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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak will take ‘six months’ to bring under control, says MSF

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:13am by AFP

    ... city. “Right now we have no past experience with in urban setting,” said Liu. Athletes barred As countries around the world stepped up measures to contain the disease, the International Olympics Committee said athletes from Ebola-hit countries had been barred from competing in pool events and combat sports at the Youth Olympics opening in China on Saturday. The decision, which affects three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574152/ebola-outbreak-toll-has-been-vastly-underestimated-warns-who
  2. News - China - HEALTH

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

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

    ... African nations battle the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus in decades. Nigeria’s decision was confirmed by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach in Nanjing, China ... this week it had been asked not to send a delegation to China. Nigeria said it was in the process of sending home a delegation of 19 officials and athletes who arrived earlier this week. Liberia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1574522/youth-olympic-games-nanjing-bans-some-athletes-ebola-zone
  3. 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. ... with a fatality rate of 54 per cent, has killed more than 1,200 people in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. It spreads through human-to-human transmission with infection resulting from direct ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577156/hong-kongs-only-remedy-ebola-breast-cancer-drug
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese firm offers baby milk insurance after food safety scandals

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:34pm by Reuters

    ... in China. Suning Commerce Group, which owns the Redbaby chain of stores, said it had launched the policy this week, backed by China’s second largest insurer Ping An Insurance Group. The policy ... capped at 100,000 yuan. “In recent years, the milk powder market in China has been in a mess,” Suning said in an e-mail. “We realised that parents pay a great deal of attention ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1579367/chinese-firm-offers-baby-milk-insurance-after-food-safety-scandals
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong to probe Colgate toothpaste over cancer-linked ingredient

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

    ... on first conviction. Some questions about triclosan's potential impact on health are, by nature, unanswerable. This was because humans were exposed to dozens of chemicals that may interact ... where we are testing these chemicals on the human population. I love the idea they are all safe," Zoeller said. "But when we have studies on animals that suggest otherwise, I think ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572441/hong-kong-customs-probe-report-colgate-total-toothpaste-contains
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Medical Council demands new misconduct body amid fears errors swept under the carpet

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:24pm by CANNIX YAU

    ... that should have been referred to us but we received none," Lau said in an exclusive interview with the South China Morning Post. "Do you really believe that there was not even one case ... or believing what he was doing was right or excusable. If you have somebody who is liable to errors, he could make the same mistakes again. Are they safe to be left on their own, unsupervised?" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571647/joseph-lau-wan-yee-demands-new-misconduct-body-hospitals
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Shenzhen company develops kit to test for Ebola virus, report says

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 02:51pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... company has developed a field test kit that can quickly identify the Ebola virus, People’s Daily reports, as China is trying a range of countermeasures against the possible spread of the deadly ... issued a special permit for an Ebola test kit last week,” she said. “We have submitted a request for special approval to the China Food and Drug Administration with hope that they will respond ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1573511/shenzhen-company-develops-kit-test-ebola-virus-report-says
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mystery surrounds chicken deaths at Hong Kong farm as toll hits 3,500

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by Phila Siu

    ... died of Newcastle disease, it was unlikely humans would be infected. Newcastle disease is a contagious virus that affects many domestic and wild avian species and has caused mass chicken deaths ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571554/bird-flu-ruled-out-chicken-deaths-yuen-long-farm-hit-3500
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Chickens at Yuen Long farm may have died from overheating

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by Phila Siu, Patsy Moy

    ... of Newcastle disease, it was unlikely that humans could get infected. "It's not as powerful as the bird flu. And it's not infectious enough to get all the chickens in the farm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570785/chickens-yuen-long-farm-may-have-died-overheating
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of surgical objects left in bodies of Hong Kong patients hits four-year high

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:04am by Erin Hale

    ... per quarter is 3.6. Tim Pang Hung-cheong, spokesman for the Patients' Rights Association, said the number of incidents needed to be monitored closely. "It is only a single [digit] ... to instrument breaks during an operation without staff realising it, or because of human error. After surgery, nurses are typically assigned to count the number of instruments removed, but mistakes can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564094/number-surgical-objects-left-bodies-hong-kong-patients-hits-four-year

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