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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Drug company seeks approval for world’s first malaria vaccine

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:59pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris GlaxoSmithKline is developing the vaccine for children in sub-Saharan Africa British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) said on Tuesday it hoped to get the green light for a prototype vaccine against malaria after trials showed it offered children a partial shield against the disease. Results for the Phase III stage of the closely-followed RTS,S ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1327053/drug-company-seeks-approval-worlds-first-malaria-vaccine
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    High alert for Ebola needed in Hong Kong, health minister says after emergency meeting

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:54pm by Emily Tsang and Agence France-Presse

    ... Emily Tsang and Agence France-Presse Emergency meeting on contingency plans in case of outbreak; woman tests negative Hong Kong on 'high alert' for Ebola virus Hong Kong's health authorities stepped up surveillance against the deadly Ebola virus yesterday as a Hong Kong woman who fell ill after visiting Kenya tested negative for the disease. This came as a British ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562707/hospitalised-hong-kong-woman-tests-negative-deadly-ebola-virus
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola epidemic unlikely outside West Africa, says scientist who helped discover deadly virus

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 12:38pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Professor Peter Piot, who co-discovered Ebola virus in 1976, adds that he wouldn’t worry about sitting next to a victim on a train The scientist who helped discover the Ebola virus said the outbreak in West Africa was unlikely to trigger a major epidemic outside the region, adding he would happily sit next to an infected person on a train. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563352/ebola-epidemic-unlikely-outside-west-africa-says-scientist-who-helped
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    30,000 people quarantined in China after resident dies of pneumonic plague

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 06:47pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... isolated areas have a food supply that can last for over 10 days," the agency quoted an official from the Yumen grain bureau as saying. Additional reporting by Agence France-Presse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557217/china-seals-entire-city-gansu-after-resident-dies-bubonic-plague
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Genes may cause cerebral palsy, Norwegian study suggests

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Genes may cause cerebral palsy, study suggests Cerebral palsy, a disability of the brain linked to problems in pregnancy or birth, may have an inherited cause, according to a study published yesterday. Researchers in Norway found that families where a close relative had cerebral palsy were at increased risk of giving birth to a child ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555384/genes-may-cause-cerebral-palsy-norwegian-study-suggests
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Even light drinkers have increased risk of heart disease, says study

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:48pm by AGENCIES

    ... and 25 alcoholic units per week. Agence France-Presse, The Guardian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552274/even-light-drinkers-have-increased-risk-heart-disease-says-study
  7. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Mers virus unlikely to spread in Asia: World Health Organisation

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila World Health Organisation downplays risks to Asia from Sars-related Middle East respiratory virus, which has killed at least 287 people in the Arabian peninsula Asian countries should keep their guard against the deadly Middle East respiratory virus, although it is unlikely to spread to the region, a World Health Organisation expert said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551081/mers-virus-unlikely-spread-asia-world-health-organisation
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola death toll rises to 518 in west Africa

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:17am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Ebola death toll rises to 518 in West Africa The number of people believed to have died from Ebola in west Africa has jumped to 518, the World Health Organisation said yesterday. The UN health agency said 50 new cases- 25 of them fatal- had been reported between July 3-6 by health authorities in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In a statement, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550015/ebola-death-toll-rises-518-west-africa
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Saudi Arabia confirms six people died of Mers virus over the weekend

    Posted May 19th 2014, 04:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Riyadh One fatality confirmed by health authorities today after five deaths at the weekend Saudi health authorities today reported a new death from the Mers coronavirus, pushing to 169 the overall number of fatalities from the disease in the country. The health ministry said on its website that the latest person to fall victim to the Middle East ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1515583/saudi-arabia-confirms-six-people-died-mers-virus-over-weekend
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    MERS fears for US health workers

    Posted May 14th 2014, 01:47am by AGENCIES

    ... worst-hit by the mysterious coronavirus to 152 since it appeared in 2012. MERS causes fever, coughing and shortness of breath. Reuters and Agence France-Presse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511616/mers-fears-us-health-workers

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