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  1. 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

    ... place". A first group of volunteers from Britain's state National Health Service departed for Sierra Leone yesterday to join the battle against the Ebola epidemic, the British government ...

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

    Richest countries worst hit by obesity-fuelled cancer

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 03:52am by LA TIMES

    ... or "very high" human development index- a measure of a nation's wealth known as HDI- could blame a higher proportion of their cancers on extra weight than could countries ... the highest rates were seen in the Czech Republic (5.5 per cent), Jordan and Argentina (4.5 per cent) and the United Kingdom and Malta (4.4 per cent). Postmenopausal breast cancers and uterine cancers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1649398/richest-countries-worst-hit-obesity-fuelled-cancer
  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola cases in Sierra Leone show sharp increase; Band Aid to help

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 04:54am by GDN

    ... were left lying on verandahs, in hospitals and in houses for days before collection. The figures come days after warnings by the United Nations that Ebola cases in Sierra Leone are being ... The Guardian Official figures dash hopes that infection rate in West African nation is slowing Ebola cases in Sierra Leone show sharp rise The number of new cases of Ebola disease ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1636966/ebola-cases-sierra-leone-show-sharp-increase-band-aid-help
  4. News - World - HEALTH

    UN Ebola chief hopes epidemic will be beaten by 2015, as infections slow

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 10:23pm by AP

    ... a public health doctor for 35 years, said more treatment facilities, community care centres and money were needed. The United Nations appealed for about US$1 billion on September 16. Nabarro said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1634446/un-ebola-chief-hopes-epidemic-will-be-beaten-2015-infections-slow
  5. News - World - HEALTH

    Nurse back from helping Ebola fight freed from home quarantine in US

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 07:02am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Fort Kent, United States Judge declares fears of virus 'not entirely rational' as he lifts woman's 21-day isolation US court frees Ebola nurse from home ... “I’m happy with the decision the judge made today,” Hickox said from her house in Maine. “I think we are on the right track. I think now we’re discussing as a nation and individual communities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1630309/nurse-back-helping-ebola-fight-freed-home-quarantine-us
  6. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Asian countries worry about ability to cope with Ebola

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 04:27am by AP

    ... but health experts in the region's less developed countries fear any outbreak would be hard to contain. "Even a country like the United States has not been able to completely prevent ... there are up to 1,700 Filipino workers in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, plus more than 100 peacekeeping troops in Liberia. Its health department was suggesting a 21-day quarantine period before its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1625356/asian-countries-worry-about-ability-cope-ebola
  7. News - World - HEALTH

    New York state backtracks on Ebola isolation policy

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 10:04pm by AFP

    ... as "enhanced monitoring". Meanwhile, the American ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, on a visit to West Africa, said the US would help fight Ebola over "the long haul". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1626125/new-york-state-backtracks-ebola-isolation-policy
  8. News - World - HEALTH

    New Jersey quarantines health worker in Ebola precaution

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 06:54am by Reuters

    ... has killed 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases since March, mostly in those three nations, and perhaps as many as 15,000, according to the World Health Organisation. Only four Ebola patients have been diagnosed so far in the United States: Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, who died on October 8 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas; two nurses who treated him there; and Spencer, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1624862/new-jersey-quarantines-health-worker-ebola-precaution
  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Nurse ‘made to feel like a criminal’ after returning to US following stint treating Ebola patients

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 10:16am by AFP

    ... of quarantine indignity An American nurse has published a scathing account of her treatment after being put in isolation in the United States following a stint caring for Ebola patients in West Africa, ... of cases," Young said, adding that the teen was not a health care worker. Young would not specify the teenager's nationality, but said she was moving to Australia permanently and authorities had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1624965/quarantined-us-nurse-made-feel-criminal-after-returning-home-following
  10. Lifestyle - Technology - HEALTH

    How Hong Kong's urban light pollution creates 'mini jet lag'

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:19am by GDN

    ... Lockley calls "mini jet lag". His colleague, Ken Wright at the University of Colorado in Boulder, in the United States, conducted an experiment on camping. Wright found that for campers, ... we need 24/7 garages, do we need 24/7 supermarkets, do we need 24/7 TV? [Until] 1997 the BBC turned off and there was the national anthem and we all went to bed." Want more articles like ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1624566/how-hong-kongs-urban-light-pollution-creates-mini-jet-lag

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