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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Gene mapping used by US scientists to combat food poisoning

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US disease detectives to decode DNA of potentially deadly bacteria Gene mapping used to combat food poisoning Chances are you've heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry. But to uncover food poisonings? US disease detectives are beginning a programme to try to outsmart outbreaks by routinely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1467682/gene-mapping-used-us-scientists-combat-food-poisoning
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Paint factory in Hunan town closed after state media reports 300 children suffer lead poisoning

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 04:02am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... lead poisoning claims A paint factory in Hunan province, which residents blame for lead poisoning in more than 300 children, has been shut following a state media report on Saturday, according ... … [they] put pencils in their mouth and bite, which can also lead to lead poisoning." Higher authorities summoned Su to an "emergency meeting" yesterday, and he was likely to face ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1533561/paint-factory-hunan-town-closed-after-state-media-reports-300-children
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Don’t get a tan, indoors or out, Americans told in skin cancer warning

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 09:19pm by AP

    ... blames a generation of sun worshipping for the US$8 billion spent in the US to treat all forms of skin cancer each year. Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak said state and local officials needed to do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1562848/dont-get-tan-indoors-or-out-americans-told-skin-cancer-warning
  4. News - China Insider - HEALTH

    Chinese prostitutes as young as 15 suffering high STD and abortion rates, study reveals

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:46pm by Chris Luo

    ... were unable to answer most questions about sexual health asked by researchers. “They tend to be closed, less exposed to either traditional media or internet. Nor do they access relevant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1561169/chinese-prostitutes-young-15-years-old-suffering-high-std-and
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKU won't drop pricey mainland Chinese hospital even after HK$200m bill

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by Amy Nip

    ... the hospital. "It's been clear that the Shenzhen government is responsible for settling that sum of money, and they admitted it. What we have to do is to offer suggestions on how to make ... "The task is to realise some of the potential there is for HKU and at the same time manage the risk. As an ongoing piece of work, we will accept the responsibility of doing the two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560105/hku-wont-drop-pricey-mainland-chinese-hospital-even-after-hk200m-bill
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Senior doctor leading fight against Ebola contracts the virus in Sierra Leone

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 10:37am by Reuters in Freetown

    ... in protest over the death of his 14-year-old brother from Ebola. “The health [workers] here are not doing enough to fight this virus. They are taking this to be a money-making thing while our people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558008/senior-doctor-leading-fight-against-ebola-contracts-virus-sierra-leone
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Private hospitals may be forced to reveal fee details

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by Emily Tsang

    ... St Teresa's Hospital voluntarily posts online the data of some 20 common treatments, and the government expects other hospitals to be able to do at least the same," the source said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555516/private-hospitals-may-be-forced-reveal-fee-details
  8. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:36pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... to medical treatment and care for the chronically sick? However grim the picture looks, there are many things we can do to mitigate this appalling attrition of our global wealth. First and foremost, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1555349/sick-workers-cost-economies-billions
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Young cancer survivor awarded for being inspiration to other patients

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by LO WEI

    ... There are things in life that you can't control and we want to do more, like helping people." Lam was diagnosed with cancer when she was just seven. She underwent brain surgery, four chemotherapy ... experience," Lam said. "I told him that cancer is not untreatable. Just work hard and there's no need to worry." Her mother said the disease and Lam's experience doing volunteer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553525/young-cancer-survivor-awarded-being-inspiration-other-patients
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

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

    ... though most of these are caused by viruses, which do not respond to antibiotics. Higher use of antibiotics also coincides with the influenza virus season, even though they are ineffective as a treatment against the flu, Van Boeckel said. "If you look at antibiotic use in the US, it's correlated to influenza, and it's not going to do anything for that," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552271/growing-middle-class-popping-more-pills-worrying-antibiotic-study-shows

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