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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Breast milk 'best for preventing infections'

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Breast milk 'best for preventing infections' Long-term breastfeeding can dramatically reduce the possibility of the baby having to be admitted to hospital, a medical and scientific study going back 17 years shows. The findings come from a study by academics at the University of Hong Kong's medical faculty, who are tracking the progress ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556480/breast-milk-best-preventing-infections
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention staff exposed to anthrax

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:20pm by Reuters

    ... working in a high-security bio-terror response laboratory at the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were preparing what they thought were inactivated samples of the deadly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537196/us-centres-disease-control-and-prevention-staff-exposed-anthrax
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong Red Cross volunteers return from Ebola-stricken Liberia, free of disease

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by CHRIS LAU, TIMMY SUNG

    ... Chris Lau and Timmy Sung Volunteers return from Ebola-stricken Liberia Two local volunteers who worked to fight Ebola in Liberia arrived back in Hong Kong yesterday disease-free, as lawmakers gathered to discuss measures to prevent the deadly virus from entering the city. Clinical psychologist Eliza Cheung Yee-lai and Dr May Yeung Pui-shan, both from Hong Kong Red Cross, showed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579477/hong-kong-red-cross-volunteers-return-ebola-stricken-liberia-free
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    British citizen with Ebola being evacuated from Sierra Leone

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by AP

    ... banned travellers from Ebola-stricken countries from entering the country; Senegal closed its border with Guinea on Friday as a preventative measure, while Chad has closed its border ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580366/british-citizen-ebola-being-evacuated-sierra-leone
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's only remedy for Ebola is a breast cancer drug

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang, Arthur Chan

    ... until next year. A Department of Health spokesman said it had liaised with manufacturers of four drugs and three vaccines for the treatment and prevention of Ebola. Watch: What is the Ebola ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577156/hong-kongs-only-remedy-ebola-breast-cancer-drug
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Raid on health centre in Monrovia, Liberia may spread Ebola

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:15am by AFP

    ... in Liberia, according to the World Health Organisation. In East Africa, the Kenyan government took steps to prevent the disease from spreading. Kenya will bar passengers travelling from three West ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575550/raid-health-centre-monrovia-liberia-may-spread-ebola
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Nigerian staying at Hong Kong's Chungking Mansions tests negative for Ebola

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:47pm by SAMUEL CHAN, Patsy Moy

    ... return from Kenya last week. A Health Department spokesman said it had “adopted preventive strategies … in line with those recommended by the World Health Organisation”. Ebola has claimed almost ... There is no approved cure or vaccine. In the event of an Ebola case, all those in close contact with the patient would be put in quarantine and banned from leaving the city under the Prevention and Control ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570697/nigerian-hong-kong-hospital-suspected-have-ebola-says-centre-health
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong medical workers 'put at risk in Ebola scare'

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by SAMUEL CHAN, Emily Tsang, BRIAN YAP

    ... as he condemned how staff were equipped to deal with Hong Kong's first suspected case. Preventive measures should also be stepped up at public places such as Chek Lap Kok, according ... populated places often frequented by high-risk tourists, such as Chungking Mansions, to put in place the highest level of preventive measures," she said. Yesterday morning at Chungking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571567/hong-kong-medical-workers-put-risk-ebola-scare
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Shenzhen company develops kit to test for Ebola virus, report says

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 02:51pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... for years, which enabled it to come up with a test kit shortly after the outbreak in West Africa, the spokeswoman said. Meanwhile, the National Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1573511/shenzhen-company-develops-kit-test-ebola-virus-report-says
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong experts cautious about British aspirin cancer claims

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by Emily Tsang and The Guardian

    ... has been greeted cautiously in Hong Kong. The Department of Health said it was aware of the findings and that aspirin would be taken into consideration for cancer prevention. But a spokesman ... of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists, William Chui Chun-ming, described the study as "good news" if cheap and readily available aspirins could also be used to prevent disease. But he, too, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567926/hong-kong-experts-cautious-about-british-aspirin-cancer-claims

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