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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Girl, 4, isolated amid fears of deadly coronavirus

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... case of novel coronavirus, which causes severe respiratory disease. The patient, based in the Middle East, was a contact of the 15th case, which the WHO reported on March 12. "I have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1198916/girl-4-isolated-amid-fears-deadly-coronavirus
  2. News - China - HEALTH

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

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

    ... 54.7 per cent, according to a survey published by the city health authorities. Last year, 24 people died of the contagious viral disease characterised by fever and red spots on the skin. So far ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Number of cases in first five months of the year outstrips total for 2013 Measles returns as vaccination falters Measles- a disease Beijing had ...

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

    China reports second fatal case of bird flu this year, in Guizhou

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Bird flu claims second human fatality this year Health authorities said a man in the southwestern province of Guizhou died of bird flu yeserday. His is the second death from the H5N1 virus in China this year. The 31-year-ol ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1157287/china-reports-second-fatal-case-bird-flu-year-guizhou
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Guinea confirms epidemic that has killed 34 is deadly Ebola virus

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:53am by AFP

    ... "These structures are essential to prevent the spread of the disease, which is highly contagious," said MSF tropical medicine adviser Esther Sterk said. "Specialised staff are providing ... Agence France-Presse in Conakry Outbreak of deadly disease which causes diarrhoea, vomiting and bleeding kills 34 Guinea says epidemic in country is Ebola virus Guinea identified the Ebola ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1455166/guinea-confirms-epidemic-has-killed-34-deadly-ebola-virus
  5. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... the traditional healer. But the elderly herbalist soon caught one of the world's most contagious diseases, and then became a source for spreading it as visitors streamed in. By the time officials had pinpointed Pujeh as a hot spot for the disease months later, dozens had died. "The people living in these areas said there's no such thing as Ebola," said a district doctor. "They ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545751/fear-and-ignorance-help-spread-killer-ebola-virus-west-africa
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Even light drinkers have increased risk of heart disease, says study

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:48pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in London Light tipplers risk heart disease too, study says A glass or two of alcohol is good for your heart, according to long-standing medical advice that drinkers are often ... improve your chances against coronary heart disease, but also help you lose weight and ease high blood pressure, it said. Writing in the British Medical Journal, researchers carried out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552274/even-light-drinkers-have-increased-risk-heart-disease-says-study
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Health officials raise 'outbreak' concerns amid low public confidence in Chinese vaccines

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 06:38pm by Zhang Hong

    ... are shielded from contagious diseases, he said. For some acute contagious diseases like measles, such ratio should be over 95 per cent, according to Li. “We aim to restore the public’s confidence ... Zhang Hong hong.zhang@scmp.com Expert says public vaccination rates have risen very slowly, leaving many people vulnerable to disease Public confidence in Chinese-made vaccines has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1495945/health-officials-raise-outbreak-concerns-amid-low-public-confidence
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Two men die in Shanghai in first human cases of bird flu strain

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 04:41pm by LO WEI, He Huifeng

    ... severe pneumonia and breathing difficulties. Experts say the virus does not seem to be highly contagious but appears more deadly than other strains of the H7 virus that have previously infected humans. There was no indication the three contracted the disease from each other and no signs of H7N9 infection among the 88 people who had closest contact with them, the medical agency said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1203989/two-die-shanghai-h7n9-bird-flu-first-cases-human-infection
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong researchers may have found way to combat Alzheimer's disease

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:01pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Researchers believe they can slow disease's progress with use of molecule found in medicinal herb New lead on Alzheimer's Researchers believe they have found a way to slow the progress of Alzheimer's disease, one of the leading causes of death among elderly people. A team from the University of Science and Technology has identified ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548746/hong-kong-researchers-may-have-found-way-combat-alzheimers-disease
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention staff exposed to anthrax

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:20pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters The failure of researchers to follow basic safety procedures is being investigated by authorities Anthrax scare for 75 staff at US diseases laboratory As many as 75 scientists ... working in a high-security bio-terror response laboratory at the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were preparing what they thought were inactivated samples of the deadly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537196/us-centres-disease-control-and-prevention-staff-exposed-anthrax

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