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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Booming Hong Kong trade in cancer drugs to buyers from the mainland

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 10:00pm by AFP

    ... each offered to sell it without a prescription. Tse, of the medical association, says that the organisation had reported the problem to Hong Kong's Department of Health, but had not seen ... Agence France-Presse The under-the-counter sale of cancer drugs to mainland buyers is big business for some Hong Kong pharmacies willing to break the law Just what the doctor didn't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1371294/booming-hong-kong-trade-cancer-drugs-buyers-mainland
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong’s illegal cancer drug trade driven by mainland buyers

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 02:35pm by AFP

    ... out to be another ‘infant formula’ issue”. Hong Kong banned travellers taking out more than 1.8 kilogrammes of formula from March 1 this year. ‘People are not trusting their supply chains’ ... Agence France-Presse Experts warn of cancer drug shortages in Hong Kong as pharmacies sell drugs under the counter to mainland Chinese visitors Safety fears over medication in mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1370980/hong-kongs-illegal-cancer-drug-trade-driven-mainland-buyers
  3. News - Hong Kong - Ebola virus

    Legacy of Sars leaves Hong Kong better prepared for Ebola fight

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 10:58am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse The Sars outbreak of 2003 put Hong Kong on the frontline of a global health crisis – but the city’s ultimately successful war on the virus offers lessons for those now ... is probably more similar to the level of readiness of Europe rather than Africa,” said Isabelle Nuttall of the World Health Organization. Quarantine drills have been held from China and Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1630457/legacy-sars-leaves-hong-kong-better-prepared-ebola-fight
  4. News - Asia

    Japan firm obliges Filipino workers to waive its responsibility for deaths

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 09:39am by AFP

    ... that he declines to comment on the matter at this point. Hong Kong, home to some 320,000 foreign maids, has seen several high-profile court cases lately in which domestic workers have alleged ... in Hong Kong, are at risk of serious human and labour rights violations in the city. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1553177/japan-firm-obliges-filipino-women-waive-its-responsibility-deaths
  5. News - World

    Ebola outpacing efforts to control it, says World Health Organisation chief

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 12:08am by AFP

    ... in severe socio-economic disruption and a high risk of spread to other countries," said Chan, formerly director of health in Hong Kong. The disease has killed at least 728 people in Guinea, ... that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is "moving faster than our efforts to control it", the World Health Organisation head warned yesterday. WHO director general Dr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564595/ebola-outpacing-efforts-control-it-says-world-health-organisation-chief
  6. News - World - DISEASE

    Sierra Leone starts three-day shutdown to contain spread of Ebola disease

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 10:22pm by AFP

    ... will end the scourge. We support the government," said 60-year-old Samuel Johnson, who recently lost a daughter to Ebola. Malta has refused entry to a Hong Kong-registered cargo ship ... such as health professionals and members of the security forces exempt from the lockdown. Almost 30,000 volunteers will go door-to-door to educate locals and hand out soap, in an exercise that could lead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1596229/sierra-leone-starts-three-day-shutdown-contain-spread-ebola-disease
  7. News - Hong Kong - BIRD FLU

    Poultry market closures halt bird flu, says Hong Kong study

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 02:39pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris University of Hong Kong study shows poultry market closures help protect public health Closing live poultry markets, though a huge economic setback, ... is approaching its flu season now. Our findings confirm that LPM closure is a highly effective intervention to prevent human disease and protect public health Benjamin Cowling, University of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1344486/poultry-market-closures-halt-bird-flu-says-hong-kong-study
  8. News - China - WEATHER

    World marks hottest June since 1880 as temperatures soar in China

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:14pm by Ernest Kao, Kathy Gao, Danny Mok, AFP

    ... 40 degrees Celsius today. Hong Kong followed the global trend, also sweltering through its hottest June since records began in 1884. The Hong Kong Observatory said the monthly mean ... A thunderstorm then helped cool the city down. The Hong Kong Observatory recorded 6,207 lightning strikes over the city between 2pm and 5pm, with 4,574 of them cloud-to-ground. The storm came a day ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557153/world-marks-hottest-june-1880-temperatures-soar-china
  9. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Chinese tourists abandon Vietnam in droves over bitter maritime row

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:40am by AFP

    ... London at City University of Hong Kong. "It reminds one of Beijing's campaign to reduce mainland tourism to the Philippines," London said, referring the economic fallout from ... is understandable as Beijing uses outbound tourism as a "negative sanction", according to Tony Tse, a professor at the school of hotel and tourism management at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556891/chinese-tourists-abandon-vietnam-after-oil-rig-row
  10. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Guangdong case of H7N9 bird flu is confirmed as Hong Kong remains alert

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 02:47pm by AFP

    ... flu virus, health officials said, the first case in the southern Guangdong province as nearby Hong Kong remained on alert. The 51-year-old woman is in critical condition after she was admitted ... that it was closely monitoring the virus for any developments. Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection controller Dr Leung Ting-hung has said earlier that the city might see its first infection in the next few ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1295902/guangdong-case-h7n9-bird-flu-confirmed-hong-kong-remains-alert

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