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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Health chiefs to sign deal securing supply of chickenpox vaccine

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 03:51am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Deal over supplies of chickenpox vaccine Health chiefs plan to sign a contract with a supplier of chickenpox vaccine to ensure adequate supplies when the disease is included in the government's child-vaccination programme this year. At present, the vaccine is offered by private doctors, but many have suffered supply problems this year as part of a global ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    US state of Maryland may be first to ban ‘Vaportini’ alcohol inhaler

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:53pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Annapolis Maryland may become first US state to ban the use of alcohol inhalers Maryland may become the first US state to ban the use of alcohol inhalers if the governor signs into law a measure approved by its legislature, the General Assembly. The Senate unanimously passed the measure this week. The House of Delegates previously passed the bill by 105 ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Jury still out a year after Australian law on plain packaging for cigarettes

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:50pm by Reuters

    ... Africa and Britain are all considering adopting standardised packaging on tobacco products. In Britain, public health minister Jane Ellison told the House of Commons that she would launch draft ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Maoming officials vow petrochemical plant will be shelved if public opposes it

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 04:13pm by Adrian Wan

    ... the country will see a widening shortage of its PX supply if more projects are shut down.” Large protests against petrochemical plants have occurred in several mainland cities in recent years after ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Healthy lifestyle of walking to work gets former weatherman 'addicted'

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:38am by Phila Siu

    ... your house in the suburbs to the city," he said. In Hong Kong, the paths are not only too narrow for a comfortable walk, they are also too close to the traffic, meaning plenty of roadside ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    First H7N9 found on Chinese poultry farm

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:13am by Staff Reporter

    ... samples collected from the Zhuhai Jinfeng Poultry farm in Zhuhai- a facility that supplies poultry to Macau. The disclosure comes two weeks after Agriculture Minister Han Changfu said ... News. Local authorities culled 7,500 birds in the Nam Yue wholesale market, including those supplied by the farm. Macau later announced a 21-day ban on live poultry imports from the mainland, ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Call for inquiry into flu drugs given to pupils at Xian kindergarten without parents' consent

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 05:02am by WU NAN

    ... of supplying the children daily doses of the antiviral drug moroxydine hydrochloride without their consent. The principal and operator of the Fengyun Kindergarten, plus another school were in custody, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Barcodes help hospitals keep track of their tools

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by LO WEI

    ... Chin-ip, ward manager of the Prince of Wales Hospital's sterile supply unit. The hospital was one of the first three- alongside Queen Mary Hospital and United Christian Hospital- to introduce ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Kunming citizens out in force for blood donation drive to help railway attack victims

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 04:45pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... patients’ treatment may take a while and a fresh supply may be needed in the future. “Blood products have expiration dates, from 35 days to one year or four years, and our storage capacity ...




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