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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    MIT study finds sneezes propel germs much farther than was thought

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:53pm by NYT

    ... to conclude that small droplets emitted during a sneeze actually travel farther than the larger ones, as commonly believed. Given the findings, researchers suggest architects and engineers re-examine ... and discarding the tissue immediately afterward was also recommended to prevent the spread of disease, she said. "When people smoke, they blow it into the air and it travels. If you see it like ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1483170/mit-study-finds-sneezes-propel-germs-much-farther-was-thought
  2. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Malaysia reports first Asian death from Mers virus

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 01:24am by AP

    ... in a hospital, it said yesterday. The ministry urged all passengers travelling with the victim on Turkish Airlines on March 29 to report for health checks. It said it was also checking on people who have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1485086/malaysia-reports-first-asian-death-mers-virus
  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Young Parkinson's disease patient in China starts website to help fellow sufferers

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:17am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... resources for people afflicted are scarce on the mainland, Ximen says. Only hospitals in Beijing and Shanghai have dedicated Parkinson's clinics. Travelling to cities for treatment presents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1479329/young-parkinsons-disease-patient-china-starts-website-help-fellow
  4. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Call for action to prevent infections

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by LO WEI

    ... the diseases, however, just 49 per cent said they would apply mosquito repellent when travelling in tropical or subtropical areas, down from 55 per cent in a 2003 survey. The proportion who would change ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464034/call-action-prevent-infections
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Travellers to Hong Kong tested for bird flu but it's business as usual in Shenzhen

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 07:38pm by Emily Tsang and He Huifeng

    ... Emily Tsang and He Huifeng in Shenzhen Health Department sends 40 staff to borders as temperature checks beefed up in wake of H7N9 infection, but Shenzhen wet markets still open Travellers to HK tested as Shenzhen stalls Hong Kong has stepped up border checks on travellers as part of a contingency plan after an Indonesian domestic helper who slaughtered and cooked a chicken ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1373030/travellers-hong-kong-tested-bird-flu-shenzhen-stalls
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    Scientists are closing in on drugs that may stop the deadly Ebola virus

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:56am by Bloomberg

    ... have been in Congo, the neighbouring country of Congo-Brazzaville, and Uganda, with the exception of one outbreak in Sudan in 2004. The WHO was not recommending any restrictions on travel ... "Experience shows that there is a low risk for travellers," he said. "People who get Ebola tend to get very sick very fast, and they are not really able to travel. That's why ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1460373/scientists-are-closing-drugs-may-stop-deadly-ebola-virus
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Reason behind dark chocolate’s cardiovascular benefits revealed

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 08:35pm by NYT

    ... and be used as nutrients, said researcher John Finley, a professor of food science and biochemistry at Louisiana State University. "They do nothing for us except travel down the GI tract after we ... travel through the gut wall and be used by the body. "These materials are anti-inflammatory and they serve to prevent or delay the onset of some forms of cardiovascular disease ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1452552/reason-behind-dark-chocolates-cardiovascular-benefits-revealed
  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong has higher background radiation level than Tokyo, say scientists

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Background radiation higher in HK than Tokyo, say scientists Hong Kong has a higher level of background radiation than Tokyo, says a group of citizen scientists who hope to allay fears that travellers to Japan are at greater risk of exposure. Non-profit group Safecast has been gathering data on radiation levels in Japan since the 2011 earthquake ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455098/hong-kong-has-higher-background-radiation-level-tokyo-say-scientists
  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Chinese nurses enter training for opportunities abroad

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... doctors treated the nurses badly. When things went wrong, it was always the nurses who took the blame," he said. "I wanted to take a break and travelled around until I found the German ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1455592/chinese-nurses-enter-training-opportunities-abroad
  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Chilling admission of a travelling 'serial infector'

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Concord, United States Chilling admission of a travelling 'serial infector' A travelling hospital technician who deliberately infected dozens of patients with hepatitis C via needles tainted with his own blood told investigators he had been stealing drugs for more than a decade and was "killing a lot of people", according to a plea deal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1296463/hospital-technician-america-knowingly-infected-patients-hepatitis-c

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