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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong takes extra steps to block spread of Ebola virus

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Elizabeth Cheung elizabeth.cheung@scmp.com HK takes extra steps to block Ebola virus Hong Kong has strengthened its defences against the deadly Ebola virus, gathering information about ... the five countries entered Hong Kong every day. He said the additional measures would require no extra staff at present. Health promotion leaflets have also been distributed at the airport, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620840/hong-kong-takes-extra-steps-block-spread-ebola-virus
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Airlines and hotels in Hong Kong ramp up measures against Ebola

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG, Emily Tsang

    ... as the death toll mounts and fears grow over cases of the disease in the United States. Precautions are seen as more crucial as Hong Kong enters its peak season of business conventions and leisure travel. "The Ebola virus is not that scary- what matters most is how to prevent it," said Michael Li Hon-shing, executive director of the Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617876/hong-kong-airlines-hotels-ramp-measures-against-ebola
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong installs detection systems as WHO declares Ebola a global problem

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 11:45pm by Emily Tsang, Zhuang Pinghui and Agencies

    ... Emily Tsang, Zhuang Pinghui and Agencies Detection systems installed at Hong Kong's borders as epidemic that has killed nearly 1,000 in Africa is declared international emergency ... response. The outbreak has killed 961 people in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria since it was first reported in March. Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said the risk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569613/hong-kong-steps-border-measures-who-declares-ebola-global-emergency
  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

    ... is not equipped to study Ebola virus Despite its hard-earned reputation as a centre for excellence in handling infectious diseases, Hong Kong is not equipped to conduct investigations into the deadly ... 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 ...

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

    Women's low sex drive blamed for Hong Kong's falling birth rate

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:50am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com Women's low sex drive blamed for falling birth rate Lack of a satisfactory sex life among women has been singled out as a reason for Hong Kong ... to the Association in an attempt to highlight the problems. Hong Kong's birth rate has dropped steadily- from 1,933 births for every 1,000 women in 1981, to 1,285 in 2012. The poll, carried out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1599699/womens-low-sexdrive-blamed-falling-birth-rate
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Reports of deadly disease caused by food bacteria more than double in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 06:48pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... cases of the infection- which has a 20 per cent mortality rate- were reported in Hong Kong, more than twice the annual average of 11 in the previous three years. Sixteen cases have already been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594733/reports-deadly-disease-caused-food-bacteria-more-double-hong-kong
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong workers want more mental health support at work, study finds

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... by the Joyful Mental Health Foundation and conducted by the University of Hong Kong. The findings were revealed yesterday. "The government should create a programme to monitor what we call mental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594813/hong-kong-workers-want-more-mental-health-support-work-study-finds
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Over 100 heart patients 'stitched up with expired thread' at Hong Kong hospital

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 01:40pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Nurses blamed for stitch blunder More than 100 patients at Queen Elizabeth Hospital were stitched up after heart surgery using thread past its expiry date because of an excess of stock and nurses failing to follow standa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591640/over-100-heart-patients-stitched-expired-thread-hong-kong-hospital
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Suicide: the taboo that’s killing Hong Kong’s elderly

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:35pm by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Shaheera Abdullah and Emilia Goh

    ... elderly The suicide rate of people over 65 in Hong Kong is almost double that of any other age group, and with a rapidly ageing population, prevention authorities face an uphill struggle. In 2012, the suicide rate among people aged over 65 was 25.4 per 100,000- double the average of 12.7 across all age groups, the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention found. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588977/hong-kongs-suicide-taboo-killing-our-elderly-experts
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New mother wins battle with Hong Kong hospital to keep her placenta

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:34pm by Kylie Knott

    ... to keep placenta An American woman has won her battle with a Hong Kong public hospital over the right to keep her placenta. Melissa Grenham collected her placenta from the Queen Mary Hospital ... There is little scientific research on the subject of placentophagy – the act of consuming the placenta – and few Hong Kong-based doctors or health experts are willing to talk about it. But the practice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584469/woman-wins-battle-keep-placenta-dispute-hong-kong-hospital

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