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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Lifestyle - Technology - GENETICS

    Genome sequencing offers glimpse of tipping point for age-related diseases

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by LA TIMES

    ... Los Angeles Times Sequencing used to vet ageing diseases The arrival of fast and relatively inexpensive genome sequencing is likely to open whole new avenues for diagnosing and treating diseases. But in a new study, scientists show that it can also reveal how some age-related diseases- from diabetes to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease and dementia- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1552849/genome-sequencing-offers-glimpse-tipping-point-age-related
  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 - 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  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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