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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    Jet lag can make you fat, thanks to bacteria disturbed by travel

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:39am by WASHPOST

    ... living organisms, including bacteria in the body, have biological clocks that can get thrown out of sync by international travel. In humans, the result is jet lag. But at the microbial level, ... human subjects to Israel and manipulating the mice with lights and meals. The jet-lagged mice started putting on more weight than those that hadn't "travelled", even though ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1619503/jet-lag-can-make-you-fat-thanks-bacteria-disturbed-travel
  2. News - World - HEALTH

    United States airports tighten Ebola checks on West African travellers

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 09:46am by Reuters

    ... York airport, armed with Ebola questionnaires and temperature guns, have begun screening travellers from three West African countries as US health authorities intensified efforts to stop the spread of the virus. John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) is the first of five in the United States to toughen screening of travellers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the countries that have seen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1614997/new-yorks-jfk-airport-steps-ebola-screenings
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Dengue fever brings travel and health warnings on mainland

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 11:54am by Alice Yan

    ... travel period, mainland health experts say. More than 12,000 cases have been reported to the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), xinhuanet.com reports – about five times ... Wenwu, CDC researcher specialising in the disease, was quoted as saying that the public help eradicate mosquito breeding places and, when travelling to southern China and south and southeast ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1605302/dengue-fever-brings-out-travel-and-health-warnings-mainland
  4. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Singapore steps up screening for Ebola

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:55am by AFP

    ... announced. From today travellers arriving from countries with reported Ebola virus activity "will be directed to a screening station, where they will be screened for temperature and exposure ... will be taken by ambulance to hospital for further assessment. "Travellers who are well but who are identified as having possible exposure to Ebola virus infection will be quarantined or put under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1616591/singapore-steps-screening-ebola
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong takes extra steps to block spread of Ebola virus

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... travellers from five stricken West African countries and adopting a tougher standard for fever checks at the airport. Passport-holders and people who have visited Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, ... for passengers to complete the questionnaire which seeks personal information, travel history, health status and details of any contact with Ebola patients. Anyone showing Ebola-like symptoms, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620840/hong-kong-takes-extra-steps-block-spread-ebola-virus
  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola fears in US spark overzealous measures against virus

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by AGENCIES

    ... and officials- taking seemingly overzealous measures against the disease. A teacher from Maine was placed on three weeks of paid leave because she had travelled to Texas for a conference, where she ... school because the principal had travelled to his brother's funeral in Zambia in southern Africa, far from the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Friday saw a number of false alarms, including ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620108/ebola-fears-us-spark-overzealous-measures-against-virus
  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Airlines and hotels in Hong Kong ramp up measures against Ebola

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG, Emily Tsang

    ... travel. "The Ebola virus is not that scary- what matters most is how to prevent it," said Michael Li Hon-shing, executive director of the Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners. ... requested airlines broadcast health messages on all incoming passenger flights to alert travellers about the disease. The Airport Authority said the airport had in place standard procedures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1617876/hong-kong-airlines-hotels-ramp-measures-against-ebola
  8. News - China - HEALTH

    WHO chief pledges 'transparent' review of its handling of Ebola crisis

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:19am by Zhuang Pinghui, AP

    ... had travelled to the affected region or had contact with victims, animals, blood, body fluids or dead bodies from the affected region and had a fever (a body temperature above 37.3 degrees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1621679/who-chief-pledges-transparent-review-its-handling-ebola-crisis
  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Visitors to Saudi Arabia warned to steer clear of camels amid Mers threat

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:23am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Sarah Karacs sarah.karacs@scmp.com Travellers urged to steer clear of camels and maintain good hygiene as more cases surface Visitors to Saudi Arabia warned of Mers threat Travellers ... "We strongly advise travel agents organising tours to the Middle East not to arrange camel rides and activities involving camel contact, which may increase the risk of infection," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1609028/visitors-saudi-arabia-warned-steer-clear-camels-amid-mers-threat
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Arrival of Ebola spreads alarm among US air crews and passengers

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:12am by Bloomberg

    ... Ebola was confined to West Africa, the only flight crews seeking advice were those travelling to or from the affected countries, Doyle said. Now, Ebola was a constant topic. Airlines are working ... this point, travel is strong and there is no reason people should avoid flying," said Gary Kelly, CEO of Southwest Airlines. At the weekend, US officials began enhanced screening of passengers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1616300/arrival-ebola-spreads-alarm-among-us-air-crews-and-passengers

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