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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Illicit cigarette study is blowing smoke, says council on smoking and health

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by CHRIS LAU

    ... chairwoman Lisa Lau Man-man said: "The tobacco industry and its supporters always express strong opposition to tobacco tax increases under the pretext it will lead to a surge in cigarette ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Tuen Mun man makes Hong Kong's fourth case of Japanese encephalitis this year

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Tuen Mun man fell ill last week, but there is no direct link in the four cases this year Fourth case of Japanese encephalitis confirmed Health authorities yesterday confirmed the city's fourth case of Japanese encephalitis this year, but said there was no direct link between the cases. The latest patient, a 36-year-old British man, developed ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Ambulance crew shortage costing lives, Shanghai experience shows

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Alice Yan

    ... dispatched an ambulance from Zhabei district to pick up my father." The elderly man passed away the next day. He had suffered a cardiac arrest several weeks earlier and had only recently been ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    No need yet for ban on live poultry from China, says expert - yet disease still spreading

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau, Kwong Man-ki, Emily Tsang

    ... Mimi Lau, Kwong Man-ki and Emily Tsang Health experts say limiting shipments to Hong Kong not necessary to slow spread of H7N9; Beijing reports mainland’s 45th death from flu virus No need ... a visit to Beijing yesterday, Hong Kong's secretary for food and health, Dr Ko Wing-man, said Hong Kong's quick test for the flu virus in imported poultry at the border should be enough ...

  5. 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

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com The man who co-discovered the disease believes the city is well prepared Local Ebola epidemic unlikely, expert says The man who co-discovered the deadly Ebola ... be two to four times higher. Earlier this month, a 32-year-old Nigerian man staying at Chungking Mansions in Tsim Sha Tsui was taken to hospital with a suspected case of Ebola. He later tested ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dead man's family says hospital ignored him

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Relatives of 84-year-old claim he died because staff neglected a bedsore on his back that became infected ulcer the size of a tennis ball Dead man's family says hospital ignored him The family of an 84-year-old man who died after contracting a badly infected bedsore may sue a public hospital that they accuse of gross negligence. Staff ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong Red Cross volunteers return from Ebola-stricken Liberia, free of disease

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:45am by CHRIS LAU, TIMMY SUNG

    ... The West African country is one of those worst-hit by the deadly Ebola outbreak. Health minister Dr Ko Wing-man said before the pair's arrival that the Health Department would monitor the two ... suspected Hong Kong cases- a woman who had visited Kenya and a Nigerian man who fell ill- both tested negative. In the Legislative Council, the health minister defended the government's ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Prince Philip Dental Hospital used contaminated water, documents show

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

    ... chairman Sigmund Leung Sai-man promised a more detailed investigation. "No patient has reported sick after oral treatment so far," Leung said. "It should be safe if patients did ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Man, 38, dies of pneumonic plague while herding in Gansu

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:37pm by Kathy Gao

    ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com More than 150 people have been quarantined after the victim came in contact with a dead marmot and died the next day A 38-year-old man in the northwestern province of Gansu died of pneumonic plague on Wednesday, state media reported. More than 150 people who were in contact with the man have been quarantined, the provincial public health authority ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

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

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

    ... on his first trip that three packages would suffice for six days. "Man, was I wrong. Since then, I always make sure I pack enough." The US study was based on South Korean surveys from ...




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