graver consequences for the public than with anthrax. So far, no one has been found to have been infected due to either ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Health care as a family affair: Shanghai’s family doctor scheme is slow to gain acceptance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:29pm by Alice Yan

    ... Liu Hongwei, director of the grass-roots health department in the Shanghai Commission of Health and Family Planning. "There is a long way to go." Liu said a more rational use ... the doctor said. Liu said officials were aware of the income issue, but said "there is difficulty to persuade other departments to agree to [raise their] salaries". Shanghai plans to equip ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Average Hong Kong toddler starts using electronic tablets at just 16 months

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by Emily Tsang

    ... of the screens, Dr Thomas Chung Wai-hung, a Department of Health consultant, said. Well over a third of the primary and secondary school pupils interviewed had given up outdoor activities altogether ... health of the user," Chung, a community medicine consultant for student health services, said yesterday. Chung was the department's representative in a government advisory group ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Study gives parents a wake-up call over hidden dangers of snoring snoozers

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 11:09am by Emily Tsang

    ... Hospital’s department of paediatrics, the results of which were published in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health last month. It found that 12.7 per cent of Hong Kong children were persistent ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Expert group questions ability of suspended heart surgeon Yu Cheuk-man

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 06:07pm by Emily Tsang

    ... professor and the head of the hospital's cardiology department, was suspended in February last year after complaints by surgeons that 11 of his operations had resulted in serious complications. ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Fear and ignorance help spread of killer Ebola virus in west Africa

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:09pm by GDN

    ... public health systems have also undermined attempts to halt the disease. Sierra Leone and Liberia are both recovering from decades of civil wars, while half a century of dictatorship in Guinea ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Father questions hospital treatment after boy, 8, dies of encephalitis

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Olga Wong and Lo Wei

    ... said, adding he would request a meeting with hospital management. He said the Health Department contacted him yesterday for more details about his son's case. Paediatrician Dr Tse ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Woman dies after receiving liposuction at hair treatment centre

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 07:48pm by Emily Tsang, Danny Mok and Johnny Tam

    ... was declared dead shortly after 5pm. Kowloon West regional crime unit was investigating but no arrests had been made, a spokesman said. The Health Department will assist in the inquiry. A police source ... Government sources told the Post in March that a Health Department working group would recommend a ban on high-risk medical procedures at private clinics and beauty salons without ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola out of control in West Africa, says Medecins Sans Frontieres

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:43pm by GDN

    ... and equipment deployed by MSF in the three affected countries, we are no longer able to send teams to the new outbreak sites." MSF said that civil society and political and religious authorities ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Strain on Hong Kong's health system increases as government dithers over reform

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... clients through a high-risk-pool mechanism. Advocates believe wider insurance coverage would take the pressure off the public system. In accident and emergency departments, a five-hour wait ...




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