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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mystery surrounds chicken deaths at Hong Kong farm as toll hits 3,500

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by Phila Siu

    ... of seven farms we use," he said. Cheng's company sells Kamei chicks- a breed developed in Hong Kong by the University of Hong Kong Kadoorie Agricultural Research Centre- to the farms, ... local chicken farms. Initial tests by the department ruled out bird flu as the cause, and the results of further tests had not been released last night. The birds are raised on the farm for Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571554/bird-flu-ruled-out-chicken-deaths-yuen-long-farm-hit-3500
  2. 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 found in this part of the world," said University of Hong Kong microbiologist Professor Yuen Kwok-yung. David Heymann, a professor of infectious disease epidemiology at the London School ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574397/hong-kong-not-equipped-study-ebola-virus
  3. 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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

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

    Hong Kong to probe Colgate toothpaste over cancer-linked ingredient

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:32pm by Phila Siu, Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg and Phila Siu Colgate documents reveal that popular Total product, which is widely sold in Hong Kong contains triclosan, a chemical linked to cancer Toothpaste cancer claim probed Hong Kong's Customs and Excise Department is to look into a report that Colgate's popular Total toothpaste contains triclosan, a chemical linked to cancer. Triclosan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572441/hong-kong-customs-probe-report-colgate-total-toothpaste-contains
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong medical workers 'put at risk in Ebola scare'

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by SAMUEL CHAN, Emily Tsang, BRIAN YAP

    ... African community, health experts say. University of Hong Kong microbiologist Dr Ho Pak-leung noted hospital employees who handled the patient on Sunday were wearing only flimsy protective gear ... as he condemned how staff were equipped to deal with Hong Kong's first suspected case. Preventive measures should also be stepped up at public places such as Chek Lap Kok, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571567/hong-kong-medical-workers-put-risk-ebola-scare
  6. 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

    ... with the patient would be put in quarantine and banned from departing the city under the Prevention and Control of Disease Ordinance, Leung said. University of Hong Kong microbiologist Yuen Kwok-yung ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569613/hong-kong-steps-border-measures-who-declares-ebola-global-emergency
  7. 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

    ... 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 ... as the patients have the disease a decade earlier," Luk said. The university's Institute of Diabetes and Obesity analysed data on 10,129 patients at the Prince of Wales Hospital. In each case ...

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

    Hong Kong's only remedy for Ebola is a breast cancer drug

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang, Arthur Chan

    ... Emily Tsang and Arthur Chan City's only Ebola remedy is breast cancer drug A breast cancer drug is the only possible remedy Hong Kong has for an Ebola outbreak after the city ... yesterday to draw up a contingency plan to fight Ebola should the outbreak reach Hong Kong. It decided to recommend to the government that in such an event, it should use the breast cancer drug, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577156/hong-kongs-only-remedy-ebola-breast-cancer-drug
  9. 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 ... found a way to slow the progress of Alzheimer's disease, one of the leading causes of death among elderly people. A team from the University of Science and Technology has identified ...

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

    Mosquito crackdown as Japanese encephalitis cases in Hong Kong reach three-year high

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by BRIAN YAP

    ... which helps people in need in Hong Kong and around the world. The infections occurred despite a 42 per cent drop in complaints about mosquito numbers from Tuen Mun residents this year, to 173. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572331/encephalitis-cases-spark-mosquito-clampdown

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