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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    How eye checks can detect disease

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:14pm by DARREN WEE

    ... Blood-related diseases can be diagnosed through eye tests, so regular check-ups are vital. What lies beneath Eyes are often said to be "the windows to the soul". But little do people know that they are also the windows to your health. Eyes are the only part of the body in which you can see blood vessels, and a wide range of diseases can be diagnosed through an eye ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1579182/eye-checks-can-detect-diseases-early-stages
  2. 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
  3. News - World - Ebola virus

    Congo confirms two Ebola cases unrelated to West African epidemic

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 09:58am

    ... was “receiving the best care possible” and that it was considering a medical evacuation. Also on Sunday, Britain’s first Ebola patient, a male nurse who contracted the disease in Sierra Leone, ... is one of four West African states struggling to control the spread of the aggressively contagious virus, which can spread through bodily fluids including saliva and blood. Liberia has been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580505/congo-says-first-ebola-cases-year-unrelated-west-african-epidemic
  4. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- September 19, 2014

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 07:17am

    ... in their own workplaces, unsafe conditions and other labor violations will persist. Tencent wants to make movies |Source: Wall Street Journal- China Real Time The film bug is proving contagious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-digest/digest/1595826/posts-daily-china-news-round-september-19-2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - World - OBITUARY

    Robin Williams was suffering from Parkinson’s disease, wife reveals

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 12:55pm by AFP

    ... Williams, found dead this week after an apparent suicide, was suffering from depression and the early stages of Parkinson's disease, his wife said on Thursday. The beloved comedian's ... afraid," she said. "Robin's sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson's disease, which he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574162/robin-williams-was-suffering-parkinsons-disease-wife-reveals
  8. 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
  9. Suffering of psoriasis made worse by chronic ignorance, study finds

    Posted Oct 06th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Widespread ignorance about a common, incurable but non-contagious skin disease causes lifetime suffering for patients and their families, a researcher said yesterday. Henry Chan ... blisters and swelling. The telephone poll of 498 people, carried out by the university's faculty of medicine in March, found 43 per cent of respondents thought the disease was contagious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/473073/suffering-psoriasis-made-worse-chronic-ignorance-study-finds
  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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