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  1. Rare disease suspected in crayfish-linked illness

    Posted Sep 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The painful breakdown of muscle fibres suffered by more than 20 crayfish eaters in Nanjing, Jiangsu, could be a symptom of Haff disease, a little known illness linked to seafood consumption, the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says. The disease is named after Konigsberger Haff, a small Russian town on the southeastern coast of the Baltic Sea, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724182/rare-disease-suspected-crayfish-linked-illness
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - China Insider - LGBT RIGHTS

    Chinese man petitions WHO to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy worldwide

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:40pm by Chen Yifei

    ... and reaffirm that “being gay is not a disease”. As of Friday afternoon, the petition has been signed by more than 100,000 people. All Out said WHO has agreed to meet Xiao Zhen in China to discuss the matter. Despite China’s health ministry having removed homosexuality from the mental disease list in 2001, viewing homosexuality as illness is not uncommon in the wider Chinese society. Anxious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1591150/chinese-man-petitions-who-ban-gay-cure-therapy-worldwide
  5. News - World - DISEASE

    US ebola victim receives blood from recovered doctor Kent Brantly

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 07:22pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Omaha, United States US medic who recently recovered from the deadly disease plays key role in helping save a close friend and fellow missionary Ebola survivor gives blood to new victim A US aid worker infected with Ebola has been given blood from a fellow doctor who battled the disease, and doctors say the man has responded well to the treatment in the past ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591079/us-ebola-victim-receives-blood-recovered-doctor-kent-brantly
  6. Lifestyle - Health

    Course offers intense training for carers of Alzheimer's patients

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:57pm by SASHA GONZALAS

    ... Sasha Gonzales life@scmp.com Health care workers can take 80-hour course Open minds Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, an irreversible and progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. In its early stages the sufferer can communicate, reason and go about regular tasks. But once the condition sets in, even the most basic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1590933/course-offers-intense-training-carers-alzheimers-patients
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Heavy use of benzodiazepines linked to Alzheimer's onset in older people

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:48am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Findings add to suspicion prolonged or intensive use of benzodiazepines such as Xanax or Mogadon causes the onset of mind-robbing disease Sedative use linked to Alzheimer's Older people who have relied on a class of drugs called benzodiazepines to reduce anxiety or induce sleep are at higher risk of going on to develop Alzheimer's disease, new research ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590397/heavy-use-benzodiazepines-linked-alzheimers-onset-older-people
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ozone depletion not a threat to a united world

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... was accompanied by bad news on global warming; levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases are at a record high. The world also faces wars, terrorism, disease, over-population and ocean acidification. Tackling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1594130/success-against-ozone-depletion-shows-no-threat-too-big
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    War on Ebola can be won, if human ingenuity again rises to the challenge

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 06:00pm by THOMAS TANG

    ... Thomas Tang Thomas Tang says in our focus to contain the spread of the Ebola virus, we should heed the lessons of previous disease outbreaks and realise that cities can be resilient, ... powerless to halt the spread of the disease, which stokes fears of a global pandemic. As a learning species, what lessons can humankind take away from the tracks of this virus? The Ebola virus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1589447/war-ebola-can-be-won-if-human-ingenuity-again-rises-challenge
  10. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Ice bucket challenge sees donations to local charity surge

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 04:56am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Ice bucket craze sees local donations surge Thanks to global sensation the Ice Bucket Challenge, a local charity helping motor neurone disease patients has received HK$26 million since last month- 130 times the donations it received for all of last year. The Hong Kong Neuro-Muscular Disease Association said yesterday that 25 per cent of the money ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586857/ice-bucket-challenge-sees-donations-local-charity-surge

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