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  1. News - World - MEDICINE

    Super-strength drug-resistant TB spreading across globe

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The study, which covered Estonia, Latvia, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and Thailand, found a 6.7 per cent rate for an even more fatal form of resistance called XDR ... died. Co-infection with the disease causes about a quarter of all deaths among people with HIV. "So far, XDR TB has been reported in 77 countries worldwide, but exact prevalence remains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1026459/super-strength-drug-resistant-tb-spreading-across-globe
  2. Health Department warns about rise of infectious diseases in South-East Asia

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 10,000 cases of dengue fever had been reported in Thailand and Indonesia in the first half of the year. Fifty-five people had died. Some 5,000 dengue fever cases have also been recorded in Singapore and the Philippines. About 70 people had died in these two countries. A senior health officer with the department, Henry Kong Wing-ming, on Thursday urged travellers to be vigilant about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/509023/health-department-warns-about-rise-infectious-diseases-south-east-asia
  3. Lifestyle - Health - DIET BLACK TEA

    Black tea may lower risk of diabetes

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... journal BMJ Open suggests that black is, well, the new black. Researchers conducted a mathematical analysis of data from 50 countries across six continents and found that the prevalence of type 2 diabetes is low in countries where consumption of black tea is high. The fermentation process that turns green tea black induces a range of complex flavonoids, including theaflavins ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1080867/black-tea-may-lower-risk-diabetes
  4. Surprised tourists treated to state banquet in Beijing

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to Japan, South Korea and southeast Asia to drum up support for local tourism, the People's Daily reported. ... as a gesture of thanks for returning to the mainland so soon after Sars had passed. It said 396 visitors had come from Hong Kong, 110 from South Korea and 33 from Australia. Tourism ground to a halt ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420736/surprised-tourists-treated-state-banquet-beijing
  5. Delay over vaccine may prove costly

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... responsibility. It only put out the tender last month. By that time, countries such as Japan, Korea, Singapore and Australia were well ahead of us in the queue. The government also imposed conditions ... In the scramble for a pandemic vaccine, it's every country for itself. Swine flu has reached global pandemic proportions. The only saving grace is that it has not been as lethal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690274/delay-over-vaccine-may-prove-costly
  6. liberal studies

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... people younger than 65 have? a. 65 b. 13 c. 28 d. Unknown 3 Mismanaged drug regiments are the ... leading cause of death worldwide. a. third b. fourth c. fifth d. sixth e. seventh 4 Which country still allows doctors to prescribe and dispense drugs? a. the mainland b. Korea c. Indonesia d. Japan e. None of the above 5 According to Hong Kong Medical Association president Tse Hung-hing, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692508/liberal-studies
  7. HK placed on new alert over swine flu

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a 42-hour stopover in the city. The 59-year-old man arrived in Hong Kong from South Korea at about 10pm on Wednesday after travelling in the United States and Canada. He then stayed two nights ... swine flu patient from Guangdong Wednesday 10pm arrives at Hong Kong airport from South Korea, checks in at Royal Plaza Hotel, Mong Kok Thursday develops flu symptoms, including sore throat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680672/hk-placed-new-alert-over-swine-flu
  8. Beijing bans pork products from Mexico and three US states

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... products from Mexico and Texas, Kansas and California - where human infections have been reported - was implemented with immediate effect, according to a joint statement yesterday by the Ministry ... authorities said earlier that no cases of swine flu had been reported and that the virus could be killed by being heated to 71 degrees Celsius. It could not be transmitted by eating cooked pork, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678393/beijing-bans-pork-products-mexico-and-three-us-states
  9. Comment - Letters

    HK should subsidise flu vaccinations otherwise scheme is not effective

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for an affluent society. South Korea and Canada have a vaccine uptake of more than 30 per cent, with free flu shots (or subsidies) for all. As a result, influenza epidemics are rare in those countries. Annual health expenditure in South Korea is 6.9 per cent of gross domestic product, and in Canada, it is 11.4 per cent. Hong Kong 's annual health expenditure is 2.7 per cent of GDP. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1022131/hk-should-subsidise-flu-vaccinations-otherwise-scheme-not-effective
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Anti-HIV drug effort boosts life expectancy in South Africa

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by LA TIMES

    ... Los Angeles Times African HIV drug effortboosts life expectancy An intensive campaign to combat HIV/Aids with costly antiretroviral drugs in rural South Africa has increased life expectancy by more than 11 years and significantly reduced the risk of infection for healthy individuals, according to new research. The study, published in the journal Science, comes as wealthy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1157164/anti-hiv-drug-effort-boosts-life-expectancy-south-africa

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