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  1. 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

    ... 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 ... The West African country is one of those worst-hit by the deadly Ebola outbreak. Health minister Dr Ko Wing-man said before the pair's arrival that the Health Department would monitor the two ...

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

    Whose line is it anyway? Pregnant woman battles hospital over right to keep umbilical cord blood

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao, Emily Tsang

    ... allows only disposal or donation to the Red Cross cord-blood bank. Five of the city's public hospitals collect cord blood for the Red Cross, which has run the only public cord-blood bank ... requested the release of a sample for use in Hong Kong. The city's only public cord blood bank, run by the Red Cross, stores blood for general use, not specifically for the child it came from. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594958/whose-line-it-anyway-hospitals-policy-umbilical-cords-provokes-rights
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Dengue fever brings travel and health warnings on mainland

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 11:54am by Alice Yan

    ... is mainly due to more rainy days this year, and more cases being reported in some tropical countries. Yu Shouyi, a tropical disease expert at Southern Medical University in Guangzhou, said when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1605302/dengue-fever-brings-out-travel-and-health-warnings-mainland
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Photographer revisits problems faced by mentally ill, prepares new show

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:08am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... [fighting those illnesses], I hope I could be like them," he said. The photography exhibition, "Life and Times", runs at the Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui from October 4 to 6. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1602681/photographer-revisits-problems-faced-mentally-ill-prepares-new-show
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Changes eyed to Beijing indoor smoking ban set bad example, WHO says

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:42am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Beijing will set a bad example for the rest of the country and hurt anti-smoking efforts if law is watered down, says UN health body W.H.O. warns on smoking backtrack Beijing legislators will have a second reading of a controversial tobacco control law today, which, if passed, would set a bad precedent for other mainland cities and set back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1599781/changes-eyed-beijing-indoor-smoking-ban-set-bad-example-who-says
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Liberian president appeals to Barack Obama for help with Ebola outbreak

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by Reuters

    ... Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has appealed to her US counterpart, Barack Obama, for urgent aid in tackling the worst recorded outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, saying that without it her country ... countries, but has also repeatedly warned it has reached the limits of its capacity and appealed for foreign governments to intervene. In a letter dated September 9, Johnson-Sirleaf appealed to Obama ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1592482/liberian-president-appeals-barack-obama-help-ebola-outbreak
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    'You can even tailor your baby's sex': Inside an illicit Beijing surrogacy firm

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 07:11pm by Nectar Gan

    ... mothers could give birth to the babies in the Southeast Asian country. In an old, dimly lit apartment-hotel room which served as the company’s reception office, a representative of the China, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1598817/you-can-even-tailor-your-babys-sex-inside-illegal-beijing-surrogacy-firm
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Gates Foundation funds 'ultra-thin' condom studies in bid to raise uptake

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:26pm by AFP

    ... to combat such illnesses as malaria and tuberculosis, as they were not prevalent in wealthy countries. However, "there could be a market for this [thin condoms] among well-off nations, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596228/gates-foundation-funds-ultra-thin-condom-studies-bid-raise-uptake
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Over 100 heart patients 'stitched up with expired thread' at Hong Kong hospital

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 01:40pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... The hospital’s chief executive, Dr Albert Lo Chi-yuen, apologised to the patients and their relatives. He said the hospital would enhance supervision and monitoring systems and improve cross ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591640/over-100-heart-patients-stitched-expired-thread-hong-kong-hospital
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Surgeon helped quake survivors live again

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Annemarie Evans

    ... served with the Red Cross as a volunteer for more than 30 years and with colleagues from Hong Kong he was helping survivors of the disaster within 72 hours of the quake. "The day ... before the winners are announced in mid-October. Poon has been nominated by the Hong Kong Red Cross for the "Personal Contribution to the Community" award. Of his work in 2008, Poon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581490/surgeon-helped-quake-survivors-live-again

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