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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Reports of deadly disease caused by food bacteria more than double in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 06:48pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... cases of the infection- which has a 20 per cent mortality rate- were reported in Hong Kong, more than twice the annual average of 11 in the previous three years. Sixteen cases have already been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594733/reports-deadly-disease-caused-food-bacteria-more-double-hong-kong
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong workers want more mental health support at work, study finds

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... by the Joyful Mental Health Foundation and conducted by the University of Hong Kong. The findings were revealed yesterday. "The government should create a programme to monitor what we call mental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594813/hong-kong-workers-want-more-mental-health-support-work-study-finds
  3. 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

    ... figure will surge past 600, which will be the highest figure in Hong Kong history," Wong said yesterday. Of the 150 new cases reported between April and June, more than 80 per cent were men, ... of young HIV patients was "alarming". It plans to conduct 60 sex-education workshops for young people. Watch: How an expat lives in Hong Kong…with HIV Jim Hoe, programme manager ...

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

    Over 100 heart patients 'stitched up with expired thread' at Hong Kong hospital

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 01:40pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Nurses blamed for stitch blunder More than 100 patients at Queen Elizabeth Hospital were stitched up after heart surgery using thread past its expiry date because of an excess of stock and nurses failing to follow standa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591640/over-100-heart-patients-stitched-expired-thread-hong-kong-hospital
  5. 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

    ... elderly The suicide rate of people over 65 in Hong Kong is almost double that of any other age group, and with a rapidly ageing population, prevention authorities face an uphill struggle. In 2012, the suicide rate among people aged over 65 was 25.4 per 100,000- double the average of 12.7 across all age groups, the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention found. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588977/hong-kongs-suicide-taboo-killing-our-elderly-experts
  6. 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

    ... Emily Tsang and Arthur Chan City's only Ebola remedy is breast cancer drug A breast cancer drug is the only possible remedy Hong Kong has for an Ebola outbreak after the city ... yesterday to draw up a contingency plan to fight Ebola should the outbreak reach Hong Kong. It decided to recommend to the government that in such an event, it should use the breast cancer drug, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577156/hong-kongs-only-remedy-ebola-breast-cancer-drug
  7. 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

    ... 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 ... is not equipped to study Ebola virus Despite its hard-earned reputation as a centre for excellence in handling infectious diseases, Hong Kong is not equipped to conduct investigations into the deadly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574397/hong-kong-not-equipped-study-ebola-virus
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New mother wins battle with Hong Kong hospital to keep her placenta

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 04:34pm by Kylie Knott

    ... to keep placenta An American woman has won her battle with a Hong Kong public hospital over the right to keep her placenta. Melissa Grenham collected her placenta from the Queen Mary Hospital ... There is little scientific research on the subject of placentophagy – the act of consuming the placenta – and few Hong Kong-based doctors or health experts are willing to talk about it. But the practice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584469/woman-wins-battle-keep-placenta-dispute-hong-kong-hospital
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Nigerian staying at Hong Kong's Chungking Mansions tests negative for Ebola

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:47pm by SAMUEL CHAN, Patsy Moy

    ... Samuel Chan and Patsy Moy Chungking Mansions guest rushed to isolation, but tests prove negative Ebola scare as African falls ill in Hong Kong The deadliest Ebola epidemic in history continued its spread yesterday, as a brief scare in Hong Kong highlighted the risk of an outbreak in the city.  A Nigerian man, 32, who arrived from the Ebola-stricken African country on Thursday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570697/nigerian-hong-kong-hospital-suspected-have-ebola-says-centre-health
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong installs detection systems as WHO declares Ebola a global problem

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 11:45pm by Emily Tsang, Zhuang Pinghui and Agencies

    ... Emily Tsang, Zhuang Pinghui and Agencies Detection systems installed at Hong Kong's borders as epidemic that has killed nearly 1,000 in Africa is declared international emergency ... response. The outbreak has killed 961 people in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria since it was first reported in March. Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said the risk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569613/hong-kong-steps-border-measures-who-declares-ebola-global-emergency

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