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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 ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    China's rich and corporations lag in fight against Ebola, World Food Programme says

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:37am by Reuters

    ... Development Fund, a private equity fund facilitating Chinese investment in Africa. Liberia had set up a fund for Ebola donations, he said. China's donation to the WFP would be used to provide ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Physical exercise can help curb Parkinson's disease, says study

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of Parkinson's disease from deteriorating into the late stage. The foundation has also developed a smartphone app to help patients' training at home. But Mak said neither videos nor the app could ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Warning on pollution risk for children

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:33am by SARAH KARACS

    ... as the cause of 36 per cent of all disease in children aged 0 to 14 worldwide, Etzel said. Weaker immune systems and developing organs made children more vulnerable than adults to environmental hazards such as air pollution, contaminated food and lead poisoning. Paediatricians at the summit also cited research showing lead- which can be found in paints and varnishes- impedes neurological development ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijing confident low-key approach will protect China against Ebola

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:06am by Zhuang Pinghui and Alice Yan

    ... for 21 days, the virus' maximum incubation period. If a person develops symptoms warranting observation, they will be transferred, quarantined and treated at one of two designated hospitals ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Airlines and hotels in Hong Kong ramp up measures against Ebola

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG, Emily Tsang

    ... of Health said it would continue to monitor developments of the Ebola situation overseas. It would also communicate with the World Health Organisation as well as mainland and neighbouring health ...

  8. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Singapore steps up screening for Ebola

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:55am by AFP

    ... surveillance depending on the risk assessment," it added. The ministry said it had been "closely watching the Ebola situation, including developments in Spain and the United States" ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Air pollution slows growth of children's lungs, says UK study

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:31am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... of a smaller lung was lifelong and could "contribute to the development of chronic lung diseases such as asthma". Studies in Hong Kong have found similar results. Dr Alfred Tam Yat-cheung ... the development of lungs is still being studied. "Perhaps children have smaller lungs than adults, and therefore they inhale more air pollutants. However, this is still just speculation," Kelly ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Dengue fever cases top 21,000 in Guangdong

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:23pm by Mimi Lau

    ... Dengue fever can cause a skin rash similar to measles, headaches, and muscle and joint pain. A small number of sufferers develop a life-threatening haemorrhagic fever, or dengue shock syndrome, ...




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