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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    H7N9 human transmission possible but 'highly sporadic', says health expert

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 11:39am by Ernest Kao

    ... China’s top health authority is not ruling out the possibility of human-to-human transmission of the new H7N9 bird flu virus strain. Although the virus does not easily infect humans, the chance of human-to-human transmission is “theoretically possible” , ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Second encephalitis case found in Yuen Long

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

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Second encephalitis case found in Yuen Long Health authorities have confirmed the city's second case of Japanese encephalitis this year and are not ruling out the possibility of more instances over the summer. Blood and sputum tests on a 35-year-old woman residing at Ching Nga Court on Yuen Long's Tai Shu Ha Road East tested positive ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Child cancer cases double at hospital

    Posted May 09th 2014, 03:36am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Some 15 per cent of new referrals to Sha Tin centre have mainland parents Child cancer cases double at hospital New childhood cancer cases referred to the Prince of Wales Hospital have doubled since 2009, partly due to an uptick in the city's population. Some 10 to 15 per cent of new cases are children born to mainland parents, while the rest ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Organ donors a lifesaver for the lucky few

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 02:32pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Organ donors a lifesaver for the lucky few As Sam Lai Hin-sum lay in a hospital bed under intensive care in May, he knew he was just inches away from death's door. It was 20 years ago when he started fighting liver cancer. Despite a round of treatments that had initially cleared the cancer, it returned with a vengeance. Lai required a new liver ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong Marathon: children's new attitude is important in the long run

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:38am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com How I ran away from a vicious cycle Six months ago, Lee Tze-fung was 102kg and would cringe in fear merely on hearing the word "exercise". Today, he is 7kg lighter, but more importantly has gained a whole new attitude to personal health. The change has come as part of his preparations for the 10-kilometre event at this Sunday's ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Low awareness of need to check keeps prostate cancer on rise in Hong Kong men

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 04:37am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Low awareness keeps prostate cancer on rise Cases of prostate cancer have increased 60 per cent among Hong Kong men in the past 30 years, but awareness of the importance of early detection remains low, the head of Chinese University's urology division says. A lack of symptoms in the early stages of the cancer contributes to the poor awareness ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong sees first case of H9N2 avian flu in four years

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 07:26pm by Lo Wei and Ernest Kao

    ... Lo Wei and Ernest Kao An 86-year-old Hongkonger living in Shenzhen has become infected with the H9N2 strain of bird flu- Hong Kong's first human case of the virus strain in four years. The case, in light of the other bird flu strains hitting humans with increased frequency- including the deadly H7N9 and H10N8 subtypes- may signal a higher risk of virus mutation ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Poultry traders split over ban on Shenzhen farms after H7N9 case

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 04:29am by Lo Wei and Ernest Kao

    ... Lo Wei and Ernest Kao Some argue that halting poultry imports from 3 mainland suppliers is unnecessary as clean-up begins at estate where sick H7N9 patient lives Traders split over Shenzhen farms ban Hong Kong poultry traders are split over the need to suspend live chicken imports from Shenzhen after authorities confirmed the first local case of the deadly H7N9 virus ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Question on pigs' disposal cost gets evasive reply from minister

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com How to hog the spotlight and evade the ‘P’ word Civil Affairs Minister Li Liguo probably knew he would be asked how nearly 6,000 dead pigs ended up floating in Shanghai's Huangpu River. At the National People's Congress yesterday, Li and vice-ministers Jiang Li and Dou Yupei arrived prepared- well, sort of. When asked whether it was true the pigs were ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijing will not 'exclude possibility' of H7N9 infections

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 11:59am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Beijing’s position as an international transit hub means the possibility of an H7N9 bird flu infection cannot be ruled out, the city’s top disease control unit said on Wednesday- as another death in Zhejiang raised the toll of victims to three. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said although recent cases of infection have been ...




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