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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    China approves DNA-sequencing devices to detect genetic defects in unborn babies

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:56pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Controversial testing products for prenatal detection of birth defects get the green light Ban lifted on diagnostic devices The mainland has lifted ... diseases. The medical devices, called second-generation gene sequencing diagnostic products, are used for non-invasive tests on the foetus to detect genetic diseases such as Down's syndrome. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1545648/china-approves-dna-sequencing-devices-detect-babies-birth-defects
  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangzhou begins trial ban of live poultry sales after H7N9 wet market tests

    Posted May 05th 2014, 11:19pm by Mimi Lau, LO WEI

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou and Lo Wei Guangzhou begins live poultry ban Guangzhou suspended sales of live poultry at nearly a third of its wet markets yesterday as it began a four-month pilot scheme. The move was instigated after stalls in 60 per cent of the city's wet markets tested positive for the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus at the end of last month. Upon conclusion of the trial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1505389/guangzhou-begins-trial-ban-live-poultry
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Study gives parents a wake-up call over hidden dangers of snoring snoozers

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 11:09am by Emily Tsang

    ... [remedy] is to offer a proper diagnostic test called sleep polysmonography [PSG] that is supervised by qualified technicians. One of the problems in Hong Kong is that PSG is not done properly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1550930/study-gives-parents-wake-call-over-hidden-dangers-snoring-snoozers
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Father questions hospital treatment after boy, 8, dies of encephalitis

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Olga Wong and Lo Wei

    ... an acute inflammatory disease of the brain. The hospital has confirmed that the boy had tested positive for encephalitis, but that it took a long time to reach that diagnosis. He was in hospital ... until it was too late. He added that a lack of access to fast testing facilities may have delayed the diagnosis. But a spokeswoman for the hospital denied there was any delay, saying a rapid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544452/father-questions-hospital-treatment-after-boy-8-dies-encephalitis
  5. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Filipino nurse from UAE tests negative for Mers

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:37am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Manila Filipino nurse from UAE tests negative for Mers A Filipino nurse who tested positive for the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) has been found free ... who greeted him on arrival from the United Arab Emirates. "Fortunately, as well as for the comfort of everybody, the findings of our Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, he tested ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1489697/filipino-nurse-uae-tests-negative-mers
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Inquiry launched after boy, 8, falls ill and dies in days

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:54am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Only son of Sha Tin councillor diagnosed with encephalitis; school asks parents to be on guard Inquiry launched after boy, 8, falls ill and dies in days The sudden death of the eight-year-old son of a Sha Tin district councillor has triggered an investigation by the Centre for Health Protection after tests showed he had encephalitis. Ted Lau, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543963/inquiry-launched-after-boy-8-falls-ill-and-dies-days
  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Wal-Mart boosts China food safety budget threefold to 300m yuan

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:44am by Reuters

    ... (HK$378 million). It covers the period 2013-2015, to which it had previously allocated 100 million yuan. The company said it would also increase DNA testing on meat products and supplier inspections and test more of its stores with its two mobile safety labs. China's food and grocery market, set to top US$1.5 trillion by 2016, is crucial for retailers like Wal-Mart and food ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1535237/wal-mart-boosts-china-food-safety-budget-threefold-300m-yuan
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    First case of Japanese encephalitis confirmed

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... A blood test on June 10 came back negative for Japanese encephalitis but the woman was confirmed with the virus yesterday after a second test on Sunday. The woman had not travelled out of Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535151/first-case-japanese-encephalitis-confirmed
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    US study finds that three-dimension mammograms detect cancer better

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:14am by WASHPOST

    ... and more cancers overall. The addition of tomosynthesis also reduced the need to recall women for further testing for false-positive findings. The 3D screening subjected women to more radiation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1540460/us-study-finds-three-dimension-mammograms-detect-cancer-better
  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Researchers develop new test for early diagnosis of nasopharyngeal cancer

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

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Scientists have invented a simple brush test to sniff out nose and throat cancer in patients before it's too late to get the disease treated New test detects cancer sooner Hong Kong and Canadian researchers have developed a simple test that enables early detection of nasopharyngeal cancer- popularly known as Guangdong cancer because of its prevalence ...

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

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