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  1. 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
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Gene tests 'critical' for diagnosing lung cancer

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Emily Tsang

    ... in Hong Kong are being afflicted with the disease. A leading respiratory diseases researcher at the University of Hong Kong said this yesterday, noting that 60 per cent of sufferers seen by the university's department of medicine did not get the disease from smoking but from a mutated gene. "We see more patients diagnosed with lung cancer due to genetic factors," Dr James Ho ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577866/gene-tests-critical-diagnosing-lung-cancer
  3. News - World - DISEASE

    Illness that has killed at least 70 in Congo is not Ebola, says WHO

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:22pm by Reuters

    ... gastroenteritis, the World Health Organisation said, denying the illness was Ebola. A WHO report said that 592 people had contracted the disease, of whom 70 died. Five health care workers, including one ... Symptoms of the two diseases are similar; they include vomiting, diarrhoea and internal bleeding. But the fatality rate for this outbreak of haemorrhagic gastroenteritis is much lower than the West ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579469/illness-has-killed-least-70-congo-not-ebola-says-who
  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Leprosy's ancient curse still strikes the people of Myanmar's borderlands

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... communities virtually cut off from medical help is a sign that the country's battle with the ancient disease is far from over. It took six days by plane, boat, motorcycle and bus- plus an arduous ... for evidence that the disease had spread. They soon found three more leprosy sufferers, one requiring hospital care. "I promised him that I would come back for him or I would send someone to pick ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1578703/leprosys-ancient-curse-still-strikes-people-myanmars-borderlands
  5. Timely disclosure vital in disease fight

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and containment can have any hope of stopping a contagious disease in its tracks. Allegations that city officials in Fuyang, Anhui province- where the first EV71 outbreak occurred as early as mid-March- ... When the mainland sneezes, Hong Kong catches a cold. This is why outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease reported across several provinces have caused alarm among parents and officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/636801/timely-disclosure-vital-disease-fight
  6. No place for cover-ups on disease outbreaks

    Posted May 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are vital if outbreaks of serious contagious diseases are to be contained. Allegations that city officials in Fuyang, Anhui province, covered up an outbreak of a virus that has killed at least 20 ... of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has dismissed the comparison with Sars because that was a deadly new disease that could have infected anyone. If he has a point, he rather ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/635949/no-place-cover-ups-disease-outbreaks
  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. News - China - HEALTH

    Another bird flu death as virus spreads to Zhejiang

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 06:53pm by ZHUANG PINGHUI, LO WEI

    ... of Respiratory Diseases, said they were sporadic cases and not a cluster outbreak or epidemic. "It is quite different from what happened 10 years ago during the Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) epidemic," Zhong told the Beijing Times. "The first and second cases of Sars were highly contagious and family members were infected. "But the H7N9 flu has not shown any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1206299/hangzhou-man-dies-h7n9-avian-flu-virus
  9. News - China - CHARITY

    China’s health authorities jump on ‘ice bucket challenge’ charity bandwagon

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:39pm by Alice Yan

    ... for the care of patients with rare diseases. The challenge requires a person to tip a bucket of ice water over his or her head, usually after filming a short message of support for a certain cause. ... brain disease. Mao did not reveal a figure. The ice bucket challenge itself was introduced by the US-based ALS Association. Rare diseases affect just 0.065 to 0.1 per cent of the world ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1578374/chinas-health-authorities-jump-ice-bucket-challenge-charity-bandwagon
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong on standby for H7N9 outbreak as China confirms three new cases

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren, He Huifeng, Johnny Tam

    ... the city had sufficient "disease prevention supplies" and there was "no need for panic buying". About 30 pupils from Sheung Shui Wai Chow Public School left for Shanghai ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1208847/hong-kong-standby-new-bird-flu-cases-revealed-shanghai

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