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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Warning on pollution risk for children

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:33am by SARAH KARACS

    ... such as air pollution, contaminated food and lead poisoning. Paediatricians at the summit also cited research showing lead- which can be found in paints and varnishes- impedes neurological development ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1615826/warning-pollution-risk-children
  4. News - China - HEALTH

    33 sickened by ammonia gas leak in northwestern China

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 01:29pm by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com Quick hospital treatment reduced the danger to the four victims most seriously injured in Ningxia; pressure on a compressor is blamed Ammonia poisoning sickened 33 people because of a leak on Sunday afternoon in Yinchuan, the capital of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in the northwest, official state media reported. Four suffered from severe poisoning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587785/thirty-three-sickened-ammonia-gas-leak-northwestern-capital
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    US health agency finds old ricin, other deadly pathogens in labs

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:45am by AP

    ... in the labs or surrounding areas, the agency said in a memo to employees. All have been destroyed. They included a bottle of ricin, a highly poisonous toxin, found in a box with microbes dating from ... found still another improperly stored pathogen in one of its laboratories- staphylococcus enterotoxin that can cause food poisoning. The vials were in a locked freezer but not in a lab ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1586687/us-health-agency-finds-old-ricin-other-deadly-pathogens-labs
  6. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Two Koreas top of global suicide charts, for different reasons

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

    ... in 2012. The highest rate across age groups was among people over 70 years of age. The most common suicide methods globally were pesticide poisoning, hanging and firearms. The report noted the prevalence of suicides by gas poisoning in Japan. Associated Press, The Guardian ...

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

    One suicide every 40 seconds somewhere in the world, WHO says

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... suicide globally are pesticide poisoning, hanging and firearms, but jumping from buildings is a common method in highly urbanised areas in Asia. The WHO cautioned that suicide figures were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1585335/one-suicide-every-40-seconds-somewhere-world-who-says
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    E-cigarettes can cause injury to eyes and skin, US CDC reports

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:00pm by NYT

    ... that the devices themselves or the liquid nicotine that goes into them will cause injury to eyes, skin or other body parts. Calls to poison control centres to report problems related to e-cigarette ... in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. During that time, poison control centres fielded a total of 2,405 calls about e-cigarette injuries. To put those numbers into some perspective, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1465024/e-cigarettes-can-cause-injury-eyes-and-skin-us-cdc-reports
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    The perils of mushroom hunting

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... don't pick wild ones- buy them. That's Poison Information Centre director Dr Rick Lau Fei-lung's warning after the mushroom Amanita farinosa came close to killing a Hong Kong couple ... mushroom. Lau said while there was no record of phalloides in Hong Kong, it was found in Shenzhen and Guangzhou- along with the related Amanita verna that regularly poisons people in the provincial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1224014/perils-mushroom-hunting
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Seven years after 'best before' date... but still good enough to eat

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... Karen Mak Ka-wai. None of them contained the bacteria Clostridium perfringens, which can grow inside a can, devoid of oxygen, and is a common cause of food poisoning. The 12-month study aimed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515078/expired-still-good-enough-eat

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