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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong diabetes patients as young as 3, while one fifth under 40

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 02:34pm by Emily Tsang

    ... the result as "alarming". She said that young patients were at a higher risk of developing fatal complications. "More complications arising from the illness are expected ... patients were considered to be slim, while 60 per cent had a family history of diabetes. Luk said that people who developed diabetes before the age of 40 had a 35 per cent greater risk ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bid to cut strokes in a heartbeat

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com New 30-second test aims to screen 60,000 Hongkongers for abnormal heart rhythms, which raise risk of developing host of health problems Bid to cut strokes ... People with abnormal heartbeats are five times more likely to suffer from strokes and have a higher risk of developing other health problems that can lead to heart failure, said Dr David Siu ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU's HK$200m bill for mainland hospital

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by Amy Nip

    ... consultancy to make recommendations on the hospital's development. The report is to be considered at a council meeting today. The HK$200 million incurred "has not and would not involve ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Free tests will use mobile technology to screen for abnormal heartbeats

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:30pm by Emily Tsang

    ... seconds will see if their heartbeat is a cause for concern. The technology, developed in the United States, has a 99 per cent accuracy rate, said Dr Michael Chan Pak-hei of the HKU’s department of medicine. People with abnormal heartbeats are five times more likely to suffer from strokes, and are at increased risk of developing other problems in the long term that can lead to heart failure. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cheap cream can boost flu jabs for elderly, HKU study shows

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by Emily Tsang

    ... protection from the flu vaccine and there is no need for them to use this method," he said. Patients who applied the cream on their arms before receiving a jab developed no significant side ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    30,000 people quarantined in China after resident dies of pneumonic plague

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 06:47pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... marmot on July 13. He is said to have chopped it up to feed to his dog, but developed a fever the same day. He was then taken to People's Hospital in Yumen after his condition worsened two ... pneumonic plague is a severe type of lung infection. According to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, it may develop from inhaling infectious droplets or untreated bubonic ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Pneumonic plague quarantine lifted in Gansu after no new cases reported

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:46pm by Nectar Gan

    ... victim whose death caused the quarantine had come across a dead marmot on July 13. He chopped it up to feed to his dog, but developed a fever the same day and was taken to People’s Hospital ... there in 1957, and it developed into the first oilfield. The oil industry once brought prosperity to the town, which reached a population of almost 200,000 by 1987. But as the oil ran out, the town ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Second encephalitis case found in Yuen Long

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Ernest Kao

    ... doctor but was subsequently admitted to hospital after developing another fever 10 days later. This is the second case of Japanese encephalitis to occur in the Yuen Long district this year. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ex-drug users shun hepatitis treatment

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by LO WEI

    ... and loss of appetite, Wong said. But of those who are not treated, 20 per cent will develop cirrhosis within 10 years. Of those, between 1 and 4 per cent will develop cancer each year. Among ... with their medication, Wong said. A new, more expensive treatment that did not require injections could be introduced as soon as the end of this year, Wong said. Other medicines being developed around the world ...




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