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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    US health authorities brace for confusion over flu and Ebola

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Flu or Ebola? US braces for a season of confusion After weeks of Ebola panic, false alarms and quibbles over quarantine in the US, health authorities ... from three to five million people a year and kills up to 500,000, according to the World Health Organisation. The current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is the world's largest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1629357/us-health-authorities-brace-confusion-over-flu-and-ebola
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong has 'highest level' of Ebola prevention control at airport, says health secretary

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 12:37pm by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... the fatal Ebola virus that has spread out of West Africa, the health minister says. Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man did not see any need yet to keep travellers from infected countries from entering Hong Kong, as the World Health Organisation had not deemed it necessary. "We have raised the preventive measures at the border to the highest possible level we can," Ko ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1627429/hong-kong-has-tightened-ebola-prevention-controls-airport-says-health
  3. Business - Companies - HEALTH CARE

    Johnson & Johnson launches health care research centre in China

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 05:37am by Daniel Ren

    ... centre to focus on Chinese health US health care giant Johnson & Johnson announced yesterday the establishment of a major research centre and open platform in Shanghai to help develop innovative new drugs aimed at tackling diseases such as hepatitis and lung cancer while addressing the unmet health needs of Chinese patients. The centre is a step forward in tapping the vast health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1627126/johnson-johnson-launches-health-care-research-centre-china
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Italy fares worst as 25 major euro zone banks fail ECB health test

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:19am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Frankfurt Analysts warn that capital shortfall fixes won't guarantee more bank lending to boost economy Italy fares worst as 25 banks fail ECB health test Twenty-five of the euro zone's 130 biggest banks have failed a landmark health check and ended last year with a collective capital shortfall of €25 billion (HK$243 billion), the European Central Bank said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1625276/italy-fares-worst-25-major-euro-zone-banks-fail-ecb-health
  5. 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
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Put health before image in pollution battle

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Fight pollution for health's sake A picture tells a thousand words- and those images, beamed around the world, of runners in the Beijing marathon wearing gas masks ... imbed deep inside the lungs and cause severe health problems, had reached 310 micrograms per cubic metre when runners lined up at the start in Tiananmen Square on Sunday. The World Health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1620765/tackling-pollution-should-be-more-about-health-countrys
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Monitor youths' mental health

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Monitor youths'mental health Young people are Hong Kong's future, so when research into their mental well-being shows a sharp drop, we should be worried. An annual study using an index in which 100 points represents full mental health and 50 a pass mark reveals a decline over the past year among those aged 15 to 24 from 63 to 53. The rate of decline ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1620141/monitor-youths-mental-health
  8. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Quinoa is a highly adaptable health food

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:28pm by Nan-Hie In

    ... Nan-Hie In life@scmp.com Chefs happy going to seed The dominant perception about quinoa is that it's a health ingredient best relegated to salads, but that is not entirely true. ... that it's now harvested in Europe, Africa and even the United Arab Emirates. Quinoa is readily available here in supermarkets, health food shops and increasingly at trendy restaurants. High-end ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-wine/article/1617658/quinoa-highly-adaptable-health-food
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Decline in mental health of Hong Kong youth 'distressing', says expert

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com Decline in mental health of youth ‘distressing’ The mental health of the city's youth has declined significantly this year from the past two years, according to the "distressing" results of an annual study. In the telephone survey, people aged 15 to 24 recorded an average mental health index of 53 this year, down from 64 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1616447/decline-mental-health-hong-kong-youth-distressing-says-expert
  10. News - World - DISEASE

    Second Texas health worker tests positive for Ebola

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:00pm by AP, AFP

    ... hotline. It comes as nurses at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas where Liberian Ebola patient Thomas Duncan died last week complained they were given little guidance on how to treat ... United. The nurses' union shared the revelations from workers at Presbyterian Hospital Dallas without disclosing their names. The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1617117/second-texas-health-worker-tests-positive-ebola

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