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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong Red Cross volunteers return from Ebola-stricken Liberia, free of disease

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by CHRIS LAU, TIMMY SUNG

    ... health is good, and we are in good spirits," said Yeung, a public health expert. The pair left Hong Kong for Liberia on July 22 to train and teach medical professionals and citizens. ... suspected Hong Kong cases- a woman who had visited Kenya and a Nigerian man who fell ill- both tested negative. In the Legislative Council, the health minister defended the government's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1579477/hong-kong-red-cross-volunteers-return-ebola-stricken-liberia-free
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ice Bucket Challenge risky for health of some people, Hong Kong doctors say

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Hong Kong physicians say pouring a bucket of freezing water over someone for charity could be risky if they are ailing, elderly or pregnant Doctors cool on ice bucket craze Hong Kong doctors have poured cold water on a charity craze that is sweeping the globe, warning that "vulnerable'' people could be risking their health. The Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580196/ice-bucket-challenge-risky-health-some-people-hong-kong-doctors-say
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Strain on Hong Kong's health system increases as government dithers over reform

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Hong Kong awaits report of latest study on how to fix the city's health funding ills, over 20 years after need for reform was first flagged System is sick ... College of Professional and Continuing Education, said he was not optimistic. "The history of health care in Hong Kong in the past two decades has been characterised by the repeated failure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1537954/strains-health-system-rise-government-dithers-over-reform
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong is not equipped to study the Ebola virus

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by Jessie Lau and Emily Tsang

    ... places, including Hong Kong, consider it as an issue of significant concern," Ko said. "Hong Kong has activated a very stringent level of surveillance, particularly at the airport ... patients in Hong Kong have been tested for the virus since the outbreak took hold in West Africa. Both were negative. However, the Health Department yesterday declined to answer questions on what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574397/hong-kong-not-equipped-study-ebola-virus
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong officials to discuss improved Ebola security measures

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

    ... would be introduced in Hong Kong. The authority would consider it if the World Health Organisation issued guidelines on its use. ... were not seen to be wearing proper protective gear and that no government workers were sent to disinfect the site. Watch: Hong Kong authorities present Ebola protective gear after facing ...

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

    Hong Kong won't follow Macau's strict lead on Ebola, health protection chief says

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by Patsy Moy

    ... outbreak. "Many of those who stay in Chungking Mansions have been living in Hong Kong for quite some time," he said. The centre has set Ebola guidelines for health professionals and said ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com HK won't follow Macau lead on Ebola Hong Kong's efforts to keep the deadly Ebola virus at bay could be stymied by the reluctance of African visitors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1565695/hong-kong-wont-follow-macaus-lead-ebola-health-protection-chief-says
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    High alert for Ebola needed in Hong Kong, health minister says after emergency meeting

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:54pm by Emily Tsang and Agence France-Presse

    ...'s health authorities stepped up surveillance against the deadly Ebola virus yesterday as a Hong Kong woman who fell ill after visiting Kenya tested negative for the disease. This came as a British ... to West Africa. "We will continue to coordinate closely with health authorities in Hong Kong and in all the airports that we operate flights to," a spokeswoman said. The 39-year-old Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562707/hospitalised-hong-kong-woman-tests-negative-deadly-ebola-virus
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chronic shortage of doctors in Hong Kong will not be resolved for years, report warns

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 11:46pm by Emily Tsang

    ... of doctors "would not be resolved in the medium term", the South China Morning Post has learned. The study, carried out by University of Hong Kong researchers for the Food and Health ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com University report warns that even with rising number of medical graduates in Hong Kong, city faces staffing shortage for years to come Pressure for more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567939/pressure-more-foreign-doctors-meet-chronic-shortage-hong-kong
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Too much red bean ice becomes a weighty issue

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Sarah Karacs sarah.karacs@scmp.com Too much red bean ice becomes a weighty issue People have been urged to enjoy Hong Kong's favourite non-alcoholic drinks in moderation because ... in Hong Kong people don't exercise enough and that's why people are putting on weight." The centre also released the results of an investigation into listeriosis disease after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562957/too-much-red-bean-ice-becomes-weighty-issue
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of surgical objects left in bodies of Hong Kong patients hits four-year high

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:04am by Erin Hale

    ... Erin Hale erin.hale@scmp.com Objects left inside seven patients after surgery Seven patients who underwent medical procedures in Hong Kong in the first quarter of the year had surgical ... The incidents were revealed by the Hospital Authority in the latest issue of Risk Alert, its magazine for health care professionals. Data collected since 2010 shows the average number of such incidents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564094/number-surgical-objects-left-bodies-hong-kong-patients-hits-four-year

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