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  1. News - World - Ebola virus

    Congo confirms two Ebola cases unrelated to West African epidemic

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 09:58am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Freetown Congolese health minister confirms two patients have deadly virus as death toll climbs above 1,400 The Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed its two first cases of Ebola this year, but claimed they were unrelated to the epidemic raging in four countries of West Africa. In Kinshasa, Congolese Health Minister Felix Kabange Numbi said that two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580505/congo-says-first-ebola-cases-year-unrelated-west-african-epidemic
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Having good neighbours may help curb heart attack risk

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

    ... to curb an individual's heart attack risk," said a statement that accompanied a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Heart and blood vessel diseases are the number one cause of death globally, claiming some 15 million lives in 2010, according to the latest Global Burden of Disease study. Research into neighbourhoods and health had in the past focused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577133/having-good-neighbours-may-help-curb-heart-attack-risk
  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hazardous level of trace metals in Hong Kong’s air as scientists warn of health crisis

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:40pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Scientists warn of potential public health crisis, with Chinese breathing in up to 20 times the amount of dangerous particles found in the US Hazardous ... of health-threatening trace metals, the scientists say. Nearly 20 per cent of PM2.5 particle samples collected in the city carried metals such as zinc, a hazardous element that can permanently damage DNA. While ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1522257/hazardous-level-trace-metals-chinas-air-warn-scientists
  4. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:51am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Cynical? You may be hurting your brain People with high levels of cynical distrust may be more likely to develop dementia, finds a study in Neurology. Nearly 1,500 people with an average age of 71 were given tests for ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1523842/health-bites
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Prince Philip Dental Hospital used contaminated water, documents show

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:37pm by Olga Wong

    ... the Health Department and Food and Health Bureau sit on the hospital's board. After it emerged that patients may have used contaminated water to rinse their mouths for four months, Tim Pang ... attended the hospital, while it got HK$130 million from the government. The hospital is not supervised by the Health Department or the Hospital Authority. The Dental Council has jurisdiction over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580724/prince-philip-dental-hospital-used-contaminated-water-documents-show
  6. Comment

    Sustainability remains our biggest strategic risk today

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 03:14pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... public goods, such as medical care. Hospital services in a hybrid model like Malaysia and Hong Kong face the problem of sustainability. Both have excellent, affordable public health services. ... cannot afford such health care into crowded public hospitals. The US spends 17 per cent of its gross domestic product on medical care, but 5 per cent of the population was responsible for nearly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1581683/sustainability-remains-our-biggest-strategic-risk-today
  7. Business - China Business

    Mainland pilot scheme paves way for foreign-owned hospitals

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:33pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... though such proposals must be also submitted to the National Health and Family Planning Commission as well as the ministry before implementation, the notice said, suggesting the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1581121/mainland-pilot-scheme-paves-way-foreign-owned-hospitals
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDICINE

    Scientists race to develop microchips to monitor the body's health

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:21am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... medical history to inject under the skin, a camera pill to search the colon for tumours, and the technology, made by Proteus Digital Health, that Snodgrass has been using. That system is being ... a book about the digital revolution in health care. He said he believed the science was moving so quickly that many gadgets would be in commercial use within five years. "The way a car works ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1522642/scientists-race-develop-microchips-monitor-bodys-health
  9. News - World

    Ahead of power plant push, Obama ties climate change to health hazards

    Posted May 31st 2014, 06:36pm by Reuters

    ... with efforts to promote better health for children and the elderly. In his weekly radio address, Obama said the United States had to do more to reduce carbon emissions so that children suffering from ... meet international obligations to reduce US greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming, the White House’s focus on human health benefits is part of a sales pitch to drum up support from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1522628/ahead-power-plant-push-obama-ties-climate-change-health-hazards
  10. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Ebola virus volunteers speak of human catastrophe

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:49am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... health doctor- made up the second team sent from Hong Kong to West Africa in support of international efforts to contain the deadly virus. The Red Cross previously sent three nurses. Based in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, the pair trained more than 100 public health workers and counsellors. Many were from the epidemic-ravaged areas of Bong, Bomi, Lofa and Montserrado and have since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580913/hong-kong-ebola-virus-volunteers-speak-human-catastrophe

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