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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    New hospital touts transparent pricing to serve middle class

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... people." Sung said the hospital would be the first in the private sector to offer "straightforward package pricing", specifying the costs of related medical services so patients could ... like an alternative to overcrowded, overburdened public facilities. The hospital is expected to provide a range of medical services, such as a 24-hour clinic, an ambulatory surgery and urology ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Hong Kong's only remedy for Ebola is a breast cancer drug

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Emily Tsang, Arthur Chan

    ... companies in the United States and Canada are speeding up their production rate, supplies are limited. A untested serum known as Zmapp, which has been used to treat two American health workers ...

  3. News - World - HEALTH

    Having good neighbours may help curb heart attack risk

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 10:23pm by AFP

    ... the University of Michigan team used data from 5,276 people over 50 with no history of heart problems, who were participants in a continuing Health and Retirement Study in the United States. ...

  4. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Ebola scare turns out to be a false alarm in Singapore

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:14pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Singapore Singapore's first Ebola scare is a false alarm Singapore experienced its first Ebola scare yesterday when a Nigerian woman was sent to a hospital isolation unit ... it would resume its service. The world's worst outbreak of Ebola has claimed the lives of 1,069 people and there are 1,975 probable and suspected cases, the vast majority in Guinea, Liberia ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    British parliamentarians urge health warnings for alcohol

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 08:08pm by GDN

    ... and the cost of alcohol to the economy totals £21 billion [HK$273 billion]." The report, which also recommends a minimum unit price on alcohol, states that although health warnings are prominent ... "Not only does it cost lives but it burdens the UK health service and the criminal and justice systems and others with ever increasing costs," he said. "All the political parties know ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Nigeria quits youth Olympics in China amid Ebola-linked sporting bans

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:30am by AFP, Reuters

    ... the United Nations system, and others." International agencies were looking into emergency food drops and truck convoys to reach hungry people in Liberia and Sierra Leone cordoned off from ...

  7. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola outbreak will take ‘six months’ to bring under control, says MSF

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:13am by AFP

    ... are awaiting consignments of up to 1,000 doses of the barely tested drug ZMapp from the United States, which has raised hopes of saving hundreds. Canada says between 800 and 1,000 doses of a vaccine ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Charity given deadline on huge rent rise

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:13am by BRIAN YAP

    ... to pay up or move out when the lease ends. Either course of action would put at risk the charity's services for hundreds of arthritis patients. "With a monthly rent of HK$18,000, we may ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Doctor probed for errors in 118 patients reports, failing to spot cancer

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:03am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Errors by United Christian Hospital pathologist led to 17 people receiving the wrong treatment Doctor made mistakes in 118 patients' reports United ... a condition that could cause cancer. "We feel that this is a serious incident," Dr Leung Chung-ying, consultant pathologist at United Christian Hospital in Kwun Tong, said. "Errors were ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Mosquito crackdown as Japanese encephalitis cases in Hong Kong reach three-year high

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by BRIAN YAP

    ... radius of the British man's residence," said the head of the department's mosquito risk assessment and advisory unit, Leung Chi-wah. The Briton's infection came less than ...




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