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  1. News - China - HEALTH

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

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

    ... company has developed a field test kit that can quickly identify the Ebola virus, People’s Daily reports, as China is trying a range of countermeasures against the possible spread of the deadly ... obtained key Ebola virus genes for analysis and vaccine development from Genewiz, a US-based genomics service company. The genes were synthesised at the company’s branch in Suzhou, Jiangsu, under ...

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

    US boy develops itchy rash from his iPad amid reports of nickel allergies

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:14pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Chicago Boy develops itchy rash from his iPad Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common ... but he developed a different rash all over his body that didn't respond to usual treatment. Skin testing showed he had a nickel allergy, and doctors traced it to an iPad his family had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554242/us-boy-develops-itchy-rash-his-ipad-amid-reports-nickel-allergies
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of new HIV cases in Hong Kong set to reach record high

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 03:23pm by Emily Tsang

    ... HIV tests. Without treatment, about half of those who contract HIV will go on to develop Aids within 10 years. Receiving treatment reduces the possibility of developing Aids by 90 per cent. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580798/new-hiv-cases-set-reach-record-high-hong-kong-fourth-year-row
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    E-cigarettes need tight regulation, WHO says, citing health concerns

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:31am by AGENCIES

    ... exposure [having] long-term consequences for brain development". It said retailers should be prohibited from selling e-cigarettes to minors, and called for the scrapping of vending machines. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581019/e-cigarettes-need-tight-regulation-who-says-citing-health-concerns
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New hospital touts transparent pricing to serve middle class

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... and expected to be completed by 2018. Providing around 600 beds, it is expected to treat around 250,000 people annually. "Our idea is to develop a not-for-profit hospital of our own," said ... for the university to set up the Jockey Club Institute of Ageing to conduct research and develop strategies on an ageing society.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578786/new-hospital-touts-transparent-pricing-serve-middle-class
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ice Bucket Challenge risky for health of some people, Hong Kong doctors say

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by DANNY LEE

    ... the experience, including Canto-pop king Andy Lau Tak-wah, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Greg So Kam-leung, HKTV boss Ricky Wong Wai-kay and Chinese University vice chancellor Professor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580196/ice-bucket-challenge-risky-health-some-people-hong-kong-doctors-say
  7. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Battle lines drawn on instant noodles after US study cites heart risks

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by AP

    ... than 400 packs of instant noodles a year, rattles off a sampling: Hello Kitty instant noodles, polar bear instant noodles developed by a zoo, black squid ink instant noodles. In Tokyo, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1580099/battle-lines-drawn-instant-noodles-after-us-study-cites-heart
  8. 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

    ... contact of blood or bodily fluids. As the Ebola crisis worsens, international pharmaceutical companies have been trying to develop effective cures and vaccines for the virus, but so far only a few ... infected by the virus, is in the process of being approved by the World Health Organisation to treat Ebola patients in Africa. The WHO has said no reliable and fully tested vaccine can be developed ...

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

    Obesity increases risk of having 10 common cancers, study shows

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:42pm by AFP

    ... by other factors. Conversely, those with high BMI seemed to be at a slightly lower risk of developing prostate and pre-menopausal breast cancer. Agence France-Presse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573665/obesity-increases-risk-having-10-common-cancers-study-shows
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cancer patients receiving radiotherapy may be at higher risk of vascular diseases and stroke: study

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:25pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... who receive radiotherapy to treat cancer in their head or neck may be more likely to develop severe vascular diseases including blocked blood vessels, leading to a higher risk of a stroke, ... Simon Yu Chun-ho, professor at the department of imaging and interventional radiology of Chinese University's faculty of medicine. "It's also a well-developed and mature ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572152/cancer-patients-receiving-radiotherapy-may-be-higher-risk-vascular

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