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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 - 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangzhou disease control centre predicts end to dengue outbreak within weeks

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:42am by Mimi Lau, He Huifeng

    ... pools of water. "Many people refused to let officials in their house to clean pooled water or measure mosquito density," Yang said. According to the Guangzhou Daily, mosquitoes from 70 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1599783/guangzhou-disease-control-centre-predicts-end-dengue-outbreak-within
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Over 100 heart patients 'stitched up with expired thread' at Hong Kong hospital

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 01:40pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... normal practice. A new monitoring system set up by operating theatre administrators, and a lack of a monitoring system for purchasing supplies also contributed, the panels found. A hospital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591640/over-100-heart-patients-stitched-expired-thread-hong-kong-hospital
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Urban planners urged to build social living spaces for the elderly to cut suicide rates

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... a "significantly higher" level of life satisfaction than those who did not. "That's why urban planning and housing design should enable community integration and facilitate people to meet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589602/urban-planners-urged-build-social-living-spaces-elderly-cut-suicide
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO endorses using Ebola survivors' blood to help infected patients

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune With limited vaccine supply still months away, officials approve transfusing blood of those who've beaten the disease in West Africa W.H.O. backs old remedy for Ebola As medical researchers struggle to produce desperately needed drugs to fight the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organisation endorsed an old-school remedy that is already abundant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586683/who-endorses-using-ebola-survivors-blood-help-infected-patients
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New mother wins battle with Hong Kong hospital to keep her placenta

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:34pm by Kylie Knott

    ... supply in government bodies and official institutions,” Vidler said. “Hopefully now, other women who wish to recover their own placenta for consumption by themselves for their own health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584469/woman-wins-battle-keep-placenta-dispute-hong-kong-hospital

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