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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dengue fever surge triggers mosquito alert

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:06am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Protection said. A British volunteer worker died this week after coming down with dengue fever on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The centre's controller, Dr Leung Ting-hung, said two deaths ... of ancestors' graves is a tradition associated with this week's Chung Yeung festival. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department's officer in charge of pest control, Yuen Ming-chi, reminded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1604087/dengue-fever-surge-triggers-mosquito-alert
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    33 sickened by ammonia gas leak in northwestern China

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:29pm by WU NAN

    ... emergency procedures and cooperated with the region’s crisis management bureau and the environmental protection agency to handle the accident. The injured were treated at Ningxia Medical University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587785/thirty-three-sickened-ammonia-gas-leak-northwestern-capital
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO says Ebola vaccines to be available next year

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:34am by AP

    ... as if they were not protected against Ebola. The WHO has also prioritised using blood from Ebola survivors and says further studies are needed to determine if it can help people ill with the disease. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1601362/who-says-ebola-vaccines-be-available-next-year
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Big US soft-drink firms pledge to cut calorie count and container sizes over the next decade

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:16pm by WASHINGTON POST

    ... and faster reductions to adequately protect the public’s health,” he said. “Those taxes could further reduce calories in America’s beverage mix even more quickly, and would raise needed revenue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599824/big-us-soft-drink-firms-pledge-cut-calorie-count-and-container-sizes-over
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong won't follow Macau's strict lead on Ebola, health protection chief says

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com HK won't follow Macau lead on Ebola Hong Kong's efforts to keep the deadly Ebola virus at bay could be stymied by the reluctance of African visitors to give contact details to health officials, the city's health protection chief said. Dr Leung Ting-hung, controller of the Centre for Health Protection, said it would be difficult to follow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565695/hong-kong-wont-follow-macaus-lead-ebola-health-protection-chief-says
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Dengue epidemic rises rapidly in Guangdong

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 10:12pm by Mimi Lau

    ... A very small number of cases lead to life-threatening dengue haemorrhagic fever. In Hong Kong, the Centre for Health Protection said that as of Monday, the city had confirmed 66 dengue fever ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1598933/dengue-epidemic-rises-rapidly-guangdong
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Liberian president appeals to Barack Obama for help with Ebola outbreak

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by Reuters

    ... government has committed around US$100 million to tackle the outbreak by providing protective equipment for health care workers, food, water, medical and hygiene equipment. The US military said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1592482/liberian-president-appeals-barack-obama-help-ebola-outbreak
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Drive to ensure mothers make right breastfeeding decision

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by REBECCA LAM

    ... mother-baby bonding. Part of their global effort is the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, launched together with the United Nations Children's Fund to implement practices that protect, promote ... to improve the health of both newborns and their mother by promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding. With the support from the Food and Health Bureau, the Hospital Authority is taking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589491/drive-ensure-mothers-make-right-breastfeeding-decision
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Pilots, crews face increased skin cancer risk from high altitude exposure

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:23pm by AFP

    ... on Wednesday said. Dr Martina Sanlorenzo, from the University of California at San Francisco, said the study had "important implications for occupational health and protection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1585261/pilots-crews-face-increased-skin-cancer-risk-high-altitude-exposure
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    African demand for Ebola drug grows as it completely heals monkeys in lab test

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:03pm by Bloomberg

    ... published in the journal Nature. "It is a really, really important study" as it is the longest researchers have waited after infecting monkeys with Ebola to protect all of them ... and Tekmira Pharmaceuticals. While previous research has shown various treatments can protect monkeys against Ebola, in most of the studies the animals were treated with the drugs shortly after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1582023/africas-demand-ebola-drug-grows-it-wipes-out-virus-monkey-lab-test

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