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  1. 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 ... to 1,145 in the afflicted countries. The majority were in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, while four people have died in Nigeria. Sierra Leone's National Olympic Committee said earlier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1574522/youth-olympic-games-nanjing-bans-some-athletes-ebola-zone
  2. 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
  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

    ... Supplies of other drugs are being kept for patients already infected in the biggest outbreak of the disease now afflicting West Africa. A government scientific committee on emerging diseases met ... oestrogen receptor antagonist. Committee chairman Professor Yuen Kwok-yung said the medicine had proved safe for patients with breast cancer and infertility problems. "It causes mild side ...

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

    Woman fighting for right to keep placenta has baby; disputed organ ‘chilling’ in fridge

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 12:07pm by Kylie Knott

    ... it encapsulated. Some private hospitals – including Matilda International Hospital on The Peak, Canossa Hospital in Mid-Levels and Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital in Happy Valley – allow mothers to keep ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581100/new-mother-says-hong-kong-hospital-still-refuses-hand-over-her
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of new HIV cases in Hong Kong set to reach record high

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 03:23pm by Emily Tsang

    ... through. Wong, a Health Department consultant, said that gay men made up the biggest group of new patients, in line with international trends. "It is worrying. It is likely that the annual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580798/new-hiv-cases-set-reach-record-high-hong-kong-fourth-year-row
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Prince Philip Dental Hospital used contaminated water, documents show

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

    ... to rinse their mouths, despite staff knowing it had been tainted with bacteria, the South China Morning Post can reveal. Internal documents from Prince Philip Dental Hospital in Sai Ying Pun, run ... or cystic fibrosis, or those fitted with internal devices for assisted breathing. The spokeswoman admitted "discoloured water was found in three dental units" and some common bacteria were ...

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

    British citizen with Ebola being evacuated from Sierra Leone

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

    ... Health Organisation was also considering medical evacuation for an international health worker who has become infected in Sierra Leone, the UN health agency said. Neither patient was identified ... isolation centres in communities.   THIRD OF FLIGHTS TO EBOLA-HIT NATIONS CANCELLED Airlines have cancelled more than a third of international flights to three west African countries over fears ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580366/british-citizen-ebola-being-evacuated-sierra-leone
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Battle lines drawn on instant noodles after US study cites heart risks

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by AP

    ... meals. "The smell and taste create an instant sense of home." Ko fills half his luggage with instant noodles for his international business travels, a lesson he learned after assuming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1580099/battle-lines-drawn-instant-noodles-after-us-study-cites-heart
  9. 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

    ... and the government for a central complaints committee to probe cases in both the public and private systems. Lau says his move was prompted by concerns that many cases of gross negligence, misconduct ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1571647/joseph-lau-wan-yee-demands-new-misconduct-body-hospitals
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574397/hong-kong-not-equipped-study-ebola-virus

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