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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese scientists develop biohazard suit that protects against Ebola

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 02:44pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... developed a comfortable biohazard suit that its creators say can keep out the Ebola virus 99.99 per cent of the time. Xinhua reported yesterday that the suit was the best protective equipment of its kind developed by China and was being worn by Chinese medical support teams in epidemic zones in Sierra Leone and Mali in West Africa. Air pressure inside the suit is maintained at a higher ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1632540/chinese-scientists-develop-biohazard-suit-protects-against-ebola
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Richest countries worst hit by obesity-fuelled cancer

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 03:52am by LA TIMES

    ... Los Angeles Times Disease is five times as likely to be linked to weight in wealthy countries, study finds; global economic development will make things worse Richest countries worst hitby ... is expected to rise globally along with economic development," said Christopher Wild, IARC's director. The international research team found that countries with a "high" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1649398/richest-countries-worst-hit-obesity-fuelled-cancer
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese health experts optimistic over anti-smoking law

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 04:24am by ZHUANG PENGHUI

    ... Wu Yiqun, deputy director of the think tank Research Centre for Health Development, said the law's articles included details of implementation and accountability. "I am very ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1648831/health-experts-optimistic-over-anti-smoking-law
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Research shows that thinking hard pays off in later years

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 09:52pm by LA TIMES

    ... researchers to discern how much of a 70-year-old's mental function was a result of early intelligence and how much represented mental development in the work place. All participants were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1644697/research-shows-thinking-hard-pays-later-years
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mutation increases risk of infections

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 03:10am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... develop symptoms similar to those of other flu viruses, including fever, headache and sore throat. However, it is more likely to result in multiple organ failure or even death. Since 2003, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1644774/mutation-increases-risk-infections
  6. 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
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong professor finds novel cancer treatment effective in mice

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:22am by Howard Winn

    ... with the university to deal with the huge legal and research costs of developing the products for FDA approval. The name of the cancer treatment and of the licensed company is Cancelex. Fikenzo is the name ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1642402/hong-kong-professor-finds-novel-cancer-treatment-effective-mice
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Unconventional therapy can extend life of prostate cancer patients, says alliance

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 07:07am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... injections, are adopted to suppress male hormone and thus bring the tumour under control. However, almost half of the patients develop resistance after taking the treatment for two to three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1641564/unconventional-therapy-can-extend-life-prostate-cancer-patients-says
  9. 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
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Gates Foundation to spend US$500m stopping malaria and other diseases

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 08:51pm by AFP

    ... vows US$500m to wipe out diseases US billionaire Bill Gates will donate more than US$500 million to fight malaria and other infectious diseases in the developing world, saying the Ebola ... the money this year "to reduce the burden of malaria, pneumonia, diarrhoeal diseases, and an array of parasitic infections that are leading causes of death and disability in developing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1631289/gates-foundation-spend-us500m-stopping-malaria-and-other-diseases

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