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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    New Jersey quarantines health worker in Ebola precaution

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 06:54am by Reuters

    ... on Friday by New York and New Jersey, requiring all health workers returning from Ebola-stricken West African countries to be automatically confined for monitoring during the virus’ 21-day ... has killed 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases since March, mostly in those three nations, and perhaps as many as 15,000, according to the World Health Organisation. Only four Ebola patients have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1624862/new-jersey-quarantines-health-worker-ebola-precaution
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola epidemic is overwhelming health resources, WHO admits

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 03:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London and Geneva UN health agency says epidemic in West Africa is overwhelming resources amid appeal for massive worldwide emergency response We can't cope with Ebola, W.H.O admits The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa is growing faster than authorities can manage them, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said yesterday, renewing a call for health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1591369/ebola-epidemic-overwhelming-health-resources-who-admits
  3. News - Asia

    Two high-ranking Thai police arrested for allegedly insulting monarchy

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 06:27pm by Reuters

    ... as a unifying figure in Thailand and his health is a matter of public concern. His son and presumed heir, Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, does not command his father's popular support. Bhumibol ... a planned meeting with two government ministers, something that has raised concern over the state of his health. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1647053/two-high-ranking-thai-police-arrested-allegedly-insulting-monarchy
  4. News - World - SMOKING

    China sets the pace in global race to develop e-cigarette technology

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 04:32am by Reuters

    ... to e-smokes Makers of electronic cigarettes are racing to design and buy variations of a technology triggering a billion-dollar boom and prompted a backlash from health officials worried by the impact ... Part of the rush can be explained by the prospect of stiffer regulation on e-cigarettes after the World Health Organisation said it wanted to see this, along with bans on indoor use, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1648664/china-sets-pace-global-race-develop-e-cigarette-technology
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Gunman shot dead after wounding three in Florida university shooting

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 05:52pm by Reuters

    ... wounded, police spokesman David Northway told reporters, without giving further details. A nursing supervisor at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare hospital said medics were treating two victims ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1644623/three-wounded-florida-university-shooting-gunman-killed
  6. News - World - BIRD FLU

    Dutch authorities identify bird flu strain as highly contagious H5N8

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 06:11pm by Reuters

    ... The Netherlands cull came as a duck breeding farm in northern England was closed off yesterday after an outbreak of bird flu, although officials said the risk to public health was "very low". ... in the past 10 years, according to data from the World Organisation for Animal Health. Earlier outbreaks in Europe and Asia have infected humans, prompting fears of a bird flu epidemic. The transport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1642220/german-dutch-and-british-bird-flu-outbreaks-could-be-linked
  7. Business - Banking & Finance

    Indonesia raises interest rates to head off inflation

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 04:30am by Reuters

    ... of the national government's budgetary spending, Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said. Widodo has pledged to use the funds for infrastructure, health, education and agriculture. More than US$1 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1643427/indonesia-raises-interest-rates-head-inflation
  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar’s health and information ministers ‘resign’

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon Health and information ministers 'resign' Myanmar's ministers of information and health have resigned, state media reported yesterday, the latest changes ... "allowed" Information Minister Aung Kyi and Health Minister Pe Thet Khin to step down "of their own volition". No reason was given for the resignations but the work of both ministries has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562932/myanmars-health-and-information-ministers-resign
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Nurse back from helping Ebola fight freed from home quarantine in US

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 07:02am by Reuters

    ... of states have imposed mandatory quarantines on health workers returning from three Ebola-ravaged West African countries while the federal government is wary of discouraging potential medical volunteers. While she may travel freely in public, the judge decided that Hickox must continue direct monitoring of her health, coordinate travel plans with health officials and report any symptoms. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1630309/nurse-back-helping-ebola-fight-freed-home-quarantine-us
  10. News - Asia - THE ROHINGYA

    Activist fears for thousands of missing Rohingya boatpeople

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 07:40am by Reuters

    ... of Rohingya Muslims were displaced in 2012 after deadly clashes with Buddhists in Myanmar's Rakhine state. Many Rohingya now live in squalid camps with little or no access to jobs, health care ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1640836/activist-fears-thousands-missing-rohingya-boatpeople

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