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  1. Lifestyle

    Fish oil may not be a defence against heart disease, research shows

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:49pm by Sasha Gonzales

    ... Sasha Gonzales life@scmp.com Long-held scientific claims that omega-3 defends against heart disease may have been flawed, writes Sasha Gonzales Something fishy You've probably heard ... by two Danish physicians, Hans Olaf Bang and Jorn Dyerberg in the 1970s, which revealed that the low incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD) among the Greenland Inuits was linked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1548813/fish-oil-may-not-be-defence-against-heart-disease-research-shows
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Tibet plague alert for travellers

    Posted Oct 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong travellers to Tibet have been advised to take precautions against pneumonic plague, a highly contagious bacterial infection. The Centre for Health Protection issued the advisory yesterday after it learned of two fatal cases in Linzhi. A 35-year-old man and his wife, 38, who were not from Hong Kong, died last month. Travel Industry Council executive director Joseph Tung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/654736/tibet-plague-alert-travellers
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Our front page report in yesterday's Sunday Morning Post, '300 sought after death of teacher with TB', wrongly stated that Sarah Cotillon has been diagnosed with TB. Ms Cotillon was diagnosed with a latent TB infection, which is not the same as having the TB disease, and is not contagious. Someone with latent TB has no symptoms and cannot pass on the disease ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643545/corrections-clarifications
  8. Rubella outbreak halts church services

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... were suspected to have contracted the highly contagious disease after attending a weekend service at the hotel, which has since been disinfected according to health guidelines. As of October ... Her organisation has informed its members as well as other migrant worker groups about the highly contagious disease. The Department of Health visited the church on Sunday and advised those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/982202/rubella-outbreak-halts-church-services
  9. Cases of hand, foot and mouth disease overlooked, ministry says

    Posted Mar 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a local health chief, which also resulted in cases being overlooked. After a severe countrywide outbreak last year, a doctor who finds a case of the highly contagious disease must report ... said. Mr Yang said the Ministry of Health had invested funding to develop a vaccine for hand, foot and mouth disease that would target the EV-71 virus. Highly contagious An outbreak of hand, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/674843/cases-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-overlooked-ministry-says
  10. Nurse, 35, dies from virus that causes hand, foot and mouth disease

    Posted May 27th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A nurse from United Christian Hospital has died of an infection of a highly contagious intestinal virus that she might have caught from her daughters. The 35-year-old nurse, who ... a virus that could lead to hand, foot and mouth disease. The results of further tests were pending. The nurse's two daughters, aged 17 months and four years old, showed symptoms of hand, foot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/715419/nurse-35-dies-virus-causes-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease

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