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  1. Skin disease victims stigmatised by Alex Ho's fall from grace

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... is contagious is unfair to psoriasis patients,' said skin disease doctor Joseph Fung Wai-kit. Dermatologist Louis Shih Tai-cho also pointed out that the incidence of psoriasis has no relation ... Agnes Lam and Mary Ann Benitez Patients with a much misunderstood skin disease are finding life more difficult after the saga of disgraced district councillor Alex Ho Wai-to. The Kwun Tong ...

  2. News - World - MEDICINE

    Baby girl thought to have been 'cured' of HIV has tested positive in relapse

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 02:34pm by AP, AFP

    ... AP and AFP in Washington News has dashed hopes over the effectiveness of fighting the disease through early treatment A baby girl in the United States who was thought to have been cleared ... and Infectious Diseases. “We’re going to take a good hard look at the study and see if it needs any modifications,” either in terms of length and type of treatment or because of ethical concerns over ...

  3. Staff blamed after patient with infectious skin disease left in public area of hospital

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and stayed there for a little bit longer than he should have,' a spokesman said. The hospital did not say how long the patient was in the waiting area. Infectious diseases expert Lo Wing-lok ... was in the waiting area, but checks of medical records and blood samples indicated none had been infected. 'The chicken pox virus is contagious, but about 90 per cent of the public has an immunity ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    China approves DNA-sequencing devices to detect genetic defects in unborn babies

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:56pm by Angela Meng

    ... diseases. The medical devices, called second-generation gene sequencing diagnostic products, are used for non-invasive tests on the foetus to detect genetic diseases such as Down's syndrome. ... testing, but later extended to early detection of cancer and other diseases. But last February, the government banned all medical applications of "gene-sequencing technology products", ...

  5. News - World - SECURITY

    Criminal drones, corporate armies: Think tank looks to security's future

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:32am by GDN

    ... Sophisticated environmental warfare will spread plant and human diseases through insects. These are among an array of dire warnings spelt out in a recent study by a British Ministry of Defence think ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HYGIENE

    Caught filthy-handed: single men have the worst toilet hygiene habits, survey finds

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 05:43pm by LO WEI

    ... gap may be due to men being more careless, not realising when their hands are still covered with germs, Fung speculated. That carelessness could contribute to the spread of disease. Wong ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    TB checks for all new students included in draft amendment to health regulation

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for tuberculosis to prevent the spread of the highly contagious disease, according to a draft amendment to a health rule. The amendment to the TB Prevention and Control Regulation was put up ... into contact with dust or poisonous gas to include screenings for the disease in physical check-ups. "Although the current regulation has been in use for more than 20 years, the country still ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Anthrax probe reveals new bird flu safety breach in bioterror lab

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:22am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Inquiry into scientists' exposure to bacteria also finds 'distressing' violations involving bird flu Anthrax probe reveals breaches in bioterror lab The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said yesterday it had uncovered a new safety breach at its bioterror research laboratories involving dangerous bird flu, just ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:47pm by NYT

    ... is leaving more of the world's population vulnerable to drug-resistant bacteria. The study, published online in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, provides the most comprehensive long-term ...

  10. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Mers virus unlikely to spread in Asia: World Health Organisation

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... for communicable diseases in the Western Pacific. The relatives of those infected have not been showing any signs of catching it, he added. “The risk to almost everyone in the world is extremely low.” Mark ...




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