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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKUST scientists invent new water purifier

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... plants very clean. But once it goes into piping for distribution, it usually gets contaminated," said Professor Yeung King-lun, of the chemical and biomolecular engineering department. Yeung ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Even light drinkers have increased risk of heart disease, says study

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:48pm by AGENCIES

    ... alcohol consumption could be beneficial for your heart." Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London, said the study did have some limitations, ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    New technology helps teeth to heal themselves, without need for fillings

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:29pm by WASHPOST

    ... be a time in the near future when fillings for minor cavities are a thing of the past. Researchers at King's College London are developing a procedure using low frequency electrical currents ... deeply in the tooth. King's College London Professor Nigel Pitts, a dentist, said the process had been known about for some time. "People were talking about remineralisation ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Woman dies after receiving liposuction at hair treatment centre

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 07:48pm by Emily Tsang, Danny Mok and Johnny Tam

    ... lax," said Dr Walter King Wing-keung, president of the Hong Kong Association of Cosmetic Surgery. "There is no inspection to check whether the facilities of these so-called medical clinics ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Saudi Arabia confirms six people died of Mers virus over the weekend

    Posted May 19th 2014, 04:04pm by AFP

    ... woman in Jeddah. The port city of Jeddah is where a spate of Mers cases among staff at King Fahd Hospital last month led to the dismissal of its director and the health minister. In addition, ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Saudi Mers toll tops 100 with eight more deaths

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 08:48pm by AFP

    ... city of Jeddah led to the temporary closure of a main hospital's emergency room. At least four doctors at Jeddah's King Fahd Hospital resigned this month after refusing to treat Mers ... promised "transparency" over Mers. Ailing King Abdullah went to Jeddah on Thursday to reassure the public and demonstrate that "exaggerated and false rumours" about Mers were ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    US Centres for Disease Control scientists study infectiousness of mild Mers cases

    Posted May 18th 2014, 06:26am by Reuters and AFP

    ... staff at King Fahd Hospital last month led to the dismissal of its director and the health minister. In addition, a 71-year-old man and another aged 77 died in Riyadh and Medina respectively, ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    British study links carb breakdown gene in saliva to obesity

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:39am by GUARDIAN

    ... for people wanting to lose weight. Researchers at King's College London and Imperial College London found that people with fewer copies of a gene responsible for carbohydrate breakdown may ... stronger link than in any of those found before, say the researchers. Professor Tim Spector, head of the department of twin research and genetic epidemiology at King's and joint lead ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New treatment can help people with peanut allergies to build tolerance

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 06:19pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... allergy rarely disappears and there is no drug to cure it, said June Chan King-chi, senior dietician at the centre. The centre estimates that about 21,000 Hongkongers suffer from a peanut allergy. ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Jury still out a year after Australian law on plain packaging for cigarettes

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:50pm by Reuters

    ... overall by volume last year, according to the latest data available from Retail World, but there is no clear link to the plain-packaging laws. At the King of the Pack tobacconist in central ...




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