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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola-hit Liberia fears starvation as quarantine blocks food supplies

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Monrovia Food supplies stop as Liberian army restricts travel from the country's badly affected north to try to halt the spread of deadly epidemic Ebola-hit ... I have 25 people to feed in my house.” Miatta Sharif, also from Bopolu, said: “We agree measures have to be put in place to contain the virus, but at the same time we don’t have to die from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570771/ebola-hit-liberia-fears-starvation-quarantine-blocks-food-supplies
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong takes extra steps to block spread of Ebola virus

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

    ... its supplies of protective clothing for workers who may have to handle Ebola cases and the government is stepping up its public education campaign. Two counters have been set up at the airport ... resources director Dr Derrick Au Kit-sing said. Health officials also visited guest houses in the Yau Tsim Mong district to deliver health pamphlets and briefings. As of Friday, 9,216 Ebola cases ...

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

    EU ministers meet over Ebola as Oxfam warns epidemic could become 'disaster of our generation'

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by AFP

    ... bound for Sierra Leone laden with medical staff and supplies, hoped to "galvanise EU action on Ebola". "There is a real sense that this is a tipping point and we must get to grips ... the capacity to help, whether that is with emergency funds, medical supplies or clinical expertise," she said. The worst-ever outbreak of the deadly virus has so far killed more than 4,500 people, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620176/eu-ministers-meet-over-ebola-oxfam-warns-epidemic-could-become-disaster
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Mainland orders local governments to review Ebola preparations

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:12am by STAFF AND WIRE

    ... with military ties revealed it had sent an experimental Ebola drug to Africa for use by Chinese aid workers. Sihuan Pharmaceutical had supplied several thousand doses of its drug JK-05 to the region ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1617972/mainland-orders-local-governments-review-ebola-preparations
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dental school urged to 'come clean' on blunders

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:37am by Olga Wong

    ... of the incident. The investigation is expected to take two months The probe will look into why water being supplied to dental units through contaminated lines was not immediately halted and why water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1615283/dental-school-urged-come-clean-blunders
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    United States experts unsure about viability of plans for Ebola screening for airline passengers

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 10:52pm by Bloomberg

    ... diagnosed in the US last month, Obama promised more rigorous passenger scrutiny on Monday without giving details. Officials were not considering a ban on air travellers from West Africa, White House ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1611573/united-states-experts-unsure-about-viability-plans-ebola-screening
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    'You can even tailor your baby's sex': Inside an illicit Beijing surrogacy firm

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 07:11pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Measures for Human Auxiliary Reproduction Technology, has not prevented surrogacy agencies from developing a huge underground supply chain, involving even overseas hospitals, the report said. Liu ... the report said. One Beijing surrogate, a 21-year-old woman, said she left her child, who is under a year old, in her hometown of Hubei province to earn money for a new house. She found out after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1598817/you-can-even-tailor-your-babys-sex-inside-illegal-beijing-surrogacy-firm
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Brain-eating amoeba in water supply worries people in state of Louisiana

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... of a deadly brain-eating amoeba in the water supply. Some people were reported to be too scared to wash their faces in their showers, amid advice from experts saying only people who managed to get ... in the house's hot water system, and not in either municipal water or in water coming from the home's cold water tap. But another resident of the area, Angela Miller, said: "Nobody's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1314048/brain-eating-amoeba-water-supply-worries-people-state-louisiana
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New treatment gives liver patients hope

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Clinical Science Centre. The treatment, called transarterial ethanol ablation, involves injecting a mixture of ethanol and lipiodol into the arteries that supply blood to the tumour in the liver. ... months, compared with 20 months for the older method. Yu said doctors had to spend more time and effort performing the ablation procedure, because each artery and capillary supplying blood ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1598985/new-treatment-gives-liver-patients-hope
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Photographer revisits problems faced by mentally ill, prepares new show

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:08am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Now 51, she has since moved into public housing and attempted to build a new life, but has not told her neighbours about her condition because "I don't want them to become hostile ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1602681/photographer-revisits-problems-faced-mentally-ill-prepares-new-show

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