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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong researchers may have found way to combat Alzheimer's disease

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:01pm by LO WEI

    ... in Alzheimer's patients and can slow the progression of the disease," she said yesterday. In 2009, Alzheimer's disease affected about 103,000 people in Hong Kong; by 2039 it is expected ... The study was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America last month. The team is now seeking to work with drug manufacturers and medical schools, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548746/hong-kong-researchers-may-have-found-way-combat-alzheimers-disease
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

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

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

    ... Emily Tsang and Agence France-Presse Emergency meeting on contingency plans in case of outbreak; woman tests negative Hong Kong on 'high alert' for Ebola virus Hong Kong'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 ...

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

    Hong Kong diabetes patients as young as 3, while one fifth under 40

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 02:34pm by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Alarm as study finds diabetes is increasingly common in the young- who are less likely to realise they are affected, and more likely to die One in five HK diabetics is under the age of 40 One in five Hong Kong diabetics is under the age of 40- and the number is expected to double by 2030. A Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) study has found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561116/one-every-five-diabetes-patients-hong-kong-under-40-study-finds
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Average Hong Kong toddler starts using electronic tablets at just 16 months

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:12am by Emily Tsang

    ... Problems with vision and musculoskeletal development were also possible, according to an ophthalmologist and an orthopaedist on the research team.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549901/health-warning-survey-finds-hong-kong-toddlers-begin-using-tablets-16
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Arthritis patients set to miss out as charity is hit with huge rent rise

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Emily Tsang

    ... landlord. The Housing Authority says the rent rise is in line with the market value of the office at Nam Shan Estate, Shek Kip Mei, used as a headquarters and training centre by the Hong Kong ... patients' groups, such as the Hong Kong Ankylosing Spondylitis Association and the Hong Kong Psoriatic Arthritis Association. Welfare-sector lawmaker Peter Cheung Kwok-che called on the authority ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562857/arthritis-patients-set-miss-out-charity-hit-huge-rent-rise
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cheap cream can boost flu jabs for elderly, HKU study shows

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com HKU study shows that medication commonly used to treat genital warts can boost vaccines Cream makes flu jab work better for the elderly Hong Kong ... a microbiologist at the University of Hong Kong and one of the world's leading flu fighters, said doctors can apply imiquimod- a medicine for genital warts- to the skin of patients before giving them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559398/cheap-cream-can-boost-flu-jabs-elderly-hku-study-shows
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU won't drop pricey mainland Chinese hospital even after HK$200m bill

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Despite sky-high costs, the Shenzhen partnership will continue HKU won't drop costly hospital Despite a financial setback, the University of Hong Kong has ... that the university supported the project based on its core values. "It will help us realise the university's principles of research and education, as well as assist the national medical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560105/hku-wont-drop-pricey-mainland-chinese-hospital-even-after-hk200m-bill
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola epidemic unlikely outside West Africa, says scientist who helped discover deadly virus

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 12:38pm

    ... and was previously executive director of the United Nations’ HIV/Aids programme UNAids. Even if someone carrying Ebola were to fly to Europe, the United States or another part of Africa, “I don’t think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563352/ebola-epidemic-unlikely-outside-west-africa-says-scientist-who-helped

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