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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mosquito crackdown as Japanese encephalitis cases in Hong Kong reach three-year high

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by BRIAN YAP

    ... which helps people in need in Hong Kong and around the world. The infections occurred despite a 42 per cent drop in complaints about mosquito numbers from Tuen Mun residents this year, to 173. ... three weeks after a 13-year old boy from Tin Shui Wai tested positive for the virus, and about two months after the first case, which involved a 26-year-old woman in the same district. Unlike ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572331/encephalitis-cases-spark-mosquito-clampdown
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Women's low sex drive blamed for Hong Kong's falling birth rate

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:50am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com Women's low sex drive blamed for falling birth rate Lack of a satisfactory sex life among women has been singled out as a reason for Hong Kong ... to the Association in an attempt to highlight the problems. Hong Kong's birth rate has dropped steadily- from 1,933 births for every 1,000 women in 1981, to 1,285 in 2012. The poll, carried out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1599699/womens-low-sexdrive-blamed-falling-birth-rate
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Reports of deadly disease caused by food bacteria more than double in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 06:48pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... cases of the infection- which has a 20 per cent mortality rate- were reported in Hong Kong, more than twice the annual average of 11 in the previous three years. Sixteen cases have already been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594733/reports-deadly-disease-caused-food-bacteria-more-double-hong-kong
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong workers want more mental health support at work, study finds

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... by the Joyful Mental Health Foundation and conducted by the University of Hong Kong. The findings were revealed yesterday. "The government should create a programme to monitor what we call mental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594813/hong-kong-workers-want-more-mental-health-support-work-study-finds
  5. 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

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Nurses blamed for stitch blunder More than 100 patients at Queen Elizabeth Hospital were stitched up after heart surgery using thread past its expiry date because of an excess of stock and nurses failing to follow standa ...

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

    Suicide: the taboo that’s killing Hong Kong’s elderly

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:35pm by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Shaheera Abdullah and Emilia Goh

    ... elderly The suicide rate of people over 65 in Hong Kong is almost double that of any other age group, and with a rapidly ageing population, prevention authorities face an uphill struggle. In 2012, the suicide rate among people aged over 65 was 25.4 per 100,000- double the average of 12.7 across all age groups, the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention found. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588977/hong-kongs-suicide-taboo-killing-our-elderly-experts
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New mother wins battle with Hong Kong hospital to keep her placenta

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:34pm by Kylie Knott

    ... to keep placenta An American woman has won her battle with a Hong Kong public hospital over the right to keep her placenta. Melissa Grenham collected her placenta from the Queen Mary Hospital ... There is little scientific research on the subject of placentophagy – the act of consuming the placenta – and few Hong Kong-based doctors or health experts are willing to talk about it. But the practice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584469/woman-wins-battle-keep-placenta-dispute-hong-kong-hospital
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Local Ebola epidemic unlikely thanks to Hong Kong's experience, expert says

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Lana Lam

    ... virus says the chance of the epidemic in West Africa spreading to Hong Kong is "very, very small" because of the city's experience in dealing with serious outbreaks of disease. ... Piot, 65, told the Sunday Morning Post. "Hong Kong has experienced big epidemics of flu and Sars and the main reason is because they are airborne. In a highly densely populated city, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582041/local-ebola-epidemic-unlikely-thanks-hong-kongs-experience-expert
  9. 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

    ... figure will surge past 600, which will be the highest figure in Hong Kong history," Wong said yesterday. Of the 150 new cases reported between April and June, more than 80 per cent were men, ... of young HIV patients was "alarming". It plans to conduct 60 sex-education workshops for young people. Watch: How an expat lives in Hong Kong…with HIV Jim Hoe, programme manager ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580798/new-hiv-cases-set-reach-record-high-hong-kong-fourth-year-row
  10. 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

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Hong Kong physicians say pouring a bucket of freezing water over someone for charity could be risky if they are ailing, elderly or pregnant Doctors cool on ice bucket craze Hong Kong doctors have poured cold water on a charity craze that is sweeping the globe, warning that "vulnerable'' people could be risking their health. The Hong Kong ...

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

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