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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Reduce H7N9 human fatalities, Premier Li Keqiang tells health officials

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng, JOLIE HO

    ... to the public," Li was quoted by China National Radio as saying at the Beijing headquarters of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. He said that only through the timely and accurate ... Ko said no farms within 13 kilometres of the affected market supplied live poultry to Hong Kong. But he said local authorities would monitor the situation closely. View H7N9 map in a larger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1225525/reduce-h7n9-human-fatalities-premier-li-tells-health-officials
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    H7N9 spreads in China in 'sporadic, unconnected way'

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 10:44am by He Huifeng and Lo Wei

    ... one of the most densely populated provinces. He was sent to a Kaifeng city hospital on Tuesday and was now in critical condition. The other case in the province is a 65-year-old farmer from Zhoukou who had frequent contact with live poultry at his home. He developed symptoms last Monday and was admitted to the local hospital on Wednesday. He was now in stable condition after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1214364/two-new-h7n9-bird-flu-infections-found-central-henan
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Gene tests 'critical' for diagnosing lung cancer

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Emily Tsang

    ... targeting their conditions," he said. Ho said patients afflicted with lung cancer often displayed symptoms such as coughing, difficulty in breathing, loss of weight and loss of appetite. But many felt no symptoms in the early stages and missed the "golden period" for treatment. Non-smokers were more likely to overlook the disease, he said. Ho's research on 320 lung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577866/gene-tests-critical-diagnosing-lung-cancer
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's only remedy for Ebola is a breast cancer drug

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang, Arthur Chan

    ... effects in these patients, such as nausea, headache and dizziness," he said. Any use of the medicine for Ebola would require an ethics test and patient consent. Centre for Health Protection ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577156/hong-kongs-only-remedy-ebola-breast-cancer-drug
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Having good neighbours may help curb heart attack risk

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 10:23pm by AFP

    ... a non-smoker", he said. Limitations of the study included that researchers did not have access to the trialists' family history of heart disease and stroke. But they had ruled out other possibly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577133/having-good-neighbours-may-help-curb-heart-attack-risk
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Woman held in Shenzhen allegedly with blood of pregnant women set for Hong Kong gender tests

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:30pm by Huifeng He huifeng.he@scmp.com

    ... Huifeng He huifeng.he@scmp.com Case highlights practice – illegal in the mainland – of many expectant Chinese mothers transporting blood to test in Hong Kong using 'underground' medical services agencies Customs officials in Shenzhen detained a woman last Thursday who was allegedly found with 96 blood samples from expectant mothers inside her bag, which were being brought ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571334/woman-held-shenzhen-allegedly-blood-pregnant-women-set-hong-kong-gender
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    New study questions conventional wisdom on health threat from salt

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:43pm by AP

    ... keeping an open mind. "There are those who have made a career out of promoting extreme sodium reduction that will attack us," he said, adding it was better to focus on a healthy lifestyle and overall diet instead of a single element. No-one should view the new study as permission to eat more salt, he said. "Most people should stay where they are." The studies were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573663/new-study-questions-conventional-wisdom-health-threat-salt
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

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

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

    ... such patients undergo only "palliative treatment" such as chemotherapy and electrotherapy, which do little to cure the disease, he said. Researchers found that treatment under the new system ... 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong officials to discuss improved Ebola security measures

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:41pm by Danny Mok

    ... to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, before he was transferred to the infectious disease centre at Princess Margaret Hospital for isolation before being discharged on Monday. Critics said the crew members ... gear. But he said the centre would conduct a review to see if staff could handle future cases better, looking at how to make transfers to the infectious disease centre smoother, for example. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572293/hong-kong-officials-discuss-improved-ebola-security-measures
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical Council demands new misconduct body amid fears errors swept under the carpet

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:24pm by CANNIX YAU

    ... for the authority to refer more cases to the watchdog fell on deaf ears. In what he admits will be an uphill battle, council chairman Professor Joseph Lau Wan-yee will lobby the medical profession ... spectrum," he said. "They tend to put the shutters up, and they will only refer something if they really feel they have no choice. "The doctor concerned might go on making the same mistakes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571647/joseph-lau-wan-yee-demands-new-misconduct-body-hospitals

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