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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Mystery as hundreds of young Chinese workers are dying in their sleep

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:22am by Andrea Chen

    ... the analysis as saying. It said that long working hours as well as poor sanitation and ventilation in their living and working spaces might have put the workers at higher risk. Workers' rights ... "Factories owners could easily argue against the accusation, saying the victim's colleagues were working for the same number of hours a day healthily." The analysis found people aged 20 ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Anthrax probe reveals new bird flu safety breach in bioterror lab

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:22am by Reuters

    ... the anthrax incident, investigators found scientists working with the deadly bacteria failed to follow an approved, written study plan that met all safety requirements. The scientists lacked standard ... leadership. "I learned about it less than 48 hours ago," Frieden said. "These events should never have happened," he said, adding that the events likely "have people ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Low-tar cigarette lawsuit not over, as campaigner vows to keep up health fight

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:13am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... research by Xie Jianping, who worked at an institute under CTJI. Xie was made a fellow of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2011 for his study into reducing the health hazards of tobacco by lowering tar content. Some scientists say his research contradicts international health standards. Xie is also vice-president of Zhengzhou Tobacco Research Institute under the China National ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Man, 38, dies of pneumonic plague while herding in Gansu

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:37pm by Kathy Gao

    ... worked were also in quarantine. Experts have been sent to the affected area. The patient’s body was cremated, according to media reports. Calls to Yumen government and its centre for disease ... according to World Health Organisation (WHO). Patients can die 24 hours after infection. There are generally three types of plague: pneumonic plague in the respiratory system, bubonic plague ...

  5. 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

    ... was always meticulous with protection, wearing overalls, mask, gloves and special footwear. Three nurses working in the same Ebola treatment centre alongside Khan died from the disease in recent ... Ugandan doctor working in Liberia died after treating infected patients. The latest WHO figures, released on Saturday, showed that there were 19 new deaths and 67 new cases within the four days ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Pneumonic plague quarantine lifted in Gansu after no new cases reported

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:46pm by Nectar Gan

    ... by outsiders every day, Qiao added. “The situation was fine here. It didn’t cause much inconvenience,” said a woman surnamed Lie, who works in a bank. Mainland media reported that the 38-year-old ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Immunity genes could hold clues to cause of schizophrenia, study says

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by NYT

    ... with signal transmission of neurons and with reception of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Researchers have long suspected that schizophrenia is rooted in abnormal signaling involving dopamine. The work ...

  8. Business - Economy - HEALTH

    Sick workers cost economies billions

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 02:36pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... worldwide watched each game, fatigue and alcohol took a heavy toll. The British government estimates a loss of 250 million working hours, costing Britain's economy about US$6.7 billion. As 1.4 million Germans watched their team's victory and then celebrated deep into the night, the economic loss of German workers failing to roll into work on Monday was put at US$600 million. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Second encephalitis case found in Yuen Long

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:58am by Ernest Kao

    ... been the four pig farms located near the victim's home. The mosquito-borne virus is often found in pigs and wild water birds. "Mosquito prevention and extermination works have been ... and controlling the spread of Japanese encephalitis will require mosquito extermination work." There were six reported cases of Japanese encephalitis in Hong Kong last year. Two of them involved ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Ex-drug users shun hepatitis treatment

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by LO WEI

    ... work to treat the disease, a Chinese University study has revealed. Researchers from the university's centre for liver health screened 234 former users between 2009 and 2012, of whom 130, ... patients who accept treatment, 40 to 50 per cent will be clear of the virus. Wong said one problem was that many former drug users were from poor backgrounds and focused more on working to support ...




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