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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Gates Foundation funds 'ultra-thin' condom studies in bid to raise uptake

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:26pm by AFP

    ... condoms through the charitable Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It looks like "there are some technological materials that will be able to maintain a [condom] barrier with a very thin, thin layer", Gates said on Thursday in New Delhi. His foundation has given one grant of US$100,000 to the University of Manchester in the UK to research a condom using a super-light conducive material ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596228/gates-foundation-funds-ultra-thin-condom-studies-bid-raise-uptake
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dental school to investigate months-long use of tainted water lines

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Hong Kong University taskforce will include members from the medical and dental faculties, leading to questions about its independence Dental school to probe use of tainted water The faculty of dentistry at the University of Hong Kong has set up a taskforce to investigate an incident in which dental chairs whose attached water hoses became ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582529/dental-school-investigate-months-long-use-tainted-water-lines
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Later start to school day would benefit teenagers, research shows

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:37pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune One extra hour of sleep a day could improve attendance and lower school dropout rates, and even reduce car crashes among adolescents Research supports late start for teens If you thought trying to get a sleepy teenager out of bed in time for school each morning was your own private struggle, you thought wrong. The American Academy of Paediatrics declared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580884/later-start-school-day-would-benefit-teenagers-research-shows
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Ambulance crew shortage costing lives, Shanghai experience shows

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

    ... Shanghai's health authority ordered a local technical school to launch a course in emergency medical care, and its first batch of 68 graduates are expected to work as ambulance doctors in 2016. Until ...

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

    WHO endorses using Ebola survivors' blood to help infected patients

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune With limited vaccine supply still months away, officials approve transfusing blood of those who've beaten the disease in West Africa W.H.O. backs old remedy for Ebola As medical researchers struggle to produce desperately needed drugs to fight the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organisation endorsed an old-school remedy that is already abundant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586683/who-endorses-using-ebola-survivors-blood-help-infected-patients
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Parents reunited with Ashya, but must await ruling before custody

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 01:15am by AFP

    ... Brett King said yesterday he feared he would not be allowed to see Ashya because an English court has had legal custody of the boy since last week when his parents took him to Spain. He said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1584760/parents-reunited-ashya-must-await-ruling-custody
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Americans’ diet now less unhealthy, unless they’re poor

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:19pm by AP

    ... and "will have important public health implications", said study co-author Dr Frank Hu of the Harvard School of Public Health. Diet-linked chronic diseases like diabetes have become more common in Americans in general, and especially in the poor, he noted. "Declining diet quality over time may actually widen the gap between the poor and the rich," Hu said. Harvard School of Public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1583871/americans-diet-now-less-unhealthy-unless-theyre-poor
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Charity given deadline on huge rent rise

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by BRIAN YAP

    ... & Rheumatism Foundation learned that the monthly rent for its 144 square metre base at Nam Shan Estate, Shek Kip Mei, would increase from HK$13,000 to HK$19,000 when its lease expires at the end of this month. Talks with landlord the Housing Authority resulted in a reduction to HK$18,000- and the authority on Monday told the foundation it had until tomorrow to decide whether ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573015/charity-given-deadline-huge-rent-rise
  10. 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

    ... Peter Piot, the director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said the knowledge gained in handling the severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic in 2003 was one ...

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

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