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  1. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Three new cases bring China's H7N9 tally to 21, with 6 dead

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI, He Huifeng

    ... for disease control and prevention within two hours. Schools were also warned to ensure they had sufficient disinfectants. Local television showed workers spraying classrooms with disinfectant. World ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1209502/three-new-cases-bring-chinas-h7n9-tally-21-6-dead
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong on alert for deadly bird flu strain, says health minister

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 06:13pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei lo.wei@scmp.com Hong Kong’s health minister said on Monday that the city was on high alert for anyone infected with H7N9 avian flu virus after the mainland announced on Sunday three people had contracted the virus. The three people infected – two o ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1204791/hong-kong-alert-deadly-bird-flu-strain-say-health-minister
  4. News - China

    Infectious disease hospitals expanded on mainland after Sars outbreak

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... and given a facelift after the Sars epidemic. Lu Hongzhou , an expert on contagious diseases on the mainland, recalled a visit to Shanghai by World Health Organisation specialists in April 2003. ... infectious disease centre. The project - named the government's No1 priority for 2004 - was a response to a lesson learned during the severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic, when Beijing had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1154868/infectious-disease-hospitals-expanded-mainland-after-sars-outbreak
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must avoid the health threat of complacency

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... checked himself into hospital after realising he had caught the virulent disease. By then he had spread it to other hotel guests. Like him, many were to die. As a result, he was identified ... director general Dr Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun, Hong Kong's health chief during Sars, to warn the public to expect an increasing trend of animal diseases jumping to humans, which was true ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1155727/hong-kong-must-avoid-health-threat-complacency
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Young Parkinson's disease patient in China starts website to help fellow sufferers

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:17am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Ximen's website helps patients share experiences of a disease usually associated with old people Giving a voice to young people ... he even climbed Mount Everest. But after turning 30 he was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson's disease, an incurable degenerative nervous disorder that impedes motor functions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1479329/young-parkinsons-disease-patient-china-starts-website-help-fellow
  7. News - China

    Twenty-five years after his death, Hu Yaobang still remembered as pragmatic reformist

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 08:15pm by Cary Huang

    ... utensils. “We should prepare knives, forks, and plates to eat Chinese food each from one’s own plate,” he urged. “By doing so, we can avoid contagious diseases.” When Hu was General Secretary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482247/twenty-five-years-after-his-death-hu-yaobang-still-remembered-pragmatic
  8. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan capital sees first polio case since 2001

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 04:12pm by AFP

    ... campaign in Kabul after a girl contracted the disease, the city’s first case since the Taliban were ousted in 2001. The three-year-old from a nomadic family living on the northeastern edge ... Afghan public health ministry spokesman The highly contagious polio virus remains endemic in both countries, but Kabul city has not had a reported case since the Taliban regime was ousted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1425985/afghan-capital-sees-first-polio-case-2001
  9. Lifestyle - Health

    Loneliness can develop into a life-threatening condition, say researchers

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:09am by DAVID TAN

    ... David Tan life@scmp.com Loneliness is contagious and can lead to premature death, studies show. But avoiding negative thoughts is the best way to protect yourself, writes David Tan Solo ... disease. Cacioppo's team found lonely people have blood pressure readings that are up to 30 points higher than those of non-lonely people. Interestingly Cacioppo, together with scientists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1464796/loneliness-can-develop-life-threatening-condition-say-researchers
  10. News - China - SEX CRIME

    Teacher arrested in Jiangxi for molesting young pupils, giving them sexually transmitted disease

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... confirmed to be highly contagious genital warts. Kwok said having genital and anal warts significantly raises the risk of cancer developing later if they are not treated properly. "My ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1295167/teacher-arrested-jiangxi-molesting-pupils-who-suffer-genital-warts

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