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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak will take ‘six months’ to bring under control, says MSF

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:13am by AFP

    ... faster, and moving faster, than we can respond to,” MSF (Doctors Without Borders) chief Joanne Liu told reporters in Geneva, saying it could take six months to get the upper hand. “It is like ... available for Ebola, which the WHO has declared a global public health emergency. It has also authorised the use of largely untested treatments in efforts to combat the disease. Hard-hit nations ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Global economic downturn is ‘driving men to have the snip’

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 10:08pm by GDN

    ... comment from a urologist's secretary: More men than usual were calling to schedule a vasectomy. At that moment six years ago, Dr Marc Goldstein and his colleague at Weill Cornell Medical ... Najari and Dr Peter Schlegel consulted the National Survey for Family Growth, which interviewed more than 9,000 single and married men, aged 18 to 44, from 2006 to 2010. They found that 5.8 per ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    US health authorities brace for confusion over flu and Ebola

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... fatigue and aches. But there are big differences. Influenza causes cough, sore throat and runny nose, while Ebola does not. Ebola leads to vomiting and diarrhoea within three to six days, severe ... comparison. "Ebola can only be spread by direct contact with blood or bodily fluids," the flyer says. The CDC recommends an annual flu shot for everyone over six months of age, preferably ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    China pledges an extra HK$630 million to Africa in battle against Ebola

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:48am by AP; MIMI LAU

    ... in the fight against Ebola, which has killed more than 4,800 people since its worst epidemic on record began earlier this year. The nation has sent hundreds of aid workers to Africa and previously ... working in Guinea, returned six days ago and reported on Thursday that he had a fever of 39.4 degrees Celsius and diarrhoea. He is in an isolation ward at Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital. ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Danish scientists find genetic link to children’s seizures after MMR vaccine

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 10:06pm by AFP

    ... seizures than counterparts with the least number. The six variants are unlikely to account for more than just a small proportion of the genetic causes for seizures. Further work should tease out ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak will hit China, virus pioneer Peter Piot warns

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 02:07pm by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Piot, who is in Hong Kong for a two-day symposium. "What we see now is every 30 days there is a doubling of new infections." He estimated the epidemic would last another six to 12 ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors warn of lymphoma, a growing cancer that's little known in mainland China

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 06:03am by Alice Yan

    ... indicated that the afflicted population had risen by over 6 per cent each year. Although there are no national statistics on caseloads, mainland experts say the disease is already among the top 10 ... are not available on a national level. But lymphoma is "one of the few cancers that can be cured", Zhu said. There are 70 sub-types of lymphoma, which are classified into two main types: ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    New York state backtracks on Ebola isolation policy

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 10:04pm by AFP

    ... as "enhanced monitoring". Meanwhile, the American ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, on a visit to West Africa, said the US would help fight Ebola over "the long haul". ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong man becomes first to contract dengue fever locally for four years

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:50am by Amy Nip

    ... in comparison to the figures from Guangdong, where 432 new cases were confirmed on Friday alone, taking the figure to 40,733. Six people have died. There is no vaccine for the disease and no specific ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    New Jersey quarantines health worker in Ebola precaution

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 06:54am by Reuters

    ... has killed 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases since March, mostly in those three nations, and perhaps as many as 15,000, according to the World Health Organisation. Only four Ebola patients have ...




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