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  1. 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

    ... contact of blood or bodily fluids. As the Ebola crisis worsens, international pharmaceutical companies have been trying to develop effective cures and vaccines for the virus, but so far only a few ...

  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’s ... of the outbreak," it said. "The WHO is coordinating a massive scaling up of the international response, marshalling support from individual countries, disease control agencies, agencies within ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong is not equipped to study the Ebola virus

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by Jessie Lau and Emily Tsang

    ... would happen if the city recorded a positive test, only saying that the Centre for Health Protection had been "maintaining close liaison with regional and international counterparts ... fear intentional or accidental leaks. Although Hong Kong only has laboratories with a maximum biosafety level of three, local and international experts say that the city does not need ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... wartime,” she said a day after returning from the region where she met political leaders and visited clinics. WHO said Thursday it was coordinating “a massive scaling up of the international ... 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 ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    New study questions conventional wisdom on health threat from salt

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:43pm by AP

    ... Associated Press Controversial new study suggests sodium isn't the health risk it has been made out to be, and that too little can actually be bad for you Cut back on the salt? Maybe not A large international study questions the conventional wisdom that most people should cut back on salt, suggesting that the amount most people consume is OK for heart health- and too little may ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU researchers' new liver cancer system helps prolong patients' lives

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... in the international medical journal Gastroenterology in June. In July, it was recommended as a regional standard at the annual Asia-Pacific Primary Liver Cancer Expert Meeting, Yau said. He added that he ...

  7. 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

    ... for referrals to the council, the number of complaints about public doctors' misconduct or the number of internal disciplinary actions each year. It said only that it did not "specifically collate" the number of referrals to the council. A spokesman added it would refer "appropriate cases" to the council after its internal investigations. The absence of referrals in 2012 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Nigerian staying at Hong Kong's Chungking Mansions tests negative for Ebola

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:47pm by SAMUEL CHAN, Patsy Moy

    ... medical supplies left for the region yesterday, Xinhua reported last night. The World Health Organisation, which last week declared Ebola an international emergency, said on Saturday that vaccine ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Canada patient showing Ebola-like symptoms is placed in isolation

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 02:48pm by AFP

    ... kidney and liver functions.- Internal and external bleeding. Low white blood cell and platelet counts. - The time between infection and the showing of symptoms is two to 21 days. Source: WHO Nigeria declared a national emergency several hours after the World Health Organisation called the epidemic a global health crisis. But spokesmen for two key aid groups criticised international ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong installs detection systems as WHO declares Ebola a global problem

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 11:45pm by Emily Tsang, Zhuang Pinghui and Agencies

    ... Emily Tsang, Zhuang Pinghui and Agencies Detection systems installed at Hong Kong's borders as epidemic that has killed nearly 1,000 in Africa is declared international emergency Ebola now a global problem, W.H.O. says The World Health Organisation yesterday declared the Ebola epidemic in West Africa an international public health emergency needing a coordinated global ...




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