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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Free tests will use mobile technology to screen for abnormal heartbeats

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:30pm by Emily Tsang

    ... Kong that hopes to identify people at high risk of strokes or heart failure. Using a small device and software that can be run on a smartphone or tablet, University of Hong Kong researchers ... pilot screening programme will begin in five public family clinics in Western District in September this year, running until August 2016. Doctors usually check for irregular heart rhythms using ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557456/free-programme-will-use-mobile-technology-screen-abnormal-heartbeats
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Bid to cut strokes in a heartbeat

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Emily Tsang

    ... The software can be run on a smartphone and patients simply have to place a finger on a small sensor. University of Hong Kong researchers hope to screen 60,000 people over the two-year trial. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557677/bid-cut-strokes-heartbeat
  3. 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

    ... A statement from the president’s office said 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, a Sierra Leonean virologist credited with treating more than 100 Ebola victims, had been transferred to a treatment ward run ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558008/senior-doctor-leading-fight-against-ebola-contracts-virus-sierra-leone
  4. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH

    Worn to run: Get in gear for running Hong Kong's trails

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 12:04pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com What you wear and carry can have a huge impact on how you perform Worn to run Trail running is an uncomplicated activity, a philosophy largely inspired by the soul of the sport, which is all about nature and simplicity. If you're new to the trails, you could get by with your road running gear. But if you want to get the most out of the sport, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1367789/worn-run-get-gear-running-hong-kongs-trails
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    HKUST scientists invent new water purifier

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by MICHAEL DE WAAL-MONTGOMERY

    ... to HK$20 per unit to produce and can run on two AA batteries for up to six months, is being tested at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei. If all goes well, it could replace hospitals' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555437/hkust-scientists-invent-new-water-purifier
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Government offers to lend HK$45b to NGOs to run private hospitals

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Government seeks new way on top of health insurance reform to get more using private care HK$45b in loans for NGOs to run private hospitals The government may loan HK$45 billion to non-profit organisations to run private hospitals in a bid to ease the burden on the public health care sector. The money will come from a HK$50 billion fund ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1449634/government-offers-lend-hk45b-ngos-run-private-hospitals
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Growing middle class popping more pills, worrying antibiotic study shows

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

    ... view of antibiotic use in 71 countries from 2000 to 2010. It found the rise in consumption could not be explained by population changes alone and appeared to run parallel with economic ...

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

    Hong Kong Marathon: children's new attitude is important in the long run

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:38am by Ernest Kao

    ... and health experts at Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei. Beginning in July, the youngsters- half of whom had hypertension- were put on a vigorous training schedule to prepare them for the run ... behaviour by changing attitudes was key to success in the long run. "It's all about intrinsic motivation," he said. Child obesity has soared over the past two decades. In 1997, 16 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1424678/hong-kong-marathon-childrens-new-attitude-important-long-run
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Liposuction tragedy to prompt tighter controls on GPs

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Patsy Moy and Ada Lee

    ... with the beauty industry. "I am very much concerned about the malpractice of doctors when they are running a beauty business with those parlours," Kwok said. He also criticised the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541998/liposuction-tragedy-prompt-tighter-controls-gps
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Woman dies after receiving liposuction at hair treatment centre

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 07:48pm by Emily Tsang, Danny Mok and Johnny Tam

    ... employed doctors to run separate clinics for medical procedures. These were usually found in residential or commercial buildings. He agreed the government should ensure all operating theatres met ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1541106/woman-dies-after-receiving-liposuction-hair-treatment-centre

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