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  1. Experts unsure of EV-71 link to Cambodia deaths

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the announcement by World Health Organisation officials this week that the deaths were linked to enterovirus 71 (EV-71), which can cause hand, foot and mouth disease. Among those, Ho said, was whether ... died. Most patients were under three years old and some were suffering from chronic conditions and malnutrition. The victims came from 14 different provinces and had all been infected since ...

  2. News - China - HEALTH

    Doctors attacked by knife-wielding patient in Shanghai, latest in series of assaults on medics

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 05:00pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Three doctors in Shanghai have been attacked by a patient with a knife, the latest in a wave of assaults against medical staff on the mainland. The attack came as police in a city in Hubei ... officers also came under attack in the drill, the report said. The exercises ended with three of the attackers shot dead. A doctor in Heilongjiang province was beaten to death with an iron bar last ...

  3. HK study links liver cancer to male sex hormones

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... involved in the current research in the past three years produced high levels of CCRK. They were more likely to develop late-stage cancers and lived shorter than those with low levels of the gene. ... why the disease was seven times more frequent in men in 2007 worldwide, they said. Locally, men were three times more likely to be prone to the killer cancer than women. In 2008, out of 1,745 ...

  4. Fatty liver linked to bowel cancer

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... characteristics like gender, smoking habits, family history, body mass index, diabetes and high blood pressure. Results showed NAFLD patients had three times more chance of getting advanced polyps than ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Teaching pupils about benefits of rest has no effect on their sleeping habits: study

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 06:15pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... the relationship between sleep and health when he was a youngster. “I sleep four hours a day regularly. Now over 70 per cent of my three main arteries are clogged, I have sleep apnea and I have abdominal ...

  6. Symptoms link to inoculations 'unlikely'

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A government expert group on adverse effects from swine flu vaccines said neurological symptoms suffered by three people who had jabs were unlikely to be related to the inoculations. The cases involved a man, 70, at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, a woman, 73, at Kwong Wah Hospital and a man, 65, who was not in hospital. A man, 77, who contracted swine flu died in Queen ...

  7. Gut-eating disease hits three babies

    Posted Jun 11th 2005, 12:00am by Caryn Yap, Patsy Moy

    ... been linked to outbreaks of the disease. 'Up to this moment, we have not identified any factors of infections from these three babies,' Dr Tsang said. Consultant paediatrician So ... disease that has hit three newborn babies in a busy hospital within two weeks. Two boys and a girl in Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital have been struck by necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), ...

  8. Three brothers living near sewage plant have cancer

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not finding the cause of the illness. Of course, to a certain extent, he is under pressure from the local government not to make a link between my cancer and the contamination from the sewage ...

  9. No proof to link shots to stillbirths

    Posted Jan 29th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... earlier that two women, aged 37 and 33, suffered stillbirths about three weeks after receiving the shots. Five other women in early pregnancy had miscarriages. A member of the expert group, Dr Law ... of miscarriage was more than 20 per cent during the first month of pregnancy. Some doctors are reluctant to vaccinate women in their first three months of pregnancy because of a higher risk of natural ...

  10. Rise in HIV cases three times faster than 20 years ago

    Posted Aug 30th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Official cites unsafe gay sex and online dating as key concerns HIV infections are increasing three times faster than 20 years ago, partly due to unsafe gay sex, says ... in the second quarter of this year. Of these, 26 involved gay men. Dr Wong said this mode of transmission was also rising in other Southeast Asian countries. He also warned about the link between ...




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