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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong workers want more mental health support at work, study finds

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... in the workplace were pushing away talented staff. A total of 1,031 workers and managers responded to the study on knowledge, attitude and practices to do with mental health in the workplace, commissioned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594813/hong-kong-workers-want-more-mental-health-support-work-study-finds
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Whose line is it anyway? Pregnant woman battles hospital over right to keep umbilical cord blood

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao, Emily Tsang

    ... hedge against future hereditary medical risks. "Many are angry about this policy as it goes against the prevailing trend," she said. Human-rights lawyer Michael Vidler said patients ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594958/whose-line-it-anyway-hospitals-policy-umbilical-cords-provokes-rights
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Liberian president appeals to Barack Obama for help with Ebola outbreak

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Dakar President appeals to US counterpart for urgent aid, amid warnings virus cannot be contained Liberia 'losing battle' against Ebola outbreak Liberian President ... will lose the fight against the disease. The outbreak, first discovered in March, has now killed more than 2,400 people, mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, as understaffed and poorly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1592482/liberian-president-appeals-barack-obama-help-ebola-outbreak
  4. 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

    ... was vacuum sealed and sterilised, according to the report. Yesterday’s announcement blamed over-stocking and nursing staff who continued to use the expired batch when preparing for surgery, against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591640/over-100-heart-patients-stitched-expired-thread-hong-kong-hospital
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Heavy use of benzodiazepines linked to Alzheimer's onset in older people

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:48am by MCT

    ... strengthen such suspicions. Among the study participants over 66 who were living independently in the Canadian province of Quebec, those who took low-dose benzodiazepine medication, or who took ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590397/heavy-use-benzodiazepines-linked-alzheimers-onset-older-people
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Heartbroken and old? You're more likely to fall ill, UK study finds

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:28pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Heartbreak bad for old folks' health Heartbreak can impair the immune system of older people and make them more prone to infections, researchers have found. Scientists said older people who had suffered a recent bereavement had poorer defences against bacteria. Blood tests showed that the same group had imbalances in their stress hormones, which are known ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589501/heartbroken-and-old-youre-more-likely-fall-ill-uk-study-finds
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dental school to investigate months-long use of tainted water lines

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Hong Kong University taskforce will include members from the medical and dental faculties, leading to questions about its independence Dental school to probe ... 3A at the Prince Philip Dental Hospital in Sai Ying Pun, where the problem happened. But one lawmaker questioned the independence of the investigation. The taskforce will be led ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582529/dental-school-investigate-months-long-use-tainted-water-lines
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'Arbiter' needed, doctors' chief says

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com 'Arbiter' needed, doctors' chief says The government should set up an independent body to settle disputes arising from a partnership under ... and Health Bureau, or an independent third party, stepped in. But Dr Choy Khai-meng, the authority's chief manager for service transformation, said it was for the government to decide whether ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582482/arbiter-needed-doctors-chief-says
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Parents reunited with Ashya, but must await ruling before custody

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 01:15am by AFP

    ... they walked free, after an extradition order against them by British prosecutors was lifted. But officials warned the desperate parents must wait for a custody ruling to know whether they could take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1584760/parents-reunited-ashya-must-await-ruling-custody
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    African demand for Ebola drug grows as it completely heals monkeys in lab test

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:03pm by Bloomberg

    ... and Tekmira Pharmaceuticals. While previous research has shown various treatments can protect monkeys against Ebola, in most of the studies the animals were treated with the drugs shortly after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1582023/africas-demand-ebola-drug-grows-it-wipes-out-virus-monkey-lab-test

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