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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Breast milk 'best for preventing infections'

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Breast milk 'best for preventing infections' Long-term breastfeeding can dramatically reduce the possibility of the baby having to be admitted to hospital, a medical and scientific study going back 17 years shows. The findings come from a study by academics at the University of Hong Kong's medical faculty, who are tracking the progress ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556480/breast-milk-best-preventing-infections
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention staff exposed to anthrax

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:20pm by Reuters

    ... working in a high-security bio-terror response laboratory at the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were preparing what they thought were inactivated samples of the deadly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1537196/us-centres-disease-control-and-prevention-staff-exposed-anthrax
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Crash prevention system to be deployed on public buses

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:47pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com System that can detect pedestrians, bikes and speed limits- and warn drivers- is set to be installed in three public vehicles this month Buses to road-test safety technology Tests on a crash prevention system that can detect pedestrians and bicycles and read roadside speed-limit signs will be extended to public buses this month. Three buses of New World First ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1533309/crash-prevention-system-be-deployed-public-buses
  4. Lifestyle - Technology - MEDICINE

    Anti-depressant Celexa offers ray of hope in preventing Alzheimer's

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:36am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Anti-depressant is Alzheimer's hope Research shows a common antidepressant may cut production of one of the chief suspects behind Alzheimer's, a new avenue in the hunt for drugs to prevent the devastating brain disease. It's far too early for anyone worried about dementia to try the drug citalopram, which sells as the brand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1514377/anti-depressant-celexa-offers-ray-hope-preventing-alzheimers
  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    Beijing backs code to prevent conflict at sea along with US and Japan

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 11:19pm by Teddy Ng, Julian Ryall, Reuters

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing, Julian Ryall in Tokyo and Reuters in Qingdao Ban on radar-locking of weaponry and a clearer system of communication agreed by 21 nations, including Japan and the US, at Qingdao forum Beijing backs code to block conflict at sea China is among 21 countries to have approved a charter aimed at preventing unintended military conflict at sea. Japan, the United States ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1494736/china-among-21-nations-back-code-prevent-unintended-conflict-sea
  6. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    China prevents prominent human rights lawyer Mo Shaoping from meeting German minister

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 11:41am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Police 'stop' lawyer visiting German MP Police blocked a prominent human rights lawyer from meeting Germany's deputy chancellor in Beijing, the lawyer said yesterday, in the latest example of curbs on government critics. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1494998/china-prevents-prominent-human-rights-lawyer-mo-shaoping-meeting-german
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Could Boston bombings been prevented with an arrest?

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:00pm by AP

    ... bombings have been prevented? It was a shocking slaying in a Boston suburb that sometimes goes years without one homicide, let alone three at once. The victims' throats had been sliced ... was not opened. The FBI shared its results with Russia in summer 2011, shortly before the Waltham killings. The US government has wrestled with what more it could have done to prevent the marathon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1484499/could-boston-bombings-been-prevented-arrest
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Prevention is best cure for city's hidden crisis on homelessness

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 04:48am by SCMP Editorial

    ... permanent housing can be found. Ultimately, Hong Kong's goal has to be to prevent homelessness, not cure it. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1465167/prevention-best-cure-citys-hidden-crisis-homelessness
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Call for action to prevent infections

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Call for action to prevent infections Hongkongers are well aware of the perils of diseases spread by mosquitoes and other insects but are getting lax when it comes to preventing them, a Health Department survey shows. Cases of dengue fever, one of the most common such vector-borne diseases, are on the rise locally and around the world, said director of health Dr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464034/call-action-prevent-infections
  10. Comment - Letters

    Compulsory medical exam could prevent abuse of helpers

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:08am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Compulsory medical exam could prevent abuse of helpers There has been much finger pointing in the past several months over the treatment of domestic helpers in Hong Kong. The truth is, some employers are mean and abusive, and some helpers are dishonest and lazy. Equally true is that most employers are fair and treat their helpers with respect; and most helpers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1462675/compulsory-medical-exam-could-prevent-abuse-helpers

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