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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Texas health care worker tests positive for Ebola, becoming second US case

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:21am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Newly infected health care worker wore full protective gear when caring for first victim Texas reports second Ebola case A Texas health care worker has tested positive for Ebola even though she wore full protective gear while caring for an Ebola patient in hospital who later died, health officials said yesterday. If the preliminary diagnosis ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1615365/texas-health-care-worker-tests-positive-ebola-becoming-second-us-case
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Research shows that thinking hard pays off in later years

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 09:52pm by LA TIMES

    ... IQ-tested around the age of 11. Of those, 534 men and 532 women were located when they turned 70 and given cognitive tests, including IQ. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1644697/research-shows-thinking-hard-pays-later-years
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's new HIV cases hit record high with 195 people diagnosed in Q3

    Posted Nov 26th 2014, 03:31am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... could be due to more intensive testing by NGOs and an aggressive diagnosis campaign by UNAids. The figures bring the cumulative total reported cases of HIV, the virus that causes Aids, to 6,841 ... more tests, therefore there are more reported cases," said Dr Wong Ka-hing, the consultant of the centre's special preventive programme. More diagnosed cases "might actually ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1648779/hong-kongs-new-hiv-cases-hit-record-high-195-people-diagnosed-q3
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Doctors accused of improperly diagnosing teen with metal toxicity

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:11am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... illness and should not be expelled. Madame A said Yeung diagnosed her son with "multiple allergies syndrome" without any tests, and with heavy metal toxicity via hair analysis only. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1647863/doctors-accused-improperly-diagnosing-teen-metal-toxicity
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    No time to lose in battle against Ebola, says UN's Ban Ki-moon

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 08:13am by AP

    ... not immediately recognise that he had Ebola. Officials in Mali yesterday confirmed a new case of Ebola and said two more suspected patients were being tested. Officials were monitoring 310 people to limit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1646323/no-time-lose-battle-against-ebola-says-uns-ban-ki-moon
  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong professor finds novel cancer treatment effective in mice

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:22am by Howard Winn

    ... Hui-yao and his team have conducted laboratory tests on mice and have successfully killed solid tumours and cancers for melanoma and lung cancer in three weeks. The team is now preparing to embark ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1642402/hong-kong-professor-finds-novel-cancer-treatment-effective-mice
  7. 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

    ... Monkeys infected with the Ebola virus survived after being treated with an experimental drug in a study that suggests the drug may be effective even after severe symptoms are present. ...

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

    60pc of diabetics unaware of their blood sugar levels, survey finds

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 06:46am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... to amputation. More than 80 per cent of respondents to the study said they regularly checked their blood glucose level with a selfadministered finger-prick test, conducted six times a day. But 59 per ... of cardiovascular disease declines 14 per cent. HbA1c must be measured by a blood test in a clinic, unlike the finger-prick tests. Dr Lee Ka-fai, president of Diabetes Hong Kong, attributed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1635907/60pc-diabetics-unaware-their-blood-sugar-levels-survey-finds
  9. 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
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Nurse Amber Vinson calls for more training for Ebola case carers

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 10:24pm by AP

    ... on September 30, the day he tested positive for Ebola, and wore protective clothing. Associated Press ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1634451/nurse-amber-vinson-calls-more-training-ebola-case-carers

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