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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Local Ebola epidemic unlikely thanks to Hong Kong's experience, expert says

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Lana Lam

    ... of the city's best defences against the Ebola virus, which has claimed more than 1,500 lives in West Africa in recent months. As Ebola was not transmitted through the air, the city was relatively safe, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582041/local-ebola-epidemic-unlikely-thanks-hong-kongs-experience-expert
  4. 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
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Prince Philip Dental Hospital used contaminated water, documents show

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

    ... The incident sparked calls to strengthen supervision of the independent hospital and to amend the law to cover staff misconduct. Teaching staff who treat patients are not regulated or disciplined ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580724/prince-philip-dental-hospital-used-contaminated-water-documents-show
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    British citizen with Ebola being evacuated from Sierra Leone

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

    ... by the outbreak, said Sidie Yayah Tunis, director of communications for the Sierra Leone health ministry. The two cases highlight the risks facing health workers on the front lines of the battle against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580366/british-citizen-ebola-being-evacuated-sierra-leone
  7. 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

    ... Emily Tsang and Arthur Chan City's only Ebola remedy is breast cancer drug A breast cancer drug is the only possible remedy Hong Kong has for an Ebola outbreak after the city 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. ...

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

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

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

    ... called VSV-EBOV, which has shown promise in animal research but never been tested on humans, would also be distributed through the WHO. MSF’s Liu warned against focusing on drugs. “In the short ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1574152/ebola-outbreak-toll-has-been-vastly-underestimated-warns-who
  9. 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 ... the commission of the CDC and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, according to a statement on Genewiz’s website. Genewiz president Dr Amy Liao said in the statement that “synthesising the Ebola virus genes ...

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

    Hong Kong officials to discuss improved Ebola security measures

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:41pm by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Officials seek to boost Ebola security measures Health and hygiene officials will meet today to discuss how to improve precautions against the spread of infectious diseases in the wake of the city's first suspected case of the Ebola virus. Announcing the meeting, Centre for Health Protection Controller Dr Leung Ting-hung defended the handling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572293/hong-kong-officials-discuss-improved-ebola-security-measures

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