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  1. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Malaysia reports first Asian death from Mers virus

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:24am by AP

    ... to Malaysia on March 29 and developed a high fever and cough and had difficulty breathing more than a week later. The man, a 54-year-old from southern Johor state neighboring Singapore, died on Sunday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1485086/malaysia-reports-first-asian-death-mers-virus
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese nurses enter training for opportunities abroad

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... nurses in China. In 2004, the centre in Weihai began training nurses for jobs with the Saudi government and a private hospital in Singapore. The Weihai centre is a branch of a manpower-export ... nurses annually to Singapore. But demand slackened in Saudi Arabia, and stopped in Britain. "And Australia has almost closed its doors to us because it has raised the language requirement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1455592/chinese-nurses-enter-training-opportunities-abroad
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Researchers develop new test for early diagnosis of nasopharyngeal cancer

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 01:24pm by LO WEI

    ... the DNA collected fresh. In the next step, the team will recruit about 100 high-risk people from Hong Kong, Singapore and Canada for a clinical trial on the test's use in early detection. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1452369/researchers-develop-new-test-early-diagnosis-throat-cancer
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Private hospitals to set out cost of treatment in advance under new law

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:30am by Emily Tsang

    ... Singapore's model, which required private hospitals to give patients two bill estimates. One is the median, meaning 50 per cent of patients will pay more and 50 per cent less. The other, meant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1414568/private-hospitals-set-out-cost-treatment-advance-under-new-law
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Scientists blame surging Asian myopia rates on too much time spent indoors

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 05:20am by Slate

    ... found that only 3.3 per cent of six and seven-year-olds of Chinese descent living in Sydney, Australia, suffered myopia, compared with 29.1 per cent of those living in Singapore. The usual ... was that the Australian children spent 13.75 hours per week outdoors compared with 3.05 hours for children in Singapore. Rose, whose research was covered in the magazine Science News, pointed out the vastly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1334213/scientists-blame-surging-asian-myopia-rates-too-much-time-spent-indoors
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Scientists blame surging Asian myopia rates on indoor lifestyle

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 09:35pm by WASHPOST

    ... Kathryn Rose found that only 3.3 per cent of six and seven-year-olds of Chinese descent living in Sydney, Australia, suffered myopia, compared with 29.1 per cent of those living in Singapore ... the groups was that the Australian children spent 13.75 hours per week outdoors compared with 3.05 hours for children in Singapore. Rose, whose research was covered in the magazine Science News, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1333810/scientists-blame-surging-asian-myopia-rates-indoor-lifestyle
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Don't expect life after death: doctor

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 04:27am by LO WEI

    ... produce symptoms that looked like brain death. But a drug overdose did not lead to brain damage, which could be confirmed by tests. Earlier this year, Singapore's Straits Times reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1343062/dont-expect-life-after-death-doctor
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Deadly Sars virus that swept Hong Kong originated in bats, scientists say

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 11:27am by LO WEI

    ... States and Singapore, isolated the two new viruses directly from faecal samples of Chinese horseshoe bats. Peiris, who led the team that identified the Sars virus in 2003, said the structure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1344320/deadly-sars-virus-swept-hong-kong-originated-bats-scientists-say
  9. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Viral hepatitis kills more Asians - every 30 seconds

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Viral hepatitis kills more Asians - every 30 seconds A Singapore-based group fighting the spread of viral hepatitis yesterday called for greater political ... countries," Chen said in Singapore ahead of World Hepatitis Day tomorrow. According to the World Health Organisation, viral hepatitis kills close to 1.4 million globally, and affects millions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1291497/viral-hepatitis-kills-more-asia-one-person-every-30-seconds-data-shows
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Dengue fever threat overshadows summer

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... confirmed cases of dengue fever in Hong Kong, all contracted outside the city. Cases of dengue have been spiking in popular holiday destinations such as Singapore and Thailand this summer, Wong said. According to data from the centre, Singapore recorded a sixfold increase in infections, with 11,756 cases, and Thailand had 3,544 cases, a four-fold increase. Laos had seen eight times ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1287904/dengue-fever-threat-overshadows-summer

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