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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    African demand for Ebola drug grows as it completely heals monkeys in lab test

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:03pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York Experimental medicine cures monkeys infected with the deadly virus Anti-Ebola drug shows promising results Monkeys infected with the Ebola virus survived after being treated with an experimental drug in a study that suggests the drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1582023/africas-demand-ebola-drug-grows-it-wipes-out-virus-monkey-lab-test
  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Gene tests 'critical' for diagnosing lung cancer

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Gene tests 'critical' for diagnosing lung cancer A genetic test is crucial in diagnosing lung cancer as an increasing number of non-smokers ... extend patients' median survival rate from eight months to almost two years. "I hope the usage of genetic tests can be extended so that more patients can receive personal treatment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577866/gene-tests-critical-diagnosing-lung-cancer
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Shenzhen company develops kit to test for Ebola virus, report says

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 02:51pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... company has developed a field test kit that can quickly identify the Ebola virus, People’s Daily reports, as China is trying a range of countermeasures against the possible spread of the deadly ... a liquid chemical solution that would change colour if the unique nucleic acid of the Ebola viral strain is present. The state newspaper said the test kit could be massively deployed when the virus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1573511/shenzhen-company-develops-kit-test-ebola-virus-report-says
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    DNA-based test for colon cancer, costing US$599 a go, approved by US

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:17pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington DNA-based test for colon cancer approved by FDA The United States Food and Drug Administration has approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients' DNA to spot potentially deadly tumours and growths. The Cologuard test from Exact Sciences detects irregular mutations in stool samples that can be an early warning sign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572237/dna-based-test-colon-cancer-costing-us599-go-approved-us
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Nigerian staying at Hong Kong's Chungking Mansions tests negative for Ebola

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:47pm by SAMUEL CHAN, Patsy Moy

    ... Samuel Chan and Patsy Moy Chungking Mansions guest rushed to isolation, but tests prove negative Ebola scare as African falls ill in Hong Kong The deadliest Ebola epidemic in history ... was rushed to hospital yesterday with vomiting and diarrhoea, early symptoms of the virus. However, tests proved negative. While health experts believe Hong Kong is unlikely to see an Ebola outbreak, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570697/nigerian-hong-kong-hospital-suspected-have-ebola-says-centre-health
  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Woman held in Shenzhen allegedly with blood of pregnant women set for Hong Kong gender tests

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:30pm by Huifeng He huifeng.he@scmp.com

    ... Huifeng He huifeng.he@scmp.com Case highlights practice – illegal in the mainland – of many expectant Chinese mothers transporting blood to test in Hong Kong using 'underground' ... to Hong Kong to test the sex of their child. The case highlights the common practice – illegal throughout the mainland – of prenatal gender tests being carried out on blood for non-medical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1571334/woman-held-shenzhen-allegedly-blood-pregnant-women-set-hong-kong-gender
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Blood test could identify people more likely to commit suicide, says study

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:57am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Researchers have found a genetic modification that identifies a person unable to handle stress and their vulnerability to taking their own life Blood test could help prevent suicide A simple blood test could determine a person’s risk of suicide and provide a future tool of prevention to lower suicide rates. In a study published online Wednesday in the American ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563551/more-stressed-officials-taking-their-own-lives-corruption-crackdown
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Free tests will use mobile technology to screen for abnormal heartbeats

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:30pm by Emily Tsang

    ... electrocardiography equipment, requiring the patient to disrobe and lie down on a bed. Most traditional tests take about 20 minutes.  The new technology means tests can be carried out anywhere, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557456/free-programme-will-use-mobile-technology-screen-abnormal-heartbeats
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Over 100 heart patients 'stitched up with expired thread' at Hong Kong hospital

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 01:40pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... spokeswoman said use of the sutures had not resulted in any infections. “We are contacting the affected patients to explain the details, and appropriate tests will be arranged,” she added. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591640/over-100-heart-patients-stitched-expired-thread-hong-kong-hospital
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Heartbroken and old? You're more likely to fall ill, UK study finds

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:28pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Heartbreak bad for old folks' health Heartbreak can impair the immune system of older people and make them more prone to infections, researchers have found. Scientists said older people who had suffered a recent bereavement had poorer defences against bacteria. Blood tests showed that the same group had imbalances in their stress hormones, which are known ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589501/heartbroken-and-old-youre-more-likely-fall-ill-uk-study-finds

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