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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong takes extra steps to block spread of Ebola virus

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... travellers from five stricken West African countries and adopting a tougher standard for fever checks at the airport. Passport-holders and people who have visited Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, ... with health promotion messages played over the tannoy. The lower temperature standard has been set on the basis of a recommendation by the World Health Organisation and experience with overseas cases. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620840/hong-kong-takes-extra-steps-block-spread-ebola-virus
  2. 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

    ... requested airlines broadcast health messages on all incoming passenger flights to alert travellers about the disease. The Airport Authority said the airport had in place standard procedures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617876/hong-kong-airlines-hotels-ramp-measures-against-ebola
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Frozen pills could make faecal transplants safer and easier

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:21am by WASHPOST

    ... of success seen in more invasive methods. Plus it's cheaper. Hohmann estimates that the entire course costs US$500- one-sixth of the price of either a colonoscopy or a standard course ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1615182/frozen-pills-could-make-faecal-transplants-safer-and-easier
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    US study shows how pregnancy can increase risk of flu complications

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 09:08pm by MCT

    ... cells crucial in fighting viral infection. Both were suppressed by the standard test of immunity. But in the presence of influenza, the cells increased in number and changed in function, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1598911/us-study-shows-how-pregnancy-can-increase-risk-flu-complications
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangzhou disease control centre predicts end to dengue outbreak within weeks

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:42am by Mimi Lau, He Huifeng

    ... per cent, or 133 of the total 210 sampling stations across the city, had populations of up to 12 times more than the acceptable standard. The report said there would be two or three city-wide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1599783/guangzhou-disease-control-centre-predicts-end-dengue-outbreak-within
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hospital chiefs aim to improve misconduct complaints system

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by Emily Tsang

    ... month to discuss his proposal for a central system to handle all complaints under a unified standard. More details of the authority's planned changes will be thrashed out after Lau has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1597642/hospital-chiefs-aim-improve-misconduct-complaints-system
  7. 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 standard procedures. That was the conclusion announced by the Yau Ma Tei hospital on Friday based on the findings of its two ...

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

    Ambulance crew shortage costing lives, Shanghai experience shows

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Alice Yan

    ... the director of the municipal medical emergency centre's human resources department. The city of 24 million residents owns more than 600 ambulances, which far exceeds the national standard of one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586875/ambulance-crew-shortage-costing-lives-shanghai-experience-shows
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Prince Philip Dental Hospital used contaminated water, documents show

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:37pm by Olga Wong

    ... that from mid-February to mid-June, water samples from the clinic exceeded 500 colony-forming bacterial units per millilitre- the US safe standard for drinking water. The water was described ... to rule out the existence of pathogenic bacteria, such as ones that cause legionnaires' disease. "The hospital should adhere to high standards and patients' rights should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580724/prince-philip-dental-hospital-used-contaminated-water-documents-show
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU researchers' new liver cancer system helps prolong patients' lives

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... The new system, compared with the standard categorisation, appears to have doubled patients' median survival time and improved the survival rate of those in the cancer's more advanced ... in the international medical journal Gastroenterology in June. In July, it was recommended as a regional standard at the annual Asia-Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Expert Meeting, Yau said. He added that he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573016/hku-researchers-new-liver-cancer-system-helps-prolong-patients-lives

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