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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    EU ministers meet over Ebola as Oxfam warns epidemic could become 'disaster of our generation'

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by AFP

    ... epidemic that experts warn could become the "disaster of our generation". The meeting comes as aid agency Oxfam, which works in the two worst-hit countries, Liberia and Sierra Leone, ... the definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation". "Countries that have failed to commit troops, doctors and enough funding are in danger of costing lives," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620176/eu-ministers-meet-over-ebola-oxfam-warns-epidemic-could-become-disaster
  2. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Asian countries worry about ability to cope with Ebola

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 04:27am by AP

    ... it," said Yatin Mehta, a critical care specialist at the Medanta Medicity hospital near New Delhi. "The government... are preparing and they are training, but our record of disaster ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1625356/asian-countries-worry-about-ability-cope-ebola
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Danish scientists find genetic link to children’s seizures after MMR vaccine

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 10:06pm by AFP

    ... that watchdogs later declared groundless- and described its use as a "great achievement" in saving lives. Reporting in the journal Nature Genetics on Sunday, the team found that febrile ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1626035/danish-scientists-find-genetic-link-childrens-seizures-after-mmr-vaccine
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Scammers cash in on fake Ebola cures

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:32pm by MCT

    ... for another reason to indulge in dark chocolate, a so-called natural health website recently offered one: It claimed the tasty treat can alleviate the excruciating symptoms of Ebola. Unfortunately, ... rubber gloves, face masks, disinfectant spray and "natural" dietary supplements that sellers claim can prevent infection. One such site, Dr Rima Truth Reports, at drrimatruthreports.com ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1623981/scammers-cash-fake-ebola-cures
  5. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    How Hong Kong's urban light pollution creates 'mini jet lag'

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:19am by GDN

    ... natural light patterns, confused our bodies? "Not so much confused as shifted: we've been shifted later," Lockley says. "What happens when people go camping? If you don't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1624566/how-hong-kongs-urban-light-pollution-creates-mini-jet-lag
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hand washing key to curbing spread of disease, Hongkongers told

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... and infection control second nature when handling new, highly infectious diseases. "If we are lax and not taking proper attention to this routine then we come to stress conditions, physiological ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1616413/hand-washing-key-curbing-spread-disease-hongkongers-told
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    US study shows how pregnancy can increase risk of flu complications

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 09:08pm by MCT

    ... producing more chemicals that heighten the body's inflammatory response, the study found. "Too much inflammation in the lung is a disaster if it gets out of control," Blish said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1598911/us-study-shows-how-pregnancy-can-increase-risk-flu-complications
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Artificial sweeteners create conditions for onset of diabetes, study suggests

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 08:09pm by MCT

    ... the population of healthy gut bacteria in mice and in some humans. And those changes can affect how well their bodies metabolise sugar, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal Nature ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1595451/artificial-sweeteners-create-conditions-onset-diabetes-study-suggests
  9. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Two Koreas top of global suicide charts, for different reasons

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:21am by AGENCIES

    ... for white-collar jobs. Suicide rates were higher among gays and lesbians, refugees, incarcerated people and those with experience of war or disasters. Analysts say North Koreans may be driven to suicide ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1586198/two-koreas-top-global-suicide-charts-different-reasons
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Drive to ensure mothers make right breastfeeding decision

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by REBECCA LAM

    ... Dr Rebecca Lam Hospitals awarded 'baby friendly' accreditation when they promote and support natural feeding Drive to ensure mothers make right breastfeeding decision The World Health Organisation has been promoting breastfeeding as the natural way to provide infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development, with the benefit of improving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589491/drive-ensure-mothers-make-right-breastfeeding-decision

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