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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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Surgeon helped quake survivors live again

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Annemarie Evans

    ... recalled how hundreds of injured poured into their station, which consisted of a tent for medical supplies and some chairs. "We were there for several days," says Poon. "We had ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Prince Philip Dental Hospital used contaminated water, documents show

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:37pm by Olga Wong

    ... lab. A student had also found coliform bacteria- usually detected in human faeces- in the water supply when conducting research in April for a thesis, a source close to the hospital said. ... be protected," he said. Dental hospital blasted for lax supervision after water contamination The failure of Prince Philip Dental Hospital to disclose the contamination of its water supply highlighted ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    British citizen with Ebola being evacuated from Sierra Leone

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by AP

    ... supply is now exhausted, the US manufacturer has said. Sierra Leone has passed a law threatening jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient, a common practice that the World Health ... supplies, it said. Brussels Airlines, the only European carrier to serve all three affected countries, said it would continue flights, but Air France crews refused to board flights destined ...

  5. 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

    ... was denied supplies of other drugs being tested against the deadly virus. The medicine, which has shown promise in treating Ebola infections in mice, has never been tested in humans for this purpose. Supplies of other drugs are being kept for patients already infected in the biggest outbreak of the disease now afflicting West Africa. A government scientific committee on emerging diseases met ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Nigerian staying at Hong Kong's Chungking Mansions tests negative for Ebola

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:47pm by SAMUEL CHAN, Patsy Moy

    ... was staying at a guest house in Chungking Mansions, Tsim Sha Tsui, a maze of restaurants, shops and hostels. He was first taken by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Ho Man Tin, before being put ... medical supplies left for the region yesterday, Xinhua reported last night. The World Health Organisation, which last week declared Ebola an international emergency, said on Saturday that vaccine ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Nigeria quits youth Olympics in China amid Ebola-linked sporting bans

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:30am by AFP, Reuters

    ... with Ebola can start treatment with some of the limited supply of the experimental drug ZMapp. Nigeria has also declared a national emergency, but has so far escaped the levels of infection seen ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Africa to get experimental drugs to fight Ebola fight as death toll passes 1,000

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 07:14pm by AFP

    ... declaration came as a United States company said it had sent all its available supplies of an experimental serum to hard-hit West Africa and eight Chinese medical workers who treated Ebola patients ... phase of development. Mapp said it had sent all available supplies to West Africa, but did not say how much or to which nations it had gone. Liberia said it was expecting the drug this week. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Charity given deadline on huge rent rise

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by BRIAN YAP

    ... at the end of this month. Talks with landlord the Housing Authority resulted in a reduction to HK$18,000- and the authority on Monday told the foundation it had until tomorrow to decide whether ... that is convenient for clients, many of whom suffer chronic pain, and that the sites offered were too remote. "We tried to find common ground on the revised lease with officials from the Housing ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong to probe Colgate toothpaste over cancer-linked ingredient

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

    ... into the report, and seek professional advice from the Department of Health on health concerns." Under the Consumer Goods Safety Ordinance, it is an offence to supply, manufacture or import ...




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