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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Battle lines drawn on instant noodles after US study cites heart risks

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by AP

    ... Associated Press US study linking the Asian staple of budget eating to an increased risk of heart disease has sparked a passionate South Korean defence Battle lines drawn on the instant ... way out of the poverty and destruction of the Korean war into what's now Asia's fourth-biggest economy. Many vividly remember their first taste of the once-exotic treat, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1580099/battle-lines-drawn-instant-noodles-after-us-study-cites-heart
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Whose line is it anyway? Pregnant woman battles hospital over right to keep umbilical cord blood

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao, Emily Tsang

    ... Ernest Kao and Emily Tsang Hospitals under fire as mothers are prevented from storing blood for stem-cell treatments Rights row over policy on umbilical cord blood A pregnant woman is locked in a battle with the Hospital Authority over the right to keep t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594958/whose-line-it-anyway-hospitals-policy-umbilical-cords-provokes-rights
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

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

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

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Hong Kong University taskforce will include members from the medical and dental faculties, leading to questions about its independence Dental school to probe use of tainted water The faculty of dentistry at the University of H ...

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

    Two Koreas top of global suicide charts, for different reasons

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

    ... Agencies Poverty, stress and reluctance to seek help among factors behind grim toll Koreas top suicide charts for different reasons South Korea's problem with suicides is well known. ... by poverty, and the psychological stress of living in a restrictive environment. The director of research and strategy at US-based NGO Liberty in North Korea, Sokeel Park, said some deaths reported ...

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

    Over 100 heart patients 'stitched up with expired thread' at Hong Kong hospital

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 01:40pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... management and communications, in line with the panels’ suggestions. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591640/over-100-heart-patients-stitched-expired-thread-hong-kong-hospital
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Prince Philip Dental Hospital used contaminated water, documents show

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:37pm by Olga Wong

    ... to decontaminate its water lines. In an internal email sent to staff in May, hospital comptroller Kenny Wong said it had not established any guidelines governing the disinfection of water lines connected ... the chairman. A spokeswoman for the Food and Health Bureau said it was represented on the board to ensure the hospital's operation was in line with government policies. Dental Council chairman Dr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580724/prince-philip-dental-hospital-used-contaminated-water-documents-show
  7. 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

    ... through. Wong, a Health Department consultant, said that gay men made up the biggest group of new patients, in line with international trends. "It is worrying. It is likely that the annual ...

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

    Ice Bucket Challenge risky for health of some people, Hong Kong doctors say

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by DANNY LEE

    ... on Thursday, who were electrocuted by power lines while dousing students with a fire hose. Shih said he was "anticipating" more people would get hurt in the icy-water craze. "If you ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580196/ice-bucket-challenge-risky-health-some-people-hong-kong-doctors-say
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    British citizen with Ebola being evacuated from Sierra Leone

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:00am by AP

    ... by the outbreak, said Sidie Yayah Tunis, director of communications for the Sierra Leone health ministry. The two cases highlight the risks facing health workers on the front lines of the battle against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580366/british-citizen-ebola-being-evacuated-sierra-leone
  10. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Ebola scare turns out to be a false alarm in Singapore

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:14pm by AGENCIES

    ... there have been no confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in Asia. Underscoring the fears that the virus might spread to Asia, Korean Air Lines said yesterday it would suspend flights to Kenya. The South ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1573548/singapore-tests-nigerian-woman-suspected-case-ebola

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