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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Surgeon helped quake survivors live again

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

    ... had collapsed, killing hundreds of students and teachers. "Our first-aid tent was right in front of the high school rubble," Poon recalls. "We had a team of seven people. Two ... The nominees' stories will appear in the newspaper until mid-September, when the panel of eight judges will decide on the winners of seven categories and the public will vote on their favourite nominee ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Later start to school day would benefit teenagers, research shows

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:37pm by NYT

    ... in teenagers is widespread. Eighty-seven per cent of high school students in the US are getting less than the recommended 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep, and final-year high school students get less than seven hours of sleep a night, on average, the AAP says. In addition, 28 per cent of high school pupils report falling asleep at school at least once a week, while one in five say they fall ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Having good neighbours may help curb heart attack risk

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 10:23pm by AFP

    ... of the project, the respondents were asked to award points out of seven to reflect the extent to which they felt part of their neighbourhood, could rely on neighbours in a pinch, could trust their neighbours and found their neighbours to be friendly. When they crunched the numbers at the end of the study, the team found that for every point they had awarded out of seven, an individual had ...

  4. News - World - HEALTH

    Africa to get experimental drugs to fight Ebola fight as death toll passes 1,000

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 07:14pm by AFP

    ... were placed in quarantine in Sierra Leone. Watch: Chinese aid arrives in Ebola-hit Liberia Zhao Yanbo, the Chinese ambassador to Sierra Leone, would not say if the seven doctors and one nurse ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mystery surrounds chicken deaths at Hong Kong farm as toll hits 3,500

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by Phila Siu

    ... of seven farms we use," he said. Cheng's company sells Kamei chicks- a breed developed in Hong Kong by the University of Hong Kong Kadoorie Agricultural Research Centre- to the farms, ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Woman held in Shenzhen allegedly with blood of pregnant women set for Hong Kong gender tests

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:30pm by Huifeng He huifeng.he@scmp.com

    ... the sex of a seven-week foetus for only 4,000 yuan (about HK$5,030). “The cost includes drawing blood, sending the sample to Hong Kong’s registered medical centre and testing the sex ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Number of surgical objects left in bodies of Hong Kong patients hits four-year high

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:04am by Erin Hale

    ... Erin Hale erin.hale@scmp.com Objects left inside seven patients after surgery Seven patients who underwent medical procedures in Hong Kong in the first quarter of the year had surgical ... Fu said, as was the case in three of the seven latest cases. A Hospital Authority spokesperson said: "The number of [incidents] in public hospitals is on a par with that of Western ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Cheap cream can boost flu jabs for elderly, HKU study shows

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by Emily Tsang

    ... protection against flu viruses. The treated patients had a significantly higher antibody level seven days after immunisation, and the effects of the vaccine can last for more than a year. ...

  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 ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention staff exposed to anthrax

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

    ... investigation and that disciplinary measures would be taken if warranted. He said there was no public risk. The normal incubation pe-riod for anthrax can last up to seven days, although there were ...




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