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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    30,000 people quarantined in China after resident dies of pneumonic plague

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 06:47pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... isolated areas have a food supply that can last for over 10 days," the agency quoted an official from the Yumen grain bureau as saying. Additional reporting by Agence France-Presse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557217/china-seals-entire-city-gansu-after-resident-dies-bubonic-plague
  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 ...

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

    Woman dies after receiving liposuction at hair treatment centre

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 07:48pm by Emily Tsang, Danny Mok and Johnny Tam

    ... are [suitable]." He said liposuction was a high-risk procedure and should take place in clinics with good facilities including oxygen supply, blood pressure and breathing monitors, and first aid equipment. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541106/woman-dies-after-receiving-liposuction-hair-treatment-centre
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1457921/health-chiefs-sign-deal-securing-supply-chickenpox-vaccine
  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Nation's drinking water pipelines contaminated with micro-organisms, say experts

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:06am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... corrosive waste materials that accelerate the ageing of pipes, Guan said. Leaks are a common problem and in some cities, up to half the supply is wasted due to problems with the pipe network. ... in urban water supply at Zhejiang University who leads a government research project on pipeline bio-film. Tackling the issue was difficult, he said, given the many questions that remained ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532118/nations-drinking-water-pipelines-contaminated-microorganisms-say-experts
  6. Infographics - HEALTH

    21HK: What's in Hong Kong's water?

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:30am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com We reveal the chemical cocktails beneath the surface In a two-part special report, the South China Morning Post examines the challenges of keeping Hong Kong's water supply flowing and clean. We meet the scientists and engineers experimenting with new ways to deal with the city’s growing demand for water and the increasing amounts of chemicals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/infographics/article/1521768/21hk-hong-kong-water-chemicals
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'I could never give up on my HIV-positive son'

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by LO WEI

    ... difficult were the three-monthly trips to Hong Kong for treatment and medicine. No longer able to afford a flight, they travelled to Shenzhen by train and booked in at a guest house before crossing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1530981/i-could-never-give-my-hiv-positive-son
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Drug trial hopes hit by tight regulations

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:21am by Emily Tsang

    ... Industry, which represents major drug companies that supply 70 per cent of the city's medicine, said more flexible regulations were needed to increase the competitiveness of the city as a venue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528810/drug-trial-hopes-hit-tight-regulations
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    ‘Dirty’ air in subdivided flats pose health hazards

    Posted May 21st 2014, 05:06pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... capita in the units surveyed is about 41 square feet – some 30 per cent lower than the Housing Authority’s 59 sq ft standard for public housing tenants. Lai said an overcrowded living environment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1517263/dirty-air-subdivided-flats-pose-health-hazards
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical gadgets fair targets a healthy profit

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Christy Choi

    ... on display. One device that was catching the eye of buyers at the Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair was a pair of hi-tech smart glasses that help nurses find veins. "Even ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1509930/medical-gadgets-fair-targets-healthy-profit

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