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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Richest countries worst hit by obesity-fuelled cancer

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 03:52am by LA TIMES

    ... to the excess weight of patients. That works out to 481,000 cases of cancer in adults who were at least 30 years old, according to the report by the WHO's International Agency for Research ... information for all standards prominently on menus and menu boards. The menu labelling rule also includes food facilities at venues such as cinemas and amusement parks. Agence France-Presse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1649398/richest-countries-worst-hit-obesity-fuelled-cancer
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Means of spontaneous HIV 'cure' found by scientists, but others doubtful

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 05:20am by AFP

    ... who, they said, had experienced an "apparent spontaneous cure". The mutation may be linked to a common enzyme named APOBEC, the team said, adding: "The work opens up therapeutic avenues for a cure, using or stimulating this enzyme." The work, published in the journal Clinical Microbiology and Infection, was carried out by scientists at France's Institute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1635101/means-spontaneous-hiv-cure-found-scientists-others-doubtful
  3. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    How Hong Kong's urban light pollution creates 'mini jet lag'

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:19am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Bright nights make our bodies think it's daytime, with brain and heart working faster- disruption that is associated with higher rates of cancer Urban light pollution ... to relatively rural areas," he explains. Then they compared the levels of light to the standard provided by the International Astronomical Union, which states how bright the sky would be without ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1624566/how-hong-kongs-urban-light-pollution-creates-mini-jet-lag
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak will hit China, virus pioneer Peter Piot warns

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

    ... cases have been reported and the death toll stands at 4,922. "In Africa, there are many Chinese working there. So that could be a risk for China in general, and I assume that one day [an ... not always "up to standard", which put public health at great risk. Piot stressed the importance of training people to spot at-risk air passengers before they boarded. And he said voluntary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1625753/screening-airport-arrivals-ebola-not-effective-says-co-discoverer
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Nurse ‘made to feel like a criminal’ after returning to US following stint treating Ebola patients

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 10:16am by AFP

    ... working with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Sierra Leone, will be monitored at a hospital for 21 days, the known incubation period of Ebola. Her account recalled the ordeal that began with her ... Hickox said she tried to remain calm during the three hours in the office. "No one seemed to be in charge. No one would tell me what was going on or what would happen to me," she said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1624965/quarantined-us-nurse-made-feel-criminal-after-returning-home-following
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong takes extra steps to block spread of Ebola virus

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... travellers from five stricken West African countries and adopting a tougher standard for fever checks at the airport. Passport-holders and people who have visited Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, ... with health promotion messages played over the tannoy. The lower temperature standard has been set on the basis of a recommendation by the World Health Organisation and experience with overseas cases. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620840/hong-kong-takes-extra-steps-block-spread-ebola-virus
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola fears in US spark overzealous measures against virus

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by AGENCIES

    ... reaction Just hours after US President Barack Obama urged against "hysteria or fear" over Ebola, there were reports of communities in America- including many frantic parents ... of The Washington Post, because he had been working in Liberia. Du Cille, who had been scheduled to offer expert critiques as part of a journalism programme, had already been back 21 days, which health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620108/ebola-fears-us-spark-overzealous-measures-against-virus
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijing confident low-key approach will protect China against Ebola

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 04:06am by Zhuang Pinghui and Alice Yan

    ... and the measures were working well, even though the public was not aware of them. Health authorities in Ningbo said yesterday a Nigerian who arrived in the city via Taiwan did not have the disease. The man ... Ebola-affected areas. People infected with the virus or suspected of infection will be automatically quarantined and sent to designated hospitals within two hours of it being reported. The remains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1618873/beijing-confident-low-key-approach-will-protect-china-against-ebola
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Modern approach no threat to age-old Chinese medicine techniques

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... instead of old methods that involve simmering dried herbs for hours. Watsons said the granules were "easy to carry and use … hygienic, safe and have stable efficacy". Elderly patients ... traditional practitioners working in small clinics. Wong Hok-yee, a practitioner with a small clinic two streets from one of the Watsons stores, said the new service has not brought changes to his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1618742/modern-approach-no-threat-age-old-chinese-medicine-techniques
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Fear of Ebola's growing reach as more Spaniards are placed in isolation

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:17am by AFP

    ... was the first person to contract the virus outside Africa. Doctors said her husband was at "high risk" and had been admitted to the La Paz-Carlos III hospital, where the nurse worked. A man ... equipped to deal with Ebola. "We are working to see if all the protocols which were established were strictly followed," Health Minister Ana Mato said. "Spain follows all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1611700/fear-ebolas-growing-reach-more-spaniards-are-placed-isolation

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