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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

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

    ... India, and South Africa- accounted for more than three-quarters of the rise. The increase, particularly in countries with a burgeoning middle class, heightens concerns that overuse of antibiotics ... of cephalosporins and fluoroquinolones in low- and middle-income countries probably comes in response to acute diarrhoeal illnesses and to such fever-producing maladies as dengue and chikungunya, even ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong officials to discuss improved Ebola security measures

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:41pm by Danny Mok

    ... Responding to criticism that authorities took too long to confirm the Nigerian did not have Ebola, Leung said the patient was handled with reference to the notifying mechanism for Middle East ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Arthritis patients set to miss out as charity is hit with huge rent rise

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Emily Tsang

    ... have difficulty walking up stairs." More than 300 patients are regular visitors to the centre, where physical therapy and training classes are held. The foundation also subsidises a water exercise class at a public swimming pool to the level of HK$250 for each patient, meaning the patients pay less than HK$100 for the activity. The centre also hosts gatherings for members of other ...

  4. 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

    ... that the disease- previously linked to obesity and middle-aged people over 40- was now common among younger people. Dr Andrea Luk On-yan, of CUHK's department of medicine and therapeutics, described ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Camel rides 'risky' as Middle East respiratory syndrome spreads

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 06:05am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Academic says the animal is intermediate host for Middle East respiratory syndrome Camel rides 'risky' as fatal virus spreads Travel agencies have been advised to remove all camel rides from their tour itineraries in the light of the rising number of Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) infections around the world. Camels had been identified ...

  6. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Mers virus unlikely to spread in Asia: World Health Organisation

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Manila

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila World Health Organisation downplays risks to Asia from Sars-related Middle East respiratory virus, which has killed at least 287 people in the Arabian peninsula Asian countries should keep their guard against the deadly Middle East respiratory virus, although it is unlikely to spread to the region, a World Health Organisation expert said ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Health care as a family affair: Shanghai’s family doctor scheme is slow to gain acceptance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:29pm by Alice Yan

    ... a signed deal with a family doctor. His wife shrugged at the scheme, saying that her health was okay. "Middle-aged or young people aren't [sold on] family doctors, because they don't ...

  8. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    Drinking your own urine: The unorthodox Chinese 'miracle cure'

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 07:32pm by Nectar Gan

    ... water or tea”. They also stressed the correct way of drinking urine: “Firstly, you need to leave out the first and the last parts of the urine and only take the middle part because it’s ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bird flu threat has eased, says health chief

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by LO WEI

    ... to the Ta Kwu Ling facility to minimise disruption in the trade. The government also launched a preparedness plan yesterday for the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers). The response level ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Nation's drinking water pipelines contaminated with micro-organisms, say experts

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:06am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Scientists also worry about the presence of pathogens, a class of organisms that cause disease. More than a dozen officially backed research projects in recent years discovered a range of pathogens ...




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