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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong diabetes patients as young as 3, while one fifth under 40

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 02:34pm by Emily Tsang

    ... type 2 diabetes. That is slightly lower than the 12.7 per cent prevalence rate in Singapore, but higher than Japan's 7.3 rate and Taiwan's rate of 6.7, according to the International ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU's HK$200m bill for mainland hospital

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by Amy Nip

    ... the Shenzhen government is obliged to solve the funding problem," he said. Another HKU staff member who asked to remain anonymous said the project was a high-risk one and internal views over its ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Deadly Ebola virus reaches Nigeria as West Africa death toll hits 660

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:53pm by AP

    ... Dahn, identified the Ebola victim as a government official. He flew to Nigeria to attend an international conference. Blood tests for Ebola returned positive from the Lagos University Teaching ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Senior doctor leading fight against Ebola contracts the virus in Sierra Leone

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 10:37am by Reuters in Freetown

    ... health systems facing one of the world’s deadliest diseases despite waves of international help. “I am afraid for my life, I must say, because I cherish my life.” Sheik Umar Khan In a sign ... disease are diarrhoea, vomiting and internal and external bleeding. Part of Liberia’s Health Ministry was destroyed on Wednesday when Monrovia resident Edward Deline set fire to the building ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Mystery as hundreds of young Chinese workers are dying in their sleep

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:22am by Andrea Chen

    ... pattern to international studies, suggesting that young male manual labourers were at greatest risk. More than 90 per cent of victims in Dongguan were manual labourers, the newspaper quoted ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Low-tar cigarette lawsuit not over, as campaigner vows to keep up health fight

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... by lowering tar content. Some scientists say his research contradicts international health standards. Xie is also vice-president of Zhengzhou Tobacco Research Institute under the China National ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Anthrax probe reveals new bird flu safety breach in bioterror lab

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:22am by Reuters

    ... as it was investigating the failures behind the potential exposure of researchers to live anthrax bacteria. In its first findings from an internal probe into the anthrax incident last month, the CDC said multiple ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:47pm by NYT

    ... countries with the same exposure to much more resistant pathogens, they warned. Van Boeckel and his co-authors called for international guidelines governing the prescription and sale of antibiotics ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Study gives parents a wake-up call over hidden dangers of snoring snoozers

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 11:09am by Emily Tsang

    ... habitual snorers – meaning they snored more than six nights a week. The figure was within the international prevalence rate of habitual snoring in children, which is between 6.9 to 14.8 per cent. The study has identified that being a male, overweight and having asthma were the risk factors for habitual snoring. It also revealed over 90 per cent of the subjects slept less than internationally ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Expert group questions ability of suspended heart surgeon Yu Cheuk-man

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 06:07pm by Emily Tsang

    ... performed". "It is not fair for the committee to accept only the opinions of two overseas experts appointed by themselves and disregard the opinions of six other top international experts," ...




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