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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cancer patients receiving radiotherapy may be at higher risk of vascular diseases and stroke: study

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:25pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... who receive radiotherapy to treat cancer in their head or neck may be more likely to develop severe vascular diseases including blocked blood vessels, leading to a higher risk of a stroke, ... tube is inserted within diseased blood vessels to prevent the narrowing of the carotid artery. "CAS is an image-guided and minimally invasive method of vascular reconstruction," said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572152/cancer-patients-receiving-radiotherapy-may-be-higher-risk-vascular
  2. News - World - INTERNET

    'Treat cyber crime like deadly disease': security experts call for aggressive government action

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Las Vegas 'Treat cyber crime like deadly disease' Alarmed by mounting cyber threats around the world and across industries, a growing number of security experts see ... breaches, in the same way that deadly diseases must be reported to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Critical industries should be subjected to "stress tests" like the banks, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570864/treat-cyber-crime-deadly-disease-security-experts-call-aggressive
  3. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health Bites

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:13am by Kylie Knott

    ... with latent tuberculosis infection, a condition that can turn active any time. A contagious disease of the lungs, tuberculosis is caused by a microbe called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Millions ... for cardiovascular and kidney diseases, compared with matched non-donors.   Molecules in urine may be signal for premature birth Testing for the presence of specific molecules in the urine of women during ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1551986/health-bites
  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 - 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
  6. News - Asia - DISEASE

    Drug-resistant malaria parasites in SE Asia threaten fight against disease

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:36am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Worry at spread of drug-resistant malaria parasites Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in four Southeast Asian countries, imperilling global efforts to control the disease, experts warned. Blood samples taken from 1,241 malaria patients found that parasites which are resistant to the frontline drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1563722/drug-resistant-malaria-parasites-se-asia-threaten-fight-against-disease
  7. 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
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Disease research lab mishaps rattle scientists and regulators

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 03:47am by GUARDIAN

    ... appalling. They put lives at risk, that much is clear. But they were shocking, too, due to where they happened. The US government's high-security disease-control laboratories, which house samples of the most harmful germs in the world, cannot afford to screw up. First came news of a single incident. Staff working on deadly bioterrorism agents at the Centres for Disease Control ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1559904/disease-research-lab-mishaps-rattle-scientists-and-regulators
  9. 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
  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    600 pigs killed after foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in South Korea

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:48pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul 600 pigs killed after foot-and-mouth outbreak South Korea has confirmed a case of foot-and-mouth disease at a pig farm, the country's first in more than three years, ... government. The ministry said the disease was unlikely to be widespread as it was one of the three types that the country inoculated against. The outbreak hit unvaccinated pigs and 600 were being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1558470/600-pigs-killed-after-foot-and-mouth-dsease-outbreak-south-korea

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