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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dental school to investigate months-long use of tainted water lines

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Olga Wong

    ... by the hospital's new director, Thomas Flemmig, who came in after the incident. It will include an associate professor, Dr Michael Botelho, who is on the dentistry faculty, and Dr Vincent Cheng, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582529/dental-school-investigate-months-long-use-tainted-water-lines
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    'Arbiter' needed, doctors' chief says

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Emily Tsang

    ... which some public hospital patients are given subsidies for treatment at private clinics, the Medical Association president says. The new organisation should act as an "arbiter" ... a new body was needed. He said the hypertension scheme had beaten its target of attracting 60 doctors. The 30,000 patients affected would be able to choose from about 20 doctors in each ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582482/arbiter-needed-doctors-chief-says
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Local Ebola epidemic unlikely thanks to Hong Kong's experience, expert says

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Lana Lam

    ... is there." Piot, who was the founding chief of UNAids, also called on better safe sex education in Hong Kong in light of new figures that showed the number of new HIV cases in the city was set to hit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582041/local-ebola-epidemic-unlikely-thanks-hong-kongs-experience-expert
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    African demand for Ebola drug grows as it completely heals monkeys in lab test

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:03pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York Experimental medicine cures monkeys infected with the deadly virus Anti-Ebola drug shows promising results Monkeys infected with the Ebola virus survived after being ... exposure to the virus, before bad symptoms were present, Geisbert said. In the new study, however, most of the animals had fevers, abnormal blood cell counts, or other signs of disease by the time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1582023/africas-demand-ebola-drug-grows-it-wipes-out-virus-monkey-lab-test
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak could top 20,000 cases, says World Health Organisation

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:50am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Geneva Ebola outbreak could top 20,000 cases The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organisation said yesterday. A new plan released by the UN health agency to stop Ebola also assumes that the actual number of cases in many hard-hit areas may be two to four times ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581627/ebola-outbreak-could-top-20000-cases-says-world-health-organisation
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Surgeon helped quake survivors live again

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Annemarie Evans

    ... challenges to achieve; conduct their business in a socially responsible way or use innovation for good by introducing new products that can help our society, among other categories. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581490/surgeon-helped-quake-survivors-live-again
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Potential life-saver takes risk from nuts

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 09:27pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Potential life-saver takes risk from nuts A new method for removing allergens from peanuts may help millions of people with a potentially life-threatening allergy to the popular food, the US Department of Agriculture said. In a blog post, the agency said researchers at North Carolina A&T State University had found a way to reduce peanut allergens by 98 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581257/potential-life-saver-takes-risk-nuts
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Woman fighting for right to keep placenta has baby; disputed organ ‘chilling’ in fridge

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 12:07pm by Kylie Knott

    ... of placentophagy, and few Hong Kong-based doctors and wellness experts are willing to talk about it. But the practice is growing in popularity among new mothers who say it wards off post-natal depression ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581100/new-mother-says-hong-kong-hospital-still-refuses-hand-over-her
  9. 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

    ... casesat record levels, yet again The number of new HIV cases recorded in the city is set to hit a record high for the fourth year running and may pass 600 for the first time, a government consultant says. Some 304 new cases were diagnosed in the first half of the year, Dr Wong Ka-hing said, well up on the 262 new cases reported in the same period last year. There were 559 new HIV ...

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

    Chinese firm offers baby milk insurance after food safety scandals

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:34pm by Reuters

    ... According to its e-commerce site, Redbaby stocks milk formula from multinationals including Mead Johnson Nutrition, Nestle, Danone as well as brands made by China’s New Hope Nutritional Foods in partnership with New Zealand’s Synlait Milk. Along with detailed nutritional information, the website also highlights the expiry date of each can of formula. Food safety remains a major concern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1579367/chinese-firm-offers-baby-milk-insurance-after-food-safety-scandals

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