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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Suicide: the taboo that’s killing Hong Kong’s elderly

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 11:35pm by ALICE WOODHOUSE, Shaheera Abdullah and Emilia Goh

    ... in the United Kingdom and 16.5 in the United States, found the WHO. It did not provide Hong Kong data. Hong Kong's Samaritans received nearly 30,000 calls last year. Men made up 42 per cent ... Hong Kong is an ageing society," warned Dr Frances Law Yik-wa, of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at the University of Hong Kong. "The efforts we are now ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    'You can even tailor your baby's sex': Inside an illicit Beijing surrogacy firm

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 07:11pm by Nectar Gan

    ... United States, Thailand International Surrogacy Agency presented a price list for in vitro fertilisation (which includes compensation for surrogates), service fees, surgery fees and travel ... if something goes wrong, the Xinhua report said. Because the surrogacy agencies are not registered under the industrial and commercial authorities, the “contract” is not recognised by the law ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    High alert for Ebola needed in Hong Kong, health minister says after emergency meeting

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:54pm by Emily Tsang and Agence France-Presse

    ... serious threat" to the United Kingdom. Watch: What is the Ebola virus? Since March, there have been 1,201 cases of Ebola and 672 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. "There ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Prince Philip Dental Hospital used contaminated water, documents show

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

    ... that from mid-February to mid-June, water samples from the clinic exceeded 500 colony-forming bacterial units per millilitre- the US safe standard for drinking water. The water was described ... The incident sparked calls to strengthen supervision of the independent hospital and to amend the law to cover staff misconduct. Teaching staff who treat patients are not regulated or disciplined ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    British citizen with Ebola being evacuated from Sierra Leone

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

    ... base in London. He will be treated at London's Royal Free Hospital, which has an isolation unit for infectious disease. The department said in a statement that the patient "is ... supply is now exhausted, the US manufacturer has said. Sierra Leone has passed a law threatening jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient, a common practice that the World Health ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Chinese joining the scramble to escape Ebola

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 06:20am by AFP

    ... of work building up a business that employs three people. "Lots of the Chinese are leaving. If they stay, they might die," he said. "We hope that Europe and the United States ... may bring. People in Sierra Leone caught hiding an Ebola patient face up to two years' jail under a law passed on Friday. Despite initial assertions that the virus had been contained, ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

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

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

    ... in the commercial capital of Jeddah, raising the total number of Mers cases to 531. Other nations including Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates and the United States have also recorded cases, mostly in people who had been to the desert kingdom. Mers is considered a deadlier but less transmissible cousin of the Sars virus that appeared in Asia in 2003 and infected 8,273 ...

  8. 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

    ... respiratory disease, said Dr David Swerdlow, who heads the Mers response team at the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "You don't have to be in the intensive care unit ... of Mers, a man who started having body aches on a journey from Jeddah on Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coast to the United States. It took the patient more than a week before he sought help ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bureau denies plan to cancel toxic pesticide ban is 'health risk'

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 05:44pm by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com 'No risk to public' in exempting pesticides from food safety law after regulator's advice Pesticides proposal 'not a risk to public' A proposal to exclude three pesticides from a new food safety law was made following a recommendation from a mainland regulator, the Food and Health Bureau has admitted. But the practices ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    World Toilet Organisation steps into public urination row

    Posted May 04th 2014, 05:41am by Christy Choi

    ... suggested. "Most people don't like to be disgraced. Make hygiene a status issue." While the World Toilet Organisation sounds kooky, it is linked to serious players, like the United ... service at Washington's Georgetown University and Harvard Law School. Sim said the issue in Hong Kong would not be fixed overnight as large parts of the mainland were still developing ...




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